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Secretaire Chest by Gregory Kane

Maker: Gregory Kane

Category: Archive

Subcategory: Campaign Chests

A brass bound, mahogany, short drawer Secretaire antique Campaign Chest by Gregory Kane of Dublin.

The secretaire has a maroon leather skiver that has built up a patina to almost blend in with the surrounding rosewood. G. Kane, Maker with the address of 68 - 69 Dame Street, Dublin is stamped to the leather writing surface. The secretaire has 2 short above 1 long drawer faced in rosewood and 4 pigeon holes above. Although often in the shadow of Ross & Co., Kane was a good Irish maker who was innovative in his work. He won a number of exhibition medals and he made good quality furniture.

The Dame Street address dates this chest to after 1847 but before 1887 when Kane died.

  • Dimensions:
    H 109.5cm x W 99.5cm x D 47cm
    H 43" x W 39" x D 18½"

  • Year: Circa 1880
  • Medium: Mahogany
  • Country: Ireland
  • Signed: Gregory Kane
  • Style: Military Chest
  • Exhibition: Carpe Diem
  • Reference Number: 81929