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    Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

    A William Morris Donegal carpet with an all over bold pattern made a hammer price of 5,200 on day two of Sheppards sale in Durrow today. A Donegal carpet designed by CFA Voysey made 5,400 at hammer. A pair of 19th century cloisonne lamps made 4,800. The Jews Harp, an oil on canvas by Robert Gemmill Hutchison (1860-1936) made 4,600, Horse in a landscape by Wright Barker (1864-1941) made 6,400, Le Triomphe de la Republique by Henri F Bellan (1899) made 9,500, a set of 12 Edwardian Chippendale style dining chairs made 4,400, an 18th century Chinese Chippendale table made 7,500 and a pair of brass bound mahogany peat buckets made 2,400. Jewellery made good prices. An 18 carat white gold tennis bracelet made 9,000 and a white gold solitaire diamond ring made 12,000. A pair of large Qing famille rose bowls made 7,800.

    A William Morris Donegal Carpet.


    Saturday, July 11th, 2015
    A  large royal blue ground Donegal carpet inscribed with a harp, a gold link border and Celtic motifs comes up at Mealy’s one day sale in Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny on July 15.  The New Ireland carpet, measuring 13.7 metros by 5 metres, was a complex commission by New Ireland Assurance for their Dublin office in 1964.  The medallion detail is 64 knots per square inch as against 16 in the main body. The junction is imperceptible and the carpet is estimated at 15,000-25,000.  In its heyday the Donegal Factory, at Killybegs, supplied carpets to the Oval Office and Buckingham Palace.
    A late 19th century cut granite Irish fountain is estimated at 20,000-30,000.  The sale features a monumental William IV side table estimated at 15,000-20,000 and a full sized billiard table among more than 600 lots.  The catalogue is online.
    (See post on for July 8, 2015).

    The New Ireland Donegal carpet.

    The New Ireland Donegal carpet. UPDATE: THIS MADE A HAMMER PRICE OF 18,000

    A large 19th century Irish cut granite fountain.

    A large 19th century Irish cut granite fountain.  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD