Superb examples of 18th and 19th century Irish, English and French cabinetmaking lead the field at Sheppard’s this week.
The earliest Irish piece is a George I carved giltwood console table, c 1710, its scallop shells referencing Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus, 76cm x 81cm x 56cm (€10,000-€15,000).
An imposing side table by Dublin cabinetmakers Mack Williams and Gibton features laurel leaf decoration, a reflection of the triumphalist mood of...
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