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    Mahogany breakfront sideboard possibly made in Cork  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,000 AT HAMMER

    House sales are always a draw and Woodwards sale of contents from Millboro House, Lee Road, Cork on February 12 will be no exception.  The auction of 348 lots will be online and viewing gets underway at the house from today.  The auction had been previously postponed due to Covid restrictions. From a Victorian gilt overmantle to two four poster beds, antique longcase clock dials and an economy three section dining table the selection of antique furniture from Millboro House is brimful of interest.

    The late consultant anaesthetist Dr. Don Coleman, who died in 2016 at the age of 94, was an avid collector.  Contents from this imposing period house include bureau bookcases, sideboards, lamps and chandeliers, tables, chairs, butlers trays, garden statuary, crystal glass, silver and all the items that emerged from the cupboards, nooks and crannies at a large family home.  There is an estimate of €2,500-€5,000 on both a Georgian inlaid cylinder bureau bookcase and the economy dining table. A Regency style mahogany breakfront sideboard, possibly made in Cork, is estimated at  €1,500-€3,000. In Georgian and Victorian times clockmakers flourished around James St. and Washington St in Cork city centre. Among the more unusual collectibles are antique longcase clock faces, three in brass and one painted.  The brass examples are by James Aickin, Cork, Mark Kirkpatrick, Dublin and “McCarthy Corke” and the painted dial is by M Shaughnessy Cork.  

    An economy three section dining table  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,400 AT HAMMER

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