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    GARDEN STATUARY AT WOODWARDS SUMMER SALE

    Monday, July 18th, 2016

    The summer auction at Woodwards in Cork on July 23 features garden statues and benches as well as furniture.  Included is a pair of lions on plinths from Underhill House in Dunmanway (5,000-7,000), a pair of Georgian style cast iron seats (3,000-4,000), large garden vases (700-1,200) and a pair of reclining lions (700-1,200). Furniture includes a Victorian sofa table (1,200-1,500), a Victorian chest of drawers (300-400) and a large gilt framed wall mirror (500-1,000).

    A pair of stone lions on plinths.

    A pair of stone lions on plinths.

    A pair of Coalbrookdale style garden seats.

    A pair of Coalbrookdale style garden seats.

    WOODWARDS OFFER A SMALL ATKINSON ON JUNE 18

    Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
    Woodwards will offer a small maritime painting by George Mounsey Wheatley Atkinson (1806-1884) at their auction in Cork on June 18.  HMS Conqueror off Queenstown (Cobh) is estimated at 5,000-8,000. There is a pair of watercolours of the Lakes of Killarney by Douglas Alexander and other art on offer includes At Tallow Horse Fair by Arthur Maderson.  Antique furniture includes a Georgian bureau bookcase, a Regency rosewood card table, an inlaid revolving bookcase, a Georgian sofa table, a long case clock, a Georgian chest of drawers, a large gilt mirror, an inlaid twin pillar dining table and a Victorian davenport.  A pair of cast iron garden vases, a five piece garden set and a pair of cast iron seats are seasonal offerings.

    GEORGE MOUNSEY WHEATLEY ATKINSON 'HMS Conqueror off Queenstown, Cobh'

    GEORGE MOUNSEY WHEATLEY ATKINSON
    ‘HMS Conqueror off Queenstown, Cobh’

    Arthur Maderson ‘At Tallow Horse Fair’ (3,000-4,000)

    Arthur Maderson ‘At Tallow Horse Fair’ (3,000-4,000)

    AN 1843 EVENT IN THE HISTORY OF IRELAND

    Saturday, May 14th, 2016
    The Royal Squadron visiting Cork harbour by George Mounsey Wheatley Atkinson  at Woodwards (40,000-60,000).

    The Royal Squadron visiting Cork harbour by George Mounsey Wheatley Atkinson at Woodwards (40,000-60,000).

    A visit from the White Squadron to Cork Harbour in 1843 is recalled at Woodward’s auction on May 21.  The sale will include a depiction of the event by George Mounsey Wheatley Atkinson estimated at 40,000-60,000.  The ships are the Caledonian, the Camperdoiun and the St. Vincent. The painting is subtitled An event in the history of Ireland, two admirals in command of three first rate ships in the Cove of Cork.

    The visit coincided with the 13th annual meeting of the British Association in Cork  The Admiral of the White Squadron was Sir Charles Rowley and the white flag on St. Vincent indicates that this was his flagship. The second Admiral was Sir William Bowles, rear admiral of the Blue Squadron.   The work was exhibited at the RHA in 1844 and failed to sell. It was bought for £25 at the Art Union exhibition of 1845.
    The sale will include original drawings by William Harrington for Seamus Murphy’s Stone Mad (1,000-1,500) and Harrington’s paintings of Michael Collins and Eamon de Valera (4,000-5,000).  There is an abstract by Patrick Hennessy, a view of Kinsale by Arthur Maderson and two Cork scenes by Kevin Sanquest as well as furniture, garden furniture and collectibles.

    ATKINSON’S PAINTING OF QUEEN VICTORIA AT CORK HARBOUR MAKES 28,000

    Saturday, March 12th, 2016

    A painting depicting the Royal Yacht Squadron escorting Queen Victoria to Cork Harbour in 1849 sold for a hammer price of 28,000 at Woodwards auction in Cork today.  It is by the Cobh based painter George Mounsey Wheatley Atkinson, and it will return to Cobh, where it is to be part of a private collection. Based in Cobh George Mounsey Wheatley Atkinson responded enthusiastically to the brief visit, after the which Cove was renamed Queenstown, reverting to Cobh in the late 1920’s. He provided pictorial evidence of the visit, which is extremely rare.  Last sold for 40,000 the work had an estimate of 25,000-35,000 this time around.

