O’Connell portrait in the frame at art sale

A PORTRAIT of Daniel O’Connell which was at the Cork and County Club for many years is among many brimful of interest lots at Fonsie Mealy’s sale in Castlecomer May 20 at 10.30am.

O’Connell portrait in the frame at art sale

There is a half-length portrait of Richard Roberts of Cork, captain of the Sirius, the first steamship to cross the Atlantic in 1838 (€1,000-€1,500).

Cork silver includes a pierced fish slice by Samuel Reily c1780 (€1,800-€2,500) and a plain 18th century straining spoon by Joseph Gibson (€1,700-€2,300).

A large Killarney centre table is estimated at €15,000-€20,000. On the more contemporary side is Waterfall, a heavy Nepalese tapestry by Pauline Bewick measuring approximately 9’ x 5’.

This unique piece is signed and inscribed by the artist. The auction of 800 lots includes content from Rockforest near Mallow, Co Cork and Newbawn in Co Wicklow. It is on view from noon to 5.30pm tomorrow and from 10.30am to 5.30pm on Tuesday.

A total of 33 letters written by Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy to Dublin-based priest Fr Joseph Leonard will be offered by Sheppard’s in Durrow on June 10. The unpublished personal correspondence, in manuscript form and written between 1950 and 1964, cover events from her engagement to John F Kennedy to his assassination in 1963. The auction house announced on Tuesday that they will also be offering 21 lots of Jacqueline Kennedy associated correspondence and photographs. Estimates will range from €400 to €1.2 million. Philip Sheppard described the cache as: “in effect the unpublished autobiography”.

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