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    LOUIS XV COMMODE AT DURROW AUCTION

    Friday, February 24th, 2017

    A Regency gilt bronze surtout de table (20,000-40,000) and a Louis XV parquetry commode (15,000-25,000) are among the top furniture lots at Sheppards two day sale in Durrow, Co. Laois on March 7 and 8 next. There is a similar 15,000-25,000 estimate on a large Irish side table by Mack Williams and Gibton originally from Loughton House in Co. Offaly, a pair of monumental carved wood console tables and a c1900 ormolu mounted roll top writing desk by Francois Linke. A c1790 French Hepplewhite silver table is estimated at 4,000-6,000 and a pair of mahogany satinwood and amboyna banded card tables by James Hicks is estimated at 3,000-5,000 in a sale with much interesting furniture. The catalogue is online.  Here is a small selection.

    A Louis XV commode (15,000-25,000).

    A pair of monumental carved wood console tables (15,000-25,000)  UPDATE: THESE SOLD FOR 17,000

    A Regency gilt bronze surtout de table (20,000-40,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 22,500

    A roll top desk by Francois Linke  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 14,000 AT HAMMER (15,000-25,000)

    Large Irish side table by Mack, Williams and Gibton (15,000-25,000).

    A c1790 silver table (4,000-6,000).

    ADAMS ‘AT HOME’ SALE IN DUBLIN ON FEBRUARY 26

    Saturday, February 18th, 2017
    Adams say that their first At Home auction of 2017 in Dublin on February 26 will provide decorators and home makers with remarkable opportunities for layering – the currently fashionable interior trend with lots of mixing of textures, colours and styles.  More than 350 lots of silverware, jewellery, antique furniture, porcelain, collectibles and paintings at very reasonable estimates are to be sold.
    Silver rarities include a pair of Limerick mustard spoons (150) by Thomas Burke and a 17th century trefid tablespoon by Benjamin Watts of London (400).

    There are two still life studies by artist Cecil Kennedy from the estate of a Co. Cork collector.  Bought through the London gallery of McConnell Mason they are estimated respectively at 6,000 and 5,000.  An early Victorian Mason’s 85 piece dinner service and a Dun Emer Guild wool carpet with Celtic pattern are each estimated at 2,000. A vintage Louis Vuitton steamer trunk and a tan leather suitcase are estimated at 3,000 and 300.  Antique furniture includes a 19th century hunt table (5,000) and a George IV console table in the manner of Del Vecchio of Dublin (4,000).  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    A PAIR OF 19TH CENTURY STYLE VERNIS MARTIN INLAID AND PAINTED KINGWOOD VITRINE CABINETS (2,000-3,000)  UPDATE: THESE SOLD FOR 1,900 AT HAMMER

    A 19TH CENTURY CUT GLASS JUG (200-500)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 160 AT HAMMER

    A GEORGE III INLAID MAHOGANY COMPACT SIDEBOARD (700-1,000) UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 700

    An Irish mahogany and marble top side table (8,000-12,000)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    A George III black and gilt Japanned clock c1760 inscribed John Dene Dublin (2,000-3,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,800 AT HAMMER

    COTSWOLD SCHOOL FURNITURE BY PETER WAALS

    Sunday, January 29th, 2017

    A collection of 15 lots of Cotswold School Furniture will come up at Bellmans Auctioneers of Winchester on February 14. Estimates range from £100 to £8,000. Most were made by Peter Waals (1870-1937) in the tradition of Ernest Gimson at his workshop in Chalford in Gloucestershire between 1922 and 1936.  Furniture by Waals was widely collected by some of the leading English industrial families of the day like the Cadbury’s and the Pilkingtons.  These pieces are from Lyndwood, Stoughton Road in Leicester, former home of the Goddard family who patented silver polish in the 19th century.

