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    Sale 2042

    Important English Furniture

    17 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 83

    AN IRISH GEORGE III MAHOGANY SIDE TABLE

    CIRCA 1765

    Price Realised  

    AN IRISH GEORGE III MAHOGANY SIDE TABLE
    CIRCA 1765
    Carved on three sides, the frieze with an applied central shell, the underside with the remains of a paper depository label
    30 in. (76.5 cm.) high, 53¾ in. (136.5 cm.) wide, 29½ in. (74.5 cm.) deep


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    This table has an elaborately carved frieze, centered by Venus' shell flanked by scrolling foliage on a dotted trellis ground. Stylistically it bridges the gap between the earlier more curvaceous Irish tables with heavily carved aprons and animalistic cabriole legs and the more restrained rectilinear tables of the last quarter of the 18th Century. A table of similar design was sold anonmously, Christie's, London, 6 April 2000, lot 214 and is illustrated in The Knight of Glin and J. Peill, Irish Furniture, New Haven and London, 2007, p. 231, cat. no. 108.

    Pre-Lot Text

    IRISH FURNITURE
    (LOTS 83-87)

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN