• Hanham Court - A Pastoral Idyl auction at Christies

    Sale 5466

    Hanham Court - A Pastoral Idyll

    14 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 88

    AN IRISH WHITE-PAINTED BREAKFAST BOOKCASE

    CIRCA 1820-30

    Price Realised  

    AN IRISH WHITE-PAINTED BREAKFAST BOOKCASE
    CIRCA 1820-30
    Each section with open shelves above a cupboard enclosing shelves, re-painted, the doors lacking
    107½ in. (273 cm.) high; 122¼ in. (323 cm.) wide, approx.; 22½ in. (57 cm.) deep


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    Killymoon castle was London architect John Nash's (1752-1835) first Irish project. He was commissioned by Colonel William Stewart in 1802 to rebuild the castle. Nash incorporated the original castle's Gothic chapel structure as a library comprising a crenellated sandstone structure with square towers.

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    Provenance

    By repute from Killymoon Castle, Cookstown, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
    Purchased from Robert Kime.