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A large early 19th century Irish mahogany peat bucket
Bearing the label of Butler of Dublin, the spiral reeded tapering body with two brass bands and a pair of carrying handles, the underside with the printed paper trade label of 'M. BUTLER,/ COLLECTOR AND RESTORER OF/ "Chippendale", "Adams" and "Sheraton"/ Furniture, etc./ Large Collection of Old French Furniture, Tapestry,/ Rare Engravings, Old China, Cut Glass, etc., on view./ Inspection invited./ WAREHOUSE AND SHOWROOMS:/ 26, 126 & 127 UPPER ABBEY ST., DUBLIN.'; together with the printed paper depository label of 'WHITE & Co., Ltd.,/ Furniture Depositories/ Name: M. WARREN/ WINCHESTER,/ ...mouth, London, Southampton/ and Bournemouth', 50cm in diameter, 61cm high (19.5in in diameter, 24in high).
Butler of Dublin was based at this address from 1886 to 1903 (see The Knight of Glin, 'Dublin Directories and Trade Labels', Furniture History, 1985, p.262.) The firm was the city's leading maker and seller of eighteenth-century revivalist furniture, as well as restorer of period originals.