A rare early Victorian yew-veneered, arbutus and mahogany tilt-top breakfast table, Killarney, Ireland, circa 1840
Lot 822
A rare early Victorian yew-veneered, arbutus and mahogany tilt-top breakfast table, Killarney, Ireland, circa 1840
Sold for £2,400 (US$ 4,030) inc. premium
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The Chester Sale Chester
7 Jul 2011 11:00 BST

Auction 18870
An early Victorian yew-veneered, arbutus and mahogany tilt-top breakfast table, Killarney, Ireland, circa 1840 An early Victorian yew-veneered, arbutus and mahogany tilt-top breakfast table, Killarney, Ireland, circa 1840
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A rare early Victorian yew-veneered, arbutus and mahogany tilt-top breakfast table, Killarney, Ireland, circa 1840
The serpentine-edged and moulded circular tilt-top with radially-veneered centre within a band of parquetry inlay and an outer band of trailing shamrocks and thistles above a chequer-inlaid frieze, raised on a facetted vase-turned bulbous pedestal, on a spreading lappet-carved circular platform and four scroll-carved feet with castors, (the base distressed and with later iron struts supporting the block; the block also yew-veneered and inlaid), 143cm diameter x 78cm high

Footnotes

  • Killarney marquetry became popular in the mid-1830s. Jeremiah O'Connor, one of the first manufacturers of Killarney wares exhibited at the Great Exhibition of 1851 and one of his tables was purchased by the Prince of Wales in 1858. The majority of items with Killarney-type inlay are boxes, table cabinets and stands, or small pieces of furniture such as pedestal work or sewing tables and Davenports. Hence, this breakfast table, albeit relatively plain and lacking the more typical inlay of a ruined abbey or similar, is rare.
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