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    IRISH BOG YEW LIBRARY TABLE FROM THE 1851 GREAT EXHIBITION AT ADAMS

    Thursday, September 29th, 2022
    IRISH YEW WOOD LIBRARY TABLE by Arthur Jones & Co. Dublin. UPDATE: THIS MADE 11,000 AT HAMMER

    This Irish library table comes up on day two of the James Adam Country House Collections sale at Townley Hall near Drogheda on October 18. It was made in Dublin by Arthur Jones and Co. for the 1851 Great Exhibition at Crystal Palace in London. It was originally part of an 18 piece bog yew suite. There are four known surviving pieces of this suite today, a teapoy, a wine cooler, a whist table and this table. The teapoy was sold at Adams in 2014, the wine cooler was bequeathed to the National Trust of Australia by Samuel Henry Ervin and is in Sydney, the whist or card table is at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The table, lot 428 in the sale, is estimated at 10,000-15,000.