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Lot 1026/0216

SOLD Hammer price: €1000, Estimate: €700-1000

The Abbeyleix “Titanic” Carpet

[Titanic]
A length of woven Carpet from the Abbeyleix Carpet Works, early 20th Century, being an off cut from carpeting specially manufactured at Abbeyleix for the Titanic and its sister ship. With a reproduced photograph showing Sarah Clooney and others of the girls who made the luxurious carpets for the Titanic; also with an example of the patented Latch hook Needle used by Ms. Clooney for the work, and another photograph & diagram.
* The Abbeyleix factory survived from 1904-1914. With a letter of provenance from the factory’s historian, Mairead Johnston. As a lot, w.a.f. (1)

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