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    EQUESTRIAN WORK MAKES 95,000 AT ADAMS COUNTRY HOUSE SALE

    Tuesday, October 19th, 2021
    JOHN FERNELEY SNR (1782-1860)
    Mr Hugh Dick’s Favourite Mare and Pointer outside Humewood House, County Wicklow

    This oil on canvas by John Ferneley Senior, the catalogue cover lot for the James Adam Country House Collections sale, made a hammer price of €95,000 on day two of the sale today. It had been estimated at €40,000-€60,000. The absence of a native school of equestrian painting has long surprised art historians, especially given Ireland’s close association with the turf. However, this lacuna is in part made up for by the fact that one of the finest of all English sporting painters, John Ferneley, enjoyed close links with Ireland. This work has an interesting provenance. It was commissioned by Hugh Dick Esq. MP, in July 1809 at a cost of 15 guineas; by bequest to his sister Charlotte Anna, who had married Captain William Hoare Hume of Humewood; with Leggat Brothers, London, from whom acquired by Mrs. Edward Shearson, (née Flora Josephine Shea)  New York (her posthumous sale, New York, Parke-Bernet Galleries, November 6, 1955, lot 48); Jane Engelhard (1917-2004), New York philanthropist and owner of the great racehorse Nijinsky which was trained at Ballydoyle by Vincent O’Brien; by gift of Mrs Engelhard to a US private collector.

    SALES CATERING TO VARYING TASTES IN THE OFFING

    Sunday, October 17th, 2021

    The gracious neo-classical mansion that is Townley Hall near Drogheda offers a fitting backdrop this weekend for viewing the annual James Adam country house collections sale. Irish Georgian furniture is a strong point of this auction along with classical Irish art, silver and collectibles like a 19th century cold painted model of a tiger by Bergman of Vienna. Fine English furniture including a pair of giltwood console tables in the manner of William Kent will also feature strongly in this sale.Ahead of a busy upcoming week of auctions there is viewing at Townley today and tomorrow.  If you can’t make it to Townley Hall the catalogue is online. Adams sale is online from Dublin on Monday and Tuesday.

    JOHN FERNELEY SNR (1782-1860)
    An Egyptian Pony, ‘Whisperer’ with Two Irish Terriers and a Goat by a Stream in an Irish Landscape at Adams. UPDATE: THIS MADE 38,000 AT HAMMER

    The sale of  Irish art and design at de Veres on October 20 – highlighted by an iconic egg chair by Arne Jacobsen from 1958 – caters to a different taste. No matter. The  eclectic style now in vogue allows much mixing and matching in any interior. Classical pieces from different eras sit comfortably side by side in many stylish contemporary homes.  At de Veres there are chairs by Jacobsen, Mies van der Rohe, le Corbusier and the Norwegian Sigurd Ressell and a gilt metal table identical to one at Chanel’s apartment at 31 Rue Cambon. There are some highly collectible art pieces headed by Donald Teskey’s Cork Landscape (€20,000-€30,000) with work by Louis le Brocquy, Sean McSweeney, Martin Gales and 30 works from the studio of Reginald Grey, a portrait artist who was best man at Brendan Behan’s wedding.

    Cork landscape by Donald Teskey at de Veres. UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 20,500 AT HAMMER

    ADAMS COUNTRY HOUSE COLLECTIONS SALE NOW OPEN FOR VIEWING

    Friday, October 15th, 2021

    This 19th century French boulle desk comes up as lot 728 on day two of Adams Country House Collections sale on October 18 and 19. The auction is open for viewing at Townley Hall near Drogheda today, tomorrow and on Sunday. The online is at St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin. This is a showcase of some of the finest pieces of Irish Georgian furniture and important Irish Old Master paintings consigned from many fine old country houses, many of the lots never having been on the auction market before. UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,800 AT HAMMER

    (See posts on antiquesandartireland.com for October 9 and October 5, 2021)

    ADAMS COUNTRY HOUSE COLLECTIONS AT TOWNLEY HALL

    Tuesday, October 5th, 2021

    The wonderful surroundings of Townley Hall near Drogheda will be the viewing venue for Adams annual Country House Collections sale on October 18 and 19. Viewing will take place at the Francis Johnston designed neo-classical masterpiece on October 15, 16 and 17. The live and online auction with around 700 lots will take place at the St. Stephen’s Green saleroom on October 18 and 19. The sale will showcase fine Irish Georgian furniture and Irish Old Master artworks.

