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I' 1 he i"^session nl l\ II. F\ Kindeimann. Esq. 4 ft. 4 "is. w '¡e ■ 2 ft. Si ins. high • I ft. qi ins. deep. Date about 1790.

of " Leaning height " had ousted many of the tall pieces from the more important apartments at the close of the eighteenth century. The commode had become an indispensable adjunct to the side table. Sometimes the French character of the marble top was retained, but more often the tops were elaborately inlaid with engraved marqueterie. Fig. 331 is one of a pair made for Lismore Castle, in original state excepting for the unsightly stump feet—an addition of the mid-Victorian period—and the moulding of the top, which has been re-worked. This example gives a good idea of the workmanship and expense which was still lavished 011 the more important furniture at this date. This commode is veneered with " harewood " that is, sycamore stained with oxide of iron—with the frieze and pilasters of chestnut, the whole inlaid with an elaborately engraved maiqueterie in the taste of Robert Adam. The shamrocks on the top, coupled with the honeysuckle and ribboned swag ornament of the frieze, appear to indicate Irish manufacture in imitation of the earlier London fashions.

Fig. 333. LACQUERED TABLE.

In the possession of Messrs. Gill & Reigate. 3 ft. 5 ins. wide x 2 ft. 3 ins. deep when flaps are down. Flaps, 12 ins. wide.

Fig. 333. LACQUERED TABLE.

In the possession of Messrs. Gill & Reigate. 3 ft. 5 ins. wide x 2 ft. 3 ins. deep when flaps are down. Flaps, 12 ins. wide.

Fig. 334.
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