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    MAUREEN O’HARA’S JEWELS MAKE FOR COMPETITIVE BIDDING

    Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

    THIS Colombian emerald pendant sold for 70,000.

    The jewellery of Hollywood film star Maureen O’Hara attracted competitive bidding at Sheppard’s sale in Durrow today. An 18 carat white gold brilliant cut 8.3 carat diamond ring with baguette diamond shoulders sold for 120,000 at hammer.  A solitaire 5.03 carat diamond ring made a hammer price of 46,000.

    A natural Colombian emerald pendant made 46,000 and a Colombian emerald and brilliant cut diamond bangle sold for 70,000.  Her full length Dior white mink coat made 2,800 at hammer.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for November 26)

    DIAMONDS AND DIOR MINK OWNED BY MAUREEN O’HARA

    Sunday, November 26th, 2017

    Maureen O’Hara’s Christian Dior full length white mink coat comes up at Sheppards sale in Durrow next Wednesday. Trimmed with Arctic fox fur and lined with silk it represents the pinnacle of Hollywood glamour and luxury.  The west Cork collection of the Hollywood actress, who died in 2015, includes diamond rings and  a Colombian emerald pendant and bangle.

    The two day sale next Tuesday and Wednesday also features the collection of former President Mary Robinson  who is downsizing from Massbrook Lodge in Mayo to Dublin.  Viewing in Durrow is from 10 am to 5 pm today, tomorrow and Monday.

    Maureen O’Hara’s Dior mink coat.  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,800 AT HAMMER

    An 18 carat white gold brilliant cut diamond ring owned by Maureen O’Hara with a centre diamond of 8.3 carats (100,000-150,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 120,000 AT HAMMER

    FORMER PRESIDENT MARY ROBINSON TO SELL CONTENTS FROM MAYO ESTATE

    Saturday, October 28th, 2017

    Derek Hill (1916-2000) – Portrait of Mary Robinson

    Contents from the Mayo home of Ireland’s first woman President Mary Robinson will come under the hammer at Sheppards in Durrow on November 28 and 29 next.  The contents of Massbrook  include antique and contemporary furniture, art, glass, porcelain and collectible items.   Around 200 lots from the estate will go under the hammer and the catalogue for the sale is being prepared.  Among the lots to be sold are portraits of Mary Robinson and of her husband Nick by Derek Hill.

    Mary Robinson served as president from 1990 to 1997.  The family bought the Massbrook estate in 1994 and lived there when she left office. Mrs. Robinson served as UN High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997 to 2002.

    RUGS GET SHEPPARDS OFF TO A GOOD START AT COOLATTIN

    Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

    THIS CHELABERD EAGLE KAZAK CAUCASIAN RUG MADE 8,500 AT HAMMER

    Persian and Irish rugs and runners got Sheppards two day country house collections sale at Coolattin House, Co. Wicklow off to a good start today.  The first lot, a bespoke Gavin Morton and G.K. Roberstson 21st century Donegal design carport made 3,900.  Lot two, a Kazak rug made 8,500 and lot three, a bespoke C.F.A. Voysey Donegal design carpet made 3,700. A North West Persian Heriz carpet made 3,800 and a large Turkish Isparta carpet on gold ground sold for 8,000. Later in the morning a 19th century ormolu and pietra dura clock garniture sold for 6,500 and a nude attributed to Roderic O’Conor estimated at 2,000-3,000 sold for 7,500.

    Later in the auction a 19th century satinwood and marquetry Carlton House desk sold for 18,500, a pair of Dublin Edwardian wing back armchairs made 14,000, a pair of Japanese Imari urns made 17,500 and a pair of 19th century kingwood and parquetry commodes made  13,500.  Prime lots from the morning session on June 28 included a pair of 18th century bronze canons from Malahide Castle which sold for 17,000 at hammer and a late 17th century Brussels tapestry which made 26,500.   A pair of 19th century carved gilt wood console tables sold for 46,400 and a 19th century bureau plat made 36,000.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for June 25, 2017)

