A very good quality George III Irish inlaid satinwood pier table attributed to William Moore of Dublin fourth quarter 18th century
The top of D-shaped outline centered by a bellflower and fan medallion and having a ribbon tied foliate trailing border, the frieze inset with oval motifs, raised on square tapered legs. height 32in (81cm); width 50in (127cm); depth 13in (33cm)
Whilst associated with Ireland, William Moore (d.1815) was a London cabinet maker who served his apprenticeship with the celebrated London firm of Ince and Mayhew where he specialized as a 'marqueteur.' Moore's apprenticeship with Ince and Mayhew provided him not only with the finest skill as a cabinetmaker and marquetry specialist but also with an education in contemporary taste and design that enabled him to set up on his own in 1782. Keen to open his own firm and with the high end of the London market saturated with firms such as Thomas Chippendale, John Cobb, John Linnell and of course, Ince and Mayhew, Moore opted to move to Dublin. This proved to be well timed and profitable due to the birth of Dublin's Georgian New Town and the massive increase in demand for fashionable cabinet makers. Moore's first known premises were in Abbey Street, 1785-90 and subsequently larger premises in Capel Street, where he remained until his death in 1815.
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