More Irish letters & memorabilia of historical interest come under the hammer

Hegarty next Fine Art & Antique’s monthly auction takes place on Sunday February 17th, at 4pm. Viewing takes place on the preceding Friday 15th 12-5pm, Saturday 16th 12-5pm and on Sunday (day of sale) 12-4pm, when auction starts.

250 lots approximately will come under the hammer, to include a single-owner collection from Cork city, along with items of historical importance, and a watercolour from Kilbrittain Castle and an interesting selection of jewellery, silver and selected items of objects vertu from a French collector. Highlights in the 30 lot section of historical items will include a two-page personal letter from Terence MacSwiney, written from prison in 1916, with the original envelope, along with a two page letter from Tom Barry, written while in prison in 1934, and a six page letter from Annie MacSwiney (Terence MacSwiney’s sister) with the original envelope, dated 28th August 1920, written from Terence MacSwiney’s beside, giving historically important details. The historical collection is estimated between €10,000 and €20,000.

18th & 19th century Irish silver will include a cream jug and sugar bowl circa 1800 est. €1000/2000, along with an 18th century Irish ladle est. €800/1200, which are part of a single owner collection of 20 items of silver. Furniture will include a Georgian Irish linen press €1500/2500, a 17th century oak silver chest est. €1000/2000, Regency rosewood tea table est. €2000/4000, 19th century library bookcase eest. €2500/5000, Victorian dining room table est. €2000/4000 and set of eight dining room chairs. Interesting items of vertu and collectables will include continental silver, ivory netuskes, a selection of Chinese porcelain etc. Various items of Art Deco & Art Nouveau will feature as well as jewellery & modern & contemporary paintings, books, clocks etc.98

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For Auction page property - Six page letter from AnnieMacSwiney

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