Irish furniture : woodwork and carving in Ireland from the earliest times to the Act of Union

Glin, Desmond FitzGerald, Knight of, 1937-2011

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  • Creator the Knight of Glin and James Peill ; including A dictionary of Irish furniture-makers by John Rogers; with photography by James Fennell and Dara McGrath
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication New Haven : Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art by Yale University Press, [2007] ©2007
  • Physical Details
    • viii, 323 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
  • ISBNs 0300117159, 9780300117158
  • OCLC ocm64336179


  • "This lavishly illustrated and comprehensive volume is the first devoted entirely to the subject of Irish furniture and woodwork. It provides a detailed survey--encompassing everything from medieval choir stalls to magnificent drawing-room suites for the great houses--from earliest times to the end of the eighteenth century. The first part of the book presents a chronological history, illustrated with superb examples of Irish furniture and interior carving. In a lively text, the Knight of Glin and James Peill consider a broad range of topics, including a discussion of the influence of Irish craftsmen in the colonies of America. The second part of the book is a fascinating pictorial catalogue of different types of surviving furniture, including chairs, stools, baroque sideboards, elegant tea and games tables, bookcases, and mirrors. The book also features an index of Irish furniture-makers and craftsmen of the eighteenth century, compiled from Dublin newspaper advertisements and other contemporary sources"--Publisher's description.


  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [314]-319) and index.
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