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    This 18th century Irish desk is at Christie's Interiors, South Kensington on August 9. UPDATE: THIS MADE £3,250

    Homeward Bound by Charles Grierson at Christie's. UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD.

    Among the lots of particular Irish interest at Christie’s Interiors sale in South Kensington, London on August 9 are this Irish desk a painting by the Cork born artist Charles Grierson.

    The mid 18th century Irish George II mahogany kneehole desk is estimated at £1,500-£2,500. The moulded top is above a secretaire drawer above ten further short drawers.

    The artist Charles MacIver Grierson was born at Queenstown in Cork in 1864.  He graduated from the Cork School of Art (now the Crawford) in 1881.  He was apprenticed to the architect William Henry Hill before attending the School of Art.  He susquently settled in London where he studied at Heatherley’s Life School and practiced as an artist. He died in London in 1939.  Homeward Bound, a pencil and watercolour which is indistinctly dated from the 1890’s, is estimated at £600-£800.

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