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    SHEPPARDS SALE ON VIEW IN DUBLIN THIS WEEKEND

    Friday, August 25th, 2017

    Antique furniture, silver, a pair of 18th century English paintings, chandeliers, mirrors and collectibles will all feature at Sheppards sale of contents from Lota, Brighton Road, Foxrock, Dublin on August 29.  Viewing is at the Dublin house from August 26-28, the sale takes place at Sheppards in Durrow, Co. Laois.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    Cork Regency serving table (5,000-7,000)

    19th century French chandelier (2,500-3,500)

    Irish silver claret jug Dublin 1843 (3,000-5,000)

    A pair of 18th century English School artworks (3,000-5,000)

    WILLIAM IV CARD TABLES AT WOODWARDS IN CORK

    Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

    A  pair of William IV card tables and a pair of Coalbrookdale garden benches are feature lots at the Woodwards sale in Cork on August 26.  The auctioneers will offer contents from two estates and three house sales. There is an Eileen Gray c1027 chrome table, a Sheraton inlaid credenza as well as a commode, a bonheur du jour and a walnut desk all in the style Louis XV. There is a selection of collectible items including old comics, glass and porcelain.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    A selection of comics and annuals

    An Eileen Gray e1027 table

    A Sheraton credenza  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,400

    A bonheur du jour  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 1,800

    THIRD SALE OF ASHFORD CASTLE CONTENTS

    Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

    The remaining contents left over from the refurbishment by new owners of luxurious Ashford Castle Hotel are to be auctioned by Aidan Foley at the Old Sawmills in Cong, Co. Mayo on August 21 and 22.  Around 900 lots set aside for use in the re-vamped hotel are to be sold.  This is the third sale of contents from Ashford by Mr. Foley, who had huge interest in auctions in 2015 and 2016.  There will be antique Imari chargers, 50 pairs of curtains, Persian rugs, pants, bathroom accoutrements, collectibles and antique furniture in this sale.  The catalogue is online. Here is a sample:

    A selection of lots to be offered

    A large Imari charger  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 1,000

    OLD IRISH RUGBY PROGRAMMES AT LIMERICK AUCTION

    Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

    Antique furniture and collectibles including Ireland rugby programmes will come under  the hammer at O’Donovan’s, Newcastlewest on August 26.  The sale includes contents from two houses in Limerick.   A large collection of Irish rugby match programmes from the 1950’s and ’60’s, many signed by team members, was found in one of these houses.  The catalogue is online. Here is a sample:

    International rugby match programmes

    A heavily signed programme

    ART DECO AND COALBROOKEDALE AT MEALY’S SUMMER SALE

    Sunday, July 30th, 2017
    Gothic style cast iron garden benches, a set of Art Deco dining chairs made in Paris around 1927, a pair of brass bound peat buckets and a Sevres style porcelain writing slope all feature at Mealy’s sale in Castlecomer on July 31. Irish brass bound peat buckets are always in demand by collectors and there are two in this sale, estimated respectively at 2,000-2,200 and 2,000-2,500.
    The top furniture lot is an oblong French Art Deco macassar ebony dining table (c1925-30) by Dominique Andre Domin and Marcel Genevriere.  It is estimated at 8,000-12,000.  There is a set of eight Art Deco dining chairs by Andre Arbus (3,000-5,000) and a heavily carved Chinese side table (2,000-3,000) among a furniture offering which includes side tables, chairs, sideboards, breakfast and dining tables and a pair of satinwood demi lune commodes (2,800-3,500).

    Art includes a large bronze study of a wounded stag by Holme Cardwell (1813-1897) (2,500-3,500), a coastal scene by George Drummond Fish (250-300) and a number of Irish and English School works.  There is porcelain, rugs, a set of four pewter tankards, a scale model of the Titanic, clocks and miniatures on offer.

    French Art Deco macassar ebony dining table. UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    A large brass bound mahogany peat bucket  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,200 AT HAMMER

    A Sevres style porcelain top writing slope. UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,600 AT HAMMER

    One of a pair of gothic style cast iron benches: UPDATE:  THIS LOT MADE 2,000 AT HAMMER

    MID SUMMER SALE AT MEALY’S ON JULY 31

    Friday, July 28th, 2017

    Unusual antique composition group with Daniel O’Connell  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,500 AT HAMMER

    An unusual composition group of Daniel O’Connell meeting a group of catholics clad in local costume is the catalogue cover lot for for Mealy’s mid-summer sale in Castlecomer on July 31 at 11 am.  On an oval base under a glass dome it is estimated at 500-800.

    Among the other collectible items on offer is a scale painted wooden model of the Titanic in red, white and black (500-550) and a heavy copper and brass mounted divers helmet on a wooden base (380-450).

    A set of French Art Deco dining chairs is estimated at 3,000-5,000 and an Art Deco macassar ebony dining table with two extension leaves has an estimate of 8,000-15,000.

    Viewing gets underway in Castlecomer today for this one day auction of over 600 lots. It will include fine and decorative art, antique furniture, garden furniture and interiors from a variety of private estates and collections.  The catalogue is online.

