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    SHINNORS AT DOLAN’S TIMED ART AND ANTIQUE SALE

    Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021
    John Shinnors – Girl and White Umbrella

    Girl and White Umbrella by John Shinnors is lot 56 at Dolan’s November online auction which runs until the evening of November 29. It is estimated at 4,000-6,000. The sale features art by Sean Keating, Sir William Orpen, Kenneth Webb, Mat Grogan, John Morris and many other artists. There is a selection of fine Irish whiskeys as well as antique furniture and collectibles among 252 lots on offer. The catalogue is online.

    CORK SILVER, COMICS, COLLECTIBLES AND FURNITURE AT LYNES AND LYNES

    Monday, November 22nd, 2021
    A Cork silver tablespoon by Isaac Solomon

    More than 400 lots will come under the hammer at the Lynes and Lynes online sale in Carrigtwohill on November 27. The silver section includes a Cork silver tablespoon by Isaac Solomon, a Georgian silver ladle by Richard Sawyer, Dublin and a heavy tray by William Egan of Cork. Victorian pieces include a three door Victorian secretaire, an antique couch and an oak and brass hall stand.  A pair of early 19th century porcelain plaques stamped Franz Xaver Thallmaier of Munich have an estimate of €2,000-€3,000.  There is a Hornby train collection and comics from the 1950’s include The Dandy, The Beano, The Rover and The Eagle.  More than 30 lots of books includes Evelyn Bolster’s History of Cork in four volumes and correspondence between Eamon de Valera and Jenny Dowdall of Cork. There will be interest too in a heavy cast iron water trough, a pair of old iron gates and an early plough by Pierce of Wexford. The catalogue is online.

    FINE ASIAN ART AT ADAMS IN DUBLIN

    Saturday, November 20th, 2021

    This portrait of a young lady with a blue scarf is the catalogue cover lot for the James Adam sale of Fine Asian Art in Dublin next Tuesday (November 23). It is by Vu Cao Dam (1908-2000) who graduated from the fine arts school of Hanoi in 1931, in which year he participated in the Paris International Exhibition. He settled in France where he was mostly known for his sculpture. Influenced by Fauvism and the Paris School his creations lie on the edges of Asian traditions, particularly Chinese and Vietnamese art.  This c1950 portrait is estimated at €30,000-€50,000. The sale of 440 lots is split into four sections, Arts of China and Himalaya, Arts of Vietnam and South-East Asia, Asian Painters and Arts of Japan and Korea. 

    UPDATE: THIS MADE 47,000 AT HAMMER

    THE HUNT FOR A TABLE ENDS HERE

    Friday, November 5th, 2021

    This Georgian mahogany hunt table is lot 69 at Mullen’s Classic and Contemporary Interiors online sale which ends from 6 pm on November 7. The estimate is €500-700. There are 602 lots on the catalogue and they can all be found on Easy Live Auctions. UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,550 AT HAMMER

    DANIEL LEBARD COLLECTION MAKES €31.6 MILLION AT CHRISTIE’S PARIS

    Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021
    JEAN ROYERE (1883-1950)
    Paire de fauteuils Boule dits Ours Polaire, vers 1947

    These Boules chairs by Jean Royere achieved €1,292,000 at Christie’s Paris sale of he Collection Daniel Lebard : Through the Prism of Modernity on November 3. The world record price was achieved over an estimate of 300,000-500,000. The auction realised a total of €31,607,000, almost three times the presale estimate. The collection of design, photography and contemporary art was sold 100% by value and 97% by lot. With registered bidders from 32 countries the sale achieved new world auction records for 24 artists including Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Paulin and Takis.

    The Table de bibliotheque eclairante  created by Charlotte Perriand, Jean Prouvé and Andre Salomon for the Maison de la Médecine in 1951 made €1,016,000 ; the Tête à lumière, a remarkable ceramic lamp by André Borderie which made €325,000, thirteen times its presale estimate ; the Papillon chair by Matthieu Matégot sold for €206,250, five times its presale estimate and the Elysée pair of armchairs by Pierre Paulin quadrupled their estimate and made €200,000. New world auction records were also set for Bertrand Lavier, Michel Buffet, Edouard Wilfred Buquet, Daniel Firman, Morten Løbner Espersen, Hans Luckhardt, André Lurcat, Serge Mouille, Kirstin McKirdy, Barbara Nanning, Nicolas Schöffer, Huge Perignem, Philippe Pradalié, Maurice Pré, Ron Nagle, Bente Skjöttgaard, Roger Tallon, Valérie Belin, Vera Lutter and Raphaël de Villers. The 51 lots by Jean Prouvé made €11,195,000.

