Friday April 10, 2020

Antique furniture rules roost at Fort William auction in Lismore

Fort William in Co Waterford is one of those Irish country houses with the kind of history that cries out for a silver-screen treatment.

20th April, 2013
The only known self portrait of Nikolai Gorlov (1917-1987) An boy orphan, he worked in one of the labour communes founded by Felix Dzerzhinsky, brutal head of the Cheka, the forerunner of the KGB (€5,000-7,000).

Fort William in Co Waterford is one of those Irish country houses with the kind of history that cries out for a silver-screen treatment. Built in 1836 by John Gumbleton in a quirky Tudor revival style, it has been home to a number of quirky notables including Adele Astaire, who leased it before moving to Lismore Castle when she married the alcoholic second son of the ninth Duke of Devonshire.

The most infamous inhabitant was the...

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