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    NAPOLEON REMEMBERED AT MULLEN’S COLLECTOR’S CABINET SALE

    Friday, September 10th, 2021

    This 1798 hand coloured etching by the British caricaturist James Gillray is of Napoleon Buonaparte hearing of Nelson’s victory at the Battle of the Nile and swearing by his sword to extirpate the English from off the Earth. It comes up as a rather timely lot 9 at the Collector’s Cabinet sale by Mullen’s of Laurel Park, Bray on September 11 with an estimate of 200-300. A number of commemorative events and auctions are being held around the globe this year to mark the bicentenary of the death of Napoleon. The online sale at Mullens offers 546 varied lots militaria, historical memorabilia, 275 lots antiquarian books and modern books including signed first editions, sporting memorabilia and more. UPDATE: THIS ETCHING MADE 340 AT HAMMER

    COLLECTIBLES AND MEMORABILIA AT MULLEN’S AUCTION

    Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

    The latest in the series of collectibles auctions at Mullen’s includes historical memorabilia, rare and antiquarian books, militaria, arms and armour and sporting memorabilia. The live and online auction, which takes place on September 11, offers a variety of collectibles from a 1913-16 Irish Volunteers captains tunic to 24 mostly signed books by the Nobel Prize winning poet Seamus Heaney. There are 55i lots in total.

    AN IRISH VOLUNTEER 1913-1916 TUNIC. UPDATE: THIS MADE 4,000 AT HAMMER

    MEMORIES OF WHEN CORK CITY WAS THE VENICE OF THE NORTH

    Monday, September 6th, 2021

    There is water everywhere in William Roe’s 1837/38 views of Cork which come up as lot 17 at Mullens Collectors Cabinet online sale on September 11.  Much of the city as we know it today is built on reclaimed land.  The lot consists of seven framed sheets each with between two and four views of Cork city and environs.  It is estimated at €2,000-€3,000.  Works by Roe were displayed at the Cork Exhibition of 1852. UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,000 AT HAMMER

    COLLECTOR’S CABINET AT MULLENS OF LAUREL PARK

    Friday, June 11th, 2021

    This poster for Ryan’s Daughter, nominated for four Academy Awards in 1970 and shot in Ireland, comes up at the Collector’s Cabinet timed online auction by Mullen’s of Laurel Park in Bray on June 13. Lot 275 is estimated at 200-300. The sale includes historical memorabilia, early maps, rare and antiquarian books, militaria, arms and armour, Irish silver, sporting memorabilia, comics, rock, pop and cinema. The catalogue is online. UPDATE: THIS MADE 280

    CLASSIC AND CONTEMPORARY INTERIORS AT MULLEN’S AUCTION

    Thursday, June 3rd, 2021

    This 1960’s lounge chair by Luigi Vietta and produced by Fratelli Besana comes up as lot 23 at Mullen’s Classic and Contemporary Interiors sale at Laurel Park, Bray, Co. Wicklow on June 7. It is estimated at 340-440. The sale of 798 lots gets underway at 6 pm.

    EASTER WEEKEND OFFERS MANY OPPORTUNITIES FOR ONLINE BROWSING

    Sunday, April 4th, 2021

    With everything from a  wonderful landscape by John Butts to suits of armour to watches designed for the space age there is plenty to interest collectors at  auctions open for online browsing in Ireland over this Easter Weekend.  The library collection, a timed online sale at James Adam in Dublin running to April 14, offers art, antique furniture and bookcases, old maps, miniatures, Qing Dynasty bronzes, a carved and stained birdcage modelled as a two storey house and a pair of Georgian upholstered armchairs once at Ashford Castle in a wide ranging sale of 227 lots.

    John Butts (c1728-1764) – A Mountainous Wooded Landscape. UPDATE: THIS MADE 15,000 AT HAMMER

    Christofle serving dishes, a Georgian style dining suite by Harrods, a bespoke silver canteen by Carrs of Sheffield, a pair of Eames chairs, sculpture and maritime art by S Francis Smitheman (1927-2016) will come under the hammer  on April 7.  Sean Eacrett, the Ballybrittas, Co. Laois based auctioneer will offer contents from 35 Abington, Malahide in an online sale of 383 lots.