    A PAIR OF 19TH CENTURY GEORGE III STYLE GILTWOOD CONSOLE TABLES, in the manner of William Kent. UPDATE: THESE MADE 18,000 AT HAMMER

    BLACKSHAW MAKES 96K AT ADAMS AUCTION

    Thursday, September 30th, 2021
    Basil Blackshaw HRHA RUA (1932-2016) Coloured Rain, 2001

    Coloured Rain by Basil Blackshaw made a hammer price of 96,000 over a top estimate of 50,000 at the James Adam sale of Important Irish Art in Dublin on September 29. The highlight of the auction was Salute/Farewell to Rosses Point by Jack B Yeats which made 140,000 at hammer against an estimate of 120,000-160,000. Connemara Cottages by Paul Henry was withdrawn from the sale.

    IMPORTANT IRISH ART UNDER THE HAMMER AT JAMES ADAM

    Wednesday, September 29th, 2021
    Daniel O’Neill (1920-1974) – Spanish Girl. UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    Spanish Girl by Dan O’Neill is on offer at the Important Irish Art sale by James Adam in Dublin this evening. It is estimated at 20,000-30,000. There is art by Jack B. Yeats, Paul Henry, Walter Osborne and William Leech in a wide ranging auction with 146 lots in total. The catalogue is online.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for September 21, 2021)

    IMPORTANT IRISH ART AT JAMES ADAM

    Tuesday, September 21st, 2021
    Salute/Farewell to Rosses Point by Jack B. Yeats. UPDATE: THIS MADE 140,000 AT HAMMER

    Salute/Farewell to Rosses Point by Jack B Yeats (€120,000-€160,000) is a highlight at Adams evening sale of Important Irish Art on September 29. It dates to 1946 and is one of a number of works from the 1940’s, when Yeats was in his seventies, that hark back to his youth.  As a boy the artist frequently travelled on the pilot boats for merchant ships headed to Sligo.  The Adams sale kicks off with a 1997 watercolour by John Doherty of a lightship.  There are some attractive coloured pencil drawings by Mary Swanzy, watercolours by Gerard Dillon and Andrew Nicholl and ink on paper works by Patrick Scott.  An arresting self portrait by William Leech has an estimate of €20,000-€30,000.  There is a similar estimate on two works by Dan O’Neill, Cold Spring Morning, Donegal  and Spanish Girl.

    Self Portrait with window and table by William Leech. UPDATE: THIS MADE 17,000 AT HAMMER

    The Pump of St. Nicholas, Antwerp was one of the first open air paintings that  Walter Osborne made on the Continent and was exhibited in Dublin in 1883.  It is estimated at €70,000-€100,000.  Don Quixote by Sean Keating and Coloured Rain by Basil Blackshaw are each  estimated at €30,000-€50,000. There is art by Tony O’Malley, Jane O’Malley, George Campbell, Nano Reid, Mainie Jellett, Norah McGuinness, Patsy Dan Rogers, Brian Bourke and Markey Robinson as well as sculpture by John Behan, Sonja Landweer and others in a well chosen evening auction of 146 lots.

    DINING CHAIRS AT ADAMS AT HOME SALE

    Monday, September 20th, 2021

    This set of eight George III mahogany framed dining chairs in Chippendale style, 19th century, come up at the James Adam At Home sale in Dublin on September 21. They are estimated at €3,000-€5,000. The sale kicks off at 11 am. UPDATE: THESE MADE 3,800 AT HAMMER

    AT HOME SALE AT JAMES ADAM ON SEPTEMBER 21

    Friday, September 17th, 2021

    This French kingwood, ormolu and marble top commode is lot 189 at the James Adam At Home sale on September 21. It is estimated at 2,000-3,000. Viewing for this online sale gets underway in Dublin today. There are 470 lots of antique furniture, jewellery, art, silverware and collectibles. The catalogue is online. UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,400 AT HAMMER

    FINE JEWELLERY AND WATCHES AT JAMES ADAM

    Thursday, September 9th, 2021
    EMERALD AND DIAMOND BRACELET, CIRCA 1945. UPDATE: THIS MADE €30,000 AT HAMMER

    THIS c1945 em emerald and diamond bracelet is one of the highlights at Adams evening and online sale of fine jewellery and watches in Dublin on September 14. The geometric open work design bracelet with graduated cabochon emeralds is estimated at 30,000-40,000. There is a similar estimate on a pair of fancy coloured diamond and pendant earrings. With everything from a c1960 bow diamond brooch by Bulgari (18,000-28,000) to a tri coloured trinity gold ring by Cartier (800-1,000) the sale of 102 lots caters for a variety of budgets. The catalogue is online.