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) 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) UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD
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) UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD