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    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.


    Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

    A pair of engravings of Cork by Henry Morgan  will come up at the Lynes and Lynes sale in Carrigtwohill on October 5.   They are from a series of 28 lithographs published by Henry Morgan around 1849.  Cork City Library holds a copy of the series reprinted by Feehan and Sons in 1999 and a number of older reprints in varying condition. The engravings are estimated at 100-200.The auction comprises around 400 lots. Collectibles include a pair of antique cast iron signal cannons (800-1,200), Kew Gardens by Virginia Woolf and a collection of seven Ian Fleming first editions. 

    Henry Morgan’s mid 19th century engraving of Belvelly Bridge and Castle 


    Monday, June 17th, 2019

    A topographical Cork city scene by Letitia Marion Hamilton will highlight the Lynes and Lynes sale in Carrigtwohill on June 22.  Cork city paintings by Hamilton are unusual and rarely turn up so auctioneer Denis Lynes anticipates that  there will be plenty of interest.  It is a busy scene showing St. Patrick’s Quay and Penrose Quay.  There are cars parked on the quayside and at least one horse and cart.  Brian Boru bridge is depicted with the R and H Hall and Odlums buildings in the background.  This is a city centre and river scape of a rapidly changing area but it recalls a Cork that many will clearly remember.  The estimate for the work is 10,000-15,000.

    Cork city scene by Letitia Mation Hamilton RHA (1878-1964) UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 15,000

    There is a Head of Christ by Maurice Desmond and Three Shadows, a limited edition print by Tony O’Malley. Lot 217 is a c1900 carved oak and gilded altar with an estimate of just 200-400.  Other furniture includes a Victorian four door bookcase and a pair of Cork nine bar open chairs. 

    On offer too is a silver trowel presented to Sean MacEntee, Minister for Health and Social Welfare,  on the occasion of the laying of the foundation stone for the New Erinville Hospital on June 7, 1961. In the Celtic Revival style and by William Egan of Cork it is estimated at 800-1,200.  A c1792 Dublin sugar bowl by Matthew West is estimated at 300-500.


    Sunday, March 17th, 2019

    Oil paintings and antique furniture from a Georgian residence in Kinsale will form the bulk of lots at the Lynes and Lynes auction in Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork next Saturday (March 23).  The executors sale of contents from DeCourcey House at Scilly  will feature books of Cork interest including Somerville and Ross first editions and two lots from the White Star liner RMS Celtic which ran aground in Cork Harbour in 1928. Lot 100 is a large 17th century portrait in the manner of Sir Anthony van Dyck (10,000-15,000).  There is a battle scene in the manner of Paul de Vos (Flemish 1595-1678) (1,500-3,000) and an oval military portrait. An Irish 19th century rent table  in the style of Williams and Gibton is estimated at ,500-2,000.  Other furniture includes an Irish early 19th century gothic style bookcase (600-1,000), a set of 12 Cork 11-bar dining chairs (3,000-4,000) and an arched gilt 19th century overmantle mirror with twin side columns (2,000-3,000). Books include Adventures Amidst The Equatorial Forests and Rivers of South America and In the West Indies And the Wilds of Florida by Villiers Stuart of Dromana on the River Blackwater. Sketches in India taken at Hyderabad and Secunderabad by Captan Allan N. Scott comes with 101 photographs and Geology Familiarly Illustrated by CMW from 1859 contains 31 hand coloured lithograph scenes. Two ships chairs on metal bases from the RMS Celtic are estimated at 200-300 and a ships library table is estimated at 200-300. A cased model of a Stena Line ferry is estimated at 1,500-2,000.  The silver on offer includes a George III fox head stirrup cup, London 1802 (2,000-3,000). Among the books is a long run of Capuchin annuals including the year 1966.


    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.