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    An Irish Georgian tallboy originally at Brittas Castle, Thurles  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,300 AT HAMMER

    Irish furniture, silver and glass with an old family provenance will feature at the Lynes and Lynes sale in Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork on April 20.  The auction will feature lots from the estate of Roma Peare (nee Knox) of Kinsale and Tipperary. The Tipperary connection relates to the Knox family of Brittas Castle, Thurles and Parkville, Clonmel.  The family owned Brittas from 1853. A total of 64 acres of land at Parkville changed hands last month for €2.45 million.  It was bought by Coolmore Stud.

    Lots from the estate of Roma Peare include a Georgian tallboy (€800-€1,200), a Georgian cellarette (€500-€700), a convex mirror with eagle and dolphins (€600-€800), a large collection of silverware including an Irish silver teapot with a typically florid 19th century inscription as follows: “A memento from the inhabitants of St. Peters Parish Cork until the Rev Nich.s C Dunscombe to record their high esteem of him for his indefatigable labours as a Parish Minister and a Public Benefactor being the main spring of the Temperance cause in his native city. January 30th 1840”.

    Nicholas Dunscombe was a leading Protestant clergyman and a founder member, along with Fr. Matthew, of the temperance movement in Cork.  The distinctive Dunscombe fountain, installed in the 1880’s at the bottom of Shandon St. in Cork, supplied drinking water for almost a century.  It was constructed by friends of the Rev Dunscombe as a memorial to him. Cast in Glasgow the antique structure was removed sometime before the 1980’s and is still missing.

    A convex mirror UPDATE: THIS MADE 950 AT HAMMER

    Silver from the Knox estate include a pair of Cork bright cut tablespoons by J. Warner along with some fine tea sets and flatware.  The family also collected Irish glass and there are several examples in the sale. There are Knox family portraits including a large oil of Col. William Knox which is in need of restoration.

    Art by Marshal Hutson and 18th century engravings of Cork and Youghal and a large old framed map of the City of Cork and suburbs by John Rocque from 1759 will create interest.  Among the more unusual lots is a 1961 Morris Minor which has been with the family since 1961 and unused for the past 15 years.  Viewing gets underway in Carrigtwohill next Saturday (April 13).

     A timber fairground horse. UPDATE: THIS MADE 550 AT HAMMER

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