Ireland, c1705-1710


Shell carved crest over a solid vasiform splat sided by shaped stile, the trapezoidal slip seat

 with narrow shaped front seat rail, and raised on cabriole front legs having shell-carved knees and

bellflower drops, the front legs ending in pad feet, the rear legs with block endings connected by vase

and block side stretchers and by a double-cyma curved medial stretcher


Cuban mahogany was both rare and expensive in United Kingdom until 1724, when high tariffs

placed on all imported woods, including mahogany, were abolished.  Due to the expense, very little mahogany

had been imported into England prior to 1725.  The form of this chair predates that repeal by a few years. 


Condition: Excellent; mellow old surface; old minor repairs; replaced seat frame



The proper Irish attribution is with assistance of a Boston collector.  The placement is based on

the shapes of the stretcher and crest rail, and the style of the carved shell on the crest rail and knees. 

For references, please see Irish Furniture, by Desmond Fitzgerald, the Knight of Glin, and James Peill.

Thank you for your help.


17"h. (seat), 39"h. (overall)


Provenance: Israel Sack








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