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Irish Chippendale Mahogany Carved Stool
Category: Furniture - Non-American
SubType: Bureau
Origin: Ireland
Era: 19th Century
Height: 17 inches (43.2 cm) inches
Width: 24 inches (60.9 cm) inches
A Fine Irish Chippendale Mahogany Carved Stool.

The stool with a serpentine seat rail over a foliate carved skirt and supported by dolphin-form cabriole legs with C-scroll and foliate carving.

The use of dolphins as a decorative motif in Rococo furniture seems to appear first in a dolphin-footed chair in de la Cour's First Book of Ornaments, 1741. This concept was adopted by Thomas Chippendale and published as a French Chair in The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director (London 1754) in plate XX (plate XXI in the 1762 edition). In fact, Chippendale made liberal use of the downward facing dolphin motif, incorporating in designs for a cistern (plate CLI), a pedestal (plate CL) and a candle stand (plate CXLV).

Circa 1870-1880.

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