    Woodwards reported a highly successful auction.  Three pencil and wash drawings by the Cork artist William Harrington, whose work is not widely known outside Cork but whose early work from the 1960’s and ’70’s is especially keenly collected locally, made hammer prices of 2,600, 2,500 and 2,500 respectively.  They included The Apple Seller, illustrated below.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for February 18, 2016).

    George Mounsey Wheatley Atkinson - The Royal Yacht Squadron escorting Queen Victoria to Cork Harbour, 1849 sold for 28,000 at hammer.

    George Mounsey Wheatley Atkinson – The Royal Yacht Squadron escorting Queen Victoria to Cork Harbour, 1849 sold for 28,000 at hammer.

    William Harrington - The Apple Seller sold for 2,500 at hammer.

    William Harrington – The Apple Seller sold for 2,500 at hammer.

    ANTIQUE FURNITURE AND HISTORIC PAINTING AT WOODWARDS IN CORK

    Monday, March 7th, 2016

    An historic Atkinson, a Queen Anne bureau bookcase, a 10′ Regency sideboard, a three pillar dining table and a Victorian four poster bed will feature at Woodwards sale in Cork on March 12.  A rare pictorial record of the visit of Queen Victoria to Cork Harbour in 1849 is contained in George Mounsey Wheatley Atkinson’s oil painting of the Royal Yacht Squadron bringing Queen Victoria to Cobh. It is estimated at 25,000-30,000.  As a result of the visit the Cove of Cork was renamed Queenstown, reverting to Cobh in the late 1920’s. The double domed Queen Anne bookcase has an estimate of 5,000-8,00, the pillared dining table, which extends to 16″, is estimated at 6,000-10,000, the four poster at 2,000-3,000 and the sideboard at 4,000-6,000.

    There is an estimate of 3,000-4,000 on a pair of Coalbrookedale garden seats and a Georgian long case clock with parquetry inlay by John Hallifax (1694-1750), Barnsley  is estimated at 2,000-3,000. The catalogue is online. (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for February 18, 2016).

    A Regency sideboard (4,000-6,000).

    A Regency sideboard (4,000-6,000).  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    A Queen Anne double domed bureau bookcase (5,000-8,000).

    A Queen Anne double domed bureau bookcase (5,000-8,000).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 4,100 AT HAMMER

    A Victorian four poster bed (2,000-3,000).

    A Victorian four poster bed (2,000-3,000). UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,000 AT HAMMER

    A PAINTING OF QUEEN VICTORIA’S YACHT ESCORT AT CORK HARBOUR

    Thursday, February 18th, 2016
    George Mounsey Wheatley Atkinson - The Royal Yacht squadron bringing Queen Victoria to Cork Harbour, August 1849.

    George Mounsey Wheatley Atkinson (1806-1884) – The Royal Yacht Squadron bringing Queen Victoria to Cork Harbour, August 1849.  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR A HAMMER PRICE OF 28,000

    A rare painting of the Royal Yacht Squadron escorting Queen Victoria to Cork Harbour in August 1849 will highlight the sale at Woodwards  on March 12.  Visual records of this event – for which the harbour town of Cove was renamed Queenstown  which remained its name until the late 1920’s when it reverted to the Irish name Cobh (pronounced cove) – are very rare.  It was as Queenstown that it achieved worldwide fame as the last port of call of the Titanic and the place to where bodies recovered from the Lusitania were taken and eventually buried.   Queenstown provided hundreds of thousands of Irish emigrants with a last heartbreaking glimpse of their home country.

