Tuesday March 31, 2020

Blunden Castle gives up its treasures

More of a time-honoured Big House than a castle, the Kilkenny residence has overflowed with artefacts that are now due to go under the hammer at Sheppard’s

23rd June, 2019
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Blunden Castle in Co Kilkenny

Knowing the provenance of an object can greatly increase our appreciation and enjoyment, be it 18th-century Irish furniture or Lalique. Rare is the auction that tracks the passions and activities of a family through the generations as does Sheppard’s forthcoming Blunden Castle sale.

Pamela Blunden died, aged 94, in 2017. Because she had no son, the Castle has passed to her nephew. The majority of the lots due to go under the hammer...

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