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:  1775
Period:  1750-1850, 18th century
Origin:  Ireland
Medium: Sycamore satinwood
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.

Illustrated:
‘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