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Kearney, George (1850-51)

Kearney, George

47 or 49 Henry Street, Dublin, Ireland; carver, gilder and looking glass manufacturer (fl. 1850-51)

A trade label in the collection of Gillman (illus. Glin, Furniture History (1985), fig. 20) reads ‘GEORGE KEARNEY, Carver & Gilder, Looking Glass Warehouse &c. Wholesale and Retail, 47 Henry Street, Dublin. “Successor to the Late Joshua Kearney.” ‘Window Cornices in great variety. Lamp Oil and Best London Wax Candles. Chimney, Pier and Dressing Glasses of every description for Carriages, Dwelling Houses, Shop Windows, Prints &c. Workmen sent to any part of the Kingdom to Glaze, if required. Slips of Glass for Shelves &c. Old Glasses Polished and Silvered and Frames Regilt.’ A pair of picture frames labelled by George Kearney with the address of 49 Henry Street is illustrated in Glinn & Peill (2007), fig. 260.

Source: Glin, ‘Dublin Directories and Trade Labels’, Furniture History (1985]; Glinn & Peill, Irish Furniture (2007), pp. 194-5.