Irish Georgian Society’s cocktail reception at O’Sullivan Antiques preludes Gala

 John Sullivan, Chantal O'Sullivan, Paul Keeler, Annette Lester , Marti Sullivan, Michael Kerrigan_new york gossip gal

Credit: Annie Watt

O’Sullivan Antiques on East 10th Street was the scene of a lovely cocktail reception given by The Irish Georgian Society as a prelude to the Gala Dinner at The New York Yacht Club on Wednesday, October 25th. 

Hosting the party were members of the American Board of Directors of the Society including Board President Beth Dater, Chantal O’Sullivan, Annette Lester, Marti Sullivan, Paul Keeler, Liz King and John Sullivan. Also in attendance was Michael Kerrigan, the Executive Director of the Society in the United States.

While mingling with other guests, friends of the Society, which promotes awareness and protection of Ireland’s architectural heritage and decorative arts, were treated to stunning examples of Irish Georgian furniture that filled the showroom that board member Chantal O’Sullivan has so carefully curated.

She explained, “In the 18th century Dun Laoghaire (formerly Kingstown) was the first port for ships bringing mahogany from Cuba so Irish craftsmen had the best wood.  We find Irish Georgian pieces are freer and more whimsical than the London carvers. You’ll find masks and harps ornaments.  Carvers quietly offered opinions of landlords who commissioned their pieces in the rendering of these faces.  It’s what we love.”

To learn more about the New York Gala Dinner on October 25th, please contact Executive Director Michael Kerrigan at 312-961-3860 or


John Sullivan, Chantal O’Sullivan, Paul Keeler, Annette Lester , Marti Sullivan, Michael Kerrigan


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