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Somercotes auctions convict past

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Sunday, December 7, will see a massive auction, titled Australia, of convict relics, colonial art, furniture and decorative arts at historical Somercotes — one of Tasmania’s finest estates established in 1823 near Ross.

The auction will have 535 uniquely Australia items on sale.

They include a set of convict handcuffs, and wet weather ‘slops’ or garments that were discovered in the attic of the original homestead at Somercotes. This collection is estimated to sell for $40-50,000.

Another Somercotes item is a neoclassical early Colonial double-ended blackwood sofa, circa 1830, with an estimated value of $20-30,000.

For more information visit Mossgreen Auctions.

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