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AN IRISH ARBUTUS TEA TABLE

KILLARNEY, CIRCA 1860

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AN IRISH ARBUTUS TEA TABLE
Killarney, circa 1860
The scalloped hexafoil hinged top inlaid with a central medallion depicting Muckross Abbey bordered by a wreath of Irish shamrocks and English roses, on a bulbous column and conforming plinth inlaid with shamrock flowered harps on eagle claw feet
71 cm (28 in.) wide; 71 cm (28 in.) high
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Lot Essay

The scalloped border of the hexafoiled top of this arbutus Irish Killarney tea table is inlaid with foliated branches, its central pyrographic medallion is wreathed by English roses and Irish shamrocks and displays a romantic view of Muckross Abbey, the hexafoiled plinth, supported by an eagle claw tripod, is inlaid with laurels alternating with the Irish badge of shamrock flowered harps. A related but larger table, displaying a Muckross medallion and dating from around 1860, is illustrated B. Austen Tunbridge Ware, London, 1992 Fig 89; and B. Austen Killarney and its Furniture, Irish Arts Review Year Book, vol. 12 1996, Fig. 13
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