Over 350 lots of antique furniture, art, porcelain, mirrors and books of legal and political interest will come under the hammer at a house auction in Dublin on Thursday, December 29 at 12 noon. Matthews Auctioneers of Oldcastle will hold an on the premises sale at Kildonan, No. 3 Eglinton Road. Furniture lots on offer include a George II chest of drawers, a William IV Irish serving table, a George III kneehole desk, an early Victorian dining table, an Edwardian inlaid side table, a satinwood display cabinet, a George IV two door bookcase, a Victorian gilded overmantle and a pair of Regency hall chairs. Viewing gets underway on December 27 at noon.
This was the home of Thomas Teevan, Attorney general in 1953-54 and a High Court judge from 1954-71. He was the judge in the unsuccessful libel action brought by Patrick Kavanagh against The Leader, a cultural magazine. The verdict was later overturned.
UPDATE: The auction was highly successful, there was a huge viewing and it was about 95 per cent sold.