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    Sale 7813

    Glin Castle - A Knight in Ireland

    7 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 79

    A PAIR OF IRISH GEORGE II MAHOGANY SIDE CHAIRS

    CIRCA 1760

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF IRISH GEORGE II MAHOGANY SIDE CHAIRS
    CIRCA 1760
    Each with a pierced vase-shaped splat, the brown leather drop-in seat, on acanthus carved cabriole legs joined by an H-shaped stretcher on scroll feet, later blocks
    37½ in. (95 cm.) high; 23 in. (59 cm.) wide; 21 in. (53 cm.) deep (2)


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    The bold Roman acanthus carving and scrolled feet on these chairs recall English chair patterns executed by St. Martin's Lane cabinet-makers such as Vile and Cobb, who supplied a suite of similar chairs to Sir George Lyttelton, 5th Bt. (d. 1773) for Hagley Hall, Worcestershire (sold Christie's London, 14 June 2001, lot 51). Interestingly, as The Knight of Glin (bid.) comments, 'the acanthus carving on the knees continues much further down the leg than it would on an English chair of the same date.

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    Literature

    Glin & Peill, Irish Furniture, 2007, p. 209, cat. no. 22.