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    Sale 7813

    Glin Castle - A Knight in Ireland

    7 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 49

    AN IRISH GEORGE II MAHOGANY WING ARMCHAIR

    CIRCA 1730

    Price Realised  

    AN IRISH GEORGE II MAHOGANY WING ARMCHAIR
    CIRCA 1730
    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.

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    Literature

    Glin & Peill, Irish Furniture, 2007, p. 215, cat. no. 48.