• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 2203

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe Including Carpets from The Corcoran Gallery of Art

    24 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 141

    AN ITALIAN WALNUT CENTER TABLE

    CONSTRUCTED INCORPORATING 17TH CENTURY ELEMENTS

    Price Realised  

    AN ITALIAN WALNUT CENTER TABLE
    CONSTRUCTED INCORPORATING 17TH CENTURY ELEMENTS
    With circular top and baluster-turned base
    30 in. (76 cm.) high, 62½ in. (159 cm.) wide, 61¼ in. (155.5 cm.) deep


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    Mallow Castle in County Cork, Ireland, was built on the ruins of a fortress granted to Sir Thomas Norreys of Rycote in 1584. Designed in a turreted Jacobean style, Mallow Castle is noted for having held out the Confederates under Lord Mountgarret in 1642. The original castle was destroyed by fire in 1689 at which point the present Mallow Castle was built overlooking the Blackwater River.

    Provenance

    Mallow Castle, Ireland [by repute].