A Mid 19thC Irish Painted Carpenters Side Chair c.1840


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Object Description

The original painted pine side chair showing many superb worn pigment and layers of paint, having a bar back worn through to white, the two plank seat worn further showing green, white, rust and ochre, the whole on block legs joined by stretchers,, surviving from the second quarter of nineteenth century Ireland.

Object History


Object Literature

A great deal of Irish country furniture was painted as it protected timber from damp and could be easily renewed to incorporate a new colour scheme in a home. This carpenter’s chair came from a small cottage in the Poyntzpass locality, in County Down and once formed part of a parlour set.

A good example of Irish country furniture in un-meddled with order.

Object Condition

With a good rich colour and deep patination to the many layers of paint, this well used and cherished chair is stable and there is only a little movement in the joints being structurally sound with an aged split to the seat.

Object Details

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By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)1767 640995
+44 (0)7729 213013

Dealer Location

The Onion Barn
Shoe Cottage
15 High Street
MK44 3NL

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