Wednesday January 22, 2020

Selection of Georgian delights at Sotheby’s

20th October, 2019
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Beer jug from 1769

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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