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CONTENTS Acknowledgements Forward by Nicholas Goodison Introduction PART I Chapter 1 Furniture and Woodwork up to Charles II's Restoration in 1660 Origins; The Furnishing of Castles and Tower Houses; Kilkenny Castle and its Inventories; A Waterford Merchant's Inventory; A Co. Kerry Castle Inventory; An Elizabethan Planter's Inventory; A Limerick Tower House Inventory; A Gaelic Irish Earl's Inventory; The Armada Table; Seventeenth-Century Chimneypieces; The Great Earl of Cork; Other Inventories Chapter 2 The Restoration Period Ormond Inventories; Charleville; Late Seventeenth-Century Building and Decoration in Ireland; Eyrecourt; Kilkenny Castle; The Fate of Elizabeth Freke Chapter 3 Carving in the Late Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Centuries. Early Marquetry Furniture The Royal Hospital, Kilmainham; St. Michan's Church; Beaulieu; Stackallan; Early Irish Auction Sales; St. Mary's Church; St. Ann's Church; Marsh's Library; Trinity College Dublin; Dr. Steeven's Hospital; St. Olaf's Church; St. Finian's & St. John's Churches; Rathbeale Hall; Santry House & Mount Ievers; St. Pappan's Church; Damer House; Platten Hall; Singleton House; Marquetry Furniture Chapter 4 Ireland in the Second Quarter of the Eighteenth Century The Social Background; The New Taste in Architecture; Castletown; No. 10 Henrietta Street; No. 9 Henrietta Street; Cashel Palace; Cultural Patriotism; John Houghton; Russborough; Howth Castle; Japanned Furniture; Carton; Thomas Johnson in Ireland; John Houghton; John Kelly; Charles Coleman; Glasnevin; Summer Grove; Rossanagh; Castlecor Chapter 5 Furniture of the Mid-Eighteenth Century: its Characteristics and Influence in America Furniture Characteristics; Seat Furniture; Tables and Stands; Case Furniture; Castletown; Carton; The Provost's House; Richard Cranfield; James Robinson; The Bookers; Furniture in the Provinces; Irish Influence in America Chapter 6 Ireland in the Late Eighteenth Century The Earl of Charlemont; Interiors; William Moore; Pietro Bossi; The Jacksons; William Partridge; Interiors; Frescati; Lucan House; Caledon; Dunsany; Gaulston; Kennett and Kidd; Coaches; Killadoon; Castle Coole; After the Union PART 2 Catalogue of Irish Furniture Introduction; Seat Furniture; Upholstered Seat Furniture; Stools; Tables and Stands; Tables with Eagles; Tables with Baskets; Tables with Medallions; Armorial Tables; Tables with Pierced Friezes; Various Tables; Card and Tea Tables; Games-Tables; Tea-Tables; Centre Tables; Dining-Tables; Drop-Leaf Side Tables; Pier Tables; Writing-Tables; Dressing-Tables; Coffers-on-Stands; Bidet, Bottle-Stands; Cellarets and Wine-Coolers; Case Furniture; Longcase Clocks; Buckets; Mirrors Appendix I A Dictionary of Eighteenth-Century Irish Furniture-Makers by John Rogers Appendix II Charles Coleman's Bill, 1751 Bibliography Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Furniture -- Ireland -- History -- 17th century.
Furniture -- Ireland -- History -- 18th century.
Wood-carving -- Ireland -- History -- 17th century.
Wood-carving -- Ireland -- History -- 18th century.