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- O'Connell, Daniel
- His travelling nécessaire
Mahogany case with brass banding lined with red morocco and containing 12 silver-topped glass jars and containers, each engraved with the O'Connell's crest of a stag's head, and 10 steel implements, two with ivory handles, two fitted trays, two removable morocco boxes, two further sections with removable morocco covers, the red silk lid concealing a morocco-backed mirror, 325 x 230 x 150mm, Charles-August Péret, Paris, c.1840, retaining a few later O'Connell family items including bow ties, a clothes brush, a lock of hair, and silver shamrock cufflinks (c.1911)
Daniel O'Connell (1775-1847); by direct family descent
THE TRAVELLING CASE OF THE "LIBERATOR". Simple and unpretentious by the standards of the time, this nécessaire - containing shaving implements, scents, and other necessities - would have accompanied O'Connell during his dramatic final years of public life. In the 1840s O'Connell travelled around Ireland speaking at "Monster" rallies of 100,000 supporters calling for the repeal of the 1801 Act of Union, went back and forth to England to attend the House of Commons, spent a year incarcerated in a Dublin jail, and finally travelled to Italy, where he died in May 1847.