    An oak and macassar ebony side table (£4,000-6,000)

    Chequer inlaid oak chest of drawers by Peter Waals (£5,000-7,000)

    THE JANUARY SALE AT JAMES ADAM IN DUBLIN

    Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

    Around 375 lots will come under the hammer at the January sale at James Adam in Dublin at noon on January 29.   There is an affordable selection of silver, art, dining chairs, lighting, antique furniture,  glass, porcelain, mirrors.  rugs and collectible items.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    WYCLIFFE EGGINTON RI RCA (1875-1951)
    Still life of roses in a mug watercolour (300-400) UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 570 AT HAMMER

    A CHINESE BLACK LACQUER CABINET (400-600)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 130 AT HAMMER

    A GEORGIAN INLAID WALNUT AND CROSSBANDED KNEEHOLE WRITING DESK (300-500)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 160 AT HAMMER

    SET OF SIX IRISH BRIGHT CUT ENGRAVED SILVER TEASPOONS, Dublin 1894, together with a similar small Irish silver scroll end soup ladle, Dublin 1896 (80-120)  UPDATE: THESE SOLD FOR 120 AT HAMMER.

    ANTIQUE FURNITURE AT HEGARTY’S IN BANDON

    Monday, January 23rd, 2017
    Antique furniture and a Killarney wood jewellery box are feature items at Hegarty’s first sale of 2017 in Bandon on January 26 at 7 p.m.   A c1850 Irish silver table with shell motif is at 6,000-10,000 the most expensively estimated lot in the auction. Among the other top lots are a Regency circular drum table (3,000-5,000), a 19th century gilt wood pier glass (2,000-3,000), a pair of William IV brass inlaid bookcases (2,000-3,000) and an early 19th century rosewood fold over card table (1,200-1,800).

    The Killarney jewellery box is estimated at 1,500-2,000 and there is a similar estimate on a 19th century Irish gilt wood mirrors.  There are two Cork silver bowls by Carden Terry and Daniel McCarthy estimated respectively at 3,000-4,000 and 2,000-3,000.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    A c1850 Irish silver table with shell motif (6,000-10,000) UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 6,400

    19th century Killarney jewellery (1,500-2,000)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 1,650

    AN ATTIC SALE AT SHEPPARDS IN DURROW THIS WEEK

    Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

    Paintings, furniture and collectibles will come under the hammer at the Attic2 auction at Sheppards in Durrow on January 26.  This clear out sale, which is now on view, will feature objects from the attics, stables and storerooms of the clients of this auction house.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    NINETEENTH-CENTURY BRASS MOUNTED AMBOYNA, SATINWOOD AND FRUITWOOD BANDED GLOVE BOX (100-150)

    NINETEENTH-CENTURY RUSSIAN PAINTED POLYCHROME ICON (100-150)

    NINETEENTH-CENTURY MAHOGANY CIRCULAR LOW TABLE (200-300)

    AN EDWARDIAN PERIOD CHINESE CHIPPENDALE BOOKSTAND (200-300)

    A c1800 writing bureau (800-1,200)

    AN IMPRESSIVE COLLECTION OF BOULLE FURNITURE AT CHRISTIE’S PARIS

    Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

    The sale of contents of the Palais Rose in Paris by Christie’s  on March 7 will give collectors and connoisseurs an opportunity to acquire Old Master paintings and drawings, fine furniture, porcelain and jewellery.  Christie’s will offer the collection of Boni de Castellane & Anna Gould, legendary figures of the late 19th and early 20thcenturies.  Boni de Castellane, a celebrated dandy of the Parisian scene, married Anna Gould, daughter of an American millionaire who made his fortune in railways, in 1895.  Their Palais Rose was completed in 1902 and hosted some of the most celebrated parties in Paris with guests including the Queen of Naples, Queen Isabel II of Spain, Kapurthala’s Mahardjah and the Kings of Spain and Portugal in 1905.  Anna Gould filed for divorce in 1906, mainly due to the exorbitant expenses he had generated. Diane de Castellane lived in this home surrounded by treasures, the majority of which she had inherited from her grandmother Anna Gould, and of which the impressive collection of Boulle furniture is the most significant of all. (All images courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd., 2017).

    A PAIR OF LOUIS XIV BOULLE MARQUETRY OF ‘PREMIERE PARTIE’ CASKETS, ATTRIBUTED TO ANDRE-CHARLES BOULLE, EARLY 18TH CENTURY (200,000-300,000)  UPDATE: THESE SOLD FOR 173,000

    A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI ‘CONTRE PARTIE’ BOULLE LATE 17TH CENTURY MARQUETRY MEUBLES A HAUTEUR D’APPUI STAMPED BY JEAN-LOUIS FAIZELOT-DELORME, CIRCA 1775 (1-1.5 million)  UPDATE: THESE WERE UNSOLD

