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    The fireplace from Wolfe Tone's house in Dublin inset with the grate from Elizabeth Bowen's home in Cork.

    The fireplace from Wolfe Tone’s house in Dublin inset with the grate from Elizabeth Bowen’s home in Cork.  UPDATE: The fireplace made 36,000.

    Wolfe Tone’s fireplace will come up at Fonsie Mealy’s Chatsworth spring fire art sale in Castlecomer on March 8.  The 18th century Carrara marble chimney piece was rescued from the front drawing room at the home of the Irish Revolutionary leader and founding member of the United Irishmen who died in 1798 at 44 Stafford St., Dublin (now Wolfe Tone St.) around 1960 by the present owner. It is estimated at 15,000-20,000.

    The grate in the image is from the bedroom of novelist and short story writer Elizabeth Bowen at Bowen’s Court in Co. Cork.  The iron framed grate made around 1760-70 is estimated at 1,000-1,500.  The catalogue for the auction of 765 lots is online.

    UPDATE: The fireplace was sold for 36,000

    (See post on for March 2, 2016).

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