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Dining Room Pedestals

A fine pair Irish  Georgian mahogany dining room pedestals circa 1785

Product Description

Each having a lead lined  vase shaped urn with removable lid above a rectangular pedestal on a moulded plinth base. The oval panelled cupboard doors below drainage taps enclose slatted metal shelves. GOOD ORIGINAL CONDITION.

Attributed to William Moore of Dublin (worked 1785-1814)

Literature ref: Edwards, ‘Dictionary of English Furniture’ : Sideboard tables with vases at each end were, according to Sheraton, ‘much used in spacious dining rooms’ during the last decade of the 18th century. The urns or cisterns were used for iced water. The slatted cupboards for warming plates.

  • Height overall: 60ins (153cm)
  • Height pedestal: 36ins (91.5cm)
  • Width: 14ins (36cm)
  • Depth: 15ins (38cm)