7 May 2008
AN IRISH MAHOGANY OPEN ARMCHAIR
CIRCA 1880-1900, STAMPED 'M. BUTLER, 27 ABBEY STREET, DUBLIN'
The scallop shell and foliate-carved and crested toprail above a pierced baluster shaped splat with acanthus decoration, the arms carved with acanthus and scrolled outwards into the form of an eagle, above a leather seat, the apron carved with scallop shells and acanthus leaves on cabriole legs, joined by a stretcher and on paw feet
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The Dublin firm of Butler, recorded at various addresses in Upper Abbey Street between 1886 and 1912, specialised in restoring and making reproduction, mainly Irish, 18th Century furniture.
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