Fine Pair of Irish George II Style Mahogany Chairs
Fine Pair of Irish George II Style Mahogany Chairs
Fine Pair of Irish George II Style Mahogany Chairs
Fine Pair of Irish George II Style Mahogany Chairs
Fine Pair of Irish George II Style Mahogany Chairs
Fine Pair of Irish George II Style Mahogany Chairs
Fine Pair of Irish George II Style Mahogany Chairs
Fine Pair of Irish George II Style Mahogany Chairs
Fine Pair of Irish George II Style Mahogany Chairs
Fine Pair of Irish George II Style Mahogany Chairs

MICHAEL BUTLER (worked from 1885-1912)

Fine Pair of Irish George II Style Mahogany Chairs

c. 1890 Ireland

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A Pair of Irish George II Style Mahogany Chairs

Ireland, c. 1890

By Michael Butler of Dublin, recorded at Upper Abbey Street, between 1885 and­ 1903. Antique furniture collector and dealer himself, Michael Butler specialised in top quality reproductions of rare early18th century Irish designs.

The brown leather close-nailed upholstered back and seat over acanthus and volute-headed cabriole legs with pierced inscrolled eagles' heads to the knees, terminating in finely detailed claw-and-ball feet with open talons. Back legs stamped '7670'.

Butler family were primarily responsible for the re-evaluation of Irish furniture in the late nineteenth century in Dublin. Their clients included a veritable who’s who among Irish gentry and nobility, such as the 5th Earl of Cadogan, 2nd Earl of Dudley, the Duke and Duchess of Connaught, Earl and Countess of Coventry, and Sir Edward Guinness, later 1st Earl of Iveagh.

Literature:
John Andrews, British Antique Furniture, 2011, p. 108, plate 71
Christie’s, 14-15 Feb 2001, Lot 509
Knight of Glin, James Peill, Irish Furniture: Woodwork and Carving in Ireland from the Earliest Times to the Act of Union, 2007, p. 195.

Dimensions
Height: 37 in / 94 cm
Seat height: 18.5 in / 47 cm
Width: 22 in / 56 cm
Depth: 23.5 in / 60 cm

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Fine condition, good colour and patina, original leather to backs, seats re-covered.
John Andrews, British Antique Furniture, 2011, p. 108, plate 71
Christie’s, 14-15 Feb 2001, Lot 509
Knight of Glin, James Peill, Irish Furniture: Woodwork and Carving in Ireland from the Earliest Times to the Act of Union, 2007, p. 195.
Dimensions
Height 37.00 inch (93.98 cm)
Width 22.00 inch (55.88 cm)
Depth 23.50 inch (59.69 cm)
Medium
Mahogany
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