A particularly rich selection of Irish side tables will feature at a sale at Christie’s in London on March 16. There are 56 Irish lots in the sale of three collections, including Mount Kennedy in Co. Wicklow, at King St. The total number of lots on offer is 316. Irish pieces include tables, plate buckets, silver, delftware, two Malton prints, chairs, mirrors and a jardiniere. A c1760 George II mahogany side table with carved gadrooned border and lion mask has an estimate of £40,000-60,000. Another Irish George II side table of the same vintage with a trailing vine-leaf carved apron centred by a scallop shell between flowerheads, on acanthus-carved cabriole legs, on claw feet carries a similar estimate. A marble topped c1740-60 Irish side table once in the collection of Simon Sainsbury is estimated at £20,000-30,000.
A c1750 Irish side table modified around 1830 with carving added to the side is estimated at £30,000-50,000. The frieze is carved with the crest of the Creagh family of Cork and Clare.