• An 18th Century Mahogany Writing Cabinet - BCB200
  • An 18th Century Mahogany Writing Cabinet - BCB200
  • An 18th Century Mahogany Writing Cabinet - BCB200
  • An 18th Century Mahogany Writing Cabinet - BCB200

An 18th Century Mahogany Writing Cabinet - BCB200

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AN IRISH GEORGE II MAHOGANY WRITING CABINET

The top section with scrolling broken pediment carved with flower heads and centered by an eagle with outstretched wings,enclosing adjustable shelves above a pair of drawers, the base with an adjustable reading-slope with a drawer thats slides forward to reveal a writing-surface and additional drawers ,the apron carved with scrolling acanthus leaves, flower heads and centered by a scallop shell, raised on cabriole legs with similar carved motifs terminating in paw feet with hairy fetlocks.

Note: The handles and locks have been replaced and the mirror plates are mercury-silvered replacements.

Irish,circa 1750

Height: 239 cm
Width: 102 cm
Depth of top: 35 cm
Depth of base: 76 cm

Provenance:
Private collection USA.

Literature:
Irish Furniture,The Knight of Glin & James Peill, 2007, P.75, fig.90.
The Irish Heritage Series:16, Irish Furniture by the Knight of Glin, fig 32.
Ireland Crossroads of Art and Design,1690-1840,p.248 fig 218.