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Irish George II Side Table and Canadian Coat of Arms, Tiffany's NYC

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    Posted 7 years ago

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    This Irish George II Side Table was one of my purchases for 2008 I believe, but it was 2009 before I received it from Pittsburgh where it had been restored by the best there was, Bernard, who did a fantastic job in the restoration. It had its original finish but I had wanted someone who could restore it to its original glory and bring it back to life. There were a few minor chips and some carving of a swag on the left side was gone, so I had to have that small piece carved in Pittsburgh. It had a large black marble top of the finest quality on top, 33 inches high, by 46 1/2 long and 28 wide. I loved the legs, they look like they could take off running at a moments notice !~

    Above the table hangs a 48 inch Coat of Arms of Canada, made from cast iron, but yet in the finest detail relief. I did the restoration of the coat of arms and several coats of gilt leaves of gold throughout. The Canadian Arms came from a dismantled government building in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. It weighs between 80 to 110 lbs. and I do have cement walls, so it was easy to hang, I had the walls painted a darker shade of Irish Green to match.

    " As you enter my home, you pass through a small entrance hall and enter an opening to the left framed with large scale, marble topped furniture and a large, carved marble, life-size statue. There are statues everywhere. There is an overpowering feeling of solidity and permanence to the " room ". You get the feeling that it has been here forever and that it will always be that way... "
    --- something I wrote about my collection and home.

    I have some new information about this sideboard or side table, and its twin as I was contacted by one of Rockefellers estate archivers after she saw this post. Usually often these serving tables were made in pairs but I never expected to see this ones twin. It sits in the entrance hall of Kykuit mansion in upstate New York and built by the most famour Rockefeller of all, John D. Rockefeller. He had bought his in 1908 through Tiffanys in New York and has the original bill of sale. This one may have been for sale also at Tiffanys but possibly bought just earlier as the buyer may have only had room for one. Tiffanys said that the table came from the collection of Sir Purdon Clarke. Kykuit curators still had the bill and records of purchase from March 1908 at Tiffanys !!~
    also see :

    Sir Purdon Clarke was brought in specially to be their Furniture and Art expert and became their head Curator at the Metropolitan Museum . There is more info on him I found in Wiki. I always heard that Tiffanys sold antiques and furniture also. It must have been spectacular, their showroom !~

    I wish I could donate it to the Rockefeller collection after I die, but the shipping would be too expensive I fear,


    1. antiquerose antiquerose, 7 years ago
      I love it !!!! Just like I remember it -- and you still have that coat of Arms too !!

      Love it -- a Zillion times
    2. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 7 years ago
      Thanks antiquerose, appreciate, yes I still have the large one. I did sell the smaller 30 inch one to a dealer who had to have it. I had another though to replace the smaller one. The smaller one was just over 100 lbs. but had help to hang it up.
    3. antiquerose antiquerose, 7 years ago
      @ Phil ..... It just warms my heart to recall that I was your home with such ~Quality~ things surrounding me. I was so totally amazed then and still now....and then to meet up here again!!

      Merry Christmas my Friend !!!
    4. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 7 years ago
      The best Christmas Wishes dear Rose !
    5. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Wow Phil,
      This is incredible looking!! Such beautiful carvings.
    6. mikelv85 mikelv85, 7 years ago
      Such stately elegance the whole room is wonderful Phil ! :)
    7. bijoucaillouvintage bijoucaillouvintage, 7 years ago
      What a beauty. I can tell that it might be one of the favorite things you ever acquired?
      You're right about the legs :-))
      I like it without the marble top as well!
    8. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Phil, your table is a true wowser! The strength of the lion mask and paws mixed with the delicacy of the garland is working so well with the dark wood and the black marble...

      I noticed the coat of arms on some of your posts, I thought it was gilded wood, but CAST IRON! Your restoration on it is a great success :-)

      I envy Rose for having the luck to visit your collection, so much to see and admire!
    9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago

      THOSE LEGS !!!!

