Irish to the fore at sale in New York

Irish antiques are appreciated all over the globe as a forthcoming Sotheby’s New York sale demonstrates. The title, A Celebration of the English Country House, is a trifle misleading for the sale contains a number of items originally intended for nei

21st March, 2009

Irish antiques are appreciated all over the globe as a forthcoming Sotheby’s New York sale demonstrates. The title, A Celebration of the English Country House, is a trifle misleading for the sale contains a number of items originally intended for neither England, nor a country house.

The top Irish lot is actually the catalogue’s cover image, an important gilt wood pier mirror not seen at auction since it changed hands in London in...

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