Table from Historic Irish Estate, Tyrone House, Makes £264,000 at Bonhams Sale

LONDON.- A fine Regency rosewood library table, which was acquired for Tyrone House, an important Irish estate in County Galway, sold for a remarkable £264,000 at Bonhams on 15 June 2011, as part of its Fine English Furniture and Works of Art Sale. The table, which had been estimated at £100,000 – 150,000, has passed through the St. George family by descent. Tyrone House was built in 1779 by Christopher St. George (1754-1826) and designed by the celebrated Waterford architect John Roberts (1712-1796). Christopher St. George lived in the house for twenty years before passing it to his son, Arthur French, who, during the 1820s, also occupied Kilcolgan Castle. By 1905, the family was based between Dublin and America and the contents of the house were split