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    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

    FOUR DAY ONLINE SALE BY AIDAN FOLEY AT SIXMILEBRIDGE

    Sunday, April 25th, 2021

    No matter what the weather turns out to be like over the May Bank Holiday weekend the hunter gatherers of the world of collecting will find plenty to occupy themselves with at Aidan Foley’s four day sale online from Sixmilebridge on May 1, 2, 3 and 4.  Furniture ranges from a Linley designed sycamore twin pedestal dining table to Victorian card tables and oval gilt mirrors.There is a range of collectibles from U2 ephemera, tour promotional materials and U2  T-shirts to a gold cigarette case inscribed: “to Captain L A Wilkins by Viscount Trenchard and the directors of the United Africa Company Ltd. in commemoration of his actions in escaping from the Germans in France May 1940 – July 1941”.  The Highland Cradle by the Cork artist John Brennan is estimated at €1,500-€2,000 and there is art by Louis le Brocquy, Patrick Copperwhite, George Gillespie, Ivan Sutton and others.  More than 2,000 lots are scheduled to come under the hammer.

    A large Persian rug at Aidan Foley’s sale

    ANTIQUE MILITARY CANNON AT CLARE AUCTION

    Sunday, October 4th, 2020

    A military cannon measuring nine feet in length is among the more unusual lots at Aidan Foley’s three day online sale from Sixmilebridge which gets underway on October 11.  Viewing for this sale of 2,000 lots gets atarts next Friday.  The auction will feature lots from houses on North Circular Road and Ennis Road in Limerick, a period Co. Kerry house and various other Munster properties.

    AUCTIONS TAKING PLACE IN IRELAND DURING UPCOMING LOCKDOWN WEEKEND

    Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

    A number of auctions will go ahead in Ireland over the coming weekend, though in changed circumstances. Sales by Aidan Foley in Doneraile in North Cork on March 21 and by Hegarty’s in Bandon on March 22 will go ahead as online only auctions. In each case the auctioneer will facilitate intending bidders with photographs and condition reports. Online bidding at easyliveauction.com

    The two day sale by Matthews Auctioneers in Kells will take place at 2 pm each day. Social distancing will be observed in the auction room, on view and auction days. All safe physical and breathing space will be observed. Hand sanitiser will also be available and the sale will be held in a closed off area of the room. Online bidding is available through the illustrated online catalogue at matthewsauctionrooms.com

    A pair of rosewood side tables at Hegarty’s in Bandon on Sunday. UPDATE: THESE SOLD FOR 1,550

    HURRICANE LORENZO AND AN RNLI CHARITY AUCTION

    Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

    Hurricane Lorenzo – now bearing down on the island of Ireland as a tropical storm – is a timely reminder of an auction in aid of the RNLI – the largest charity that saves lives at sea – in the seafaring town of Kinsale in Co. Cork on October 6. Auctioneer Aidan Foley will offer a selection of donated lots including artwork, jewellery, antique furniture, garden items and collectibles at The White Lady in aid of this worthy charity.

    An artwork by Philip Grey at the RNLI auction

    ANCIENT MEXICAN STATUE FOR AUCTION IN KINSALE

    Saturday, September 15th, 2018

    An ancient Mexican statue possibly dating to the 3rd century BC is one of the more unusual lots at Aidan Foley’s sale in aid of the RNLI in Kinsale on September 16. The 76 cms tall figure is accompanied by an authentication report from CIRAM, the French radio carbon dating laboratory, and is estimated at 10,000-15,000.

    The cause is exceptional so this sale has attracted a variety of quality lots ranging from the Lipton Challenge Cup presented to Cove Sailing Club, Cork Harbour in 1921 by Sir Thomas Lipton to a tanzanite and diamond ring donated by Loretta Brennan Glucksman. The wide variety on offer includes contents from the former Lovetts Restaurant in Cork, Irish and English silver, art, furniture and jewellery.

    Ancient Mexican statue  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    The Lipton Cup

    YOU TOO CAN HAVE A SLICE OF THE ACTION

    Monday, February 5th, 2018
    In Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare Aidan Foley’s sale on February 13 will include around 200 lots from the former Principle Management Building on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, the music and management company founded by Paul McGuinness who successfully managed U2 for more than 30 years to 2013.

    Among these are some good desks, leather couches, chair, lamps and luxurious office accoutrements.  The auction includes lots from a period house in Askeaton with six Victorian gilt overmantles, a Victorian oval ended dining table  with two extra leaves estimated at just 300-400 and chairs.  There will be over 1,000 lots.

    A boardroom table from Principle Management  UPDATE:  The table made 759

    A Victorian overmantle mirror  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 480

    DAVID LINLEY TABLE AT CO. CLARE AUCTION

    Saturday, June 20th, 2015

    The maple dining table by David Linley.

    The maple dining table by David Linley.  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    A David Linley dining table is the top lot at Aidan Foley’s summer sale at The Auction Rooms, Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare on June 23.  The maple wood table, capable of seating up to 20, was a commissioned piece and will attract international interest.

    Over 1,000 lots will be sold including a Limerick silver spoon by Maurice Fitzgerald, antique furniture, jewellery and Waterford Crystal chandeliers.  There is garden furniture and outdoor effects including a pair of cannons. Other lots of note include a Killarney wood workbox, a Georgian marquetry bookcase, a games table and an extensive array of furniture.  The auction will be live on the internet.

    UPDATE:  The table was unsold but the London trade has expressed an interest.