We have looked at Irish furniture in the past on this blog, focusing on the qualities and idiosyncrasies that characterise Irish furniture. Today we are focusing on one of our latest acquisitions: A George II Irish mahogany armchair.
This chair features several hallmarks of Irish design, including the intricate interlaced and pierced back splat, carved scallop shells to the top rail and seat rail, bold cabriole leg, and scrolling acanthus decoration.
Armchairs like this one are ideally suited as a desk chair given their generous size and comfortable proportions. The chair would also suit a library or drawing room.
Irish furniture is lauded for its individualistic qualities, and this chair is a fine example of this distinct style.