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Rare 18thc Irish American Black Walnut Tea Table Of Superb Patina & Unusual Bird Inlay


£18,500 | $23,355 USD | €21,245 EUR
Item Number: SA464221
Date of manufacture: 1750
Current Status: For sale
Seller: LVS Decorative Arts
This antique has been viewed 25 times in the past month with the most views from Germany.


A rare and sophisticated mid 18th century Irish American black walnut tea table of superb, original patina and unusual inlaid bird decoration.
The top consists of a hinged opening top of block front form with shaped corners, the top being cleated to the sides. This construction is rare for a piece of this period and confirms the exceptional cabinet work of the maker as the cleated construction was designed to stop the top from casting (twisting).
The top, when opened, is supported by an opening leg, the top opening to reveal two inlaid birds, possibly quails, inlaid in walnut - this inlay is a very unusual design and the table would most probably have been a commission piece for an important family.
This leads down to a concealed oak lined drawer within the frieze, this drawer having a shaped and carved apron having very much of a French influence to the design, to each side of the drawer on the corners there is a slight chamfer and the side rails are shaped.
The table is supported by four cabriole legs with C scroll decoration to the top of the legs leading down to claw and ball feet.
This table has various influences of cabinet work from Ireland, France and America and was possibly made by a 'Journeyman' who travelled through various countries in Europe before travelling to America and used the knowledge he had gained to produce fine furniture. There were thousands of such craftsmen that travelled to areas such as Pennsylvania and Philadelphia particularly in the early-mid 18th century from Ireland, Scotland England, France and Germany etc. 
This table is in excellent original condition for age, has a superb patina, is of stable construction and can go straight into a home or collection.
Height: 29'' / 73.5cm
Width: 33'' / 84cm
Depth: 16.25'' / 41.25cm (closed)
             32.5'' / 82.5cm (open)
LVS Decorative Arts is a family run business specialising in an eclectic mix of fine quality and decorative antiques from around the world.
Being members of LAPADA, the largest association for professional art and antiques dealers in the UK, we are committed in upholding the highest of standards.
All furniture is professionally restored to the highest of standards, using traditional methods by cabinet makers and polishers with a wealth of experience keeping the item in as original condition as possible and conserving original patina (colour) and materials whenever possible - we feel that quality restoration is paramount to the longevity of the piece.
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Please note: viewing is 'By Appointment' only - please contact Liza a few days in advance to arrange
Payments are accepted by bank transfer or cheque
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Please bear in mind: antique items for sale may have some wear and marks commensurate with their age which adds to the character of the piece.
Thank you and we hope you find our stock interesting.
Internal Ref: LVS869


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1750.


Height = 73 cm (28.7")
Width = 84 cm (33.1")
Depth = 41 cm (16.1")

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