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ERIN GO BRAGH!

 


    

A wee bit of Ireland for all who have a wee bit of Irish in you ....

And best anyway to those who do not....

                                                                   


 

    

Irish George II Carved Mahogany Tea Table

For your tea...or Guinness...whichever comes first

Ireland, c1750

(Incidentally, Guinness was founded in 1759 in Dublin, and has been brewing ale ever since).

The convex ruffled apron centering and escallop shell to each long size,

raised on shell and leaf headed cabriole legs and ball and claw feet

(the latter appearing as dragons on tip-toes)

Irish tea tables have wonderful configurations, usually with convex, concave, and / or shaped aprons.

In addition, the tops are affixed by glue blocks only, instead of screws.

These glue blocks are allowed to fall out as the wood shrinks, preventing some (but not all)

of the natural shrinkage fractures that occur in wood over the years.

27" High x 30-7/8" Long x 21-3/4" Wide

SOLD

 

      

 


 

    

Set 6 George II Irish Provincial Acanthus & Shell Cast Teaspoons

Should you wish tea;

however their small size makes ice cream last incredibly long,

(a tip from my Grandfather Doyle...

who also had me convinced I could fly with the aid of a towel properly placed about the shoulders.

I finally gave up at age 6.)

John Irish, Cork, Ireland, working c1750-70, I.I crowned with additional II;

the mark listed in Jackson, Cork Pl. IV, found on a teaspoon;

The bowl heels also with a cast shell and scratch initialed A*B

Mid-18th century picture-back teaspoons are getting extremely hard to find -

those with cast terminals even more difficult

4.5" Long / 2.8 oz.

SOLD

  

   

  


 

    

George I / II Carved Cuban Mahogany Side Chair

For when you have had too much of anything, and just wish to sit

English...or possibly Irish, c1725-35

The shell-carved front cabriole legs ending in square-ish ball and claw feet,

the ball with a small web to the top, the carving extending far down the leg,

all characteristics of Irish carving (and occasionally borrowed by the English).

39.5" High x 21" Wide x 17" Deep

  

  


 

    

Pair of George III Irish Silver Waiters / Patens

Richard Wilson, Dublin, Ireland, c1786-87

Each with wonderfully engraved and cast rims, and bearing the crest of an Anglican Bishop's Mitre,

 one Mitre surmounting an eagle displayed, ducally crowned  

6-3/8" Diameter / 16 oz.

Winging its way to us now...,

For an Irish Bishop's St. Patty's Day's blessing for whatever you are about to do "wrong".

 


 

    

Pair of Irish George III Spirit Decanters & Stoppers

Ireland, (of course) c1800

For your finest of spirits....

as the cutting is fine - and deep - and extremely sharp -

 and the weight is VERY heavy, as in the best of Irish glass.

Should you be inclined toward "softer" spirits, then perhaps green Kool-aid in honor St. Patty?

9.25" High x 3.5"

 

 


 

 That's all the Irish we have right now...

save the blue eyes,

 the great stories (most of which were out-and-out "tales") told to us through the hint of a grin,

the bright and buoyant spirit of child-like hope,

and the will of steel (formerly called "stubbornness")

that came by Irish inheritance. 

But we are always looking for more....

 

HAPPY ST. PATTY'S DAY!

 


 

As usual, please email or call if you have any questions. 

 

Millicent Ford Creech

 

901-761-1163 (gallery) / 901-827-4668 (cell)

   

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