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    Monday, September 17th, 2018

    Books, silver, furniture, chandeliers and mirrors, collectors items, garden furniture, rugs and items of Cork interest will come up at Lynes and Lynes in Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork on September 22.  There are 460 lots and the catalogue is online. Here is a sample:


    Thursday, May 17th, 2018
    Cork silver, Georgian and later furniture and a pocket sketchbook with 30 watercolours from architects Henry and Arthur Hill dated 1884-96 all feature at the Lynes and Lynes sale in Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork on May 19. A sauceboat by the Cork maker Carden Terry is estimated at 200-400 and the sale will include silver serving spoons by makers such as Timothy Conway, James Salter and Richard Garde with estimates of 100-200. A Newcastle silver teapot made in 1798 by John Robertson II is estimated at 200-300.

    A 19th century oil after Murillo, The Holy Children with a Shell, is estimated at 600-1,000.  There is a selection of Georgian and later furniture including pieces made by O’Connell’s of Lavitt’s Quay Cork.  Some period furniture is in need of restoration and this is reflected in the estimates.  More than 40 lots of books and a copy of the will of John Evan-Freke, 6th Baron Carbery (1765-1845) are included.  The catalogue is online.

    A pocket sketchbook with 30 late Victorian watercolours from architects Henry and Arthur Hill .  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,400

    A Cork silver sauceboat by Carden Terry.  UPDATE: THIS MADE 950


    Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

    A model of the US vessel Wacosta at Lynes and Lynes

    The Beast from the East bout of bad weather is playing havoc with upcoming auction schedules in Ireland.  Sheppards have postponed their two day sale due to be held in Durrow on March 6 and 7 to March 13 and 14.

    In Carrigtwohill Co. Cork Lynes and Lynes have postponed their sale scheduled for March 3 to Sunday, March 11 at 11 am.

    Meantime the interiors auction featuring items from Dublin hotspots including iconic venues Howl at the Moon, The Shelbourne, The Residence Club and Clery’s due to be held at The Heritage Hotel, Killenard, Co. Laois next weekend has been postponed until March 12 and 13.


    Sunday, February 25th, 2018

    A set of Georgian Cork 11-bar chairs from Charleston, home of the late Senator Trevor West at Midleton, is among the highlights of the Lynes and Lynes sale in Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork on March 3.  The auction of 470 lots  an antique kingswood bonheur du jour, an Irish dining table with four original leaves, a Georgian fire bellows, R.H, Rylands 1824 History of Waterford and a 1933 handbook for travellers by the Japanese Government Railways, Tokyo. The catalogue is online.

    A kingswood bonheur du jour

    A Georgian fire bellows


    Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
    An Irish Georgian long case clock by William Maddock of Waterford and a telescopic Georgian dining table are among the prime lots at the Lynes and Lynes sale in Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork on June 24.  Each is estimated at 3,000-5,000.
    The selection offer includes a seascape by Edwin Hayes (1,000-1,500), a c1860 Chinese cabinet with lacquered panels (2,000-4,000), a set of Cork 11-bar dining chairs (1,500-2,000), a large wing back armchair (1,000-1,500) and an antique cast iron garden seat (1,000-1,500).
    Auctioneer Denis Lynes reports that there is already interest in a Georgian sofa table (400-600).  Also typical of Cork furniture are lots 255 and 256, a pair of hall chairs and a cellarette on tripod base.  Each has a low estimate of 100-200.  Other lots include a pair of rare official standard brass pint measures (100-200), a neat Georgian window or hall seat (200-400), a 19th century couch (200-400), an Irish Georgian stool with needlework drop in seat (600-800) and a pair of old terracotta chimney pots (40-80).

    There are GAA programmes and medals, a Guy’s Munster Directory, an abstract polished steel sculpture, an oil on canvas by Anthony Ruby entitled The Jolly Gluttons and a silk screen limited edition Led Zeppelin Stairway to Heaven print.

    A c1860 Victorian ebonised and amboyna inlaid credenza (400-600)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 780

    A Cork Regency cellarette on tripod (100-200)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 300

    A 19th century couch (200-400)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 240 AT HAMMER

    A c1860 Chinese cabinet with lacquered panels (2,000-4,000) UPDATE: THIS MADE 4,000


    Sunday, March 19th, 2017
    An 18th century marble fireplace will be the centrepiece of the sale at Lynes and Lynes in Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork on March 25.  The Irish Georgian breakfront Carrara and giallo antico marble fireplace is in original condition and complete with brass inset grate.  It is estimated at 20,000-30,000.
    Antique Cork furniture includes a Regency secretaire bookcase (3,000-5,000) and four early nine bar chairs (400-600). A Killarney wood tray inlaid with scenes of Muckross Abbey has an estimate of 150-250.  There is a large collection of antique furniture and collectibles.

    The auction will include a lifetime collection of GAA hurling and football programmes to be sold in over 60 lots. The 1939 All Ireland hurling programme in which Kilkenny beat Cork is estimated at 500-700.  This is a 12 page booklet complete with songs and ballads. There are match programmes from the ’40’s, ’50’s and ’60’s with estimates from 20 upwards. The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection.

    An Irish Georgian Cararra and giallo antico marble fireplace  UPDATE: THIS MADE 19,000

    A pair of antique Irish cut glass urns  UPDATE: THESE SOLD FOR 760

    A Cork Regency secrétaire bookcase  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    The 1939 All Ireland hurling final programme – a 12 page booklet printed with songs and ballads UPDATE: THIS MADE 500


    Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

    Auctioneer Denis Lynes with a collection of sporting memorabilia.

