Fine Arts: Hundreds of home comforts from Victor Mee
Some 900 lots in this week’s sale hark back to simpler times of domesticity in Irish homesteads of the past
This week, Victor Mee takes us for a trip down memory lane with 900 lots of the domestic necessities once found in every Irish homestead – smoothing irons, toasting forks, trivets, butter bowls, bellows, table rush lights, oil lamps, a spinning wheel, cast iron kettles – all at affordable prices. A painting by R Coote, Fireside Scene, shows many of them in situ (€150-€250).
There are 19th-century dowry chests, a battalion of handsome pine...
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