Lusitania artefacts top of auction menu

Des O’Sullivan anticipates keen interest in a sale in Carrigtwohill, Co Cork.

The centenary of the sinking of the Lusitania with the loss of 1,198 lives in an act of war off the Cork coast was marked last week. Happier times on the Lusitania are recalled at Lynes and Lynes auction in Carrigtwohill next Saturday (May 23) at 11 am.

A breakfast menu from June 1910, along with two dinner plates, a silk ribbon worn at the launch of the vessel in 1906 and a boxed medal will be sold as one lot. The estimate is €100-€200.

Furniture includes a Cork Regency dining table (€1,000 to €1,500); a Georgian wardrobe (€500-€700); a Georgian tallboy (€600-€800); an Irish design settee (€300-€500); an unusual pedestal wine cabinet (€400-€600); a Georgian chest of drawers (€500-€700) and a Hepplewhite design window seat (€200-€300).

A large reproduction cross banded dining table, 19’8” long and 4’ wide, is estimated at €500-€1,000.

There are collectibles among the 300 lots on offer including clocks, a pair of Sevres urns (€200-€400) and a Georgian brass banded trunk (€150-€250). Lots one and two are a Honda 70 motorbike and Honda convertible car. Viewing is from 10am to 8pm next Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

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