30 April 2007,
Price realised USD 90,000
USD 50,000 - USD 80,000
AN IRISH EARLY GEORGE III MAHOGANY SIDE TABLE
The rounded rectangular top above a plain frieze centered by a shell and a shaped apron carved with acanthus and further shells on a pounced ground, on cabriole legs headed by acanthus and squared paw feet
30¾ in. (78 cm.) high, 52¼ in. (133 cm.) wide, 23¾ in. (60 cm.) deep
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This Irish sideboard table, appropriate for a dining-room, is carved with the scallop shell badge of Venus on both its frieze and shaped apron. The ground of the apron is pounced in the Irish manner giving definition to the carved ornament of flowers and scrolling acanthus. The cabriole legs, carved with long acanthus leaves, terminate in typically Irish squared lion paw feet. Shells were a common decorative device on Irish tables of the 18th century and can be seen in a variety of shapes and sizes (see The Knight of Glin and James Peill, Irish Furniture, New Haven and London, 2007, pp. 228-231, cats. 90-108).
Exhibition Catalogue, An Exhibition of Irish Georgian Furniture, Dublin, Johnston Antiques, 2000, pp. 68-9, no. 27.
Dublin, Johnston Antiques, An Exhibition of Irish Georgian Furniture, 2000, no. 27.
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