Finest furniture on table at Lynes

Take your pick from items from some of the big Cork houses. Des O’Sullivan reports

ONE of the finest antique furniture collections to feature at a Cork auction in decades will come up at Lynes and Lynes, Carrigtwohill, on November 26. The auction includes furniture from Dunkathel House, Glanmire, Rockgrove House, Glaunthaune and Castlefreke, Co Cork. The Dunkathel lots include a fine Irish Georgian three pillar dining table (€40,000-€60,000), 10 Georgian Cork dining chairs (€12,000-€15,000) and a fine pair of Cork side tables with crossbanded tops (€30,000-€50,000).

Other lots from Dunkathel include a Cork sideboard (€15,000-€25,000), a rare circular butler’s tray with fittings (€20,000-€25,000), and a large fruitwood bookcase (€40,000-€60,000). There is a large gilt overmantel mirror by Richard Harris, carver and gilder of Hanover St, Cork supplied to Dunkathel House in 1837 (€20,000-€30,000). Other lots include an 18th century Irish blanket chest (€4,000-€6,000), a 19th century terrestrial globe (€2,000-€3,000) and a pair of early oak 19th century stools with the Freke-Evans coat of arms from Lord Carbery’s auction at Castlefreke in 1919 (€30,000-€40,000).

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