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    Sale 7439

    Important English Furniture

    22 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 654

    AN IRISH REGENCY MAHOGANY SERVING-TABLE

    BY GILLINGTONS, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN IRISH REGENCY MAHOGANY SERVING-TABLE
    BY GILLINGTONS, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    The rectangular top with a solid scrolling gallery and ridged back edge, above a plain cavetto frieze, on turned reeded fluted legs with ball feet, stamped '3425/GILLINGTONS'
    44½ in. (113 cm.) high; 62 in. (157.5 cm.) wide; 25 in. (63.5 cm.) deep


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    The brothers George and Samuel Gillington are recorded at various addresses and in various partnerships from 1815 to 1838. Their warehouses were mostly in Abbey Street and this inevitably led to confusion with the other well-known firm of Mack and Gibton, who also traded from there. George Gillington's trade card begged it 'to be observed that his house is in the NARROW PART of Abbey Str.' (D. Fitz-Gerald, 'Dublin Directories and Trade Labels', Furniture History, 1985, p. 266).

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    Provenance

    Bought from E.H. Bailey Antiques, 4 July 1962.
    Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 14 September 2006, lot 239.