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    LEGACY SALE AT SHEPPARDS IN DURROW

    Saturday, September 21st, 2019

    What is described as The Legacy of the Big House, Sheppards two day sale in Durrow on September 24 and 25 is packed to the brim with objects that might readily fit into any home, big or small.On offer is an across the board selection of more than 1,300 lots of furniture, jewellery, Chinese and Japanese art and collectibles, sculpture, rugs and militaria. The auction kicks off at 10.30 am on September 24 with  some French bronzes and militaria, including ceremonial swords and antique percussion pistols. Continuing the theme of decorating the walls there are some beautiful old mirrors, wall lights, sconces and art to suit all tastes.  Then there is the furniture and the selection is interesting.  There are all sorts of chairs, singly, in pairs, dining chairs, couches, settees, library chairs, window seats, stools and even a set of eight Provincial ladder back chairs with rush panelled seats. There are desks, occasional tables, centre tables, side tables, silver tables, wine tables, serving tables, games tables, console tables, a Chinese hardwood table, chests of drawers, side cabinets, peat buckets, log barrels, a Chinese lacquered cabinet and bookcases.  There are rugs, silver and plate, lots of Oriental ceramics, African ceremonial masks, a couple of chimney pieces, glass and collectibles.Estimates vary widely which makes this a sale for all pockets.  The auction will be over four sessions at 10.30 am and 2 pm each day and it will be live online. 

    18th century carved giltwood mirror UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 4,200

    APTER-FREDERICKS TO MOVE TO AN ONLINE MODEL

    Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

    The venerable London antique firm Apter-Fredericks is closing three floors of showrooms and moving to an online business model. In mid September they will vacate the Fulham Road premises, their location for the past 73 years. A company statement said: “Despite this change, Apter-Fredericks is still committed to dealing in the finest eighteenth century English furniture.  We are keen to embrace the future and operate in the new norm.  Our business will continue to offer fine and important pieces of English furniture to private clients, interior designers and institutions. We shall be available to assist in sourcing, selling and restoration.”

    The firm will continue to present our stock by website and will be available to view by appointment and at art fairs – specifically Masterpiece London and the Winter Show New York.

    “In giving up the shop with our three floors of showrooms, we find our storerooms rather over-stretched.  We would encourage you to contact us should you require any furniture or should you have been considering a particular piece of stock in the past, all of which will be sold at the most agreeable prices.”    

    A SUNDAY INTERIORS SALE AT JAMES ADAM

    Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

    THE first Sunday interior sale of the new season at Dublin auctioneers James Adam takes place on September 8. It will feature antique furniture and collectibles in porcelain, silver, glass and art. The most expensively estimated lot is a Dutch landscape by Nicolaas Johannes Roosenboom (1805-1880) (2,500-3,500). These Sunday sales offer something for both new and established collectors. The catalogue, which is online, shows 454 lots.

    IRISH WILLIAM IV MAHOGANY FRAMED LIBRARY ARMCHAIR, c.1830 (400-500) UPDATE: THIS MADE 500 AT HAMMER

    WIDE SELECTION ON OFFER AT WOODWARDS

    Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

    The sale of 350 lots at Woodwards in Cork on September 7 offers a wide selection with everything from a Cork longcase clock and a set of 11-bar dining chairs to an old Irish cut glass ewer and some Irish silver. The furniture selection features a Georgian walnut chest on stand (1,200-2,000), a Sheraton inlaid sofa table (1,500-2,000), a Sheraton display cabinet (1,000-1,500), a set of Cork 11-bar chairs (2,000-3,000), a Sheraton style credenza (1,000-1,500), a Georgian cellarette (600-1,000),  a Cork longcase clock by Sam’l Hayles (1,000-2,000) and a pair of demi-lune side tables (600-1,000). A pair of cast iron vases on stands is estimated at 800-1,500 and a cast iron five piece patio set has an estimate of 1,200-2,000.The selection of porcelain has global reach and includes a pair of Imari vases (600-800), a large Cantonese bowl (300-500), a pair of Meissen bottle vases (400-800), a Dresden vase (300-500) and a 76 piece Royal Crown Derby dinner service (600-800).

