Irish Queen Anne Style Library Wing Back Chair

Irish Queen Anne Style Library Wing Back Chair.

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Irish Queen Anne Style Library Wing Back Chair


Lovely Irish Queen Anne Style Library wing back armchair …………….. walnut……………..covered in chocolate brown velvet upholstery.

Raised arms rests on the sides and wing sections to the back.

It has a ‘Scallop Shell’ motif on front …. classically Irish …… the shell is reflected on both front cabriole legs.

This is a late 19th Early 20th Century reproduction……it is not 300 years old ! But, it is probably over 100 years old. The upholstery is more recent….probably done in the 1970’s.

These type of armchairs are still to this day regarded as the MOST comfortable of all armchairs ever invented or designed !

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Really comfortable and cozy chair !!!!


Irish Queen Anne Style Library Wing Back Chair.

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QUEEN ANNE FURNITURE: The Queen Anne style of furniture design developed during, and after the reign of Anne, Queen of Great Britain (1702–1714). Queen Anne furniture is “somewhat smaller, lighter, and more comfortable than its predecessors,” and examples in common use include “curving shapes, the cabriole leg, cushioned seats, wing-back chairs, and practical secretary desk-bookcase pieces.”[1] Other elements characterizing the style include pad feet and “an emphasis on line and form rather than ornament.”[2] The style of Queen Anne’s reign is sometimes described as late Baroque rather than “Queen Anne.”[3][4] The term “Queen Anne” describes decorative styles from the mid-1720s to around 1760, although Queen Anne reigned earlier,[3][5] and “the name ‘Queen Anne’ was first applied to the style more than a century after it was fashionable.”[4] The use of Queen Anne styles in America, beginning in the 1720s and 1730s, coincided with new colonial prosperity and increased immigration of skilled British craftsmen to the colonies.[6][7][8] Some elements of the Queen Anne style remain popular in modern furniture production.

Curved lines, in feet, legs, arms, crest rails, and pediments, along with restrained ornament (often in a shell shape) emphasizing the material, are characteristic of Queen Anne style.[4] In contrast to William and Mary furniture, which was marked by rectilinearity (straight lines) and use of curves for decoration, Queen Anne furniture uses C-scroll, S-scrolls, and ogee (S-curve) shapes in the structure of the furniture itself.[4] In sophisticated urban environments, walnut was a frequent choice for furniture in the Queen Anne style; because of walnut’s popularity in English furniture at the time, This period has been called “the age of walnut”,[9] although [4] poplar, cherry, and maple were also used in Queen Anne style furniture.[10]

Ornamentation is minimal, in contrast to earlier 17th-century and William and Mary styles, which prominently featured inlay, figured veneers, paint, and carving. The cabriole leg has been described as “the most recognizable element” of Queen Anne furniture.[11] Cabriole legs were influenced by the designs of the French cabinetmaker André-Charles Boulle[12] and the Rococo style from the French court of Louis XV.[13] But the intricate ornamentation of post-Restoration furniture was abandoned in favor more conservative designs, possibly under the influence of the simple and elegant lines of imported Chinese furniture.[12]

When decorative motifs or other ornamentation are used in Queen Anne-style furniture, it is often limited to carved scallop or shell or scroll-shaped motifs (sometimes in relief form and often found on the crest and knees),[4] broken and C-curves, and acanthus leaves.[14] The use of japanning is an exception to the general Queen Anne trend of minimal ornament.[4] When used, japanned decoration was frequently in red, green, or gilt on a blue-green field.

The tilt-top tea table was first made during the Queen Anne period in 1774.

Queen Anne eventually was eclipsed by the later Chippendale style; late Queen Anne and early Chippendale pieces are very similar, and the two styles are often identified with each together.


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Irish Queen Anne Style Library Wing Back Chair.

Provenance: Bought at Auction in Ireland.

Dimensions: 47″ tall, 27″ wide and 32″ deep

Condition: Excellent


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