London, South Kensington
12 November 2003
A BROWN PAINTED ASH AND SYCAMORE ARMCHAIR
Mid 19th century
With a curved toprail and raked back, with curved arms
34in. (86cm.) high, 23½in. (60cm.) wide
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See Claudia Kinmonth, Irish Country Furniture 1700-1950, Yale, 1993, p.39, fig.37, for a closely similar chair.
This model of chair, often called a 'Gibson' chair, is characterised by the arrangement of spindles in the back forming a 'W' shape, in combination with a broad and deep 'D' shaped seat. Once common in North Eastern Leinster, the model was still being made right up until the 1940s.
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