    WEBB’S ROUNDSTONE THE TOP LOT AT FONSIE MEALY

    Thursday, July 27th, 2017

    The Crouching Venus

    A painting by Kenneth Webb was the top lot at Fonsie Mealy’s summer art sale in Castlecomer this year.  The Fish Market at Roundstone sold for a hammer price of 15,000. A set of four stained glass panels of saints from The Earley Studios in Dublin sold for 11,000 at hammer. A 17th century Italian School of Moses Striking the Rock attributed to Bernardo Cavilling made 10,500 at hammer and The Crouching Venus, a white marble Italian School c1800 sculpture originally at Powerscourt sold for 8,000 at hammer.

    Other top hammer prices included a pair of Irish duelling pistols (8,000), a 12 bore Purdey shotgun (5,600), a stained glass panel of St. Patrick (5,500), an oval enamel plaque portrait by J. Sadler, Liverpool (5,200), two Carrara marble statues of The Blessed Virgin and The Sacred Heart (5,000) and an Irish George III period bookcase (5,000).

    (See posts on antiquesandartireland.com for July 25 and July 22,  2017)

    HISTORIC STAINED GLASS PANELS AT FONSIE MEALY

    Saturday, July 22nd, 2017
    Historic stained glass from the Convent of Mercy in Castletownbere,  Ernest Bewley’s desk and a white marble crouching Venus once at Powerscourt House are among the lots to tempt collectors at Fonsie Mealy’s two day sale in Castlecomer on July 25 and 26.
    The prime piece from among eight stained glass panels is entitled St. Patrick Our National Apostle.  Estimated at 4,000-6,000 it depicts King Loegaire, son of Niall of the Nine Hostages, King of Pagans and Barbarians, being baptised and received into the catholic church. It was made  by Earley and Company (1861-1975), one of the largest ecclesiastical  decorators in Ireland and the UK.  The rest of the eight  panels depict various saints, Our Lady and the Sacred Heart with estimates from 700 to 6,000.
    Lot 550 is a late 19th century Chinese export wooden desk owned and used by Ernest Bewley, founder of the eponymous oriental cafes. It is estimated at 2,000-3,000.  The catalogue cover lot is an Italian crouching Venus which was in the Great Salon at Powerscourt in the 1800’s.  Powerscourt and most of its contents were destroyed by fire in 1974. It is estimated at 7,000-9,000.

    The auction will feature a collection of more than 70 lots of militaria built up over the past 40 years. Among these is a pair of Irish flintlock duelling pistols by McDermot (Dublin) estimated at 5,000-7,000.  There is a selection of Georgian and Victorian furniture form Kevin Castle in Co. Cavan. Lot 183, Lord Nelson’s shoe buckle was formerly in the Bridgeport collection and the vendor believes it to have been originally held by Nelson’s brother William.  Art includes a group of five original watercolours relating to the 1798 rebellion by  Arthur David McCormick for a London book marking the centenary of the rebellion in 1898.  This is estimated at 4,500-5,500. A depiction of The Fish Market at Roundstone by Kenneth Webb is estimated at 10,000-15,000. The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    St. Patrick, Our National Apostle from the Mercy Convent, Castletownbere  UPDATE: THIS MADE 5,500 AT HAMMER

    Chinese export desk owned by Ernest Bewley  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    The Fish Market at Roundstone by Kenneth Webb UPDATE: THIS MADE 15,000 AT HAMMER

    A TWO DAY HOUSE CONTENTS AUCTION IN DUN LAOGHAIRE

    Thursday, July 20th, 2017

    More than 1,200 lots will come under the hammer at a two day house contents sale in Dun Laoghaire on July 22 and 23.  Auctioneer Damien Matthews of Oldcastle will conduct the sale at 15 Royal Terrace West.  It will include antique furniture and silver, antiquarian books, jewellery and collectibles from various estates.  The catalogue is online.

    An interior shot with some of the items to be auctioned.

    15 Royal Terrace West, Dun Laoghaire

    ONLINE ART AND DESIGN AT DE VERES

    Thursday, July 13th, 2017

    An online art and design auction will be held by Dublin based de Veres on July 18.  Emphasis is very much affordable.  It will include residual pictures from the collection of Michael Carroll, much of whose collection was sold in April.  All were acquired from Dublin galleries the The Dawson, Taylor and Oliver Dowling during the 1970’s and ’80’s. There will be 40 lots of design furniture.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    A WALNUT AND CHROME ART DECO EXTENDING DINING TABLE, by La Metal Arredo, Milan (800-1,200)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 720 AT HAMMER.

    Barry Castle 1935-2006 THE KNITTING WOMAN (800-1,200)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    Seamus O’Colmain, 1925-1990 GOSSIP (150-250) UPDATE: THIS MADE 135 AT HAMMER

    Micheal de Burca 1913-1985 WEST OF IRELAND (600-900)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 640 AT HAMMER