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    Monday, May 22nd, 2023
    This c1820 sideboard at Lynes and Lynes was at Midleton College and originated at one of the great houses of East Cork.

    With everything from a 12′ long c1820 sideboard once at Midleton College, a carved oak pulpit, the Journals of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society and an old Hornby train collection the sale by Lynes and Lynes in Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork on May 27 has much to interest all sorts of collectors. Included in the auction is the collection of the late Craig and Mary McKechnie, removed from Lynwood, their residence overlooking Cork Harbour at Rushbrooke. There is a large 19th century mahogany server by Maple and Co. (€600-€1,000), a set of Cork 11-bar dining chairs (€2,500-€3,500) and a selection of Cork furniture including side tables and chests of drawers.

     A chemist shop display cabinet 

      An attractive Regency inlaid linen press (€400-€600)  and a pair of Georgian demi-lune side tables with satinwood crossbanding (€600-€800) will generate much interest. A large collection of 19th century lithographs of Egypt and the Holy Land by David Roberts RA (1796-1864) is to be sold in lots of two with estimates from €100-€300. Lot 59 is a large model of a sailing boat on stand which sat on a marble topped table in the drawing room (€200-€300). Books include Journals of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, an old 1895 Cork Almanack including an advertisement for R. & J. McKechnie, books of Cork interest together with a collection of yachting and gardening books.  A silver cream jug and sugar bowl by William Egan dates from 1921-22.
    The large sideboard from Midleton College would originally have been in one of the great houses of East Cork.  The estimate is €1,000-€1,500.  There should also be significant interest in a fine old chemist shop display cabinet (€200-€300). The oak pulpit by Thomas Manning, Bagnalstown, is estimated at €500-€800.  Lot 85 is a collection of First Period Belleek ware (€100-€200).  An old Hornby train collection was last sold by Lynes and Lynes a number of years ago.  This time around the estimate is €500-€800. The catalogue is online and viewing is underway.

    A carved oak pulpit