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    Monday, June 20th, 2022
    Irish Georgian marble fireplace. UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    An Irish Georgian fireplace with a neoclassical style Adams plaque and an ornate Victorian cast iron spiral staircase will be feature lots at the online Lynes and Lynes sale from Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork on June 25. The auction is comprised of 361 lots.  There is an executors contents from west Cork, part contents from a religious order and furniture and silver from estates and collections in Dublin, Cork, Waterford and Limerick. The most expensively estimated piece, at €12,000-€15,000, is the fireplace. Along with the 14′ high spiral staircase (€2,000-€3,000) this can be viewed in situ.  It will be up to the purchaser to dismantle and remove them.

    Victorian cast iron spiral staircase. UPDATE: THIS MADE 3,700 AT HAMMER

    A fine pair of oval antique Waterford mirrors with alternating blue lozenge and gilt fluted cut glass studs will be of interest to collectors.  They are estimated at €6,000-€8,000.  A Georgian long case clock with brass dial by Thomas Cahill of Waterford is reasonably estimated at €1,000-€1,500. A Limerick silver soup ladle measuring 14 and a half inches in length by Patrick Connell – Limerick silver is always a rarity – is estimated at €400-€600.  An early Cork silver salver by John Nicholson comes with an estimate of €300-€500. A pair of Irish pole screens, most likely by the Dublin firm of Williams & Gibton, is  estimated at €300-€500. There is a soup plate from the old Cork Mansion House service. This was designed by renowned Cork based architect George Richard Pain (1793 to 1838), who was a pupil of John Nash, as the Lord Mayor’s dinner service for what was then the Mansion House and is now the Mercy Hospital. The plate is estimated at €100-€200. There are some Meissen plates with the crossed  swords mark and a French ormolu mantel clock with Sevres panels is estimated at €1,000-€1,500.


    Sunday, February 27th, 2022
     A large oak bookcase believed to have been made for the Cork Exhibition. UPDATE: THIS MADE €1,600 AT HAMMER

    A large carved oak bookcase believed to have been made for the Cork Exhibition of 1902-03 is a centrepiece at Lynes and Lynes online sale in Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork on March 5.  Contents from two house clearances which had been in storage and property from a religious order of nuns feature in this auction.  The bookcase, which contained a note saying that it had been purchased by a Sr. Teresa, is estimated at €1,000-€1,500. Another piece almost certainly from the Cork Exhibition is a long oak coffer (€200-€400) with a carved front panel marked 1902. 

    Late Victorian and Edwardian Cork was eclipsed by the War of Independence and all the horrors it brought but the Great Exhibition of 1902, repeated in 1903, was the most comprehensive show the city ever mounted. Fitzgerald Park is among the legacies it brought to the people of Cork.The auction offers a wide variety of antique furniture, art and collectibles. A circular dining table with a diameter of 6’4″ is estimated at €3,000-€4,000 and there is an estimate of €300-€500 on a pair of reliquary stands believed to be from Mount Mellary. A late 19th century ships washbasin is estimated at €100-€200 and an American rug is expected to make €200-€300. A large 17th century painting of The Madonna and Child in a carved giltwood frame is estimated at €1,000-€2,000, a watercolour by Alexander Williams of Dromana on the River Blackwater  is estimated at €100-€200 and a folding triptych with biblical scenes is estimated at just €60-€100.  The catalogue is online.


    Thursday, November 25th, 2021

    A dispute over ownership has led to the withdrawal of the works for Youghal’s Clock Gate Tower from the sale by Lynes and Lynes in Carrigtwohill on November 27. Auctioneer Denis Lynes has now sourced another historic clock instead. On offer are the clockworks for a turret clock made by James Mosley in Waterford. It was originally in the tower of St. Anne’s Church in Cappoquin. It comes up with an estimate of 1,500-2,000. UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,200 AT HAMMER


    Monday, November 22nd, 2021
    A Cork silver tablespoon by Isaac Solomon. UPDATE: THIS MADE 220 AT HAMMER

