Sunday October 25, 2020

The treasured trinkets of a life well lived

A fine array of Princess Fredericka Guirey's possessions in Mealy’s summer sale show a taste for the elegantly decorative

28th May, 2017
A 16th-century needlework panel

In terms of choosing a spouse or a domicile, you couldn’t accuse the late Princess Fredericka Guirey of having a type. The daughter of multimillionaire aviation pioneer Frederick Sigrist, her husbands included Irish film director Kevin McClory and stockbroker prince Kadir Guirey, believed to be a distant descendant of Genghis Khan. Depending on her mood, she resided in the Bahamas or Co Meath.

A fine array of her possessions in Mealy’s summer sale...

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