Historical fireplace to go under hammer

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A large mid 18th century Kilkenny marble Irish fireplace from the front hall of

A large mid 18th century Kilkenny marble Irish fireplace from the front hall of

Castlemorris Estate will go under the hammer next week.

The historic piece of furniture was originally pride of place in the front hall of the famous Kilkenny country house.

Another lot with an intriguing link to the Marble City is a unique set of six very heavy cut Kilkenny limestone bollards. Each of them has a hexagonal upward tapering form with iron ring finial and each are 68 inches (173cm) long, including foundation block and chain links. The origins of these historic bollards is Kilkenny Courthouse and they were removed before renovation.

The sale takes place at Huntington Castle on November 18. There is a public viewing at the castle this Saturday and Sunday from 11am - 4pm. The sale takes place on the instructions of the representatives of the estate of the late David Durdin Robertson and includes his private collection of mostly architectural items, especially carved Georgian and other stonework, early stone entrances, iron gateways, Georgian doorways, marble mantelpieces salvage items and period and other furniture and furnishings.For further details, contact George Gerard Mealy on (087) 7974575,