Irish Howard style armchair c. 1880 by Strhan & co
A very lovely example of an Irish Howard style dating to around 1880 by the renowned Irish furniture maker Strahan & co of Dublin. The chair is delightfully comfortable and freshly re-upholstered. The back leg is stamped ‘Strahan & co” and ‘79441’. The chair is of excellent proportions with a deep seat and lovely shaping to the back.
The furniture firm of Robert Strahan and Co was founded in 1776. Operating from premises in 10-11 Chancery Lane, by 1815 it was so successful that two new workshops opened at 24-25 Henry Street and 5 Leinster Street in 1845. Strahan & co designed and manufactured superior fine quality furniture for some of the great Irish houses such as Doneraile Court, Co. Cork and Lisnavagh, Co. Carlow, Ireland. They displayed their work at Dublin’s Great Industrial Exhibition of 1853, where the best examples of Irish design and manufacture were on show. Strahan & co were regarded as producing some of the finest pieces of furniture at the time.
A lovely Irish chair that would have one no doubt once graced a very nice Irish country house.
Measuring; Height to back: 36”, width 27”, height of seat from ground 13”, side depth backwards 27”
c. Late 19th century