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    CONTENTS FROM HOME OF DEPARTED AIB CHIEF AT BANDON SALE

    Sunday, April 2nd, 2017
    Contents from Glebe House, Lisheen, Skibbereen, Co. Cork – former home of departed AIB chief David Duffy – will feature at Hegarty’s sale in Bandon on April 9.
    Prime lots include a Killarney wood tip up centre table inlaid with a view of Muckross Abbey and decorated with shamrock and other local views. It is estimated at 10,000-20,000.

    There is an Irish Regency fold over card table (2,500-3,500), an Edwardian walnut and ebonised credenza (1,000-2,000), a Cork Regency Nelson sideboard (300-500), a French  gilt wood pier mirror (1,500-2,500) and a pair of Art Deco style aviation armchairs (1,200-1,800). Among the artists who feature are Arthur Maderson, Peter Copperwhite, Markey Robinson and Marie Carroll and collectibles include a snuff bottle and a bronze 19th century Tibetan figure. Around 300 lots will come under the hammer.

    A tip up Killarney wood centre table (10,000-20,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 11,000 AT HAMMER.

    A Regency fold over card table (2,500-3,500). UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,150 AT HAMMER. 

     

     

    A KILLARNEY GAMES TABLE AT WATERFORD SALE

    Saturday, November 28th, 2015
    The Killarney games table.

    The Killarney games table.  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 5,600

    The Asprey silver tray.

    The Asprey silver tray.  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    This Killarney games table comes up at RJ Keighery’s sale in Waterford on November 30.  Distinctive and inlaid with local scenes Killarney made furniture in arbutus wood is always prized by collectors of Irish antique furniture. This one is estimated at 4,000-6,000.

    The auction will include an Asprey two handled silver tray with gilt edges and six sweet dishes estimated at  6,000-8,000.  Among the other lots of interest is a Victorian long case clock with brass dial by Sharp, Dublin estimated at 1,500-2,000.

    Keighery’s City Auction Rooms in Waterford will conduct Monday’s sale live on the internet for the first time, becoming part of the growing digital trend among Irish auctioneers.

    IRISH FURNITURE A FEATURE AT SLANE CASTLE SALE

    Saturday, October 10th, 2015
    IRISH furniture features strongly at the James Adam sale at Slane Castle on October 13 at 11.30 am.  There is an architectural neo-classical mirror made by the Booker Brothers of Dublin 40,000-60,000) and Dublin cabinet makers Mack, Williams and Gibton; Strahan and Company and Anthony Morgan of Henry St. are all represented with library and dining tables, rent tables and cellarettes.
    A small collection of Killarney work includes an oversized davenport desk (7,000-10,000) and a large circular breakfast table (15,000-20,000). There is a Queen Anne long case clock by Francis Mansfield of Cork (6,000-10,000), a George II ebonised bracket clock by Henderson (2,000-4,000) and ancient oak furniture from the Duke of Abercorn and Belle Isle, Co. Fermanagh.
    The catalogue cover lot is a neo-classical portrait of a lady attributed to Matthew William Peters (10,000-15,000).  There is art by Nathanial Hone the Elder, Robert Hunter, James Arthur O’Connor, William Sadler, Jacob Roos, Stephen Catterson Smith and  Martin Cregan’s Portrait of Arthur Guinness II is estimated at 10,000-15,000.

    Collectibles include a finely engraved pale jade Chinese seal, a Grand Master’s chair from Orange Lodge number 579 (2,000-3,000) and an Italian carved marble group Putti Musicanti from the studio of Florence scuptor Ferdinando Vichi (15,000-25,000). More than 600 lots will come under the hammer.  The catalogue is online.  Here is a small selection:

    AN IRISH GEORGE II GILTWOOD PIER MIRROR, mid 18th century, by John and Francis Booker (40,000-50,000)

    AN IRISH GEORGE II GILTWOOD PIER MIRROR, mid 18th century, by John and Francis Booker (40,000-50,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE A HAMMER PRICE OF 60,000

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for October 5, 2015)

    The inlaid top of an Irish pillar table by William Moore (10,000-15,000)

    The inlaid top of an Irish pillar table by William Moore (10,000-15,000)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    An Irish Victorian Killarney davenport (7,000-10,000)

    An Irish Victorian Killarney davenport (7,000-10,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 13,000 AT HAMMER

    The Standard Bearer by Daniel Maclise (1806-1870) (5,000-7,000)

    The Standard Bearer by Daniel Maclise (1806-1870) (5,000-7,000)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    KILLARNEY COLLECTORS CABINET MAKES 34,000 AT FONSIE MEALY

    Tuesday, July 21st, 2015
    An exhibition piece of Killarney furniture surmounted by an ebonised cabinet.

    An exhibition piece of Killarney furniture surmounted by an ebonised cabinet.

    A rare Killarney collectors cabinet sold for a hammer price of 34,000 at Fonsie Mealy’s sale in Castlecomer today.  The cabinet, in arbutus, yew and bog oak with an ebonised rectangular top, had been estimated at 10,000-15,000.  Surmounted by a lying stag the piece is rare, and was almost certainly made as an exhibition piece for an important show or fair in Victorian times.  The side panels are carved in relief with a design of round towers, high crosses and harps.  The cupboard doors are decorated with views of Muckross Abbey and Ross Castle.  The top opens to reveal a set of 12 short drawers with shamrock handles, the lower piece opens to four long drawers each inlaid with views of Killarney.

    This was the top lot in an auction which brought in 610,000 on the hammer.

    (See posts on antiquesandartireland.com for July 4 and July 19).

    This 19th century carved oak surprise armchair in the Tudor style sold for 5,200 over a top estimate of 1,750.

    This 19th century carved oak surprise armchair in the Tudor style sold for 5,200 over a top estimate of 1,750.

    This half length portrait of Lady Gregory by Sir Gerald Festus Kelly sold for  15,000 at hammer over a top estimate of 12,000

    This half length portrait of Lady Gregory by Sir Gerald Festus Kelly sold for 15,000 at hammer over a top estimate of 12,000