A royal affair in Durrow

A wealth of regal lots from around the world will be auctioned at Sheppard's, writes Ros Drinkwater.

26th February, 2012
A royal affair in Durrow
A Regency mahogany Cork sideboard with lion mask decoration (€8,000 -- €12,000).

An item with royal provenance that sits in the palm of a man's hand is one of the highlights at Sheppard's forthcoming sale. It's a gold snuff box by Rundell, Bridge & Rundell circa 1820, probably made by Alexander James Strachan (1799-1850).

It was commissioned by George IV and presented to Viscount Powerscourt on board the Royal George at Kingstown (now Dun Laoghaire) in 1821.

Gold-mounted snuff boxes supplied by Rundell, Bridge & Rundell were a favourite...

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