West Cork Country House Auction on 21st October at 3pm

WEST CORK COUNTRY HOUSE AUCTION 

To include the collections from: 

‘SIMLA’ , Glenbrook, Cork

&

‘MILTON House’ Bandon, Cork

We are off to a flying start this season with two very fine private house collections coming to the market on October 21st. Along with these items we will have further art, jewellery, silver & furniture from other consignors.

House Collections:

Simla, Glenbrook, Cork.

‘Simla’ a handsome 19th Century home, built looking out to sea, was the home of the Roberts family for almost 100 years. During that time they built up a very good collection of furniture and objects, some of which we have the privilege of bringing to your attention in our upcoming auction on Sunday, October 21st.

The Roberts were an important seafaring family from the town of Passage West. In 1838, the Sirius, the first steamship to cross the Atlantic to New York, left from Passage West. She was under the command of Captain Richard Roberts, a relation to the current residents of ‘Simla’.

Lot 184 AN IRON BOUND WOODEN SEAMAN’S CHEST, with hinged lid, and rope handles, is said to have been on this first voyage.

Milton House, Bandon, Co. Cork

‘Milton House’ in Bandon, is another fantastic period family home, dating from circa 1810, a home full of wonderful character. We are delighted to be offering a selection of furniture and other items of interest on October 21st from this fine collection.

Item of interest:

Lot 19

A VERY FINE LATE 19TH CENTURY ROLL-TOP BUREAU BOOKCASE, circa 1860, with 2 door glazed cabinet over a roll top desk, which smoothly opens to reveal a pull out writing shelf, with gilt tooled leather surface (centre writing panel tilts up), 3 “bedside maple” veneered drawers and letter pigeon holes to the back, with an ink and pen section to the right, above a further 2 door cabinet beneath, all raised on platform base, 83” x 22” x 48” approx

 

We are inviting consignments for this auction, closing date for acceptance of suitable items is Friday, 5th October next.

a handsome 19th Century home, built looking out to sea, was the home of the Roberts family for almost 100 years. During that time they built up a very good collection of furniture and objects, some of which we have the privilege of bringing to your attention in our upcoming auction on Sunday, October 21st.

The Roberts were an important seafaring family from the town of Passage West. In 1838, the Sirius, the first steamship to cross the Atlantic to New York, left from Passage West. She was under the command of Captain Richard Roberts, a relation to the current residents of ‘Simla’.

Lot 184 AN IRON BOUND WOODEN SEAMAN’S CHEST, with hinged lid, and rope handles, is said to have been on this first voyage.

‘Milton House’ in Bandon, is another fantastic period family home, dating from circa 1810, a home full of wonderful character. We are delighted to be offering a selection of furniture and other items of interest on October 21st from this fine collection.

Item of interest:

Lot 19

A VERY FINE LATE 19TH CENTURY ROLL-TOP BUREAU BOOKCASE, circa 1860, with 2 door glazed cabinet over a roll top desk, which smoothly opens to reveal a pull out writing shelf, with gilt tooled leather surface (centre writing panel tilts up), 3 “bedside maple” veneered drawers and letter pigeon holes to the back, with an ink and pen section to the right, above a further 2 door cabinet beneath, all raised on platform base, 83” x 22” x 48” approx

We are inviting consignments for this auction, closing date for acceptance of suitable items is Friday, 5th October next.

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