    More than 400 lots will come under the hammer at the Lynes and Lynes online sale in Carrigtwohill on November 27. The silver section includes a Cork silver tablespoon by Isaac Solomon, a Georgian silver ladle by Richard Sawyer, Dublin and a heavy tray by William Egan of Cork. Victorian pieces include a three door Victorian secretaire, an antique couch and an oak and brass hall stand.  A pair of early 19th century porcelain plaques stamped Franz Xaver Thallmaier of Munich have an estimate of €2,000-€3,000.  There is a Hornby train collection and comics from the 1950’s include The Dandy, The Beano, The Rover and The Eagle.  More than 30 lots of books includes Evelyn Bolster’s History of Cork in four volumes and correspondence between Eamon de Valera and Jenny Dowdall of Cork. There will be interest too in a heavy cast iron water trough, a pair of old iron gates and an early plough by Pierce of Wexford. The catalogue is online.


    Sunday, September 12th, 2021

    An early Irish walnut tea or silver table, a Sheraton sideboard and an Irish Georgian longcase clock are among the prime lots at Lynes and Lynes online sale in Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork on September 18. Just over 400 lots will come under the hammer at an auction which Lynes and Lynes has been putting together since last April.  The sale includes two executor house contents and lots collected from residences throughout Munster. There is an Irish Georgian mahogany and brass banded turf bucket ( €600-€1,000); an Irish Georgian mahogany tall boy (€1,000- €1,500); a gilded serpentine console table with marble top (€1,000-€1,500): an Irish Georgian secretaire bookcase (€2,000-€3,000); an Irish Georgian mahogany and satinwood corner cabinet (€1,000-€1,500); an Arts and Crafts oak side cabinet (€800-€1,200) and a large 19th century wardrobe with light and dark walnut panels (€1,000-€1,500).

    Some of the lots available including an Irish Georgian sideboard and a 19th century overmantle mirror.

    The Irish walnut tea table is complete with carved frieze and shell decoration and is estimated at €4,000-€6,000, the Sheraton sideboard at €1,000-€1,500 and the Georgian longcase clock, by J. Burdon, Dublin at €1,500-€2,000.There are collectibles including two stuffed pheasants cased by Rohu, Cork, an old metal Tri-ang pedal car, a Guinness Time outside wall clock and a large silver cup from the North Kildare Harriers Point to Point in 1925 There is silver and plate, mirrors, some garden furniture, porcelain and cloissonne ware and an Irish Connemara made drawing room rug (€300-€500) as well as some coins and books.

    An early Irish walnut tea table and an Irish Georgian turf bucket  UPDATE: THE TABLE MADE 3,400, THE TURF BUCKET MADE 1,000


    Monday, April 19th, 2021

    A 1957 drawing of Eamon de Valera by Frank Sanquest, a Clarice Cliff vase, a camel back Irish design settee, an antique fireplace and a William IV Irish dining table which fully extended can seat 12-14 are among the lots at the online  Lynes and Lynes sale in Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork on April 24. 

    A magnificent c1840 Irish dining table UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,500 AT HAMMER

    Estimated at €2,500-€3,500 the c1840 dining table can adjust to different sizes and the end section can be used as a side table. Auction sales in Ireland have become far more competitive because of the introduction of import duties from the UK due to Brexit, a fact not lost on collectors and the trade.  This one offers 266 lots including executors contents from properties in west Cork and Cork city.  There is a collection of books from a Glanmire residence and an oil on canvas by Eric Patton of The International Brigade, Spain 1936-39. The artist  Eric Patton designed a series of Irish stamps to commemorate Irish Impressionist painters in 1980 and a series of paintings on The Wild Geese, Irish brigades in the service of France in the 17th and 18th century. A lithograph of Queenstown by R.L. Stopford is estimated at €200-€300. 

    Frank Sanquest – Eamon de Valera. UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 130

    The late artist Frank Sanquest drew Eamon de Valera from life when he was Ireland’s President.  The portrait is estimated at €300-€500.  There are framed 18th century panoramic views of both Cork City and Kinsale, each estimated at €200-€300.The sale offers a camel back Irish design settee (€300-500), a pine Victorian breakfront cabinet with carved back  (€300-€500), an antique pine fireplace (€400-€600) and a set of Cork 9-bar chairs (€1,000-€1,500).  There is an unusual Edwardian travelling wardrobe in the form of a leather suitcase, a stitched 18th century china tureen and a copy of Hugh Lane by Thomas Bodkin, with an inscription from the author to Senator Jennie Dowdall, the first female Lord Mayor of Cork. 


