writes Des O’Sullivan.


A pre-Famine set of Ordnance Survey maps at Hegarty’s sale

Ridgeway collection is from Kilcolman Reserve at Doneraile, writes Des O’Sullivan.

A pre-Famine set of Ordnance Survey maps at Hegarty’s sale

A set of six bound volumes of the Ordnance Survey of Ireland, 1844 comes up at Hegarty’s sale in Bandon on Sunday week next, April 3.

The survey which just predates the Famine is from the collection of the late Margaret Ridgeway, founder of Kilcolman National Nature Reserve in Doneraile, Co Cork.

Some of these items, including the Ordnance Survey which is stamped Lord Doneraile, were previously in the collection at Doneraile Court.

Also included is a set of maps of Cork and Waterford by a Captain Larcombe, commissioned by Lord Doneraile in 1845 and used by him on hunting trips.

Another lot of interest is the belt plate of the Kinnalea and Kerricurrihy Cavalry from the Westropp collection. The plate closely resembles that worn by the Royal Cork Volunteers and has been featured in the Cork Historical Journal.

Antique furniture in the sale includes a Regency rosewood Cork foldover card table (€2,000- €4,000), an Irish early 19th century partners desk (€3,000-€4,000); a George II Irish gilt wood mirror (€2,000-€3,500); a four-door library bookcase (€2,000-€5,000) and an oval George III foldover tea table (€3,000-€5,000).

Among the artists included are Gerard Dillon, Arthur Maderson; Alexander Williams; James Bingham; Marie Carroll; Tom Byrne; Annie Robinson; Tom Greaney; Majella O’Neill Collins and Carol Ann Waldron.

There is a collection of clocks and clock garnitures, an Irish 19th century silver teapot, Chinese blue and white vases and a large selection of collectible items.

Viewing is from 12pm to 5pm next Friday and Saturday and from 12pm to the start of the sale at 3pm on Sunday week.

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