    MUCH TO TEMPT IRISH COLLECTORS IN KILKENNY AND LAOIS

    Saturday, March 4th, 2017
    Sales in Durrow, Co. Laois and Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny next week offer much to tempt Irish collectors. There is fine furniture, art and collectibles rarities at clashing two day sales by Sheppards and Fonsie Mealy which both take place on March 7 and 8.
    In Co. Laois part contents of Milltown Park, Co. Offaly and the former contents of the Dower House at Emo Court will come up at Sheppards. In Co. Kilkenny Fonsie Mealy has a number of lots once in the collection of Ballynahinch Castle in Co. Galway.
    Certain to cause considerable interest at Sheppards is a selection of GAA All Ireland hurling and football programmes from the 1940’s, ’50’s and early 60’s.  Among them is the official programme for the 1946 All Ireland senior hurling final at Croke Park at which Cork defeated Kilkenny on a score of 7-5 to 3-8.  Estimates are in the 50-300 range.
    Something that does not crop up too often is a Regency surtout de table, or long mirrored table centrepiece.  Sheppards estimate theirs at 20,000-40,000. A large Irish side table by Mack Williams and Gibton and a roll top desk by Francois LInke are each estimated at 15,000-25,000. A c1710 Irish gilt wood console table with grey marble top is estimated at 10,000-15,000.

    The desirable collectibles at Fonsie Mealy include a set of six Cork silhouettes by Stephen O’Driscoll (1,200-1,800) who produced  portraits and caricatures of the inhabitants of Cork in Victorian times. Some of his work is in the Franks Collection in the British Museum. A silver table spoon with trifid terminal probably made in Galway is estimated at 3,000-4,000 and there is some Tribal art from Africa. Both sales offer a selection of art and quality antique furniture at a time when the market for furniture in particular remains depressed.  Viewing in Durrow is from 10 am to 5 pm from today until Monday.  There is viewing at Fonsie Mealy from noon to 5 pm tomorrow and from 10 am to 5.30 pm on Monday. Catalogues for both auctions are online.

    (See posts on antiquesandartireland.com for February 26 and February 24, 2017).

    One of six silhouettes by Stephen O’Driscoll at Fonsie Mealy’s sale in Castlecomer (1,200-1,800).  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 850 AT HAMMER

    The 1946 All Ireland senior hurling championship official programme at Sheppards (150-250)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 240

    BLUE AND WHITE CUPS MAKE 23,000 AT SHEPPARDS

    Friday, September 30th, 2016
    This pair of chicken cups sold for 23,000 at hammer.

    This pair of chicken cups sold for 23,000 at hammer.

    A pair of Chinese blue and white chicken cups sold for 23,000 on the third day of Sheppards four day auction at Loughton House, Co. Offaly.  Bearing the retrospective six character Chenghua reign marks, Kangxi Period (1662-1722) they had been estimated at just 800-1,200.  A gilt bronze Buddha dating from the 17th/18th century with a top estimate of 5,000 made a  hammer price of 17,000 in a day that saw some good results for Oriental ceramic pieces.  A Chinese blue and white Phoenix tail vase made 2,900; a pair of Chinese Qing polychrome bowls made 4,500; a Famille Rose bowl made 2,800; a small saucer dish with the seal mark of Qianlong made 3,400: a blue and white portrait plaque made 5,500; a Qing gourd vase made 5,000 and a pair of Famille Vert baluster bases made 6,000.

    A north west Persian carpet sold for 5,400, a George IV brass bound wine cooler made 9,000, a c1720 inlaid serpentine chest made 3,000 and a Regency brass inlaid library table sold for 4,800 at hammer.

    This c1720 serpentine chest made 3,000 at hammer.

    This c1720 serpentine chest made 3,000 at hammer.

    This gilt bronze Buddha sold for 17,000

    This gilt bronze Buddha sold for 17,000

    This George IV wine cooler made 9,000 at hammer.

    This George IV wine cooler made 9,000 at hammer.

    SLEEPER LOT MAKES 60,000 OVER 1,200 ESTIMATE

    Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
    After Jean Baptiste Greuze - Portrait of a young scribe

    After Jean Baptiste Greuze – Portrait of a young scribe

    An artwork described in the catalogue as an engraving of a young scribe after Jean-Baptise Greuze (1725-1805) sold for a hammer price of 60,000 over an estimate of 800-1,200 at Sheppards sale at Loughton House, Co. Offaly this afternoon.

