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    In the 1990’s in Ireland sales of contents from convents and monasteries were almost commonplace. They are more unusual now but Charleville, Co. Cork based P.J. O’Gorman will offer contents from the Convent of Mercy in Cahir, Co. Tipperary on April 25 at noon.  The auction will take place at the convent, which has been in operation in this location since 1881. Antique furnitures in these sales tends to have been well maintained and in good condition.  Prime lots this time include a four door Regency breakfront secretaire bookcase and a mahogany pedestal desk.  There are Victorian two and three door bookcases, sets of Victorian dining chairs, chaises longues, Victorian sideboards, a walnut davenport, church pews, religious prints, statues, porcelain, glass, brass candlesticks and plated silver among more than 500 lots.

    A Regency secrétaire four door bookcase.

    A Regency secrétaire four door bookcase.  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 3,600

    A mahogany cylinder pedestal bureau.

       A mahogany cylinder pedestal bureau.  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 800

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