AN IMPORTANT IRISH GEORGE II MAHOGANY SOFA

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A rare and important Irish 18th century two seater sofa, the upholstered back and drop in seat with out scrolled acanthus carved arms terminating in winged beasts, the apron with carved scallop shells on eight legs joined by a flat stretcher, the front four cabriole legs with scallop shells with trailing acanthus to the knees and terminating in paw feet with carved hocks.

Irish, circa 1750

Height: 42 in; (106.7 cm)

Width; 61 in; (155 cm)

Depth: 27in; (68.6 cm)

Literature:

The Knight of Glin and James Peill, Irish Furniture: Woodwork and Carving in Ireland from the Earliest times to the Act of Union, New Haven and London, 2007, P.216, Cat 54.

Exhibited:

Johnston Antiques Dublin, An Exhibition of Irish Georgian Furniture: The Merrion Hotel September 2000