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Irish George II mahogany secretaire cabinet probably by Christopher Hearn
c. 1755 Dublin
Offered by Millington Adams
This bureau-dressing-table and cabinet reflects the George II Romano/British fashion promoted by Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington and 4th Earl of Corke (d. 1753), who served as George II's Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. Roman virtue is evoked by a Roman eagle crowning its triumphal-arched and scalloped temple pediment, whose waved volutes bear roses, sacred to Venus as goddess of Love, and these are sculpted in chivalric gothic fashion. See also Irish Furniture, The Knight of Glin and James Peill, p. 121, pl.163, for a very similar secretaire cabinet with eagle finial, carved roundels and of identical arrangement (however with mirrored doors), attributed to Christopher Hear, supplied in 1764 to Lady Cobbe for Newbridge House.
|Height||95.50 inch||(242.57 cm)|
|Width||40.50 inch||(102.87 cm)|
|Depth||24.00 inch||(60.96 cm)|