    SAME DAY SALES AT WOODWARDS AND MARSHS IN CORK

    Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021

    Collectors will be spoiled for choice at two sales in Cork on November 6.  The venerable city firms of Marshs and Woodwards will hold online auctions on the same day. The Marshs sale is derived mainly from the estate of the late Professor David O’Mahony.  The firm has already sold his house at The Hollies, Sunday’s Well. There is Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian furniture, paintings, watercolours, clocks, porcelain, Waterford Glass, gilt mirrors and sets of Cork 11-bar chairs. Prime lots include a Louis XV style satinwood and kingwood bureau plat, a Georgian breakfront serving table with brass rail, a Georgian Cork clock by Jas Upington and a Georgian inlaid and satinwood fold over card table  Each of these lots is estimated at €1,500-€2,000. Coming in at a slightly lower estimate of €1,000-€1,500 are two sets of 11-bar and 9-bar Cork chairs,  a Georgian tallboy and a Regency gilt wall mirror. A 19th century Anglo-Indian rosewood console table has an estimate of €800-€1,000. 

    House contents from Mallow and Castlegregory feature at the Woodwards sale.  A large Nostell Priory partners desk is estimated at €1,500-€2,500.  A pair of leather wingback library chairs, a Carlton House style desk, a Regency rosewood sofa table and a French inlaid longcase clock are all estimated at €1,000-€1,500. There will be interest in a Killarney inlaid arbutus teapoy (€500-€800) and a Georgian walnut davenport.  Among the other lots of antique furniture are a George III bureau, a Georgian walnut knee hole desk, a Georgian round table with birdcage movement, a French bureau plat and an Edwardian chest on chest.

    A secretaire a abbatant (fall front desk) at Woodwards. UPDATE: THIS MADE 520 AT HAMMER

    ANTIQUE IRISH SILVER DISH RING ANYONE?

    Sunday, October 31st, 2021
    Silver dish ring at Matthews. UPDATE: THIS MADE 920 AT HAMMER

    This antique Irish silver dish ring comes up as lot 78 at Matthews two day live online auction from Kells, Co. Meath with jewellery silver, gold and collectibles on November 2 and antiques and collectibles on November 3. It is estimated at 1,000-1,500. Lots 1-571 will be sold from 6 pm on November 2 and lots lots 601-1126 come up at 2 pm on November 3.

    MID-CENTURY MODERN AT JAMES ADAM, DUBLIN

    Saturday, October 30th, 2021
    JIM DINE – TWO RED BOOTS ON A BLACK GROUND UPDATE: THIS MADE 8,0O0 AT HAMMER

    In Dublin there is viewing from 1 pm to 5 pm today and tomorrow,  from 10 am to 5 pm on Monday and from 10 am to noon on Tuesday for the James Adam Mid-Century Modern sale which kicks off online at 2 pm on November 2.  The centrepiece of this sale is Lilium II by Joseph Walsh. Too large for the auction room and too pricey for most of us it will be on view instead at the Throne Room in Dublin Castle. This marvellous intricate ash piece is estimated at €100,000-€150,000.  The AdamsLive platform can be used for bidding at a sale which includes a good selection of mid 20th Century furniture by well known Italian and Danish makers, modern and contemporary paintings, lamps, mirrors, armchairs, desks and tables.

    JOSEPH WALSH (B.1979)
    Lilium I, 2014. UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    BARRETTSTOWN HOUSE SALE ON VIEW THIS WEEKEND

    Thursday, October 28th, 2021
    19TH-CENTURY CHINESE LACQUERED WEDDING CABINET. UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,300 AT HAMMER

    This Chinese lacquered wedding cabinet kicks off Sheppards two day sale at Barrettstown House, Newbridge, Co. Kildare online on November 2 and 3. There will be viewing at Barrettstown this weekend. Lot 1 of 788 has a fall front inset with foliate and figural panels, above a signed elongated ornithological panel. It opens to a series of shelves and is furnished with heavy brass carrying handles. The estimate is 1,400-1,800.

    HOMES AND INTERIORS AT HEGARTY’S SALE IN BANDON

    Thursday, October 28th, 2021
    VICTORIAN WALNUT INLAID CREDENZA. UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    This Victorian walnut inlaid credenza comes up at Hegarty’s October Homes and Interiors auction on October 30. The catalogue is online and offers more than 400 lots of antique furniture, silver, jewellery, art and collectibles. Among the is a Dublin Tunbridge wall clock, an antique Persian Kashan rug, a Burmese ruby ring and an Art Deco console table. The credenza is estimated at 3,500-5,500.