Irish George IV Mahogany Three-Pedestal Dining Table
By Mack, Williams and Gibton, circa 1825
The rectangular top with rounded corners and reeded edge above three baluster-turned pedestals with four downswept reeded legs ending in brass casters; two pedestals with inked labels inscribed No 1 and No 3 respectively. Height 29 1/2 inches (75 cm), length 11 feet 7 inches (353 cm), width 52 inches (132 cm).
Sold, Chrisite's, New York, The Property of a North American Museum, sold to benefit the Acquisitions Fund, October 23, 2002, lot 121.
The highly successful Dublin firm of Mack, Williams & Gibton was formed around 1812. Its history can be traced to the latter part of the 18th century, when John Mack established a cabinet-making business in Abbey Street, Dublin. About 1801 Mack was joined by William Gibton and in 1806, Mack and Gibton received the ultimate accolade, being appointed 'Upholsterers & Cabinet Makers to his Majesty, His Excellency the Lord Lieutentant and His Majesty's Board of works.' Robert Gibton died in 1812 and was succeeded by his son William Gibton (1789-1842). At the same time, a former apprentice, Zachariah Williams, who had married Robert Gibton's daughter, joined the management, thus creating the new partnership of Mack, Williams and Gibton. Under this name the firm enjoyed unparalleled success, retaining its Royal Warrant for many years, supplying and restoring furniture for some of the most important public buildings in Ireland.
C Property of a Red Bank, New Jersey Private Collector
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