     

    In an 18th century carved frame and measuring 26.5 cm by 32.5 cm it was the sleeper lot in the afternoon session.  The sale of contents from Loughton House is ongoing over four days and this was the fourth sale session.  It will continue with two sessions tomorrow and again on September 30.

    TOP SILVER LOTS FAIL TO FIND BUYERS AT SHEPPARDS

    Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
    This pair of c1735 candlesticks by Paul de Lamerie sold for 4,000 at hammer.

    This pair of c1735 candlesticks by Paul de Lamerie sold for 4,000 at hammer.

    The top silver lots did not get away at Sheppards sale at Loughton House, Moneygall, Co. Offaly today.  A pair of 1741 Irish silver covered ewers by Thomas Walker, Dublin estimated at 60,000-80,000 failed to find a buyer.  A rare bullet shaped Cork Republican silver teapot, one of only two known, suffered a similar fate.  Marked with the stamp only used during three months of the Irish Civil War from July to September 1922 when the Cork firm was unable to set items to the Assay Office in Dublin, it had been estimated at 15,000-25,000.

    A pair of silver candlesticks made in 1735 by Paul de Lamerie sold at the top estimate of 4,000.  This is the second day of the four day auction at Loughton House, which features Irish furniture, garden statuary, a library and archives, historic portraits and vintage and classic cars.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for September 20, 2016)

    FOUR DAYS OF SALES AT LOUGHTON HOUSE, CO. OFFALY

    Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

    Irish furniture and silver, portraits, an historic library and vintage and classic cars will come under the hammer at four days of sales by Sheppards at Loughton House, Moneygall, Co. Offaly from September 27-30. Here are some examples from the furniture on offer:

    Pair of 19th century satinwood and painted and parcel gilt commodes (14,000-18,000)

    Pair of 19th century satinwood and painted and parcel gilt commodes (14,000-18,000)  UPDATE: THESE MADE 12,500 AT HAMMER

    One of a pair of Irish Walnut console tables (6,000-8,000)

    One of a pair of Irish Walnut console tables (6,000-8,000)  UPDATE: THESE MADE 6,000 AT HAMMER

    18th/19th Ottoman mother of pearl veneered wooden chest (3,000-5,000)

    18th/19th Ottoman mother of pearl veneered wooden chest (3,000-5,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,500 AT HAMMER

    One of a pair of carved gilt wood Louis XV style settees (1,500-2,500)

    One of a pair of carved gilt wood Louis XV style settees (1,500-2,500)  UPDATE: THIS LOT WAS UNSOLD

    c1900 large mahogany Hepplewhite style serving table (2,500-3,500)

    c1900 large mahogany Hepplewhite style serving table (2,500-3,500)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 2,600

    19th century carved pedestal desk (500-700)

    19th century carved pedestal desk (500-700) UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    A William IV four poster bed (2,500-3,500)

    A William IV four poster bed (2,500-3,500) UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,900 AT HAMMER

    SOME FURNITURE FROM COOLATTIN SALE BY SHEPPARDS

    Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

    THERE is a selection of antique furniture from Ireland and abroad at Sheppards two day sale at Coolattin House in Co. Wicklow on June 28 and 29.  The catalogue is online.  Here is a small selection:

    Pair of Chinese Qing period lacquered cabinets on stand (5,000-7,000)

    Pair of Chinese Qing period lacquered cabinets on stand (5,000-7,000)

    One of a pair of 18th century French ormolu mounted commodes (15,000-20,000)

    One of a pair of 18th century French ormolu mounted commodes (15,000-20,000)

    A 19th century ormolu mounted satinwood, marquetry and painted side cabinet (12,000-18,000)

    A 19th century ormolu mounted satinwood, marquetry and painted side cabinet (12,000-18,000)

    One of a pair of late 19th century Dublin cabinets (8,000-12,000)

    One of a pair of late 19th century Dublin cabinets (8,000-12,000)

    A 19th century Chinese lacquered jardiniere (!,200-1,800)

    A 19th century Chinese lacquered jardiniere (!,200-1,800)