Irish Furniture

Predominately in walnut or mahogany Irish antique furniture is often characterized by its sometimes primitive and shallow, almost flat carving. Its woods are darkly polished and on table and seat furniture you will often find a square carved toe. Motos in Irish antique furniture include eagle heads, winged birds, rosettes, oak leaved festoons and tassles many of which are laid on a punch or checked background such as the English did in their giltwood pieces. Ronald Phillips Ltd has a wide selection of Irish antique furniture from mahogany centre tables with heavily carved friezes to simple but elegant and functional peat buckets and mirror chandeliers. Each piece has been chosen for its colour, patination and rarity and all are available to view at our Bruton street gallery in London.