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    AESTHETIC REVIVAL TABLE FROM ROBINSON COLLECTION FAILS TO SELL

    Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

    The Aesthetic Revival table.

    An Aesthetic Revial oak library table from the collection of former President Mary Robinson failed to sell at Sheppards in Durrow today.  The table, from Massbrook Lodge in Co. Mayo, had been estimated at 5,000-7,000.  By Holland and Sons London it contains an expansive oval tooled leather top above a leaf carved frieze.

    Other lots from the Robinson collection, like a Dublin George III hanging hall lantern originally from a doctor’s house on St. Stephen’s Green, easily found buyers.  The lantern sold for 1,800 at hammer against and estimate of 1,500-2,500.  The sale continues on November 29 with lots fro the collection of the late actress Maureen O’Hara.

    A HOUSE SALE BY DE VERES AT KILLINEY

    Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

    Around 350 lots will come under the hammer when de Veres auction the contents of Ballybrack House, Killiney, Co. Dublin on December 3 at 3 p.m. Racing art in the auction include a selection of paintings by Peter Curling, hunting and Snaffles prints and a bronze bust of Lester Piggott by Gary Trimble. There is a selection of 18th and 19th century furniture.  The catalogue is online.  Here is a small selection:

    A PAIR OF STONE ARMORIAL LIONS (1,000-1,500)

    Peter Curling FACING IN TO THEM (15,000-20,000)

    A MAHOGANY SERVING TABLE, MID 19th CENTURY (1,500-2,000)

    A LARGE BRASS BOUND MAHOGANY PEAT BUCKET (1,500-2,000)

    SHELBOURNE HOTEL FURNITURE AT HERITAGE AUCTION

    Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

    SHELBOURNE HOTEL SUITE WITH OBJECTS TO BE SOLD

    Furniture from Dublin’s iconic Shelbourne Hotel’s suites will come under the hammer at The Heritage, Killenard, Co.Laois on November 29.  A total of 250 lots of upholstered chairs and specially-made mahogany furniture are among the items from the hotel to be sold.  Auctioneers say that two container loads of stock from the Shelbourne includes many unused items of furniture still in their original packaging.

    The auction will include 1,000 lots from Brown’s Barn bar and restaurant on the Naas Road. Among them are the 30-foot long stainless steel bar structure and all furniture and memorabilia.  The sale will be conducted by Sean Eacrett Auctions and the full catalogue can be viewed online at www.easyliveauction.com.

    YEATS FAMILY COLLECTION SELLS WELL AT FONSIE MEALY

    Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

    John Butler Yeats – A fine pen-and- ink Portrait of his son W.B. from 1886 (4,000-6,000)

    The Yeats family collection provided the top lots at Fonsie Mealy’s sale in Castlecomer today.  The most expensive lot sold was the original Mosada portrait of WB Yeats by his father which made a hammer price of 21,000.  It had been estimated at 4,000-6,000.

    A small pocket sketch book belonging to William Butler Yeats sold for 17,000 over a top estimate of 5,000. A self portrait by John Butler Yeats made 13,000, the Yeats family harp made 11,000, William Butler Yeats’s spectacles made 10,000 and the Yeats family bookcase sold for 9,500 at hammer.

    The sale realised  550,000 on the hammer and 85% of lots on offer found buyers.

    (See posts on antiquesandartireland.com for November 10 and November 2, 2017)

    YEATS FAMILY COLLECTION AT FONSIE MEALY

    Friday, November 10th, 2017

    A collection of remarkable personal artefacts from the Yeats family will come up at Fonsie Mealy’s auction in Castlecomer on November 14.  The Yeats Family Collection – The Final Chapter,  includes paintings, letters and personal memorabilia.  Many of them have not been seen before.  The auctioneers say that this will be the last significant tranche of Yeats items to ever go to auction and that they offer a unique insight into Irish literary and artistic history through the eyes of the family.  This is a fine art sale of around 800 lots in total. It will feature Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian furniture; silver, clocks, militaria, carpets, light fixtures, musical instruments; stained glass and paintings including a selection of modern Irish Art. The catalogue is online.  Here is a small selection:

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for November 2, 2017)

    Yeats (William Butler) 1865-1939. A small pocket Sketch Book, morocco-
    backed, 18cms x 10cms about 50 pp good quality paper, clearly inscribed inside front cover in the poets hand, W.B. Yeats (3,000-5,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 17,000 AT HAMMER

    Rossanagh, Ashford, Co. Wicklow A very early and rare 19th Century Architects wooded Model, of the 3 storey early 18th Century red brick mansion (1,500-2,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,200 AT HAMMER

    Irish Georgian style mahogany triple top fold-over Tea & Card Table, by Robert Strahan & Co., Dublin (2,000-3,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,200 AT HAMMER

    The Yeats family harp (1,500-2,000) UPDATE: THIS MADE 11,000 AT HAMMER

    A WEDDING PRESENT FROM MICHAEL COLLINS AT MARSHS SALE

    Thursday, November 9th, 2017

    a wedding present from Michael Collins to his sister is among the lots at Marshs sale in Cork on November 11.  The set of is estimated at just 300-500.  Georgian and Victorian furniture, porcelain, rugs and books will all come under the hammer. Top lots of furniture include an early Irish Georgian kneehole desk, an Irish Georgian walnut upholstered chair and a Queen Anne walnut chest on stand.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    THIS SET OF SIX WALNUT ARTS AND CRAFTS CHAIRS WERE A WEDDING PRESENT FROM MICHAEL COLLINS TO HIS SISTER

    Irish Georgian Mahogany Kneehole Writing Desk

    Pair of Bronze “Marley” Horses on Stands

    AN 1827 IRISH LANGUAGE EDITION OF THE OLD TESTAMENT

    Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

    An 1827 edition of the Old Testament printed in Irish in Dublin and a 19th century ebonised credenza are among the highlights at a sale in Newcastlewest, Co. Limerick on November 11.  The auction by O’Donovan and Associates will include a large collection of cinema posters from Latchfords Cinema in Newcastlewest in the 1960’s.

