Description & Technical information

A commode with very similar inlay bearing an ivory label stating it was ‘made by William Moore of Dublin for the third Duke of Portland in 1782, when he was Viceroy of Ireland’ was formerly in the collection of the Duke of Portland. Furthermore a commode with similar inlay is at Corsham Court in Wiltshire, where a bill from Moore dated 1772 survives.

Date:  circa 1775
Period:  George III
Origin:  Irish
Medium: Sycamore satinwood side
Dimensions: 87 x 141 x 53.5 cm (34¹/₄ x 55¹/₂ x 21¹/₈ inches)
Provenance: St. Anne’s Manor, Sutton Bonington, Leicestershire, England.
Partridge Fine Arts Plc, London, England.
Private collection, USA.
Literature: W. A. Thorpe, ‘William Moore, inlayer’, ‘Country Life’, vol. XCIX, 3 May 1946, p. 807.
‘Irish Arts Review Yearbook 2002’, vol. 18, R. Ruddy, ‘Every article in the inlaid way: the furniture of William Moore’, p. 53, figs. 13-14.
Lucy Morton, ‘Partridge Recent Acquisitions’, 1995, pp. 46-7.
Categories: Furniture