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    Sale 5969

    A West Country Tradition - Avon Antiques, Bradford-upon-Avon, Wiltshire

    21 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 239

    AN IRISH GEORGE III SATINWOOD AND HAREWOOD DEMI-LUNE PIER TABLE

    LATE 18TH CENTURY

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    AN IRISH GEORGE III SATINWOOD AND HAREWOOD DEMI-LUNE PIER TABLE
    LATE 18TH CENTURY
    Crossbanded in tulipwood overall, the radiating top above a plain tablet frieze, on square tapering legs and block feet, with printed paper label to the reverse 'P.J. WALSH & SONS, Cabinet-Makers, Upholsterers, Auctioneers, VALUATORS & UNDERTAKERS, 19 & 20 BACHELORS' WALK, DUBLIN,....', the feet slightly reduced in height
    32½ in. (82.5 cm.) high; 48¼ in. (122.5 cm.) wide; 17½ in. (44.5 cm.) deep


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    P J Walsh & Co., Upholsterers and Auctioneers, of Dublin were active at 19-20 Bachelors' Walk from 1862-1922. The firm's name was changed to P J Walsh & Sons in 1870 when the firm advertised that they 'Keep Large Stocks of First-Class Modern & Genuine Antique Furniture/Antique Furniture Restored or Purchased...' (see D. Fitz-Gerald, 'Dublin Directories and Trade Labels,' Furniture History, 1985, p. 272). It is likely that this pier table was retailed or restored by the firm after the 1870 name change. P.J. Walsh & Sons was one of the principal suppliers to the 1st Earl Iveagh in the 1890s. A labelled pedestal desk is at the Iveagh Bequest, Kenwood and fifteen lots of labelled antique and late 19th Century furniture were sold by Lord Iveagh from Elveden Hall, Thetford, Norfolk, Christie's house sale, 21-24 May 1984.

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