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    Sale 7700

    Important English Furniture and Clocks

    22 January 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 115

    AN IRISH GEORGE III MAHOGANY CENTRE TABLE

    THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY

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    AN IRISH GEORGE III MAHOGANY CENTRE TABLE
    THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY
    The rounded rectangular moulded top above a pierced frieze with eagle's heads and foliage centred by a shell, on shell-headed cabriole legs and claw-and-ball feet, the ankles cut
    29½ in. (75 cm.) high; 56¾ in. (144 cm.) wide; 32½ in. (82.5 cm.) deep


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    This table displays many Irish characteristics, including the pounced ground to the apron decoration and the elongated scrolls trailing down from the tops of the legs. The back-to-back double eagle heads relate to a mahogany side table with complete eagles holding acanthus in their beaks and whose feathered tails become scrolling acanthus carved across the apron (The Knight of Glin & J. Peill, Irish Furniture, New Haven & London, 2007, p. 231, cat. no. 109).

    The table is a rare form of centre table, with slightly differing treatment to the friezes. The feet have been cut, but are original.

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    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.


    Provenance

    George Nathaniel, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (d. 1925) and by descent.


    Pre-Lot Text

    IRISH FURNITURE
    (LOTS 115-120)

    THE PROPERTY OF THE HON. JAMES CURZON
    (LOTS 113-115)