Georgian Walnut Double Chair-Back Settee, Probably Irish - The crest with central carved shell above two scrolled splats with figured walnut veneer & shepherd's crook arms above a slip seat with bowed front with conforming apron on cabriole legs with shell carved knees & ball & claw feet. Length 51 inches
A PAIR OF IRISH GEORGE II MAHOGANY SIDE CHAIRS CIRCA 1750 Each with back and seat upholstered in ivory damask, on acanthus carved cabriole legs with claw feet joined by waved stretchers, later blocks 39½ in. (100.5 cm.) high; 25½ in. (65 cm.) wide; 26½ in. (67.5 cm.) deep (2)
AN IRISH GEORGE III-STYLE MAHOGANY OPEN ARMCHAIR - 19TH CENTURY - The rockwork-carved waved toprail above a pierced ribbon, c-scroll and foliate-carved splat, with outcurved arms terminating in eagle's masks, on cabochon-headed cabriole legs and claw-and-ball feet 40½ in. (103 cm.) high
Thomas Chippendale was the first cabinetmaker to boast such a strong following that an entire style bears his name and not that of a monarch. In 1754, Chippendale published The Gentleman and Cabinetmaker's Director, considered to be the "bible" of furniture design of its day. The designs he documented within the text would become so influential, that they dominated the furniture styles of the 18th century.
An Irish George II Mahogany Two Chairback Settee - CIRCA 1740 - Height: 40" Width: 53" Depth: 21" - With serpentine crest rails terminating in eagle heads and joined by a finely carved shell, over highly figured splats; the molded armrests having conforming eagle head terminals, the overupholstered seat raised on front cabriole legs having acanthus carved knees and ball and claw feet.