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    Friday, November 3rd, 2023
    A Victorian sleigh. UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,400 AT HAMMER

    A sleigh might not be exactly what is needed in rainy Ireland right now but who knows what the rest of the winter will bring? This one comes up at Aidan Foley’s online two day relocation auction of lots from “Weddings by Franc” on November 7 and 8. From chair covers and tablecloths to decorative mirrors and candle holders, tables, lamps, lanterns and Frosty the Snowman this sale of more than 1,000 lots offers and enormous variety of lots for weddings, parties and Christmas events.


    Sunday, February 21st, 2021

    Restoration specialists will find much to occupy themselves with at a two day  online auction by Doneraile based Aidan Foley next weekend.  A large selection of antique and reproduction furniture, paintings, porcelain and collectibles from Springmount House in Sunday’s Well, Cork will be on offer on February 27.  Some furniture like a Victorian side or hall table, is simply too large for most modern homes.   Most of it is in need of some tender loving care.  A bit of elbow grease will be enough to revive a selection of occasional tables, side tables, a dining table, a set of eight dining chairs, gilt framed overmantle mirrors and various  bureaux.  Other works, such as a fine antique red lacquered boulle bureau plat, an old drum table, a Georgian bureau with astragal glazed doors (one broken pane), an early Victorian card table and a library table will need more specialist intervention.  There is a decidedly continental feel to some of the furniture, like some gilt framed drawing room chairs which were almost certainly imported into this country from mainland Europe several decades ago. A selection of Victorian style gilt framed landscapes, seascapes and townscapes in gilt frames include two smaller townscapes. attributed to Fr. Prout, humorist, literary journalist and author of The Bells of Shandon. A large dark shipboard scene is signed Marstrand, possibly the Danish artist Wilhelm Marstrand (1810-1873).  And there is a print of John Butts View of Cork from Audley Place, painted around 1750. Another lot to attract a different sort of specialist interest is an 07 registration Mercedes 500 SEL with leather interior and 5.5 V8 petrol engine.  According to Mr. Foley it originally cost €180,000. This time round it is estimated at €12,000-€16,000 as lot number 2.   The sales will be live on from 11 am on February 27 and 28.

    Gilt overmantle mirror. UPDATE: THIS MADE 700 AT HAMMER