A 19th century carved mahogany side table by A. Blain of Liverpool, in the 18th century Irish style
Lot 235
A 19th century carved mahogany side table by A. Blain of Liverpool, in the 18th century Irish style
£10,000 - 15,000
US$ 17,000 - 25,000
Auction Details
Mahogany side table
Lot Details
A 19th century carved mahogany side table
by A. Blain of Liverpool, in the 18th century Irish style
The rectangular top with a wreathed lobed moulding and leaf clasped corners, above an 'S' scroll acanthus carved apron on a trellis and punched ground, centred by a lion mask on cabriole shell and acanthus carved legs, with claw and ball feet, stamped to the reverse, 'A.BLAIN LIVERPOOL', 140cm wide, 75cm deep, 85cm high (55" wide, 29.5" deep, 33" high).

Footnotes

  • This stamp of 'A Blain Liverpool' is commonly seen on pieces from the William IV and early Victorian periods, pieces from the later 19th century seem to carry the A Blain & Sons stamp. Although other examples of Blain working in an overtly Irish style have not been recorded, it is notable that he was himself Irish.

    Arthur (or Arbuthnot) Blain is recorded active in Liverpool c. 1835, see C.Gilbert and G.Beard, The Dictionary of English Furniture Makers, 1660-1840, Leeds, 1986. Arthur was established at 35 Paradise Street, Liverpool and died in 1868. Born in Donegal, Ireland around 1796 his firm worked for the shipbuilders Cammell Laird and furnished the cabins for the Alabama, the fittings and furniture being selected by James Dunwoody Bulloch. The firm had been established in 1796 by his father and the business was continued by his son William Hughes Blain who died in 1909.
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