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    YOU TOO CAN HAVE A SLICE OF THE ACTION

    Monday, February 5th, 2018
    In Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare Aidan Foley’s sale on February 13 will include around 200 lots from the former Principle Management Building on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, the music and management company founded by Paul McGuinness who successfully managed U2 for more than 30 years to 2013.

    Among these are some good desks, leather couches, chair, lamps and luxurious office accoutrements.  The auction includes lots from a period house in Askeaton with six Victorian gilt overmantles, a Victorian oval ended dining table  with two extra leaves estimated at just 300-400 and chairs.  There will be over 1,000 lots.

    A boardroom table from Principle Management  UPDATE:  The table made 759

    A Victorian overmantle mirror  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 480

    FRITZ HANSEN CHAIRS AT DE VERES

    Monday, January 29th, 2018
    This pair of Danish easy chairs by Fritz Hansen will feature at de Veres timed online design auction which runs until the evening of January 30.  Scandinavian design is hot right now and there are 89 lots of design furniture and art in this online sale.
    Fritz Hansens collaboration with Arne Jacobsen resulted in some classic icons of Danish design such as the Ant, Grand Prix, Series 7, the Swan and the Egg all from the 1950’s.  Founded in 1872 when the carpenter Fritz Hansen set up his own furniture company the design concern is still in operation and adding new designs today. All lots in the sale are on view at de Veres in Dublin.
    UPDATE: THESE WERE UNSOLD

    SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE AT SHEPPARDS ATTIC SALE

    Saturday, January 27th, 2018
    There is something about the idea of an attic sale that appeals to all collectors.  You never know what you might happen across. The Attic 2 auction at Sheppards in Durrow on January 30 has thrown up surprises that range from a croquet set to a 19th century metal bound pine butter churn estimated at just 100-150.
    The sale of over 700 lots, ideal for bargain hunters and those in search of something unusual, features decorative art, collectibles, paintings, prints, furniture, carpets and rugs from the attics, stables and storerooms of various clients of Sheppards.
    Persian, Afghan and Turkish rugs are modestly estimated at 200-300.  A set of Aesthetic Revival  metamorphic library steps is estimated at just 300-500 and a set of six Regency mahogany and boxwood inlaid Cork dining chairs has an estimate of 500-800.

    There are opera glasses, examples of Oriental and European porcelain, clocks, engravings, window seats, candlesticks, 18th century pairs of chairs, a Georgian brass preserving pan, games tables, a cased 19th century diorama, a Dutch blue and white musical jug and a large selection of furniture including a Regency parcel gilt  dwarf open bookcase and a Regency low bookcase.

    An Aesthetic Revival set of metamorphic library steps.  UPDATE: THESE MADE 460 AT HAMMER

    A set of six Regency mahogany and boxwood inlaid Cork dining chairs.  UPDATE: THESE MADE 540 AT HAMMER

    A Jacques of London croquet set.  UPDATE: THIS MADE 110 AT HAMMER

    19th century pine butter churn.  UPDATE: THIS MADE 80 AT HAMMER

    A TIMED ONLINE DESIGN SALE AT DE VERES

    Sunday, January 21st, 2018

    There is a timed online design and art sale by de Veres of Dublin until January 30.  This is an auction of just 89 lots. The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    A MAHOGANY SIDEBOARD, 1960s, BY WILLIAM WATTING FOR FRISTHO FRANEKER  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    A PAIR OF ‘ORANGE SLICE’ CHAIRS, BY PIERRE PAULIN FOR ARTIFORT  UPDATE: THESE MADE 1,200 AT HAMMER

    A MIRRORED SQUARE COFFEE TABLE, FRENCH 1970’S  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    Mike Fitzharris, b.1952 THE PORT AT RINGSEND  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    CARDIN’S FURNITURE SCULPTURES AT SOTHEBY’S PARIS

    Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

    THE furniture sculptures of Pierre Cardin are not installed along the walls, but in the centre of the room so that it is possible to walk around them.  This January Sotheby’s Paris is mounting an exhibition of the utilitarian sculptures of Cardin from 1970. With their extravagant and organic forms these pieces are still very much in demand.  At the  age of 96, Pierre Cardin remains a man and a brand, the sign of absolute success, still celebrated and exhibited in all four corners of the world.  The exhibition runs from January 17-24.

    Selette 1976 – a fridge, bar, cabinet.

    Presentoir 1980

    AN IRISH PAWFOOT ON AN ENGLISH OAK BENCH

    Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

    A contemporary English oak Irish pawfoot bench is among the highlights of Christie’s Interiors sale in London on January 31.  By Howe Modern it is estimated at £2,500-3,500.  The array of lots in the Interiors sale includes  property from the collection of Sir David and Lady Tang, property from Bywell Hall, Northumberland and property from Howe London.  The auction will offer a mix of old and the new, decorative and eclectic, from both collectors and individuals.

    A key highlight from the sale includes a selection of property from the London home of Sir David and Lady Tang, an unabashed socialite and bon vivant Sir David Tang was often referred to as ‘London’s best connected man’ .  Here is a small selection:

    An English oak Irish pawfoot bench by Howe Modern

    A set of 20 Louis XV style chairs

    An Austrian baby grand piano by Bosendorfer

    MEALY’S CHRISTMAS SALE HAS MUCH TO NOTE

    Monday, December 18th, 2017
    The Winter Sale at Mealy’s in Castlecomer on December 19 is more than a Christmas special.  It contains much of interest to collectors across a wide variety of price ranges. Antique furniture afficionados will be particularly interested in a Regency serving table by the Dublin makers Mack Williams and Gibton.  It is estimated at 4,000-6,000.  An Irish cellarette by the same makers is estimated at 2,500-3,500.
    The selection of Oriental and Chinese porcelain includes a Chinese Wanli blue and white Kraak dish with an estimate of 4,000-6,000.  The centre roundel is decorated with three ducks and a river bank.  There are vases, plates, lamps and bowls to choose from.

    The sale offers rugs, carpets, a selection of Manchester United match programmes, a collection of the Georgian Society records of Domestic Architecture and Decoration in Ireland and an unusual wooden pedal horse (350-450), a happy relic from the ghost of Christmas past. There is art and furniture ranging from a heavy brass club fender (300-500) to an 18th century carved walnut drop leaf dining table (500-700), a French walnut bureau plat (1,400-1,500), a George III secretaire cabinet (1,500-1,700), a Regency settee (300-500) and a Victorian dining table (700-1,100) and a small Georgian chest on chest among more than 350 lots.   The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection;

    A Regency serving table by Mack Williams and Gibton  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD.

    A crested mahogany wine cooler  UPDATE: THIS MADE 3,100 AT HAMMER

    A Cbinese Wanli blue and white Kraak dish  UPDATE: THIS MADE 4,000 AT HAMMER

    A man o war firing a salute by Adriaen van Diest (1655-1704  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,600 AT HAMMER

    MUCH TO TEMPT COLLECTORS AT MEALY’S CHRISTMAS SALE

    Friday, December 15th, 2017

    There will be much to tempt collectors at Mealy’s Christmas sale in Castlecomer on December 19.  This is a sale of 650 lots of  art, antiques and collectibles from various private estates.  Viewing gets underway at noon on Sunday. The catalogue is online. Here is a sample:

    The Georgian Society records of 18th century domestic architecture in Ireland.  UPDATE: THIS LOT MADE 370 AT HAMMER

    A French Empire gilt boudoir mantle clock  UPDATE: THIS MADE 180 AT HAMMER

    A compostion marble bust of Diana.  UPDATE: THIS MADE 270 AT HAMMER

    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)