A PAIR OF IRISH GEORGE III MAHOGANY HALL BENCHES AFTER A DESIGN BY JAMES WYATT, CIRCA 1800
A PAIR OF IRISH GEORGE III MAHOGANY HALL BENCHES
AFTER A DESIGN BY JAMES WYATT, CIRCA 1800
The waisted backs with a double-arched carved crest rail centered by an anthemion between scrolled acanthus leaves with flowerhead terminals and finials, above a band of flowerhead-filled entrelac and a panel centered by a painted oval cartouche with the ferocious horse crest of the Bowes Daly family, flanked by drapery swags with baluster and ring-turned arms above a paneled seat and on channeled sabre legs
33 in. (84 cm.) high, 33 in. (84 cm.) wide, 19 ½ in. (49.5 cm.) deep
The Collection of the Bowes Daly Family, Dunsandle House, Co. Galway, Ireland (originally a set of four).
Almost certainly brought with the family to Russborough House, Blessington, Co. Wicklow, Ireland circa 1931.
Possibly with Norman Adams, London (one pair).
The Property of a Lady; Christie's, London, 19 November 1992, lot 64.
Acquired by Ann and Gordon Getty from the above.