• The William F. Reilly Collecti auction at Christies

    Sale 2273

    The William F. Reilly Collection

    14 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 128

    AN IRISH GEORGE II WALNUT OPEN ARMCHAIR

    CIRCA 1740

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN IRISH GEORGE II WALNUT OPEN ARMCHAIR
    CIRCA 1740
    The padded back and seat above a shell and foliate-carved apron on faceted cabriole legs


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    The armchair may have formed part of a larger suite. A matching stool of this design is illustrated in The Knight of Glin and J. Peill, Irish Furniture, New Haven and London, 2007, p. 219, fig. 59.

    Provenance

    Possibly from the collection of the late Brig. W. E. Clarke, CMG, DSO; Sotheby's, London, 25 July 1969, lot 79 (an identical armchair).
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 19-20 January 1996, lot 366.
    Mallett, London, 1996.


    Literature

    The Knight of Glin and J. Peill, Irish Furniture, New Haven and London, 2007, p. 216, fig. 52.