Irish George II carved mahogany silver table

Stock Code: 2331 - SOLD

Description: A superb George II Cuban mahogany carved Irish silver table. The solid mahogany, rectangular top with carved dished lip around the perimeter. The scroll shape main frieze with carved central pattarae bordered by trailing carved acanthus leaves. To the hip of each leg a further delicately arranged carved acanthus cap, with the cabriole legs tapering down to a tight scrolling foot. The frieze to the shorter side of the table with a prominent carved central sunflower to either side. A table of exquisite proportions, superb colour and patina, a classic piece of Irish furniture.

Further Information: Tables similar to this are depicted the book "Irish Furniture" by the Knight of Glin and James Peill. Sunflowers are known worldwide as one of the most joyous and flamboyant flowers, they are a symbolic of adoration. Did the maker of this fine piece of furniture realise that adoration of his work would be in evidence even without the carved sunflower?

Condition: Excellent. Possible minor old restorations, waxing.

Country of Origin: Ireland

Origin/Age: Irish, George II, circa 1750

Provenance: With Mallett Antiques, London.

Dimensions: Height 28.50 inches (72.39cm) Width 34.00 inches (86.36cm) Depth 21.00 inches (53.34cm)

Price: £59,000