AN IRISH GEORGE II MAHOGANY COFFER ON STAND

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An Irish 18th century mahogany blanket chest on stand,the moulded rectangular lift top with original carrying handles above a long drawer, the carved stand with scrolling gadrooning, flower heads and acanthus centered by a stylized lion mask bearing prominent teeth, on cabriole legs headed by acanthus and with hairy paw feet.

Irish, circa 1750

Height: 40 in; (101.5 cm)

Width: 54 in; (137.2 cm)

Depth: 25 in; (63.5 cm)

Provenance:

Private collection, Ireland.

Literature:

The Knight of Glin and James Peill, Irish Furniture:Woodworking and Carving in Ireland from the Earliest times to the Act of Union, New Haven and London, 2007 P.245 Cat numbers 169, 170, 171, 172, 173 and 174 for a selection of Irish Coffers-on-Stands.

Exhibited:

An Exhibition of Irish 18th Century Furniture, Johnston Antiques, The Irish Architectural Archive, 45 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, the 10th to the 16th of May 2007 P.82 and 83 Item No 39.