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    Monday, June 3rd, 2024

    A pair of Art Nouveau figures on marble bases UPDATE: THESE MADE 300 AT HAMMER

    Lovers of antique furniture, and there are still plenty of them out there, will find plenty of options that are both affordable and attractive, not to mention sustainable, at Marshs sale in Cork on June 12. The selection on offer ranges from an antique Queen Anne walnut bureau bookcase (€2,000-€3,000) and a pair of early Irish Georgian dining chairs (€1,500-€2,000) to an early walnut secretaire campaign chest (€500-€800) and a set of eight Cork dining chairs (€800-€1,000).

    There is a choice of card tables led by a Regency marquetry inlaid example (€500-€1,000) as well as a large oval end Victorian dining table with an estimate of just €1,000-€1,500.  There are collectible lithographs of Cork Harbour scenes by Robert Stopford and others, some Waterford Crystal and a private collection of around 150 lots of Irish, English and European coins. 

    A pair of Edwardian knife boxes. UPDATE: THESE MADE 600 AT HAMMER


    Sunday, December 3rd, 2023
    Daniel O’Connell’s gun case. UPDATE: THIS MADE 950 AT HAMMER

    Daniel O’Connell’s leather gun case is one of the more unusual lots at Marshs sale in Cork on December 9.  The case, stamped with his name and Derrynane Abbey, is estimated at €1,000-€1,500.  There is a similar estimate on a rare 19th century watercolour, The Strand at Tivoli, Cork by John E Bosanquet. Antique furniture on offer includes a Georgian four door breakfront bookcase, a four piece ivory inlaid bedroom suite, a set of Cork dining chairs, a Georgian inlaid chest and a French walnut ormolu mounted vitrine.  The online only sale will be on view from December 6.

     “The Strand at Tivoli Cork” attributed to John E. Bosanquet. UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,500 AT HAMMER


    Saturday, June 11th, 2022
    Louis XV style kingswood and brass ormolu mounted bombe shaped vitrine with Vernis Martin panels  UPDATE: THIS MADE 3,800 AT HAMMER

    A Louis XV style vitrine  and a Victorian ebonised credenza are among the prime lots at Marshs sale in Cork next Saturday (June 18).  Estimated at €2,500-€4,500 the kingswood and ormolu mounted bombe shaped vitrine on splayed legs is complete with 18th century French lacquer Vernis Martin panels.  There is brass and tortoiseshell boulle inlaid decoration on the credenza complete with gilt ormolu mounts and Sevres panels. It is estimated at €2,000-€3,000. There is a good selection of antique furniture including a Georgian corner cupboard (€1,200-€1,500), a French gilt upholstered five piece drawing room suite (€500-€1,000), a Victorian marquetry two door side cabinet (€2,000-€2,500), an unusual set of four Regency style upholstered window seats (€700-€1,000), a Georgian inlaid bureau bookcase (€500-€800) and a Georgian bow front sideboard (€400-€500).A four tier 28 branch glass chandelier is seven feet in height and will require a special setting to be displayed to spectacular effect.  It is reasonably estimated at €1,200-€1,500.  Equally imposing is a pair of matching cannons on carriages with an estimate of just €800-€1,000.  Collectibles include Waterford Crystal, silver, clocks, gilt mirrors, paintings, watercolours and prints.  The catalogue is online


    Sunday, June 20th, 2021

    A selection of antique furniture is due to come under the hammer at Marshs sale in Cork on June 26.  The sale will be online but there is to be physical viewing at Rochfords Lane (off Grand Parade and South Mall in Cork city centre) next Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10.30 am to 7 pm on each day. Undoubtedly there will be much interest in eleven hide upholstered Cork 11-bar dining chairs from the Christian Brothers House at North Monastery in Cork. The nine chairs and two carvers are estimated at €2,000-€3,000. A set of six upholstered 9-bar Cork chairs from the same source has an estimate of €1,500-€2,000. Other lots of note are an important Irish Chippendale knee-hole writing desk (€2,000-€3,000); a Regency rosewood secretaire (€1,500-€2,000); a Georgian mahogany two door press, made in Cork (€800-€1,000) and a Georgian longcase clock with brass and silver dial by John Ottiwell, Limerick, 1766.  There is a collection of porcelain, books, mirrors, clocks and collectibles.

    Cork 11-bar dining chairs from the North Monastery. UPDATE: THESE MADE 3,900 AT HAMMER


    Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

    A set of 12 inlaid Cork 11-bar chairs and a four pod dining table will be a feature lots at Marshs auction in Cork on June 9.  Both are by O’Connell’s of Cork and from the Dowdall family formerly of Dunsland, Glanmire. The chairs are estimated at 8,000-10,000 and the table at 2,000-3,000.

    A table that functioned as the boardroom table at Cork lawyers O’Flynn Exhams is also in the sale.  It last changed hands at Marshs in the 1960’s and was previously in the possession of Mahony’s of Blarney.  Prime lots of furniture include a mid 18th century Georgian two door glazed bookcase (8,000-10,000) and a pair of large Regency gilt wall mirrors (3,000-3,500).  A pair of French 19th century marble topped side cabinets is estimated at 2,000-2,500 and a large Victorian dining table has an estimate of 2,000-3,000. Other lots include a set of 12 mahogany dining chairs (1,000-2,000), a pair of Victorian marquetry display cabinets (2,000-2,500), a 19th century hunting table (1,500-2,000) and an Italian marble topped console table (1,500-2,000).

    A set of 11-bar chairs and dining table by O’Connell’s, Cork  UPDATE: THE CHAIRS MADE 8,000, THE TABLE 3,000

    A mid 18th century Georgian bookcase – UPDATE: THIS MADE 7,000


    Sunday, October 30th, 2016

    Part of the Knollys Stokes collection of Irish glass

    Part of the Knollys Stokes collection of Irish glass

    A collection of rare 18th and 19th century Irish and English glass will be a feature of Marshs auction in Cork on November 5. There will be Cork, Waterford, Belfast and early English glass from the estate of Mr. Knollys Stokes of Cork.  Among approximately 90 lots of glass are decanters, bowls and dishes of every sort.

    Other rarities in this sale include a Victorian walnut marble topped dental cabinet (3,000-4,000), a Georgian Cork serving table with hairy paw feet (3,000-5,000), a Cork inlaid sunk centre sideboard (1,000-1,500), a Georgian tallboy (400-500) and a Regency sofa table (700-1,000). There are Georgian card tables, two long case clocks, a Georgian corner cabinet and an electrified pianola with 35 music rolls. The auction will include porcelain, silver, brass, books and paintings among around 400 lots. Viewing is from 10.30 am to 9 pm next Thursday and Friday and from 10 am to the start of the auction on this day week.