    Sporting memorabilia always creates considerable interest at auctions in Ireland. Auctioneer Denis Lynes will offer a lifetime collection of GAA hurling and football programmes will feature at the next Lynes and Lynes sale in Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork on March 25.  They are currently being catalogued. He expects considerable interest.


    Monday, November 21st, 2016

    Family portraits, miniatures, engravings and furniture from the Hingston family, who lived at Horsehead House at Passage until the 1960’s, will feature at the sale by Lynes and Lynes in Carrigtwohill on November 26. There is, for example, a fine Cork Regency mahogany dining table and a set of 14 Georgian Cork six bar chairs.  Each is estimated at 4,000-6,000. A Georgian Cork  brass inlaid secretaire bookcase is estimated at 1,000-1,500, a Georgian side table with Greek key decoration always known as the lamp table when it stood in the hallway at Horsehead, is estimated at just 400-600 – (update: this made 570).  An Irish antique dining table with four additional leaves sold for 6,400.

    Keen interest is expected in a set of Nathanial Grogan engravings with five Cork views:  Monkstown Castle; Blarney Castle; St. Patrick’s Bridge; View at Tivoli and a View of Cork Harbour.  The estimate is 1,500-2,000 – (update – these sold for 4,600).  Four family portraits from Horsehead all have the R & W Clarke label on the reverse and family miniatures are estimated at 60-120 each. An engraving by Henry Morgan or Horsehead looking to Carrigaloe is estimated at 100-200 -(Update, this sold for 140).  Other lots include a Japanese lacquered collectors cabinet on stand in need of restoration (300-500), a Georgian Cork 11 bar carver (400-600), a Cork dumb waiter (500-700), a walnut chest by Warring and Gillows (400-600), a partners desk (500-800) and bedroom furniture. A large Irish mahogany dining table, more than 15′ long, is estimated at 6,000-10,000 – (sold for 6,400).  There is a set of 16 antique dining chairs by Strahan of Dublin.  No less than 60 lots of books include the North Munster Antiquarian Journals, the Council Book of Kinsale by Richard Caulfield and Danger Zone (the story of the Queenstown Command).  There are two large lots of quantities of comics (The Magnet and The Gem), a run of The Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, several lots of bundles of old Cork newspapers and old maps of various cities of the world.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    A Cork Regency dining table and a set of Georgian six bar chairs

    A Cork Regency dining table and a set of Georgian six bar chairs UPDATE: THE TABLE MADE 2,500, THE CHAIRS 3,000

    One of a number of family portraits from Horsehead with the R & W Clarke label on the reverse

    One of a number of family portraits from Horsehead with the R & W Clarke label on the reverse  UPDATE: THIS MADE 110

    A Georgian Cork secrétaire bookcase

    A Georgian Cork secrétaire bookcase  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,700


    Friday, July 22nd, 2016
    Antique bronze and ormolu ewers

    Antique bronze and ormolu ewers.  UPDATE: THEY SOLD FOR 230

    This pair of antique bronze ormolu ewers has created quite a stir at Lynes  and Lynes in Cork.  They are due up at auction at a house sale in Glounthaune, Co. Cork on July 23.  Lot 110 is estimated at just 200-300, but it has around considerable interest.

    This is a small house contents auction on the premises at The Highlands, Glounthaune, Co. Cork for the estate of the late Peter Rota. It comprises antique and decorative furniture, rugs, collectible porcelain and glass, mirrors, clocks and household effects.  The catalogue is online.


    Monday, July 11th, 2016
    From Georgian bedside chests to large ships models, Nankin blue and white plates to an antique lead water cistern dated 1776 the selection of over 400 lots at Lynes and Lynes in Carrigtwohill on July 16 is varied and interesting.  Drawn mainly from executors of various Cork estates the auction offers antique furniture, art, porcelain and collectibles.  Highlights include a Victorian breakfront bookcase (3,000-4,000), a large antique lead water cistern with owners initials WR dated 1766 (1,000-2,000) and a gilt oil of Venus and Adonis with an old Cork able of R and W Clarke.  The late 18th early 19th century work is  estimated at 1,000-1,500.
    Among the more unusual items are five large ships models, each estimated at 500-800.  Each one was made in Cork and measures over seven feet long.  They are the warships Bismarck, the USS New Jersey and the Yamato and the ocean liners Lusitania and Titanic.

    Collectibles like a fine pair of Georgian garden seats estimated at 1,000-1,5000 to old dolls (50-100), a section of old Nankin blue and white plates (100-200) and a Dutch silver oval jardiniere c 1900 (150-200) will create interest.  There is a section on books including works of Cork interest and the art will include Autumn Fruits by Gretta O’Brien (300-500) and a watercolour of St. Luke’s Church in Cork from Mahony’s Avenue by C.M. Doran (100-200).

    One of five large ships models

    One of five large ships models.  UPDATE: THESE ALL SOLD FOR PRICES FROM 1,050 TO 2,000

    A selection of Oriental blue and white plates

    A selection of Oriental blue and white plates.  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 1OO

    A four door Victorian breakfront bookcase

    A four door Victorian breakfront bookcase.  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    A water cistern from 1776

    A water cistern from 1776. UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 2,000