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  • A TALE OF TWO AUCTIONS IN CORK AND KERRY

    Expert restoration is needed for this c1760 Irish tallboy at Lynes and Lynes.

    This Irish Georgian Tallboy, circa 1760 is from the Lynes and Lynes sale in Cork on Sunday April 17 at 3 p.m.. The colour is untouched, the bracket feet and top moulding are gone.  Nonetheless it is a serious piece of antique furniture.

    Measuring three feet wide it is estimated at 1000-2000.

    There is a Fermoy longcase clock included in this sale of Georgian, Victorian and later furniture and effects at Lynes and Lynes new premises at Eastlink Business Park, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork.

    An early 19th century walnut davenport is estimated at 1,000-1,500. The sale features easy chairs and sets of chairs including six Victorian spoon back chairs with an estimate of 600-1,000.

    Among the lots on offer at this sale are bookcases, sideboards, dumb waiters and two card tables.

    Click on image to enlarge.

    UPDATE:  The tallboy made 1,300, the Fermoy longcase clock made 1,100.

    This Han Dynasty Amphora made from burnished black earthenware is at Kerry Auction Rooms, Tralee on April 19. It is estimated at 400-500. (click on image to enlarge)

    The auction at Kerry Auction Rooms in Tralee on April 19 at 2 p.m. features a number of unusual items including this Han Dynasty amphora dating from c200 B.C.

    A first British edition of “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man” by James Joyce dating from 1916 is estimated at 800-1,200.

    Art includes an oil on paper”Race meeting” by Con Campbell with a starting price of 800, a gouache on paper ” Still Life”by Basil Ivan Rakoczi with a starting price of 800,  a watercolour port scene by Alethea Hill Platt (1861 – 1932) with a starting price of €700, an oil on canvas ” Still life of flowers” by Lady Kate Dobbin RHA with a starting price of €400 and a self portrait by Stella Steyn.

    There is a selection of Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian furniture, coins and banknotes, silver, jewellery and collectibles among the 1,000 lots on offer.

    UPDATE:  The amphora sold for 250, the first British edition of Joyce’s Portrait of the Artist did not sell, Con Campbell’s Race meeting made 800 as did the still life by Basil Rakoczi.

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