    Monday, November 30th, 2020

    A four panel Chinese lacquered screen with court scenes comes up at Lynes and Lynes in Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork on December 5.  The online auction of 360 lots comprises two house contents including those of a downsizing couple who lived in China and Canada before retiring to west Cork.   The screen, inlaid with mother of pearl and soapstone, is estimated at €600-€800. There are two stained glass panels by Desmond Kyne, one commemorating the 1979 visit of Pope John Paul II to Ireland, the other titled Our Lady Queen of Ireland.  Each is estimated at €300-€500.  The sale features a selection of books, glass, collectibles and drawings.



    Sunday, September 20th, 2020

    A 19th century walnut bedroom suite once possibly at Castle Freke comes up at the online Lynes and Lynes sale in Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork on September 26.  The nucleus of this 368 lot auction is two long undisturbed house contents, one at Monkstown, other at Rossa Street Clonakilty.  No less than six watercolours by Lady Kate Dobbin emerged from the house in Monkstown.  There is silver, period furniture, old swords, jewellery, glass, porcelain and antique paintings.

    It is known that lot 120, the walnut bedroom suite estimated at just €800-€1,200, emerged from one of the great west Cork house auctions of times past. Mr. Lynes speculates that this could well have been the three day contents auction of Castle Freke conducted by the venerable Cork firm of Marshs in October 1919.  Books on offer include Elephant  and Seladang Hunting in the Federated Malay States, London 1905 by Theodore R. Hubback (€1,000-€1,500).

    Walnut bedroom suite at Lynes and Lynes. UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,600 AT HAMMER


    Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

    A painting by Sean McSweeney acquired by the noted art collector Sir Basil Goulding comes up as lot 231 at the Lynes and Lynes online sale in Carrigtwohill on June 27. The Wicklow landscape, in need of considerable  restoration, was once in the boardroom at Gouldings Fertilisers on The Marina in Cork and is estimated at €500-€1,000.  In 1962 Sir Basil Goulding  was the founding chairperson of the Contemporary Irish Art Society along with Gordon Lambert, Cecil King, Stanley Mosse, James White and Michael Scott. The society aimed to encourage greater patronage of living Irish artists. Gouldings Fertilisers has been in Cork since 1856 when the company was formed.

    Among the other artworks on offer are Fishing Boats at Carraroe Pier by Charles Vincent Lamb and an Achill Island view by James Humbert Craig.  Each of these works carry an estimate of €1,000-€2,000. Collectors might find interest in a selection of English Victorian music hall and circus posters together as one lot (€300-€500). The sale features a number of writing boxes and an old metal documents box which belonged to Major J. Grove White, who compiled information about houses in North Cork. Among other lots is an Eileen Gray Bibendum armchair (€400-600) and a set of seven antique elm Windsor chairs (€700-€1,000) and an 18th century porcelain vase with the mark of the Emperor Yongzheng.



    Saturday, March 28th, 2020

    The show must go on but not in all circumstances.  At home and abroad many sales are being postponed and rescheduled.  Among the postponements last week was Sotheby’s much vaunted London sale of the Patrick Kelly Collection from 44 Fitzwilliam Square in Dublin. This was a loss and the sense of disappointment was palpable but the auction will no doubt eventually go ahead.The sale of Important Irish Art at James Adam was postponed last week and among the auctions not going ahead in the coming week are sales at Lynes and Lynes in Carrigtwohill, Mullen’s Collectors Cabinet sale at Laurel Park in Bray and a planned sale of pub memorabilia at Victor Mee’s in Co. Cavan. These auctions are set up and ready to go at a moments notice whenever the all clear is given.  Even where an auction is scheduled to go ahead right now it is advisable to check at the last minute before travelling. All sales at Bonhams are postponed until April 21, there is a revised schedule at Christie’s, Sotheby’s has reduced the schedule, all auctions at James Adam in Dublin are temporarily postponed and Fonsie Mealy is open by appointment only.  Whyte’s offices are closed but business continues behind closed doors and this is the case with many leading auctioneering firms right now.