AN IRISH EDWARDIAN INLAID MAHOGANY BUREAU BOOKCASE
Decorated with chequer lines, the dentil-moulded cornice with a pair of astragal glazed doors below, the sloping fall enclosing a fitted interior of short drawers and pigeon holes about a cupboard door inlaid with a marquetry urn, with four graduated drawers below, on bracket feet, stamped numerous times M. Butler, Dublin and the drawers branded M. Butler, Collector of High-Class Antique Furniture and Works of Art, 26-27, Upper Abbey Street, Dublin, one pane of glass cracked
43in. (109cm.) wide, 88in. (223cm.) high, 22in. (56cm.) deep
Lissenhall, County Tipperary, Ireland
Reputedly commissioned by William Hutchinson shortly after moving to the house in 1873. A photograph of the hall at Lissenhall showing a part of the bookcase is on p. 139 chapter 16 of A Long Way from Tipperary, June O'Carroll Robetson, Images 1994.
Michael Butler specialised in reproducing Irish 18th century furniture and is recorded at this adress from 1904-1912.
Dubline Directories and Trade Labels, The Knight of Glin, Furniture History Society Journal 1985.