George III Irish carved mahogany serpentine linen press

An absolutely stunning piece of mid 18th century Irish furniture

Stock Code: 2364 - SOLD

Description: A fabulous large George III Irish carved mahogany serpentine linen press on stand. The cabinet section with a fixed pierced cornice with carved raised central pediment of trailing and cresting leaves with a central carved grotesque masque. The top of the cabinet is bordered by a blind fret frieze. The serpentine shaped doors, of wonderfully figured mahogany with a raised framing moulding with intertwined carved serpent heads to each top corner. The doors open to reveal an arrangement of five original slides.

The cabinet is supported by a superbly detailed serpentine stand, the frieze of which with mouldings to top and bottom, with chamferred, blind fret legs with ankle collars and a splayed toe. The legs are linked to the frieze with the original intricately leaf carved corner brackets, which are repetead to the side of the front legs and also to the back legs. The underside of the front frieze is beautifully decorated with carved scrolling leaves centred by a central leaf pediment.

Condition: Excellent. Possible minor old restorations. Waxing.

Country of Origin: Ireland

Origin/Age: Irish, George III, circa 1760.

Provenance: Private collection Ireland, with Johnston Antiques, Dublin bought from Avon Antiques, Bath. Exhibited Grosvenor House Fair circa 2007.

Dimensions: Height 70.00 inches (177.80cm) Width 48.50 inches (123.19cm) Depth 23.50 inches (59.69cm)

Price: £39,000