Hearst among equals at Adam’s sale

A marble-topped table that once belonged to the legendary newspaper tycoon is up for grabs

10th June, 2018
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An Irish, marble-topped, serpentine side table, once owned by newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst (€8,000-€10,000)

An Irish table once owned by fabled newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, plus Meissen porcelain, Waterford crystal, Bohemian glass, Japanese netsuke and early 20th-century winding toys are among the 673 lots on offer at Adam’s this week.

With its bold lion masks, it’s clear why the Irish, marble-topped, serpentine side table appealed to Hearst – it’s an undeniable statement piece. He was the first newspaper publisher to capitalise on sensational journalism and what we...

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