Pair of George I Solid Walnut Irish Side Chairs

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Pair of George I Solid Walnut Irish Side Chairs

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A pair of solid walnut slat-back chairs, each with shaped crest rail dipped in the centre and centering an inverted scallop shell; the uprights with an incised line at the edge and chamfered at the back; over-upholstered seat supported on cabriole front legs ending in pad feet and united by a flattened H-shaped serpentine stretcher, typical of Irish chairs from the period.

Irish – Circa 1730 

Overall:           Height – 39” (99cm)   Width – 21” (53cm)   Depth - 22” (56cm)

Seat:                Width - 18” (46cm)  Width - 20.5” (52cm)  Depth 17” (43cm)

Literature:  The Knight of Glin, and Peill, James. Irish Furniture. New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 2007.  P. 105, Fig 132 shows a chair with similar back and stretcher.

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