    A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI BOULLE MARQUETRY ‘PREMIERE PARTIE’ MEUBLES A HAUTEUR D’APPUI STAMPED BY ADAM WEISWEILER AND ETIENNE LEVASSEUR, LAST QUARTER 18TH CENTURY (800,000-1.2 million)  UPDATE: THESE SOLD FOR 818,500

    A PAIR OF 18TH CENTURY SEVRES PORCELAIN AND ORMOLU-MOUNTED “VASES EN BURETTES”(100,000-150,000) UPDATE: THESE MADE 140,500

    PAIRE DE “VASES OVOIDE” EN PORCELAINE TENDRE DE SEVRES DU XVIIIe SIECLE c1770 (80,000-120,000)  UPDATE: THESE MADE 206,500

    IRISH FURNITURE AT NEW YORK’S WINTER ANTIQUES SHOW

    Thursday, January 12th, 2017

    An Irish mirror and an unusual full sized oak postbox  will feature on the Apter-Fredericks of London stand at New York’s Winter Antiques Show, which runs at the Park Avenue Armory from January 20-29.  The George III gilt wood pier mirror is, according to Apter-Fredericks, comparable to the work of Francis and John Booker. It exhibits many of the traits of Irish mirrors of this period, including naif rusticated columns, characteristic carving and the inclusion of an animal. The oak country house post box is of full height. Most were designed to sit on a table.  The golden colour oak is of fine quality and the condition is very good. The pieces have their original Strahan labels.

    A notable contingent of the 70 exhibitors at the leading art, antiques and design fair in America specialize in American fine and decorative arts. There is always a strong range of English, Continental, Asian and other non-Western art, ancient to modern. In keeping with the times, the Winter Antiques Show is gradually adding contemporary material to a mix that remains unapologetically historicist. “Exhibitors across all 32 disciplines want to engage new and younger buyers. Everybody is talking about cross-collecting. Our version of cross-presenting material is a natural extension, because many of our dealers have expanded into new areas in their galleries,” said executive director Catherine Sweeney Singer.

    The George III gilt wood Irish mirror

    The full size oak country house postbox.

    A SALE IN OLDCASTLE ON DECEMBER 30

    Friday, December 23rd, 2016

    With everything from a cased taxidermy pheasant to a selection of mirrors, antique furniture, Waterford Crystal, jewellery and a variety of collectibles the sale by Matthews of Oldcastle on December 30 offers something from everyone in the immediate aftermath of Christmas.  The catalogue, which is online, lists 588 lots, but Matthews say that viewing is advisable as there is likely to be late entries.  Here is a small selection:

    Silver Condiment Set with Bristol Blue Liners (90-120)

    Silver Condiment Set with Bristol Blue Liners (90-120)

    Antique Giltwood Carved Mirror (600-900)

    Antique Giltwood Carved Mirror (600-900)

    Regency Crossbanded Fold Over Games Table  (400-700)

    Regency Crossbanded Fold Over Games Table (400-700)

    Cased Taxidermy Pheasant (150-250)

    Cased Taxidermy Pheasant (150-250)

    ANTIQUE AND INTERIORS SALE AT HEGARTY’S, BANDON

    Thursday, December 8th, 2016

    More than 360 lots – including antique furniture, art, silver and collectibles – will come under the hammer at Hegarty’s antique and interiors sale in Bandon on December 11.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    MARK O'NEILL, b. 1963, "A SIMPLE ARRANGEMENT"

    MARK O’NEILL, b. 1963, “A SIMPLE ARRANGEMENT”  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    LATE 19TH CENTURY TIP-UP WINE TABLE

    LATE 19TH CENTURY TIP-UP WINE TABLE

     ROSEWOOD & SATINWOOD INLAID, DAVENPORT

    ROSEWOOD & SATINWOOD INLAID, DAVENPORT  UPDATE: THIS MADE 900 AT HAMMER

    AN IRISH SILVER TANKARD

    AN IRISH SILVER TANKARD  UPDATE: THIS MADE 7,000 AT HAMMER

    ARTHUR K. MADERSON, "Crossing the Cunnigar, Low Tide, Evening, Dungarvan".

    ARTHUR K. MADERSON,
    “Crossing the Cunnigar, Low Tide, Evening, Dungarvan”. UPDATE: THIS WORK WAS UNDER NEGOTIATION AFTER THE AUCTION.