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    Saturday, December 12th, 2020

    A Queen Anne inlaid walnut marquetry longcase clock made a hammer price of 5,200 at Marshs online auction in Cork today. With engraved brass and silver dial it is inscribed “John Martin Londini Fecit”. Other hammer prices include: a set of Cork 11 bar chairs (4,200); an Anglo-Indian foldover games table (1,700); a Georgian chest on chest (1,800 and a Victorian burr walnut ormolu mounted credenza (4,000).


    Saturday, December 4th, 2010

    The Castle Freke platter: Three pieces of this service sold for 450.

    Three pieces from the Caste Freke dinner service are among the more unusual items to feature at the Marshs auction in Cork on Saturday December 11. This sale was postponed from December 4.  Lot 225 of 474 lots of furniture, jewellery, ceramics, jasperware and collectibles comprises two meat dishes and one lid with an image of Castle Freke, Rosscarbery, Co. Cork.  They are stamped “Lord Carbery’s seat”.

    The original castle on this west Cork site was a 15th century tower house belonging to the Barrys. It was occupied by the Frekes, later to become Barons of Carbery, in 1617.
    The architect Sir Richard Morrison altered the castle to the Gothic style in 1820.  It was burnt in 1910 and re-furbished, but the tenth Lord Carbery had to sell Castle Freke in the 1920’s and it was dismantled in 1952.


    Monday, November 1st, 2010

    A pair of cast metal Chinese lions to be sold at Marshs estimated at 1,000-2,000. (click to enlarge) UPDATE: SOLD FOR 1,000

    A pair of Fereghan horses to be sold at Marshs, Cork on November 6. (click on image to enlarge) UPDATE: SOLD FOR 1,400

    The Marshs antique and art auction in Cork on Saturday November 6 at 12 noon

    A view of the Middle Lake, Killarney by Patrick Duffy (5,000-6,000) at Marshs on November 6. (click to enlarge) UPDATE; IT WAS UNSOLD

    will feature contents from the estate of the late Denis and Hilda Cullinane of Verdon House, Summerhill, Cork. There is a rare oil on canvas of the River Lee and Carrigrohane Castle signed W.H. Brennan and dated 1900  (3,000-4,000), a 1780 Cork clock by John Montjoy (5,000-6,000), a view of the Middle Lake, Killarney by Patrick Duffy (5,000-6,000).

    Among the more unusual lots on offer at this sale are a pair of five foot high Blackamoor figures, a pair of cast metal Chinese lions, a pair of painted metal figures of Renaissance style men carrying lamps, each 5’6″ tall, a pair of Chinese Fereghan horses (1,500-2,000) and a 40″ high figure of Napoleon which auctioneer Hugh McPhillips reckons will make 300-500.

    These painted metal figures in the Renaissance style, each 5'6" tall, feature in the Marshs sale in Cork on November 6. UPDATE; SOLD FOR 1,000

    A 40" high figure of Napoleon, estimated at 300-500. UPDATE. SOLD FOR 400

    This pair of Blackamoor figures is estimated at 800-1,000. UPDATE SOLD FOR 1,000