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    Social historians will find much of interest in the Sheppards sale of over 1,000 lots at Durrow, Co. Laois on Tuesday April 27 at 10.30 a.m. Manuscript guest books from the original Burlington Hotel in Dublin and from the oft lamented Jammet’s Restaurant are on offer. The former covers the period from 1880 – 1899, the latter ranges from 1945-1967. Both are populated throughout by famous personalities including Charles Stuart Parnell, Maud Gonne, John E. Redmond, Laurel and Hardy, Bing Crosby and John Lennon.

    A pair of George III ‘Jupiter’ eagle console tables is guided at €30,000-50,000 while an exceptional c1790 Irish George III period gilt framed overmantle is estimated at €8,000-12,000. It bears the trade label R. & W. Clarke, Cork City. A rare eighteenth-century Chippendale gilt framed overmantle mirror has a guide price of €5,000-8,000. Billed as an interiors and exteriors sale it will include furniture, ceramics, jewellery, silver, rugs, overmantles, chimney pieces, fenders and artwork. There is viewing from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, April 24, 25 and 26.Replace this with picture and text


    Kenneth Webb’s Mystic Poppies will be sold at Lynes and Lynes in Cork

    Lynes and Lynes will hold an art auction at MacCurtain St. in Cork on Tuesday, April 27 at 6.30 p.m. Among approximately 100 lots is an early collection of Sean O’ Connor oil paintings representing various Killarney landscapes. They were painted around 1950. He died in 1992. Estimates vary from 400 -700. Kenneth Webb is represented with oils and watercolours. The top lot is Mystic Poppies, an oil on canvas estimated at 12,000 – 18,000. Other Webb paintings range in estimate from 2,800 -7,000. There are five works by Arthur Maderson and several Kerry and Galway scenes by Anne Marie Rossi Zen. There is an ink drawing by Pauline Bewick, two works by Elizabeth Brophy and several works by Declan O’Connor, Mark O’Neill and Martin Mooney. There are two works by the Cork based artist Maurice Desmond titled “Early Spring“ and “Early Spring II“ . These have estimates of 800 -1,500 each. Other artists included are Markey Robinson, Martin Finnin, Amanda Jackson, Dermod O’Brien, Patrick Cahill, Susan Webb, Bill Griffin, Hughie O Donoghue (a limited edition print) and Seamus Coleman. Viewing is on Saturday, April 24 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., on Sunday from noon to 8 p.m., from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday April 26 and from 10 a.m. to the start of the sale on Tuesday, April 27.

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