    AN EBONISED CREDENZA AT O’DONOVANS

    A CINEMA POSTER AT O’DONOVAN’S

    A STRONG SELECTION AT ADAMS ‘AT HOME’ SALE

    Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

    Antique furniture, art, Oriental porcelain and collectibles all feature among a strong selection at the At Home sale at James Adam in Dublin at noon on November 12.  Nearly 500 lots will come under the hammer. The catalogue is online. Here is a taste of what it contains:

    A NEAR PAIR OF CHINESE CELADON GLAZED HU-FORM VASES, Guangxu (1875-1908) (3,000-4,000)  UPDATE: THESE MADE 21,000 AT HAMMER

    ALFRED DE BREANSKI JUNIOR (1877-1955)
    Autumn Morning in Co. Galway (6,000-8,000) UPDATE: THIS MADE 6,000 AT HAMMER

    A KILLARNEY ARBUTUS AND MARQUETRY INLAID FOLDING TOP CARD TABLE, mid-19th century, (4,000-6,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 6,600 AT HAMMER

    A SET OF EIGHT GEORGE IV MAHOGANY FRAMED DINING CHAIRS (2,000-3,000)  UPDATE: THESE MADE 3,400 AT HAMMER

    A GEORGE II IRISH MAHOGANY BRASS BOUND PLATE BUCKET (500-800)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 420 AT HAMMER

    A DRESDEN MONKEY ORCHESTRA AT MEALY’S

    Saturday, November 4th, 2017
    The Kings of the Swingers, a 12 piece Dresden monkey orchestra, will come up at Mealy’s two day sale in Castlecomer next Tuesday and Wednesday.  Lot 494, which will come up towards the end of day one, is an attractive set of monkeys, each playing a different instrument and including a conductor and vocalist.  Just the thing to jazz up your home. The orchestra is estimated at 1,300-1,500.
    The sale will include art, antiques and interiors from a number of period homes.  There is a selection of lots relating to, and once the property of, Daniel O’Connell, the Liberator.  Among these is a fine plaster bust of O’Connell after the eminent Cork sculptor John Hogan (2,000-3,000), a large portrait of him attributed to Joseph Crowley (1819-1857) (2,000-3,000), a large and heavily chased silver crested salver (5,000-7,000) and a large English porcelain jug together with a letter to Ms. McCarthy of 62 Dawson St., Dublin in which O”Connell refers to the purchase of the jug and another letter which refers to the jug which was presented to him while in prison. It is estimated at 2,000-3,000.

    Nearly 1,000 lots will come under the hammer and the sale will be live on the internet.  There is a George III style architectural fire surround and overmantle (2,400-2,600), some heavy cast iron garden benches and statuary, an Irish Georgian style reeded brass bound peat bucket,  a Regency chaise longue, a long 19th century Irish pine kitchen table,  a Cork silver soup ladle by Carden Terry and Jane Williams, a large Edwardian silver epergne, some jewellery and pistols a a c1920’s-30’s mechanical toy bank by Saalheimer and Strauss of Germany (1,500-2,000).  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    A monkey band  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,200 AT HAMMER

    A portrait of Daniel O’Connell  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,200 AT HAMMER

    A bust of Daniel O’Connell  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 3,000

    A German made toy mechanical bank from the 1920’s-30’s UPDATE; THIS MADE 8,500 AT HAMMER

    THE WINTER SALE AT MEALY’S IN CASTLECOMER

    Monday, October 30th, 2017

    The winter sale at Mealy’s in Castlecomer, which takes place on November 7 and 8, features contents from a selection of country and city houses around Ireland.  The auction will feature material formerly the property of Daniel O’Connell, the Liberator (1775-1847).  Viewing gets underway in Castlecomer on November 5.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    VICTORIA (DUBOURG) FANTIN-LATOUR, FRENCH 1840-1926, “Still Life, Roses in a Glass bowl, on a Marble Ledge (2,000-3,000) UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,400 AT HAMMER

    THE DANIEL O’CONNELL SILVER CRESTED SALVER, A LARGE HEAVY CHASED SILVER SALVER, by Richard Sawyer of Dublin 1839 (5,000-7,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 5,500 AT HAMMER

    SERPENTINE-SHAPED NINETEENTH CENTURY FRENCH BRASS-MOUNTED PARQUETRY AND WALNUT LADIES WRITING TABLE (600-700)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 1,000 AT HAMMER

    GEORGE III STYLE ARCHITECTURAL FIRE SURROUND AND OVERMANTEL (2,400-2,600) UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    ROSEWOOD, WALNUT AND SATINWOOD-BANDED CABINET-ON-STAND (3,500-4,000) UPDATE: THIS MADE 3,000 AT HAMMER