Maker: Ross & Co.
On first sight you would think that this was a standard mahogany Balloon Back Low or Nursing Chair. Ross of Dublin perfected the construction of the campaign chair so that it looked to all intents and purposes just like it's domestic equivalent. They used the principal of front legs that unscrew and back legs with a longer bolt which extend up into the back to support it, on a number of their chairs from dining to easy. The back of this chair is further supported by 'wings' that also bolt on to the back.
Ross' history is well documented by us so I will not go into it here but it is likely that this chair may have been sold as part of a set that fitted into one of their Chiffonier Packing Cases along with a number of other pieces. The numbering to the legs is 4,5,6 & 7. The chair has a brass plaque with Ross' address details of 9, 10 & 11 Ellis's Quay dating the chair to circa 1860.