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The Old Cinema,
Chatsworth Street,
Castlecomer,
Co. Killkenny,
R95 XV05,
Ireland.

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Lot 571/0236

Estimate: €1500-2000

Taxidermy: “The School Room.” An extremely fine and rare 19th Century diorama of a school room interior depicting a hedgehog as the school master at his desk, conducting a lesson to his class of weasels, squirrels, and kittens, one of whom is in the “Dunce’s” corner, each holding a book, in a well decorated classroom, with maps of Ireland and only North America, pictures of animals, and an Act of Parliament Wall Clock, with glazed front, approx. 59cms (23″) high, 80cms (31 1/2″) wide; 30cms (12″) deep. (1)

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