7 May 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 10,625
Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 10,000
AN IRISH GEORGE II MAHOGANY WING ARMCHAIR
The dished scrolled back, arms, seat and squab-cushion upholstered in red floral cotton damask, on moulded cabriole legs joined by a waved H-shaped stretcher, on faceted feet, the back legs in oak, two brackets replaced
43¼ in. (110.5 cm.) high; 32 in. (81.5 cm.); 25½ in. (64.5 cm.) deep
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This wing armchair has the flattened serpentine stretcher joining the legs, so frequently found on Irish chairs of the mid-18th Century. The serpentine line, so beloved of Irish craftsmen, is echoed throughout, particularly on the graceful curve of the back. The legs have elongated scrolls at the tops and faceted pad feet, both Irish characteristics.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Glin & Peill, Irish Furniture, 2007, p. 215, cat. no. 48.
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