early c19th irish george iv period mahogany dining table of highly flexible and adaptable form attributed to mack williams and gibton of dublin

Early C19th Irish George IV period mahogany dining table of highly flexible and adaptable form , attributed to Mack, Williams and Gibton of Dublin.


Price

£4,250

Item Ref

ML 1811

Description

Early C19th Irish George IV period mahogany dining table of highly flexible and adaptable form , attributed to Mack , Williams and Gibton of Dublin .
Interesting and adaptable dining table comprising of a centre section raised on a turned pedestal with four carved cabriole legs terminating with carved claw lion's hairy paw feet . The 'knee' carved with an acanthus leaf detail of distinctive off-set form . The twin d-end sections each supported on four elegantly turned and carved legs each fitted with original lacquered brass cup castors .
The central section supplied with two original end sections which fit and clip to the edges to form a free-standing breakfast or centre table when separated from the d-ends . The underside of the centre section fitted with brass bolts onto the block of the 4-splay base and an original gilded brass catch mechanism allowing the table to be tipped up . The pair of d-ends can then be used separately either as a pair of pier or side tables , or clipped together to form a free-standing table .
The edge of the table with a double 'thumb' moulded lip , and the d-ends each having with a shallow frieze .
In totally original condition, supplied with the brass securing clips .
The table top having been constructed from 4 high quality matching sections of figured and flamed mahogany panels of equal width and dimensions . The table has achieved an attractive mellow, faded patination with some marks and stains to the surface commensurate with age and use . One end of the table having faded more due to exposure to sunlight , but importantly retaining its original 'skin' and patina of age . Would comfortably seat 8 diners .
A rare model of table with its distinctive features and design which can recognised and firmly attributed to the workshops of the renowned cabinet-making firm of Mack , Williams and Gibton of Dublin, Ireland .
The firm of Mack , Williams and Gibton was formed around 1812 and flourished until the death of John Mack in 1829 . The firm is famed for its use of finest timber and its quality of workmanship is comparable to the English firm of Gillows of Lancaster.
As a new arrival to our stock , the table has not yet been cleaned and waxed in our workshops, but will be throughly prepared and sympathetically finished prior to sale .
* NB . A table of similar style and format sold Christies London 30/11/2000 6462
L (full) 84"
W 52"
H 29"
The d-ends each 22" deep
The centre breakfast table 52" wide x 48" long when end sections are added.
Ireland , Dublin c.1825
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Internal Ref: ML 1811


Dimensions

Height = 74 cm (29")
Width = 132 cm (52")
Depth = 214 cm (84")



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