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.
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.
We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee with all of our antiques.
We ship worldwide with professional packing and attractive rates – please send us your post / zip code and country for a quote.
Free delivery to most of the U.K. – Please send us your post code for confirmation.
Deliveries taking on average ten working days to arrive at your door from receipt of payment.
Please contact us if you require any further information - we are here to help.
Our Ref: 18.5179
fine antiques sourced in England and sold worldwide
We are a team passionate about antiques and customer service. With trade and private clients worldwide we offer a complete sourcing, restoration and delivery network. From order to delivery our focus is on customer service.
Buy with Confidence Guarantee
We offer a 100% Total Satisfaction Guarantee:
Every item we sell is covered by our Total Satisfaction Guarantee: If, within 14 days of receipt, you are unsatisfied with the item it may be returned for a full refund. Our business is nothing without customer service. Simply pack it up safely and return it to our address and we will provide a refund of the purchase price upon receipt.
Buy it Now & Best Offer
We want you to be able to secure the item you have found simply, therefore this item is offered for sale as 'Buy it Now' or 'Best Offer'.
We welcome you contacting us directly to discuss your offers and shipping requirements.
Bank Transfer – Please email us for account details.
Paypal – Either directly linked to Ebay or we can raise a Paypal invoice directly.
Cash – Available when collecting from our studio or along with some deliveries.
Receipts for insurance purposes can be provided.
All items for sale can be viewed at our studio by prior arrangement, please contact us.
Delivery to most of mainland Britain is free, please let us know your post code and we will be able to confirm this. Wherever possible we use our own vehicles for a fully blanketed delivery service.
Clients with unusual access requirements such as central London penthouses, or items which require specialist assembly or installation can be assured that we take care of every detail of the delivery.
Highlands & Islands – Please contact us so we can get the best possible service and cost for you.
We offer a prompt and economical worldwide service, please contact us so we can get the best possible service and cost for you.
For International Trade Clients who wish to purchase English antiques in bulk we are able to arrange full container sourcing and shipping services. From 1 to 1000 pieces just let us know your requirements.
Most welcome by prior arrangement from our warehouse in Taunton.
We professionally pack every item and encourage recycling of the materials where possible.
We are happy to store items free of charge should you wish to delay delivery for whatever reason.
Email – sales@londonfine.Co.Uk
Telephone – Call Ian on 07774 324626 from outside of the UK +44 7774 324626
London Fine Limited
fine antiques sourced in England and sold worldwide.