All fired up for Corkonian chimneypiece sale

A carved marble masterpiece replete with profuse decoration is set to go under the hammer

12th March, 2017
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An Irish Georgian-era chimneypiece in marble (€20,000-€30,000)

From the dawn of time, the heart of the home has been the hearth. Picture it: a fire at the centre of the room, kippering everything from the folks gathered around it, to the rafters above.

So it does little credit to homo sapiens that it wasn’t until 1330 that the chimney appeared. This was a hood over the fire to catch the smoke, direct it up into a flue and out of the house,...

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