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    A receipt for dinner at the Royal Cork Yacht Club in 1890. (Click on image to enlarge). UPDATE:  IT MADE 1,700.

    Social historians will find lots of interest at the Lynes and Lynes sale at Carrigtwohill in July 14.  An insight into well to do life in late Victorian and Edwardian Cork is on offer  through a collection of invoices made out to a Major Newenham of Coolmore, Carrigaline, Co. Cork detailing everything from dinner at the Royal Cork Yacht Club in 1890, purchases of silver and a wedding notice on the then Cork Examiner newspaper and even a dozen tennis balls in 1911 from Elvery’s in Patrick St., Cork. The bill for dinner in 1890 was £10 and the tennis balls bought 21 years later cost 12 shillings and nine pence.

    Furniture on offer includes an Georgian linen press, an early 19th century Cork sideboard, a set of Georgian dining chairs, a Victorian chesterfield couch, a circular dining table, a brass club fender and a Regency sofa table. The catalogue is on line.

    UPDATE:  The Georgian linen press sold for 3,100 at hammer, the Cork sideboard was unsold, the Georgian dining chairs made 600, the chesterfield made 820, the circular dining table sold for 800,  the Regency sofa table made 700 and the book of invoices made 1,700.

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