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    Sale 1993

    Important English Furniture

    25 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 76

    AN IRISH GEORGE III MAHOGANY OPEN ARMCHAIR

    CIRCA 1765

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN IRISH GEORGE III MAHOGANY OPEN ARMCHAIR
    CIRCA 1765
    The serpentine toprail with foliate-carved corners, with fluted stiles and a center backsplat with pierced cartouche, with open outsplayed armrests, with a powder blue, pink and gray upholstered seat and seatrail, on foliate-headed cabriole legs and paw feet


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    The chair-back pattern is taken from plate XII in Thomas Chippendale's The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director, 1754. It was a very popular design in Ireland and can be seen on a set of twelve mahogany dining-chairs, circa 1760, previously at Malahide Castle, Co. Dublin (The Knight of Glin and J. Peill, Irish Furniture, New Haven and London, 2007, p. 110, fig. 143).

    Provenance

    Ambassador Robert M. McKinney, Virginia.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property of a Virginian Collector
    (LOT 71-77)