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    Sale 2154

    Important English Furniture, Clocks and Ceramics

    7 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 47

    AN IRISH GEORGE IV MAHOGANY THREE-PEDESTAL DINING-TABLE

    ATTRIBUTED TO MACK, WILLIAMS AND GIBTON, CIRCA 1825

    Price Realised  

    AN IRISH GEORGE IV MAHOGANY THREE-PEDESTAL DINING-TABLE
    ATTRIBUTED TO MACK, WILLIAMS AND GIBTON, CIRCA 1825
    The rounded rectangular top with reeded edge, on reeded baluster columns and downswept quadripartite legs, on brass casters
    27¾ in. (70.5 cm.) high, 147.5 cm. (374.5 cm.) long, 61¾ in. (157 cm.) deep


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    This table has several characteristics that are associated with the Dublin firm of Mack, Williams and Gibton, including the thickly reeded edge to the top, the large leaf-carved 'hip' on the leg and the thick baluster columns. The partnership of John Mack, Zachariah Williams and William Gibton traded together from 1810 in Stafford Street, Dublin until John Mack's death in 1829, when Williams and Gibton continued to work together until the death of Gibton in 1842.
    A closely related table by Mack, Williams and Gibton was sold by a New York collector, Christie's, New York, 16 April 2002, lot 261 and another similar table, attributed to the firm, was sold anonymously, Christie's, London, 15 April 1999, lot 161.

    Provenance

    Bought from The Paisley Garden, Toronto, Canada, November 1991.