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John Egan (active ca. 1804–1841), first quarter 19th century. A Regency gilt and polychrome decorated seven pedal harp having a fluted column headed with a relief decorated band of griffins holding a lyre. Inscribed "John Egan No.25 Dawson St. Dublin". Approximate height 68", width 30.5", base depth 17.25". Note: Egan, who is thought to have made instruments from the late 1700s until about 1840, is seen by many as the father of the modern Irish harp.


Harp is in need of restoration. Cording has been used for strings. Missing pedals. There are two missing bridge/tuning pins. Significant losses to molding and decorative elements. Scratches and losses to polychrome detail. Prior to bidding, please consult the additional photos provided and ask all pertinent questions (i.e. condition, size, etc.). Packing and shipping is the responsibility of the buyer, please see our website for a list of shipping companies. For a condition report, please email Condition@AandOauctions.com. For additional photos, please email Photos@AandOauctions.com.

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Fine Irish Regency Classical Harp by John Egan

Estimate $1,000 - $2,000Sep 24, 2017
715 Miami Circle
Suite 210
Atlanta, GA 30324
United States
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