A grand collection fit for a Big House library

7th April, 2019
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Elegant Fisherfolk on the Dargle by Robert Carver

On April 17, Adam’s puts the spotlight on a single room to be found in every Big House. The 18th and 19th-century Irish library would have been created by, and for, gentlemen, the received wisdom at the time being that the fairer sex should be guided towards less cerebral pursuits such as embroidery, pianoforte and Sunday painting - watercolour, of course.

Requisite items would have included a postbox, a terrestrial globe, a collectors’ cabinet,...

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