An attractive vintage Donegal carpet on a blue ground is among the top lots at Sheppards’ two-day auction next Tuesday and Wednesday.
Measuring more than 12 feet on each side it is enclosed by a leaf-scroll border. Lot 654 is estimated at €3,000-€5,000.
Antique Donegal carpets from the factory established by Scottish textile maker Andrew Morton in Killybegs in 1898, are prized by collectors.
The first Donegal carpet with a Celtic design was made for the Department of Agriculture and Technical Instruction for their offices at the Cork Exhibition in 1902.
The sale of 642 lots – the entire contents of Eden Hall, Kilkenny and other clients – will be divided into three sessions, two on Tuesday and one on Wednesday.
The sale is on view at Sheppards Auction House, Durrow, County Laois, today and tomorrow from 10am to 5pm on each day.
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