Elaborately inlaid Killearney, Ireland game table, arbutus and walnut with possible other mixed woods and contrasting inlays, mid 19th century. Rectangular top with central pictorial marquetry depiction of Muckross Abbey, Killearney within an oval cartouche bordered in herringbone inlay and enclosed within a wider foliate and cartouche border with herringbone edging; contrasting "barber pole" inlay to edges of top; frieze inlaid with oak leaf and acorn designs issuing from opposing dolphin heads at center; square tapered legs inlaid with trailing leaf/vine, contrasting block inlay at tops, and tapering triangle or icicle inlay to the lower halves; leg inlay repeats on all legs on all sides. Top lifts to reveal a marquetry and parquetry interior with cribbage board enclosed within a leafy vine border and flanked by backgammon-design ends; center of cribbage board signed "Made in the Gap of Dunloe Killearney". Opposing leaf contains a checkerboard within leafy vine and barber pole inlaid borders, flanked by pictorial inlaid vignettes of Glena Cottage and Ross Castle. 30 1/2" H x 31 1/2" W x 17 1/2" D. Provenance: private Middle Tennessee collection. CONDITION: Shrinkage cracks and minor warping throughout. Top has a 2 1/2" area of loss to barber pole inlay at left side of large border and a poorly matched 3/4" area of filled inlay to cartouche border along with wear, abrasions and scuffing, mostly to left side. Leaf with checkerboard has three shrinkage cracks across board, 1 inlaid bud missing. Frieze has two vertical 1" areas of shrinkage with losses. 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" inlay loss to contrasting block inlay at the top and right side of right front leg. Left rear leg has lost nearly all of the contrasting block inlay at the top on all sides. Some small gouges and patches to legs.
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