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    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)

     

    TRANSPORT FOR HIGH SUMMER AT SHEPPARDS COOLATTIN SALE

    Thursday, June 16th, 2016

    There is more than a hint of high summer about some of the wheeled lots at Sheppards Great Irish Country House collections sale at Coolattin House, Co. Wicklow on June 28 and 29.   The auction will feature an exceptional set of ten dining chairs by Butler of Dublin, Chinese export porcelain, 18th century French tapestries and cars. The cars include everything from 19th century horse drawn carriages to a brace of Porsches and a Rolls Royce Silver Shadow. A Porsche 911 Carrera from 1994 is estimated at 70,000-90,000, the 1976 Rolls Royce at 20,000-30,000. Antique carriages and side cars have estimates of from 1,500 to 8,000.  The catalogue is now online.

    19th century carriage (1,500-2,500)

    19th century carriage (1,500-2,500)

    Fordson P6 vintage tractor (1,000-1,500)

    Fordson P6 vintage tractor (1,000-1,500)

    A 19th century horse drawn carriage (6,000-8,000)

    A 19th century horse drawn carriage (6,000-8,000)

    A 1994 Porsche 911 Carrera (70,000-90,000)

    A 1994 Porsche 911 Carrera (70,000-90,000)

    BOEHM CUPS MAKE THREE TIMES TOP ESTIMATE

    Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015
    The c1880 enamel and silver cups by Hermann Boehm.

    The c1880 enamel and silver cups by Hermann Boehm.

    Two polychrome painted enamel and silver cups  sold for a hammer price of 24,000, three times the top estimate, at Sheppards sale in Durrow on December 1.    They are by Hermann Boehm, a foremost Viennese jeweller regarded as the greatest Austrian practitioner of the Revivalist goldsmiths work.

    He used local talents in painted enamels and hard stone to create a new Renaissance objects of splendour for international clients.  These date to around 1889. Each one is 17 inches high.  The estimate on the lot was 5,000-8,000.

    This c1790 Chippendale breakfront bookcase sold for 18,000.

    This c1790 Chippendale breakfront bookcase sold for 18,000.

    This Regency telescopic dining table made 18,000 at hammer.

    This Regency telescopic dining table made 18,000 at hammer.

    AN IRISH GEORGE III CHIMNEY MAKES 17,100 AT SHEPPARDS

    Friday, October 23rd, 2015

    AN Irish George III Cork chimney piece sold for 17,100 over a top estimate of 12,000 at Sheppards in Durrow this week.  The Adam chimney piece with marble inlay was part of the Castles, Manors and Mansions three day sale this week.

    A detail of the marble inlay.

    A detail of the marble inlay.

    This Irish George III chimney piece made 17,100 at Sheppards.

    This Irish George III chimney piece made 17,100 at Sheppards.

     

    VASES MAKE 560,000, IRISH AUCTION RECORD FOR PORCELAIN

    Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015
    One of a pair of large powder blue Chinese vases, Qing Period (30,000-40,000).

    One of a pair of large powder blue Chinese vases. SOLD FOR 560,000.

    A pair of large Chinese powder blue vases sold for 560,000 at the opening day of Sheppards two day sale at Capard House in Co. Laois yesterday. This was an Irish auction record for porcelain.  The purchaser was a bidder in the room who had travelled to the auction from Beijing.  They had been estimated at 30,000-50,000.  Each of the vases had the mark of Qianlong on the base and were on carved gilt wood stands.

    The opening day of the sale went on to 10 pm as bidding was heavy on the internet, on the telephones and in the room.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for September 11, 2015).