A Russian solid silver automated ballerina in the form of a Fabergé egg surmounted by an eagle was one of the more unusual lots at Hegarty’s auction in Bandon in west Cork this week. Measuring just 12 inches high it sold for 1,800.
The emphasis of the sale was on a collection of Irish Republican memorabilia (see post on antiquesandartireland.comfor February 15, 2013) but antique furniture created much interest too. A good quality 19th century rosewood and maple wood workbox made around 1890 sold for 1,250. A c1810 foldover card table made 1,350, a William IV foldover tea table made 1,150 and an early 20th century desk by Edwards & Roberts of London sold for 1,350.