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    A HOUSE CONTENTS SALE IN DUBLIN 4

    Wednesday, August 31st, 2016
    A house contents sale at 68 Wellington Road, Dublin 4 will be conducted by Matthews of Oldcastle on September 4.  The sale will include antique furniture, books, silver and art.  The sale, for the executors of the late Oliver McCarron, will include 36 paintings by McCarron from the early 1940’s onwards.  McCarron exhibited with the White Stag Group which moved to Ireland from London in 1939 and stayed until after the Second World War.  They explored modernist ideas and helped pave the way for later modernism in Irish art. The catalogue is online.

    Oliver McCarron (1920-2010) - Garden Wellington Road (400-700)

    Oliver McCarron (1920-2010) – Garden Wellington Road (400-700)

    A Georgian glazed bookcase.

    A Georgian glazed bookcase.

    ANTIQUE AND INTERIOR LOTS AT SLANE AUCTION

    Thursday, August 11th, 2016

    Antique furniture, mirrors and collectible items with highly reasonable estimates will come under the hammer at the Matthews of Oldcastle summer auction at The Old Transport Museum in Slane, Co. Meath on August 14.   This is a large clearance sale of antique and interior items with over 750 lots.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    An oval carved gilt wood mirror (200-300)

    An oval carved gilt wood mirror (200-300)

    Vintage life belt marked Saltdean Lido, 1932 (40-70)

    Vintage life belt marked Saltdean Lido, 1932 (40-70)

    Pair of blue and white vases, 13" high (100-150)

    Pair of blue and white vases, 13″ high (100-150)

    An Art Deco occasional table (70-120)

    An Art Deco occasional table (70-120)

    A walnut games table (250-350).

    A walnut games table (250-350).

    MATTHEWS AUCTION AT HEADFORT HOUSE IN KELLS

    Thursday, March 31st, 2016

    The annual Headfort House antique and fine art sale by Matthews of Oldcastle takes place on Sunday April 3 at 1.30 p.m.  Many lots are estimated at under 500. Headfort House is in Kells, Co. Meath. The catalogue, which lists 843 lots, is online. Here is a small selection:

    William IV library table (1,000-1,500)

    William IV library table (1,000-1,500)

    Rouge marble fire surround (1,000-1,500)

    Rouge marble fire surround (1,000-1,500)

    Pair of Irish Georgian mirrors and sconces (1,000-1,500).

    Pair of Irish Georgian mirrors and sconces (1,000-1,500).

     

    Edwardian Coalbrookdale garden seat (500-800)

    Edwardian Coalbrookdale garden seat (500-800)

    DRAWING FOR ROMAN STYLE ARCH ENTRANCE AT RATHFARNHAM CASTLE AT AUCTION

    Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

    THE drawing for the entrance gateway at Rathfarnham Castle. (Click on image to enlarge). UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR A HAMMER PRICE OF 680 (the lot included two other drawings).

    An original drawing for the Roman style triumphal arch entrance at Rathfarhham Castle in Dublin features at the Matthews auction at Oldcastle, Co. Meath on July 26 at 6.30 p.m.  The castle was built around 1583 by Adam Loftus, a Yorkshire clergyman who came to Ireland as chaplain to the Lord Deputy and rose to become Archbishop of Dublin and Lord Chancellor of Ireland.  He was closely involved in the establishment of Trinity College.

    After more than a century of family ownership the property passed by marriage to Phillip Wharton, who lost his money in the South Sea Bubble.  The castle was sold in 1723 and after several changes of ownership it was bought in 1767 by Nicholas Hume-Loftus, second Earl of Ely, a descendant of Adam Loftus.  To celebrate regaining ownership the Loftus family made another entrance for the castle in the form of a Roman Triumphal Arch. This can still be viewed from nearby Dodder Park Road. Henry Loftus, Earl of Ely was responsible for much of the conversion of the medieval fortress into a Georgian mansion and employed renowned architects Sir William Chambers and James ‘Athenian’ Stuart to carry out these works.  The castle is now in the care of Heritage Ireland and is open to the public as a castle undergoing conservation.  The estimate for the drawing is 500-800.
    UPDATE:  THE drawing, with two others, sold for  a hammer price of 680.