AN EXCEPTIONAL SATINWOOD COMMODE BY J. HICKS OF DUBLIN - REF No. 4032
H: 32 1/2 in / 82.5 cm W: 42 in / 106.7 cm ; D: 17 1/4 in / 43.7 cm
A magnificent satinwood and marquetry inlaid semi elliptical commode by James Hicks of Dublin. The rosewood banded top inlaid with a half patera with floral bandings with an outer band of stylised flower heads, and a band of flowerheads, and harebells, over a pair of glazed panel doors, enclosing a shelved interior, with marquetry panels of garden trophies to either side, on short tapering supports.
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.