An Irish George II settee.
An Irish George II settee.
An Irish George II settee.
An Irish George II settee.
An Irish George II settee.

An Irish George II settee.

c. 1735 Ireland

Offered by Reindeer Antiques Ltd

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A beautifully carved George II Irish mahogany chair-back settee; the scrolling top rail centred by an acanthus spray above vase shaped splats and a drop-in seat upholstered in contemporary silk velvet; having outscrolling arms which terminate in wonderful lion masks and raised on cabriole legs which are carved with Green Man faces to the knee and terminate in lion paw feet.

The carved detailing on this settee is particularly Irish in character. The design of the settee's leg with the Green Man face to the knee and the double knuckle to the lion paw foot are both idiosyncratically Irish as is the free flowing carving of the lion masks on the arms. It is this use of imaginative carved ornament on an outherwise austere piece of furniture which is the hallmark of the best Irish George II furniture. Related examples of Irish Georgian furniture with carved faces can be found in Irish Furniture by The Knight of Glin and James Peill.
Dimensions
Height 39.50 inch (100.33 cm)
Width 63.00 inch (160.02 cm)
Depth 22.50 inch (57.15 cm)
Stock Code
BA6
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