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    THIS landscape by Kenneth Webb is among the lots at Woodwards on May 12 (click on image to enlarge)

    GOOD quality art and furniture features at the Woodwards sale in Cork on Wednesday May 12 at 6 p.m.
    The top art lots are a landscape by Kenneth Webb estimated at
    6,000-7,000 and an archetypal image by Arthur Armstrong estimated at 3,000-4,000.

    The main furniture lots are a pair of Sheraton inlaid demi-lune side
    tables,  a Georgian bureau bookcase, a twin pillar mahogany dining
    table, a Georgian rosewood library table and a Georgian chest on chest all estimated at 2,000-3,000.

    The sale includes 220 lots from five residences in Cork city and west
    Cork. Among the furniture is an Irish Georgian Sheraton inlaid bowfronted sideboard (700 – 1,000), a Georgian inlaid corner display  cabinet (1,500 – 2,000),  a Sheraton secretaire (1,000-2,000),  a Georgian teapoy (700-1,000), a Regency rosewood card table (1,000-1,600), a Georgian kneehole desk (1,000 – 1,500), a Georgian side cabinet (700 – 1,000), a William IV dwarf bookcase (200-300), a Georgian walnut lowboy (500-800), a Georgian linen press (500 -1,000), a pair of Victorian hall chairs (300-500), an inlaid Georgian cellarette (300-500), a Georgian bowfront chest of drawers (600-900) and a rosewood circular dining table (1,000-2,000).

    There is a William Harrington drawing of Cornmarket St., Cork
    (1,000-2,000), as well as works by Robert Ballagh, George Campbell, John Morris and others.

    Viewing is from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday May 8 and 9 and  from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, May 10, 11 and 12.


    Romantic Hidden Kerry by Thomas F. O'Sullivan, published by The Kerryman in 1931

    THE top lot at the Tralee Book Sale on May Bank Holiday Monday was  Romantic Hidden Kerry, by Thomas F. O Sullivan.

    The first edition hardcover published by the Kerryman  in 1931 made a hammer price of  550.

    A leather bound volume entitled “Killarney Legends” edited by T. Crofton Croker Esq. 1831  made 120 plus buyers premium.
    The sale also included some modern signed first editions and Irish language books, postcards, ephemera, medals and militaria.

    The book sale was a new departure for auctioneer Tom O’Connell.  He reports that though the crowds were much smaller than at his regular general auctions there was a good deal of interest over the internet, with internet bidders from all over the country.

    Depending on availability of suitable items he is planning to do this sort of sale, including Irish language books, about three times a year from now on.

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