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A pair of Irish George III mirror chandeliers, circa 1790, in the manner of John Dederek Ayckboum

UK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

40,000

to
- 60,000 GBP

A pair of Irish George III mirror chandeliers, circa 1790, in the manner of John Dederek Ayckboum

A pair of Irish George III mirror chandeliers, circa 1790, in the manner of John Dederek Ayckboum

Estimate:

40,000

to
- 60,000 GBP

Lot sold:

50,400

GBP

A pair of Irish George III mirror chandeliers

circa 1790, in the manner of John Dederek Ayckboum


each plate with faceted glass studded border, the handing candelabra with two scrolled candle-branches and a central shaped branch hung with droplets

the mirrors 79.5cm. high, 52.5cm. wide; 2ft. 7 1/4 in., 1ft. 8 3/4 in.

A superb pair of mirror chandeliers in remarkable condition considering age and material. One of the removeable candle nozzles with small chip and loss which does not detract. One arm with old repaired break which once again does not detract. Generally, with very minor chips and losses to glass elements. The mirror plates of each with small areas of losses to silvering. Extremely elegant. 


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The present pair of mirrors is typical of Irish mirror chandeliers of the late 18th century and relate closely to one which bears the inscription of the Grafton Street, Dublin glass-cutter and retailer 'John D. Aykbowm' who, in 1800, advertised his 'New Venice' glass and crystal manufacture on the Blackrock Road, Dublin (The Knight of Glin and James Peill, Irish Furniture, New Haven and London, 2007, p.269, fig. 254). A son of German immigrants, he set up a glass cutting and manufactory in London in 1772 before establishing another branch in Dublin by 1783.