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SIDE CABINETS SELL FOR 21,000 AT SLANE CASTLE

One of a pair of boulle and ormolu side cabinets sold for 21,000.

One of a pair of boulle and ormolu side cabinets sold for 21,000.

A pair of Napoleon III boulle and ormolu side cabinets more than doubled their top estimate on day one of the James Adam Country House Collections auction at Slane Castle on October 13.  Estimated at 6,000-10,000 the pair sold for a hammer price of 21,000.

An Irish Georgian brass hall door lock sold for 2,000; a 19th century white marble bust of Julius Caesar by John MacDonald made 4,000; a pair of Victorian billiard room benches made 5,000; a c1660 pair of English oak joint stools made 2,500; a mid 19th century percussion action five shot revolver made 10,000; an Irish 18th century double action flintlock fowling piece made 9,500; an 18th century Irish blanket chest made 4.000;  a French ormolu and marble figural cercle clock surmounted by a Cupid and signed Dubuisson made 8,000; an Irish satinwood foldover card table made 5,000; a longcase clock by William Haddock of Waterford made 3,000; a George II London walnut cased bracket clock made 4,000; a Victorian hexagonal red lacquered post box made 5,500; a George III breakfront wardrobe in the style of Gillows made 11,000; an oil on canvas of a standing nude by Emmanual Michel Benner (1873-1965) made 11,000 and a George III Gainsborough armchair made 7,200. (These are all hammer prices).

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