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Co. Killkenny,
R95 XV05,

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Lot 1628/0318

SOLD Hammer price: €2500, Estimate: €2000-3000

The “Hellfire” Club Grandfather ClockAn important 18th Century Irish mahogany Grandfather Clock, the swan neck pediment topped with rosettes, and a central carved bearded mask with horns, finished with interleaved foliage in relief, the brass dial with Roman numerals, Signed by Charles Gillespy, Dublin, and with a glazed door flanked by Corinthian columns, over a shaped panel door carved in relief depicting a demonic figure, and with draped fruit from mouth, Dated ‘1749,’ and also a carved burning flame, the panelled base also carved with a hand holding cards, and crossed pikes, on bracket feet, approx. 240cms (94″) high. (1)Provenance: By tradition from the “Hellfire Club” Dublin, purchased late 19th Century by the McCartney Family, Wynnstay House, Clonskeagh, Co. Dublin.

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