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    GREAT IRISH MACE FEATURES IN PORTRAIT AT MATTHEWS

    Wednesday, June 16th, 2021

    This Irish School portrait of Robert Rochfort (1661-1727) features the Great Irish Mace, which represented the authority of the English King in the Irish House of Parliament. The portrait is lot 2453 at Matthews four day online sale from June 19-22. The Great Irish Mace, over five feet in length, had finely chased floral designs with rose of thistle and fleur-de-lis motifs. Matthews attribute the portrait to George Morphy (1655-1715). King James II is believed to have melted down the mace to help pay his war debts.

    Portrait Robert Rochfort (1661-1727).
    Attorney General of Ireland and Speaker in the Irish House of Commons 1692-1703

    ANTIQUE FURNITURE AT WOODWARDS IN CORK

    Monday, June 14th, 2021

    A selection of antique furniture will come up at Woodwards in Cork on June 19. Among the lots on offer are an unusual inlaid Indian card table in need of some restoration (€600-€800) and a Georgian walnut bachelors chest with a similar estimate. Other lots include a Georgian mahogany bureau, a Victorian tambour front desk, a Louis XV inlaid card table,  an Edwardian envelope  card table and a pair of bookcases by Hobbs and Co. London. There is a Glasgow longcase clock, a Chinese Chippendale style cabinet by Edwards and Roberts, a William IV teapoy, a set of six Chippendale style dining chairs and a pair of Art Deco mirrors.  Among the other lots are a Coalbrookdale garden bench, a cast iron five piece garden suite, Waterford Crystal, silver and collectibles.  The sale is on view from 10 am to 5 pm all this week and the catalogue is online.

    Inlaid Oriental card table 

    TREASURES OF A STORIED MANHATTAN COLLECTION AT CHRISTIE’S

    Wednesday, June 9th, 2021

    This unusual early 19th century Regency ormolu and patinated bronze mantel comes up at an online sale at Christie’s in New York from June 15-July 1. Treasures of a Storied Manhattan Collection features 130 lots of European furniture and decorative art, Chinese furniture and ceramics, 19th century porcelain and silver, and 20th/21st century works of art from the Park Avenue pied-à-terre formerly owned by Enid Annenberg Haupt, the American publisher and philanthropist. The mantel pictured here, made by Thomas Weeks, is estimated at $70,000-100,000.

    BRONZE CLASSICAL LIONS MAKE 4,500 AT HAMMER

    Sunday, June 6th, 2021

    This exceptional pair of bronze garden classical lions with a top estimate of 4,000 sold for a hammer price of €4,500 at Hegarty’s sale in Bandon today. They attracted a number of competitive bidders on the phone and the internet. An 18th century Irish silver teapot made 1,700, an early 19th century silver serving platter and mazarin grill by Paul Storr made 6,900 and a pair of foldover rosewood card tables made 4,400.

    BIDDING UNDERWAY FOR JAMES ADAM AT HOME SALE

    Sunday, June 6th, 2021

    Bidding is  underday for the timed online At Home sale at James Adam in Dublin which begins to close at 10 am on June 9.  There is garden furniture, a big selection of silver including some Cork pieces, jewellery, antique furniture, art, porcelain and collectibles including a pair of 19th century brass starting cannons.

    19TH CENTURY CAST IRON AND BRASS SIGNAL CANNONS (300-500). UPDATE; THESE MADE 340 AT HAMMER

    BRIDGE OVER THE AWBEG AT BUTTEVANT CASTLE

    Saturday, June 5th, 2021

    An unframed, unsigned pencil sketch – “Bridge over the Awbeg at Buttevant Castle” – comes up at  Aidan Foley’s online auction at Doneraile today.  Lot 301 dates to the 1840’s and seems to be in good condition.  A purchaser might set out to solve the mystery of who made it.  The auction features a broad mix of antique furniture and collectible items as well as art by Albert Hartland, Arthur Maderson, Pauline Bewick, Con Campbell, Lorna Miller, Marie Carroll and others.

    A selection of furniture, art, silver , garden furniture and jewellery will come under the hammer at Hegarty’s online sale in Bandon tomorrow. Among the highlights are an 18th century Irish silver teapot made in Dublin in 1796 and a silver fork by the Limerick maker Maurice Fitzgerald.  Lots of note include an exceptional pair of bronze garden classical lions and a mid 18th century Irish Georgian tea table.

    This unsigned 1840’s  pencil sketch “Bridge over the Awbeg River at Buttevant Castle”  UPDATE: THIS MADE 140 AT HAMMER

    IRISH SILVER DISH RING AT ADAMS AT HOME SALE

    Friday, June 4th, 2021

    This George III Irish silver dish ring is lot 48 at the James Adam timed online At Home sale in Dublin on June 9. It was made in Dublin c1775 by Ambrose Boxwell and is estimated at 800-1,200. The online catalogue lists 110 lots of silver and plate as well as a large selection of jewellery, furniture and collectibles. UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,600 AT HAMMER

    CLASSIC AND CONTEMPORARY INTERIORS AT MULLEN’S AUCTION

    Thursday, June 3rd, 2021

    This 1960’s lounge chair by Luigi Vietta and produced by Fratelli Besana comes up as lot 23 at Mullen’s Classic and Contemporary Interiors sale at Laurel Park, Bray, Co. Wicklow on June 7. It is estimated at 340-440. The sale of 798 lots gets underway at 6 pm.

    IRISH GEORGIAN TEA TABLE AT HEGARTY’S IN BANDON

    Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021

    This mid 18th century Irish Georgian fold over tea table comes up at Hegarty’s online auction in Bandon, Co. Cork on June 6 with an estimate of €1,000-€1,400. The sale will include two Cork family collections from Oysterhaven and Kinsale and offers a variety of antique furniture, silver, art and jewellery. A late 18th century Limerick silver fork by Maurice Fitzgerald is estimated at €850-1,000. UPDATE: THE TABLE MADE 1,000 AT HAMMER. THE LIMERICK SILVER FORK MADE 700.

    CHRISTIE’S DESIGN SALES IN NEW YORK TOTAL $17.4 MILLION

    Friday, May 28th, 2021
    JEAN ROYÈRE (1902-1981) ‘OURS POLAIRE’ SOFA, CIRCA 1950 in ash, beech with velvet upholstery made  $1,230,000. CHRISTIE’S IMAGES LTD. 2021

    Three live sales of Design at Christie’s in New York totalled $17,436,000, including Paris in New York: A Private Collection of Royère, Vautrin, JouveTiffany and Design. With very strong, spirited global cross-category bidding, these outstanding results demonstrated the strength and depth of the Design market. There was global participation with bidders from 28 countries across five continents. Hammer prices were 178% above the low estimate. The first dedicated various owner sale of works by Tiffany Studios held at Christie’s since 2014 brought in $3,903,375.

    TIFFANY STUDIOS LANDSCAPE WINDOW WITH MAGNOLIAS, HYDRANGEAS AND AZALEAS, CIRCA 1915 made $1,470,000. CHRISTIE’S IMAGES LTD. 2021