Antique Whatnot, Irish, Burr Walnut, Mirror Stand Robert Strahan & Co Circa 1840

Antique Whatnot, Irish, Burr Walnut, Mirror Stand Robert Strahan & Co Circa 1840 - Image 1
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This is an antique whatnot, an Irish, burr walnut, three tier, mirror-back, display stand by the highly regarded Robert Strahan & Co. Firm of Dublin, Ireland. Dating to the early to mid 19th century, circa 1840.

Of exceptional quality befitting of such a renowned cabinet maker
The well figured, burr walnut displays beautifully in the lustrous wax polished finish

The three serpentine tiers feature chamfered profiles
Raised on inverted bell flower pillars, turned and carved
To the lower rear, expertly executed, intertwining 'C' scroll brackets
Riding upon mushroom legs over brass castors

The shaped mirror plate is framed in a complex moulding
Supported by a repetition of the pierced 'C' scroll brakets
Dressed with foliate carvings and surmounted by a pierced, stylised garland

A fine example of the firm's craftsmanship. Solid joints and construction, delivered waxed, polished and ready for the home.

Dimensions:
Max Width: 120.5cm (47.5'')
Max Depth: 40.75cm (16'')
Max Height: 155cm (61'')

Counter Height: 98cm (38.5'')
Shelf Heights: 36cm (14.25'')

About Robert Strahan, Dublin
Founded in 1776 as a cabinet maker, Robert Strahan & Co. Grew to become one of Ireland's premiere furniture designers, exhibiting at The Great Industrial Exhibition of 1853 in Dublin. A walnut table, exhibited at the second London International Exhibition of 1862, showcased their talent for both design and manufacture. Bringing together marquetry, scrolling foliage, masks, strap work and cartouches in a piece of some merit; A fine piece displaying the influence of Thomas Hope and Richard Bridgens, it was illustrated in the Art Journal Illustrated Catalogue for the London exhibition.

Designing and manufacturing for the Office of public works, they gained the reputation for high quality furniture and were commissioned to design and manufacture for some of the great Irish country houses such as Doneraile Court, Co. Cork and Lisnavagh, Co. Carlow.

The Firm started out trading from 10-11 Chancery Lane. Move forward 39 years to 1815 and the firm had expanded in to 24-25 Henry Street. In 1845 it expanded further still into 5 Leister Street. In 1870 the firm moved to Abbey Street trading under the family name until 1969.

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Max Height Max Width Max Depth
155cm 120.5cm 40.75cm

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