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    Sunday, September 20th, 2020

    A 19th century walnut bedroom suite once possibly at Castle Freke comes up at the online Lynes and Lynes sale in Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork on September 26.  The nucleus of this 368 lot auction is two long undisturbed house contents, one at Monkstown, other at Rossa Street Clonakilty.  No less than six watercolours by Lady Kate Dobbin emerged from the house in Monkstown.  There is silver, period furniture, old swords, jewellery, glass, porcelain and antique paintings.

    It is known that lot 120, the walnut bedroom suite estimated at just €800-€1,200, emerged from one of the great west Cork house auctions of times past. Mr. Lynes speculates that this could well have been the three day contents auction of Castle Freke conducted by the venerable Cork firm of Marshs in October 1919.  Books on offer include Elephant  and Seladang Hunting in the Federated Malay States, London 1905 by Theodore R. Hubback (€1,000-€1,500).

    Walnut bedroom suite at Lynes and Lynes. UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,600 AT HAMMER


    Saturday, December 4th, 2010

    The Castle Freke platter: Three pieces of this service sold for 450.

    Three pieces from the Caste Freke dinner service are among the more unusual items to feature at the Marshs auction in Cork on Saturday December 11. This sale was postponed from December 4.  Lot 225 of 474 lots of furniture, jewellery, ceramics, jasperware and collectibles comprises two meat dishes and one lid with an image of Castle Freke, Rosscarbery, Co. Cork.  They are stamped “Lord Carbery’s seat”.

    The original castle on this west Cork site was a 15th century tower house belonging to the Barrys. It was occupied by the Frekes, later to become Barons of Carbery, in 1617.
    The architect Sir Richard Morrison altered the castle to the Gothic style in 1820.  It was burnt in 1910 and re-furbished, but the tenth Lord Carbery had to sell Castle Freke in the 1920’s and it was dismantled in 1952.