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  • THREE CENTURIES OF IRISH ANTIQUES AT O’DRISCOLL CORK SALE

    THE Morgan O’Driscoll sale at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Little Island, Cork, on April 17 at 4 p.m.  features 460 lots embracing three centuries of period furniture, silver, jewellery and art.  It is being held on the instructions of the executors of the late Alan Haughton.  The auction will include around 90 lots of silver, 25 lots of jewellery and about 60 lots of art.
    Among the furniture on offer is a set of eight Cork 11-bar chairs, an Irish Regency parquetry bookcase, a Cork Regency sideboard, a Regency dining table, a Georgian
    chest, 19th century wall mirrors, an 18th century Irish tallboy, a Georgian linen press, a Regency Cork clock and a 19th century demi-lune card table.

    The catalogue is on-line. Here is a selection of some lots from that sale:

    'A Rare Early George III Irish Provincial Coffee Pot by Michael McDermott, Cork, c.1770, estimate 10,000-15,000. UPDATE: IT SOLD FOR 9,400

    Irish Three Piece Tea Service; Dublin 1902, estimate 1,000-1,250. UPDATE: IT SOLD FOR 825.

    Rare Queen Anne Punch Bowl by Thomas Bolton, Dublin c.1700, estimate 15,000-25,000. UPDATE: IT MADE 17,000 AND WAS BOUGHT BY THE DUBLIN SILVER TRADE.

    An Irish Regency Parquetry Bookcase, estimate 2,000-3,000. UPDATE: IT SOLD FOR 1,300.

    Original 17th Century Spanish Armada Chest estimated at 1,200-1,800. UPDATE: IT SOLD FOR 2,100.

    A Cork Regency sideboard estimate 1,500 - 2,500. UPDATE: IT SOLD FOR 1,100.

    Five Brass Hanging Kitchen Measures with brass handles, estimate 60-90 euro.

    Cork Regency Mahogany Secretaire Bookcase, estimate 1,500-2,500. UPDATE: IT WAS UNSOLD BUT CHANGED HANDS PRIVATELY AFTERWARDS.

    William Harrington, Having a Pint, dated '69, estimated 600-800. UPDATE: IT MADE 700.

    Irish cut glass jar and cover, estimate 100-150.

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