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    Sale 7813

    Glin Castle - A Knight in Ireland

    7 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 95

    A PAIR OF IRISH GEORGE II MAHOGANY SIDE CHAIRS

    CIRCA 1750

    Price Realised  

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    A PAIR OF IRISH GEORGE II MAHOGANY SIDE CHAIRS
    CIRCA 1750
    Each with back and seat upholstered in ivory damask, on acanthus carved cabriole legs with claw feet joined by waved stretchers, later blocks
    39½ in. (100.5 cm.) high; 25½ in. (65 cm.) wide; 26½ in. (67.5 cm.) deep (2)


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    These handsome 'back stools', with squared paw feet and acanthus 'fetlock' above flattened and serpentined H-shaped stretchers, closely resemble that depicted in a portrait of John Conry (1704-69) of Shankhill and Bettifield, Co. Roscommon. Interestingly, Irish chairmakers continued to have stretchers long after advances in design meant English chairs were made without them. A related pair of chairs, with slightly different proportions, is illustrated in Glin & Peill, Irish Furniture, 2007, fig. 133.

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    Provenance

    Acquired from David Drey, King's Road, London.