    The Cobh based painter George Mounsey Wheatley Atkinson provided one of the rare visual records of this event. He made several paintings of  the Royal Squadron in the harbour and the landing of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Woodwards say that apart from a lithograph based on a drawing by one of the ship’s officers published in aid of the female orphan asylum in Cork  and some wood engravings in the Illustrated London News  that Atkinson’s paintings appear to be the only visual records to have survived. A one time ship’s carpenter, inspector of shipping and self taught marine painter, George Mounsey Wheatley Atkinson was one of a family of Cobh painters. Now estimated at 25,000-25,000 it was last sold for 40,000 a couple of decades ago.

    IRISH PROVINCIAL SILVER AT WOODWARDS

    Sunday, November 8th, 2015
    Cork, Limerick and Dublin silversmiths will feature at Woodwards bi-annual auction of silver and art in Cork on November 11.   Highlights include a c1750 Limerick Georgian silver French style serving spoon by Samuel Johns (3,000-4,000) and a Cork silver dish or potato ring by William Egan 1916 (1,500-2,000). There is a George III bright cut Limerick silver serving spoon by Patrick Connell c1785 (1,000-1,500). Cork made pieces include a pair of c1827 George IV cream or sauce ladles by Richard Garde (300-500), a bright cut serving spoon in the neo-classical style by Joseph Gibson c1790 (100-150), a sugar bowl with Celtic design band and Sword of Light hallmark for 1966 by William Egan (80-120) and a sugar tongs with fiddle pattern handles by Carden Terry and Jane Williams with Dublin hallmarks for 1813 (50-100).

    A George III London silver tankard c1768, makers mark FC

    A George III London silver tankard c1768, makers mark FC

    A Limerick Georgian serving spoon by Samuel Johns c1750 (3,000-4,000).

    A Limerick Georgian serving spoon by Samuel Johns c1750 (3,000-4,000).

    AN AUCTION AT WOODWARDS IN CORK

    Monday, October 19th, 2015
    A pair of Imari jars at Woodwards (400-500).

    A pair of Imari jars at Woodwards (400-500).

    A collection of Japanese Imari porcelain, including a pair of ginger jars, a bowl and plaques will come up at Woodwards in Cork on October 21 at 6 pm.

    There is a selection of Waterford Crystal and a large Mason’s Ironstone dinner service is estimated at 500-800. Furniture includes a breakfront Regency sideboard (500-1,000), a Georgian walnut games table (500-800), an eight piece drawing room suite (800-1,200), a Georgian linen press (300-500) and a Victorian library table (400-500). The catalogue is online.

    COALBROOKEDALE GARDEN SEATS AT WOODWARDS

    Monday, September 21st, 2015
    A pair of Coalbrookdale cast iron garden seats and a carved rocking horse are among the lots of offer at Woodwards in Cork on September 23.  The evening sale will include a Regency card table (700-1,000), a Victorian fold over card table (600-800), a Victorian walnut games table (300-400) a Georgian lowboy (400-600), a George II walnut chest of drawers (400-600) and a George II oak chest (400-600).  Among the more unusual lots is a large carved Indonesian throne chair (1,000-1,600).  There is a selection of art, silver, glassware and a private collection of port and wine. 

    One from a pair of Victorian cast iron Coalbrookdale garden seats (1,500-2,500).

    One from a pair of Victorian cast iron Coalbrookdale garden seats (1,500-2,500).

    A carved rocking horse  (400-500).

    A carved rocking horse (400-500).

    MILITARY CROSS AWARDED TO CORK CHAPLAIN SELLS FOR 8,000

    Wednesday, July 1st, 2015
    The medal set including the Military Cross  awarded to Tom Duggan.

    The medal set including the Military Cross awarded to Tom Duggan sold for 8,000 at hammer.

    THE Military Cross, OBE and 1939-45 war medals awarded to Archdeacon Tom Duggan sold for a hammer price of 8,000 at Woodwards in Cork this evening. Two bidders in the room fought off internet bidders from England and commissioned bids to battle it out from 6,500 onwards.  The historic medal set – which includes the first Military Cross awarded to an army chaplain – will be staying in Cork.  Archdeacon Duggan, who died on the missions in Peru in 1961, served as a chaplain in both the First and Second World Wars and taught at St. Finbarr’s Seminary in Cork.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for June 27, 2015).