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    ALL ABOUT RUGS AT SHEPPARDS

    Saturday, February 10th, 2018
    Tabriz carpets from Northwest Persia, Aubusson carpets from France, a Mughal inspired carpet from Agra in India and a Donegal design carpet  after Alexander Morton and Company will kick off Sheppards sale of carpets, rugs and runners in Durrow on February 13. Estimates for the above mentioned prizes from an auction of 115 lots range from 2,500 to 6,000.  On offer is a range of floor coverings from the exotic East to the Dun Emer Guild by way of Aubusson and Donegal.
    Lot 11, a Donegal carpet after the English architect,  furniture and textile designer C F A Voysey, is one of a number of Donegal examples on offer and is estimated at 6,000-8,000.
    The most expensively estimated Irish carpet  – at 8,000-12,000 – is a late 20th century Dun Emer Guild Phoenix Design wool carpet measuring 12′ x 9′.  The Dun Emer Guild was founded by Lily and Elizabeth Yeats and Evelyn Gleeson in 1902 and was influenced by the Arts and Crafts Movement.

    The auction features carpets, rugs, kilims and runners from all over Persia, the southeast Caucasus and even Peking.  Many of these are from locations that were far more familiar to travellers of an earlier generation than they are now.  Thankfully this is beginning the change and the courtly delights of Persia are once again beginning to open up to western travellers.

    A late 20th century bespoke Dun Emer Phoenix design carpet :UPDATE THIS MADE 6,600 AT HAMMER

    A c1900 Heriz runner:  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,600 AT HAMMER

    SOUVENIRS OF LUSITANIA AT LYNES AND LYNES

    Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
    A collection of souvenirs from the Lusitania.

    A collection of souvenirs from the Lusitania.  UPDATE: THESE SOLD FOR 800

    There will be memories of happier times on the Lusitania at Lynes and Lynes in Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork on May 23.  The centenary of the sinking of the Cunarder, with the loss of 1,198 lives in an act of war off the coast of Cork, was marked earlier this month. Among 300 lots at Lynes and Lynes is a breakfast menu from the vessel in June 1910 along with two dinner plates, a silk ribbon worn at the launch in 1906 and a boxed medal.  They will be sold as one lot with an estimate of just 100-200.  The catalogue for the sale is on line. Here is a small selection.

    A Dun Emer Guild rug, circa 1950,  made originally for Aghadoe House, Killarney (500-1,000). The reproduction table in the image has a similar estimate.

    A Dun Emer Guild rug, circa 1950, made originally for Aghadoe House, Killarney (500-1,000). The reproduction table in the image has a similar estimate.  UPDATE: THE RUG SOLD FOR 1,300, THE DINING TABLE FOR 700

    Antique french gilded and brass mantel clock with cloisonne panels. Circa 1900. (100-200).

    Antique french gilded and brass mantel clock with cloisonne panels. Circa 1900. (100-200). UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 240

    An antique Hepplewhite design window seat (200-300).

    An antique Hepplewhite design window seat (200-300).  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 220

    A Georgian travel trunk (150-250).

    A Georgian travel trunk (150-250).  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 140