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Victorian Irish Marquetry Inlaid Games Table

Auction:
2850B
Lot:
630
Sold for:
$4,920$4,000

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2850B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 10, 2015 10:00AM

Description:

Victorian Irish Marquetry Inlaid Games Table, Ireland, mid-19th century, rectangular fold-over top inlaid with central roundel of Muckross Abbey, flanked by fern leaves with vine and berry border, swivels to reveal vacant compartment for game piece storage, interior inlaid with chess, backgammon and cribbage boards surrounded by shamrock vines, and two roundels of an abbey and a house flanked by oak leaves, all resting on quadripartite claw-foot base, ht. open 30 1/2, wd. 32 3/4, d. 31 in.

N.B. Tables like this were often made for the growing tourist market, and part of a style of furniture including worktables, boxes, and trinkets, produced in Killarney and Gap of Dunloe during the mid-19th century, and often made of arbutus wood and yewwood. They often depicted well-known sites in the area such as Muckross Abbey, Muckross House, and other stately architectural sites.
Estimate $800-1,200

Some cracks/splits/nicks to wood in scattered areas, particularly surfaces and freize; frieze with areas of chips, nicks and some losses. Some areas of restoration on side showing Muckross Abbey, and the word "Muckross" appears darkened.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Decorative arts, Inlay, Killarney, Marquetry, Muckross, Roundel, Woodworking

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