A Sotheby’s sale in New York this week features a number of prize Irish Georgian pieces. Thanks to the influence of William Kent, the lion’s paw wine cooler became hugely fashionable in the early Georgian era. The sale has a George II walnut and Rouge Royale marble example, circa 1740, expected to fetch $50,000-$80,000.
George III is represented by a carved mahogany console table, the highly refined foliate carving on the legs...
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