A superb and rare 18th Century Irish Mahogany Settee Circa 1740. The wonderfully shaped splat and top rail excellently carved with Scallop shell and Seaweed, the Cabriole leg boldly carved with leaf and claw and ball foot. The Settee was undoubtedly made for an important house and almost certainly made by a renowned Irish furniture maker of the 18th Century. The piece made in the early period of Mahogany furniture has been made from finest Quality timbers and is of excellent Colour. There are many 19th Century Irish Mahogany Settees but very few 18th Century ones have survived.
The underside of the settee bears the label (FRANK PARTRIDGE WORKS OF ART 26 KING ST. ST. JAMES’S AND NEW YORK.)
Dimensions: 97cm High,162cm Wide, 60cm Deep.