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    UPDATED JUNE 29:  THE James Adam country house auction on the premises at Fernhill, Sandyford, Dublin 18 on June 28 brought in 290,000 including fees, 240,000 without.

    The top lot was a portrait of a gentleman and a lady attributed to Mason Chamberlin (British, 1727-1787).  It made 19,000.  An oil on canvas by Nathanial Hone, Fishing Boats on the Lagoon, Venice, looking towards the Doges Palace on the right and Santa Maria della Salute on the left estimated at 5,000-7,000 made 9,000, an Irish George IV serving table made 5,700, a Victorian giltwood centre table sold for 5,600 and  The Botanical Magazine or Flower Garden Displayed by William Curtis and continued by John Sims; col plates, Vols 1-24, 1787-1806 in twelve volumes made 5,500.

    The sale included a range of antiques, paintings, china, silver and antique linens together with items removed from Farmleigh House being sold on the instructions of the executors for the estate of The 3rd Earl of Iveagh.  The auction was 85 per cent sold.

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