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158. Irish Carved Bog Oak Desk Set Candlestick Shamrock Harp Greyhound Dublin Ireland
An Extremely Rare Collection of Irish Hand Carved Bog Oak Antique items comprising of a twin ink bottle table desk writing stand complete with its original ink pen, a dome topped trinket lidded box and a pair of stunning Candlestick's, all produced in Ireland during the last half of the Nineteenth Century.
No paper labels attached but are firmly attributed to the work of Cornelius Goggin 13 Nassau Street, Dublin Ireland.
The rectangular stand with its original cut glass ink bottles and pen, the pair of candlesticks with unusual bases carved as Shamrocks, hand carved decorations depicting an ancient view of a Round Tower, an Irish Wolfhound, Irish Hearp and scrolling Shamrock, see detailed images.
Condition: Good untouched condition. Stand has a small loss where pen rests, other items are perfect, nice surface patination.
*Condition is exceptional for such early pieces.
Width: (desk item) 6.75" (17cm). Depth: 3.5" (9cm). Height: 2.5” (6.25cm).
Height: (Candlesticks) 5” (12.75cm).
Location: Dublin City, Ireland.
Affordable fixed price Worldwide Store to door shipping.
Irish Bog Oak is a rare timber excavated from deep underground, usually as a by-product of turf cutting, or when bogland is drained for agricultural use. The wood has been preserved due to the unique conditions of the bog, and is is usually jet black in colour. Ireland, in the 19th century, had a thriving bog wood industry in Dublin, with representation also in other main cities and in the tourist towns such as Killarney. It was a highly desirable material with pieces ranging from emblematic jewelry, book ends and candlesticks to intricately carved suites of furniture.
In the 19th century Neo-Celtic style reflected the growing fascination with Irelands ancient, cultural and artistic past. This was a decorative style based on Celtic motifs and designs characterized by the use of symbols such as the shamrock, Irish harp, round tower and wolfhound, with interlacing patterns incorporating Gaelic script from the Book of Kells.