A VERY FINE PAIR OF CARD TABLES BY JAMES HICKS - REF No. 9008
H: 30 in / 76.3 cm ; W: 37 1/2 in / 95.3 cm ; D: 19 in / 48.3 cm
A very fine pair of Irish Edwardian satinwood semi-elliptical card tables in the George III Style by James Hicks of Dublin, the top with radiating veneers and an eliptical border cross banded in bird's eye maple centred by a shell motif, the fold-over tops enclosing a green baize interior, above a plain frieze, paterae above each leg, raised on square tapering legs.
James HICKS (1886 - 1936), a cabinetmaker, was extremely skilled at producing furniture in 18th-century styles. He trained in the cabinet making workshops on Tottenham Court Road in London. On his return set up business in 1893 at 5 Lower Pembroke Street, Dublin. He established what was to become one of Dublin’s leading cabinet making firms with a client list that included Princess Victoria, the Crown Princess of Sweden, and King Edward VII making fine veneered and inlaid furniture usually to commission.