Michael Butler

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Michael Butler, from a family of Dublin cabinet­makers, is recorded at 26, 126 and 127 Upper Abbey Street, between 1885­ 1903, then as Michael Butler Ltd, Antique Galleries, from the same address between 1904 to ­1912. His firm specialized in reproducing Irish 18th Century mahogany furniture. One of Butler's most prestigious commissions was to furnish the Viceregal Lodge in 1903, in preparation for a state visit. Other patrons of his included the Earl of Abercorn, the Earl and Countess of Coventry, the Countess of Clonmell and the Duke and Duchess of Connaught, who bought furniture for Clarence House, Lord Ievagh, to whom Butler supplied furniture for both Farmleigh, Co. Dublin and Eleven Hall, Norfolk.

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Fine Pair of Irish George II Style Mahogany Chairs
A Pair of Irish George II Style Mahogany Chairs Ireland, c. 1890 By Michael Butler of Dublin, recorded at Upper Abbey Street, between 1885 an...
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