Rare Irish George II Carved Mahogony Side Table

Price realized: $159,900

Premier Auction

February 12, 2021 09:00 AM EST Asheville, North Carolina

Estimate: $30,000 – $50,000

circa 1760, with finely grained single board mahogany top, resting on a boldly carved stand with leaf, scroll, and rocaille ornament in deep relief on a stippled and diapered ground, skirt centering a carved winged mask of Venus issuing from a shell, deeply carved cabriole legs resting on scroll feet, 30-1/2 x 59 x 31 in.

Exhibited: Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design, 1690-1840, Art Institute of Chicago, 2015, illustrated in the accompanying catalog, pg. 135, catalog no. 238.

This table is also illustrated in The Knight of Glin and James Peill, Irish Furniture, Yale University Press, 2007, catalog 85, pg. 226.

Provenance:V. Ethel Crosby; sold from her estate Sotheby’s, New York, April 24-25, 1992, lot 484; Mallett Inc. (exhibition catalog indicates private collection by arrangement with Mallett); Estate of Robert K. Johnson, Aiken, South Carolina

Condition: fine original condition overall, underside of top lacking medial brace, some scattered pest damage to secondary surfaces, some scattered wear to carving, minor chips at nose of Venus mask and minor old loss at edge of hair, some dents to right side of mask, loss of one openwork leaf tip at skirt, minor veneer cracks to skirt banding, typical stains, dents, wear and minor cracks to top

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