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    Sunday, March 19th, 2023
    A model of the Nellie Fleming of Youghal, lost with all hands in February 1936

    With everything from Capuchin annuals, oak furniture from the old Fawcett’s Hotel in Ballycotton which came to a house in Cork around 1949, a fine set of Cork 11-bar chairs, an English silver lidded jug inscribed in 1877 from Jane, Countess of Bantry and a model of the Nellie Fleming of Youghal, lost with all hands in 1936,  the sale at Lynes and Lynes in Carrigtuohill on March 25 is redolent of Cork in days of yore.  There is more memorabilia in a silver salver by Egans of Cork inscribed: Presented to Henry St. J. Glynn on leaving Skibbereen by the members of the Choral Society, Nov. 1944″.  Each of these silver pieces is estimated at €500-€700.

    A 19th century carved oak Black Forest sideboard is estimated at €1,000-€1,500 and the selection of antique furniture is good. Most of it is fairly affordable. Unusual collectibles include a pair of tractor seat stools, about 30 old stoneware beer bottles, 142 Parker biros in original cases emblazoned with logos from  Aer Lingus, Ryanair, Black & Decker and many more companies and a 19th century rocking horse in need of restoration.  There will be interest too in a collection of metal garden lamps by Harte, Wexford and six old framed photographs of Queenstown originally at Ballynoe House.  Artworks include a painting of Annalong Harbour, Co. Down by Lillian Lucy Davidson.


    Sunday, November 20th, 2022
    The Cork Examiner from March 24, 1848 at Lynes and Lynes. UPDATE: THIS MADE 60 AT HAMMER

    An original copy of The Cork Examiner from 1848 with a front page full of auction advertising, a large collection of old GAA hurling and football programmes including the iconic Thunder and Lightning All Ireland hurling final of 1939 (played on the day Britain declared war on Germany), an 18 carat gentlemans Rolex watch and a London 1928 crocodile vanity case with tortoiseshell fittings are among the highly collectible lots at Lynes and Lynes on November 26.

    There is a Victorian dining table, a set of Cork 11-bar chairs, some Georgian Cork dining chairs, two large Waterford chandeliers, a selection of jewellery, a collection of old motoring posters, art and a selection of terracotta garden pots. The auction will be online and viewing is underway in Carrigtwohill. A large variety of more than 500 lots will come under the hammer so the sale will start earlier than usual at 10 am.

    This Victorian dining table and the Cork 11-bar chairs will be at the Lynes and Lynes sale. UPDATE: THE TABLE MADE 900 AT HAMMER, THE TABLE 2,200


    Saturday, September 3rd, 2022
    Portrait of a young lady in a period frame. UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,700 AT HAMMER

    A stylish portrait requiring further research, a 19th century walnut carved bench with a motto we could all adopt, vintage hats in their original Munster Arcade boxes, a clock carved with the Cork coat of arms and a valuable Patek Philippe wristwatch will contribute to an interesting sale at Lynes and Lynes on September 10. Viewing gets underway in Carrigtwohill today for an auction made up of contents from Ballynoe House, Rushbrooke, Cobh, a large Cork city residence and several individual clients. The most expensively estimated lot is the Patek Philippe Nautilus automatic gentlemans’ wristwatch from Ballynoe House, which has recently been sold.  It is estimated at a cool €30,000-€50,000 and auctioneer Denis Lynes reckons that it could well exceed the top figure.

    A 19th century walnut carved long hall bench with a central heraldic shield is also from Ballynoe and estimated at €1,000-€1,500.  It is carved with the motto ‘Nun Quam Non Paratus’ meaning Never Unprepared. A half portrait of a young lady painted in the style of Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830) bears an Agnews label on the back.  In a period frame it was purchased at the contents auction of Galtee Castle, Co. Tipperary, which was demolished circa 1941.  The castle was built in 1780 by the Kingstons and remodelled in 1892 by Abel Buckley, MP of Ryecroft Hall near Manchester. The venerable firm of Agnews, a leading London Old Master art dealer since 1860, was founded in Manchester in 1817. Located since 1877 at a prominent gallery at Old Bond St. the firm of Thomas Agnew and Sons closed in 2013 and re-opened at St. James’s Place in London.  Their archive was given to the National Gallery.  The painting is estimated at €1,000-€2,000.

    A pair of Irish Georgian peat and plate buckets. UPDATE: THESE MADE 1,600 AT HAMMER

    A curiosity of the sale is an oak mantel clock carved on the top with the Cork Coat of Arms.  The nautical theme is enhanced with flanking cannons and anchors set on a cushion base with swag decoration. This product of the Cork School of carving is estimated at €300-€500. Of vintage interest is a collection of ladies hats in their original Munster Arcade boxes (€50-€80). A top hat by W. Dennehy and Sons of Patrick St. and Castle St., Cork (€40-€60) is accompanied by a shooting stick.The sale kicks off with a pair of Irish Georgian mahogany and brass bound turf and plate buckets (€600-€1,000) and a large Waterford 10 branch chandelier comes with an estimate of €2,000-€3,000. The catalogue for this sale of 354 lots is online.


    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.