Description & Technical information

William Moore worked for many years for the London cabinet-makers Mayhew & Ince before setting up his own business in Dublin, Ireland, in circa 1782. His marquetry inlay is of superior quality.

Date:  1785
Period:  George III
Origin:  Irish
Medium: Harewood
Dimensions: 93.5 x 183.5 x 58 cm (36³/₄ x 72¹/₄ x 22⁷/₈ inches)
Provenance: Private collection, Switzerland.
Literature: Desmond Fitzgerald, Georgian Furniture, 1969, item 108.
Geoffrey Beard and Christopher Gilbert, The Dictionary of English Furniture Makers 1660-1840, 1986, p. 622.
F. Lewis Hinckley, Metropolitan Furniture of the Georgian Years, 1988, p. 164, illus. 270.
F. Lewis Hinckley, The More Significant Georgian Furniture, 1990, p. 82, figs. 139-40.
The Knight of Glin, Irish Furniture, 2007, pp. 162-6.
Illustrated:
Rosemary Jinks, ‘William Moore’s work in Dublin’, thesis paper, The Cooper-Hewitt Museum, May 1992, no page number.
Categories: Furniture