Irresistibly Irish : A George II Mahogany Armchair

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 … Continue reading Irresistibly Irish : A George II Mahogany Armchair

Art from the Emerald Isle: Irish Furniture in the Eighteenth Century

Percy Macquoid, author of the seminal four volume History of English Furniture between 1904 and 1908, wrote the following about Irish furniture in the Georgian era: 'the furniture, decorations, and silver plate of Irish workmanship of this time show great refinement of taste and perception of proportion.'  Much has been written about Irish furniture since Macquoid's … Continue reading Art from the Emerald Isle: Irish Furniture in the Eighteenth Century