The Georgian Interior
Number Twenty Nine reflects the dominant architectural and decorative style of the period 1790 – 1820; the Neo Classical, as epitomised by figures such as Robert and James Adam and represented in Dublin by fine buildings such as the Customs House and Four Courts, by the English Architect James Gandon.
The emphasis of Neo Classical design is on the formal and on the sense in which all of the individual parts of a plan, be it a scheme for a room, or a façade of a building, if properly designed and proportioned will fit together to form a harmonious whole.
By the dawn of the 19th century however, greater variety was introduced into decoration and we see the introduction of a range of new styles into the Neo Classical, including the style frequently drawing inspiration from Egypt.
These trends can be seen in the furnishings and decorative finishes of Number Twenty Nine. The furniture, glassware, ceramics, and painting on display are mostly Irish from the late 18th or 19th century.