Irish side table
A good mid nineteenth century console table by the noted makers Strahan of Dublin: Irish furniture is usually polished to a darker colour than the English equivalent and this table is a lovely rich reddy brown. The quality of the timber is exceptional; very heavy and hard and has been crisply carved. The top appears to be made in re-used timber but in my opinion it is original. However such console tables often have a black marble or slate and this could look spectacular.
Note the labels on the back: I am told the earlier Strahan label showing through was used in 1840.
O' Sullivan Antiques of Dublin have the same label on an x-stool which they date c.1830.
Furthermore, O'Sullivan Antiques also have a wonderful suite of furniture stamped Strahan listed as c.1840. The same dealer describes Strahan as the best furniture manufacturers in Dublin in the 1840s, using the best timbers and supplying the best houses such Doneraile Court, County Cork. Interestingly this console table has a Cork depository label and until recently it resided in a house in Cork.
Width: 63½'' / 161.5cm
Height: 31½'' / 80cm
Depth: 30½'' / 77.5cm
Stock Number: CA304 [MOX-475]