London, South Kensington
17 February 2008
AN IRISH LATE REGENCY MAHOGANY DRESSING TABLE
The scrolled three-quarter gallery above an inverted breakfront rectangular top, below a recessed central drawer flanked by deep drawers with turned wood handles, stamped, Heywood and Dixon, Patent, on ring turned tapering legs with urn feet, inscribed Dressing Rm
41 in. (104 cm.) high; 48 in. (122 cm.) wide; 21 in. (53 cm.) deep
Almost certainly supplied to John Smith-Barry (1793-1837) for the Dressing Room, Fota House, Fota House, Fota Island, County Cork, Ireland and thence by descent.
The Old Priory, Woodchester, Gloucestershire.
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