William IV Mahogany Writing Table / Library Table
William IV Mahogany Writing Table / Library Table with wide satinwood crossbanding gudroon moulding to the edge of the top. Two drawers and false drawers to the other side.
The highly successful Dublin firm of Mack, Williams and Gibton, whose furniture was often stamped with a series of numbers and sometimes also labelled, was formed in 1812. Its history can be traced to the latter part of the 18th century when John Mack established a cabinet making business in Abbey Street, Dublin. About 1801 Mack was joined by William Gibton and in 1806 Mack and Gibton received the ultimate accolade being appointed “Upholsterers and Cabinet Makers to the Majesty, His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant and his majesty’s board of works”. Robert Gibton dies in 1812 and was succeeded by his son WIlliam Gibton (1789 -1842). At the same time a former apprentice Zachariah Williams who had married Robert Gibtons daughter joined the management, thus creating the new partnership of Mack, Williams and Gibton. Under this name the firm enjoyed unparalleled success retaining its Royal Warrant for many years, supplying and restoring furniture for some of the most important public buildings in Ireland, including the Four courts, War office, Barrack office, Dublin Castle, Chapel Royal and the Treasury and the Viceregal Lodge . At the same time the firm undertook commissions for several major Irish country houses Ballynegall, Co. Westmeath, Oakley Park, Co. Meath and Stroketown, Co Roscommon. Following the death of John Mack in 1829, the firm continued to trade under the names of the surviving partners William Gibton. In 1844, two years after the death of William Gibton it again changed name name to Williams and Sons finally ceasing business in 1852.
Height 29.5″ 75cm
Width 60″ 153cm
Depth 32″ 81cm
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