Chippendale chair

A minor domestic comedy unfolds as Stephen imagines his uncle Richie commanding him to have a seat ("Sit down or by the law Harry I'll knock you down"), prompting his son Walter to observe that there are no chairs in the bedroom ("He has nothing to sit down on, sir"), prompting Richie to repeat the observation as if it is Walter's fault ("He has nowhere to put it, you mug. Bring in our chippendale chair"). Clearly, the Chippendale is the one good chair in the house.

JH 2015

An Irish Chippendale arm chair. Source: www.furniturelandsouth.com.