      ATTENTION !!!
    10. Caperkid, 7 years ago
      Outstanding piece Phil German ornate gothic is my favorite furniture but Irish ornate dark like this is a close second. The more gargoyles the better lol . Have a wonderful safe xmas Phil
    11. Manikin Manikin, 7 years ago
      Amazing table and of coarse I have always knew your taste was exquisite and so was your home Thanks for sharing this magnificent piece with us and allow us to visit inside your home
      Merry Christmas my friend xo
    12. MALKEY MALKEY, 7 years ago
      Beautiful interior outstanding & a merry Christmas PhilDMorris
    13. beyemvey beyemvey, 7 years ago
      Absolutely beautiful Phil... love the table, but the Coat of Arms... you did an amazing job!
    14. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 7 years ago
      Cast Iron? How did you ever anchor it to the wall? The giltwork is outstanding.
    15. Radegunder Radegunder, 7 years ago
      This is just great!!!
    16. inky inky, 7 years ago
      This is just the most stunningly beautiful table as are all the other things in your room...Merry Christmas Phil...:-)
    17. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 7 years ago
      jscotto363, thanks for the nice compliment !~
    18. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 7 years ago
      Thank you for the beautiful, valentino97 !
    19. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 7 years ago
      Thank you mikelv for the so nice comment !~
    20. Manikin Manikin, 7 years ago
      Merry Christmas Phil and I hope your New Year will be blessed . xoxo
    21. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 7 years ago
      Thank you bijoucaollouvintage for the very nice compliment !
    22. mcheconi mcheconi, 7 years ago
      Breathtaking your personal Versailles, huh? Merry Xmas my friend!
    23. kerry10456 kerry10456, 7 years ago
      Always enjoy viewing into your home.... Happy Holidays Phil, wishing you all the best
    24. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 7 years ago
      Thanks vetraio50 for the nice compliment !
    25. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 7 years ago
      spectacular table Phil! happy new year!
    26. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 7 years ago
      Thank you olebodie, most appreciated the comment !
    27. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 7 years ago
      Thanks Caperkid for the so nice comment, the best wishes to occur for you in the New Year !
    28. kerry10456 kerry10456, 7 years ago
      Good Day Phil, I don't know if you've ever heard of Bernard Danenberg, but the really old Mickey watches I've gotten as of late, are from his private collection. He's told me some stories on how he came got these from the Disney artist in Burbank
    29. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 7 years ago
      Thank you Caperkid, thanks so much !
    30. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 7 years ago
      Thank you Manikin for your very kind words, you are a gem. xoxo
    31. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 7 years ago
      This is a fabulous post. The table is beyond gorgeous and Bernard did a perfect job...I love how you said it could take off at a moments notice! It's so true. And the coat of arms! What a great idea, perfect piece of art and both pieces absolutely belong together, nice job!
    32. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 7 years ago
      I'm still curious about that avatar you have up there. It's beautiful and it looks as if it's coming right out of the wall, or doorway. What is it prey tell.
    33. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 7 years ago
      Hi Shareurpassion, I am not exactly sure of what you are talking about, possibly the boy singing and playing a mandolin. You can see the full front in some of the statue lamp pics I posted.
    34. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 7 years ago
      Thank you MALKEY, and beyemvey, for stopping by !
    35. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 7 years ago
      I'll have to go back and look. Maybe it was you in front of a print you put up for Christmas, I see you replaced the last photo you had up. It looked like Icecycles behind a staircase. It' was real nice.
    36. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 7 years ago
      Thanks rocker-sd for the love and comment ! The wall is actually concrete so that is great for hanging heavy items. All the things on the wall are heavy and the heaviest may be the art deco mirror in the kitchen which I love.
    37. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 7 years ago
      Thanks Caperkid, you're the best !
    38. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      I have been contacted by someone who has the identical side table as mine. Most definitely sold by Tiffany's NYC in 1908.
    39. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 6 years ago
      Wow, Phil, that is awesome-did you have an idea that it was from Tiffanys or was it a surprise? The table is just so beautiful! I love seeing pics of your home-it is stunning :)
    40. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Thanks Mrstyndall, no I had no idea that it was sold out of Tiffany's and they thought the table was fr0m the 1760's. I bought the table in 2008 from Freemans auctions in PA. I was contacted by one of the archive specialists at Kykuit Mansion out of New York, forget where it is. She had contacted me today, May 23, 2018, after she seen this posting in CW !! Hopefully she will disclose furthur info and I can add it in the next few weeks. It sort of had the same date that I figured it was from but they have detailed records which are from 1908 which will shed some more light.
    41. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 6 years ago
      Phil, how exciting! I had never heard of Kykuit Mansion before. I did a google search of the mansions interior rooms. It is gorgeous-I saw a couple tables that looked somewhat similar to yours. Look forward to knowing what you find out!
    42. SirWalter SirWalter, 6 years ago
      Well isn't this special..Very Nice indeed...
    43. SirWalter SirWalter, 6 years ago
    44. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Thanks again MrsT, appreciate the comment !~
    45. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Thank you SirWalter for more 1stdibs, cannot stand them.
    46. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Thanks Tigra for the love, appreciated.
    47. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Thank you mcheconi, I miss our talks !~
    48. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 5 years ago
      Thanks kyratango for the beautiful comment, love to you !~
    49. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      Thank you kindly for the more recent loves OldeAsDirt, Tigra, Brunswick, JDguy and SirWalter.

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