    Sheraton inlaid sofa table

    COLLECTION WITH A ROYAL TWIST AT CHRISTIE’S

    Sunday, September 1st, 2019

    Visions of Collecting: Royal and Aristocratic, An Important Private Collection at Christie’s in London on September 19 will feature 350 lots and reflects a fascination with Royal provenance. It features furniture, paintings, ceramics, sculpture, tapestries, silver, objects and works of art, lighting and soft furnishings from British and other European Royal families and Britain’s great country houses. Leading the sale is Corso auf dem Monte Pincio, 1911 by Max Liebermann, which was owned by Paul Cassirer, the influential modern art dealer and publisher (£200,000-300,000). The collection is expected to realise in excess of £2 million.

    AN ATTIC SALE AT SHEPPARDS IN DURROW

    Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

    Gems in the Attic is the title of the sale at Sheppards in Durrow on September 3. The affordable sale, ideal for new collectors, consists of items from the attics, stables and storerooms of clients from around Ireland. The 753 lot catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    18TH-CENTURY WALNUT AND HERRING BONE INLAID HANGING CORNER CABINET (300-500)
    CHINESE QING PERIOD CINNEBAR LACQUERED VASE (200-300)

    HOW TO WOO NEW COLLECTORS

    Monday, August 19th, 2019

    What to do about an antique market that is seen to be either the preserve of billionaires in international sales or in the doldrums at local level?  For innovation head to New York.

    A theme evident at the Winter Show in January has re-emerged just in time for Christie’s Interiors auction in the Big Apple on August 21 and 22. At the Winter Show an easy to read system of coloured price tagging with legends like under $3,000, $5,000, $10,000 and so on was set up in an attempt to woo new young collectors. Christie’s summer interiors auction of 495 lots of furniture, decorative objects and fine art features a collaboration with Alexandra O’Neill, designer of the ready to wear line Markarian and CeCe Barfield Thompson, principal of the interior design firm CeCe Barfield Inc. Objects in the auction that provided inspiration for the designers’ capsule collections include a late 18th/19th century Dutch Delft blue and white five piece garniture, a pair of Italian marble jardiniers, a 19th century parcel gilt tray table and a pair of large button tufted couches or day beds of the Directoire and Empire periods known as recamiers. The capsule collections of dresses and homeware inspired by the objects in the auction are now being sold exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman, the luxury Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan. 

    UPDATE: Interiors totaled $2,331,375 with 89% sold by lot and 92% sold by value.The sale attracted a high volume of online bidding through Christie’s LIVE, with 59% of all lots won or directly underbid by clients participating online.  The sale saw global participation with registered bidders from 43 countries.

    A pair of large button tufted 20th century recamiers UPDATE: THESE MADE $3,000

    CLASSIC AND CONTEMPORARY SALE IN BRAY

    Friday, August 9th, 2019

    This Georgian sideboard is at Mullen’s classic temporary and interiors sale at Laurel Park, Bray on August 12. It is estimated at 1,200-1,800. The auction of more than 680 lots features antique furniture, porcelain and a wide variety of collectible items. The catalogue is online.

    A Georgian sideboard at Mullen’s of Laurel Park.

    AN IRISH ART AUCTION ON ACHILL ISLAND

    Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

    The art and antiques auction at Dooagh on Achill Island on August 11 is believed by auctioneers Dolan’s to be the first ever such sale on the island. The wild beauty and remoteness of the location has always drawn artists to Achill and to the west of Ireland. Just under 250 lots, mostly of art, will come under the hammer.

    Charles Vincent Lamb (1893-1964) – Carraroe, Connemara

    A VIDEO OF DOLAN’S BANK HOLIDAY AUCTION IN CONNEMARA

    Friday, August 2nd, 2019