A George III satinwood, sycamore, rosewod and mahogany marquetry demi-lune pier table  in the manner of William Moore of Dublin
Lot 67
A George III satinwood, sycamore, rosewod and mahogany marquetry demi-lune pier table in the manner of William Moore of Dublin
£4,000 - 6,000
US$ 6,600 - 10,000
Lot Details
A George III satinwood, sycamore, rosewod and mahogany marquetry demi-lune pier table
in the manner of William Moore of Dublin
The D-shaped top inlaid with a fan of radiating veneers above a plain frieze, on square section legs with inlaid roundel straps, 109cm wide, 54cm deep, 83cm high (42.5" wide, 21" deep, 32.5" high).

Footnotes

  • Moore began his career working with the famous London cabinet-makers William Ince and John Mayhew where he learned much of his trade. Moore moved to Dublin some time before 1782 and in May of that year he placed an advertisement in the Dublin Evening Post which contained the following announcement:

    'William Moore most respectfully acknowledges the encouragement he has received, begs leave to inform those who may want Inlaid work, that by his close attention to business and instructions to his men, he has brought the manufacture to such perfection, to be able to sell for almost one half his original prices; as the greatest demand is for Pier Tables, he has just finished in the newest taste a great variety of patterns, sizes and prices, from three guineas to twenty; Card tables on a new construction (both ornamented and plain) which appear like small Pier Tables, with every article in the inlaid Way, executed on shortest notice, and hopes from his long experience at Messrs. Mayhew and Ince, London, his remarkable fine coloured woods, and elegant finished work, to meet the approbation of all who shall please to honour him with their commands'.

    Working at first from premises in Abbey Street, he had moved by 1791 to a more fashionable address in Capel Street, where he remained until his death in 1815 (cf. G.Beard and C.Gilbert (eds.), Dictionary of English Furniture Makers 1660-1840, 1986, p.622.)
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