Family portraits, miniatures, engravings and furniture from the Hingston family, who lived at Horsehead House at Passage until the 1960’s, will feature at the sale by Lynes and Lynes in Carrigtwohill on November 26. There is, for example, a fine Cork Regency mahogany dining table and a set of 14 Georgian Cork six bar chairs. Each is estimated at 4,000-6,000. A Georgian Cork brass inlaid secretaire bookcase is estimated at 1,000-1,500, a Georgian side table with Greek key decoration always known as the lamp table when it stood in the hallway at Horsehead, is estimated at just 400-600 – (update: this made 570). An Irish antique dining table with four additional leaves sold for 6,400.
Keen interest is expected in a set of Nathanial Grogan engravings with five Cork views: Monkstown Castle; Blarney Castle; St. Patrick’s Bridge; View at Tivoli and a View of Cork Harbour. The estimate is 1,500-2,000 – (update – these sold for 4,600). Four family portraits from Horsehead all have the R & W Clarke label on the reverse and family miniatures are estimated at 60-120 each. An engraving by Henry Morgan or Horsehead looking to Carrigaloe is estimated at 100-200 -(Update, this sold for 140). Other lots include a Japanese lacquered collectors cabinet on stand in need of restoration (300-500), a Georgian Cork 11 bar carver (400-600), a Cork dumb waiter (500-700), a walnut chest by Warring and Gillows (400-600), a partners desk (500-800) and bedroom furniture. A large Irish mahogany dining table, more than 15′ long, is estimated at 6,000-10,000 – (sold for 6,400). There is a set of 16 antique dining chairs by Strahan of Dublin. No less than 60 lots of books include the North Munster Antiquarian Journals, the Council Book of Kinsale by Richard Caulfield and Danger Zone (the story of the Queenstown Command). There are two large lots of quantities of comics (The Magnet and The Gem), a run of The Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, several lots of bundles of old Cork newspapers and old maps of various cities of the world. The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection: