Category Archives: 19th Century

Lost Houses of Ireland by Randal Macdonnell 2002


The Lost Houses of Ireland by Randal Macdonnell 2002
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2002
Large format 30 x 25 cm
Hardcover with dust jacket
Excellent condition

This fabulous volume contains great homes of Ireland, gone forever, razed or turned commercial. Illustrated with more than 350 photos of rare and historic interior rooms with period furnishings and exteriors with unique detail, through a gallery of both close-up and full-frame pictorials. Stories of those who lived in each site depict how life was lived in earlier times, with memorable family achievements and eccentricities.
Featuring these houses: Ballynegall, Bermingham House, Blarney Castle, Borris House, Castle MacGarrett Clonalis, Dromoland Castle, French Park, Gaybrook, Glananea, Gormanston Castle Headfort, Kilkea Castle , Killeen Castle, Killruddery, Kilmurry, Knocklofty, Mallow, Moore Abbey, Mount Juliet, Rockfleet, Rockingham, Shanbally Castle, Shelton Abbey, Stradbally Hall

Price £30.00

Ref:2247

Burkes Irish Country Houses by Mark Bence-Jones 1978


Burkes Irish Country Houses
by Mark Bence-Jones
Vol.1

Published by Burke’s Peerage Ltd., London., 1978.
Pergamon Press N.Y.
Hardback red cloth with dust jacket.
Good condition extensive text and several thousand illustrations.

This book is an alphabetical dictionary of nearly 2,000 Irish country houses, with individual entries comprising an architectural description and commentary, a brief history of the property and its devolution, many anecdotes and notes of interest concerning the interior, gardens, park etc.

Price £40.00


STK.2246

Pennsylvania German Folk & Decorative Arts from Mr & Mrs Richard Flanders Smith


Pennsylvania German Folk Art and Decorative Arts from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Flanders Smith
Includes furniture, toys, quilts, housewares, baskets and all manner of folk art items from Mennonite, Amish and generally Pennsylvania Dutch craftsmen of this and previous centuries.
3rd June 1995

Christie’s
Lebanon Valley Exposition Center
Pennsylvania

Well illustrated heavy rare catalogue
Condition Very Good

Price £18.00

Ref:2427

REVOLUTION Christie’s New York April 2016


“Revolution” is a new multi-departmental concept sale featuring masterworks of fine arts from the 18th and 19th centuries – paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures – that will bring to life the many ways in which the visual arts have documented, illustrated and contributed to the great revolutions – political, philosophical and aesthetic – that made the modern world. The 45-lot sale offered a distinguished and diverse selection of artists such as Boilly, Daumier, David, Géricault, Goya, Ingres, Turner and Vigeé Le Brun. Historical figures represented in the sale include Marie Antoinette, Napoleon, Rousseau, Duke of Orleans and George Washington, among others.

Auction house: Christie’s, New York
Date: 13th April 2016

Condition. Excellent, large format with fold-out pages

(Weight: Very Heavy)
Price £25

NELSON, The Alexander Davison Collection Sothebys 2002 Hardback Edition

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The Alexander Davison Collection
“Horatio Nelson…the first British hero. the Alexander Davison collection is disclosed, the most significant discovery for more than a hundred years. To read these letters and documents, and to see the mementoes that Davison kept is strangely moving. Alexander Davison was Nelson’s intimate friend, treasurer and advisor “It was not only Nelson who confided in Davison but his wife, Fanny, and his mistress, Emma Hamilton, did so too….Then there are the belongings – Most memorably, the purse said to have been in his pocket at Trafalgar; the swords and the guns; the porcelain; and the dazzling diamond brooch bearing his initials, which still keeps its mystery.

Sotheby’s
London
21st October 2002

Fine quailty hardbacked delux catalogue well illustrated
and with extensive text. includes estimate sheet
This heavy catalogue is in excellent condition

Price £22.00

Irish Country Houses by Mark Bence Jones – Revised Edition 1988

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Vol.1

Published by Constable, 1988.
Hardback  blue cloth with dust jacket .
Book Condition: Excellent. 30x21cm.

This book is an alphabetical dictionary of nearly 2,000 Irish country houses, with individual entries comprising an architectural description and commentary, a brief history of the property and its devolution, many anecdotes and notes of interest concerning the interior, gardens, park etc.
Extensive text and several thousand illustrations.

Condition. Very Good

(Weight: Heavy)
Price £68.00

Ref: 2180