A PAIR OF GEORGE III SIDE TABLES, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY
A PAIR OF GEORGE III SIDE TABLES, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY
A PAIR OF GEORGE III SIDE TABLES, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY
A PAIR OF GEORGE III SIDE TABLES, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY
A PAIR OF GEORGE III SIDE TABLES, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY
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KILLADOON HOUSE, PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT IRISH ESTATE

A PAIR OF GEORGE III SIDE TABLES, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY

Estimate: 7,000 - 10,000 GBP

KILLADOON HOUSE, PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT IRISH ESTATE

A PAIR OF GEORGE III SIDE TABLES, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY

Estimate: 7,000 - 10,000 GBP

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Description

KILLADOON HOUSE, PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT IRISH ESTATE


A PAIR OF GEORGE III SIDE TABLES, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY


the black marble and yellow fluorspar tops on ebonised mahogany stands

79cm. high, 111.5cm. wide, 52cm. deep; 2ft. 7in., 3ft. 7¾in., 1ft. 8½in.


Condition Report

A striking pair of tables in country house condition. The tops with minor old marks and scratches and would benefit from a clean according to taste. The gadrooned edge of one has a chip and the corner of the other also with small loss. The stands are 18th century and listed with the tables in 1812 but were possibly associated at an earlier date as it appear the struts/baton supports to each stand has been removed to accommodate the tops. The stands themselves are lacking most of their pierced corner brackets and those that remain are damaged. Generally with old marks, scuffs and scratches consistent with age and use.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Cataloguing

Provenance

Probably supplied to Robert Clements, 1st Earl of Leitrim (1732-1804)

Literature

Inventory, 10th February 1812 (manuscript addition 1829), '2 oriental alabaster Tables inlaid with black marble on Mahogany stands' in the Passage leading to the Offices;

Inventory, April 1830, 'One Oriental Alabaster Table inlaid with Black Marble on Mahogany Frame' in Passage Leading to the Principal Staircase and 'One Oriental Alabaster Table inlaid with Black Marble on Mahogany Frame' on Best Staircase;

Inventory, 27th June 1836, 'Two oriental alabaster tables, inlaid in black marble, upon carved mahogany stands in upper lobby' in Lobby on Bedroom Floor.

Catalogue Note

The present tables are described as 'oriental' in the 1812 and subsequent inventories on account of the Chinese-style pierced fret brackets now largely lacking to each leg. Interestingly, a sarcophagus-form mahogany centre table, signed and dated ‘S. O’Connor / Dublin 1775’, bears a similarly gadrooned black Galway marble top (see The Knight of Glin and James Peill, Irish Furniture, Yale, 2007, p. 241, fig. 157). For a similar pair of panelled Ashford marble and fluorspar tops, see those in the collection of the Duke of Devonshire at Chatsworth which are possibly recorded in a list of furniture moved to Devonshire House from Burlington House in 1811/1812 and described as 'Two inlaid Derbyshire (marble tables) on white frames'.

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