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    Sale 7540

    A House on the Wiltshire Downs

    6 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 96

    AN IRISH MAHOGANY BREAKFRONT SERVING-TABLE

    EARLY 19TH CENTURY AND LATER

    Price Realised  

    AN IRISH MAHOGANY BREAKFRONT SERVING-TABLE
    EARLY 19TH CENTURY AND LATER
    With a brass gallery and stepped plate rail above a stylised Greek key frieze on foliate-carved scroll supports on paw feet, the legs possibly adapted, the back legs later
    57¾ in. (146.5 cm.) high; 120 in. (305.5 cm.) wide; 33½ in. (85 cm.) deep


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    The celebrated Dublin firm established in Stafford Street 1810 by John Mack, Zachariah Williams and William Gibton furnished Dublin Castle with a sideboard, whose related plate-railed top projected at the ends and was supported on paired and paw-footed truss pilasters. Their brand features on another table, whose projecting ends are supported on similarly trellised and paw-footed pilasters that are wrapped by Roman acanthus instead of oak (see A. Alexander, 'A Firm of Dublin Cabinet-makers, Mack, Williams & Gibton', Irish Arts Review Yearbook, vol. II, 1995, pp. 146-147, fig. I; and a table sold Christie's London, 5 April 2001, lot 243).

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    Provenance

    By repute removed from a house in Merrion Square, Dublin, Ireland.