    Meantime three centuries of watches and clocks from the Age of Reason to the Age of Steam to the Space Age are on offer at a timed online evening sale by Mullens of Laurel Park, Bray on April 11. A pocket watch made in Dublin in the 1730’s by Thomas Coote, the earliest watch in the sale, is estimated at €700-€1,000. There are 12 examples of American railroad grade precision watches which came into being following an investigation into a head on collision 40 miles west of Cleveland in 1891. Nine men died when the fast mail hit the Toledo express on a single track near a siding. The investigation centred on the engineers watches, one of which was found to be four minutes slow. Space age travel with massive G forces and zero gravity presented new challenges and Max Hetzel devised the Bulova Watch Company “Accutron” win 1960, marketed as the Space Age watch.  There are five of them in the sale with estimates of €80-€300.

    A c1780 George III pocket watch by William Ross, Cork at Mullens

    Lot 89 at Adams, A Mountainous Wooded Landscape by John Butts (c1728-1764) is estimated at €15,000-€20,000. Influenced by Claude Lorraine and Nicolas Poussin the Cork artist is regarded as one of the finest early Irish landscape painters.  Among other more expensive lots is a c1780 Irish satinwood pier table (€10,000-€15,000), a giltwood and marble topped side table (€5,000-€8,000), a river landscape by the Dutch artist Albert Meyering (1645-1714) (€10,000-€15,000) and an Irish Regency serving table (€5,000-€7,000). A Victorian snooker score board by J. Thurston and Co. London has an estimate of €500-€800. 

    The maritime art of Francis Smitheman at Sean Eacrett’s sale is headed by three oils with estimates of €6,000-€8,000 and there are also some limited edition prints.  The mahogany Harrods dining suite is estimated at €8,000-€12,000 and the silver canteen is estimated at €8,000-€10,000.  There is a selection of Art Deco pieces, African sculptures from Cape Town, attractive garden furniture and some large terracotta urns.

    COLLECTOR’S CABINET AT MULLENS

    Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

    One of the most sought after Irish football match programmes comes under the hammer at Mullens online Collectors Cabinet sale in Laurel Park, Bray on December 5. The sale was postponed in October. The programme for the Ireland v Germany match at Dalymount Park in 1936 is estimated at €600-€800. It shows the Swastika decorated Nazi German flag and the Irish tricolour. Ireland won by five goals to two. It is from the collection of Christy Rooney from The Liberties, Dublin, a lifelong Manchester United and Ireland supporter. Nearly 4,000 programmes will be offered in 64 lots with estimates from €60-€800.   A 1986 facsimile of the Book of Kells is estimated at €5,000-€7,000.

    Among a large selection of film posters is lot 448, the 1964 Goldfinger poster. Sadly Sean Connery, Margaret Nolan, the actress whose gold painted body featured in the film and Honor Blackman, who played Pussy Galore, all died this year.

    UPDATE: THIS MADE 4,000 AT HAMMER

    NUMEROUS AUCTIONS OFFER WIDE RANGE OF CHOICES

    Sunday, November 29th, 2020

    Irish collectors are faced with a dizzying array of online choices in a whole series of end of year sales in the run up to Christmas.  Historically rare archival items, collectibles, antique furniture, Irish glass, porcelain, jewellery, silver and art will all come under the hammer. And there will be a series of major art sales in Dublin from December 7. The Woodwards online sale in Cork on December 5 offers a good selection of antique furniture, rugs, collectibles and art.  There is a set of eight Cork 11-bar chairs (€2,500-4,000); a GCeorgian secretaire (€1,000-€1,500); an Edwardian drawingroom suite (€1,000-€1,500) and a pair of Waterford Crystal chandeliers (€800-1,500).
    At Sixmilebridge in Co. Clare Aidan Foley has a four day online sale with more than 2,000 lots starting on December 5 with a large collection of books, records and CD’s.  This will be followed by auctions of antique furniture, mirrors, Persian rugs and art on the following three days.  One of the prime lots is a large Killarney davenport with an estimate of €6,000-€8,000. The Collectors Cabinet sale by Mullens of Laurel Park, postponed from October, takes place on December 5.  More than 500 lots of all sorts of everything from books and cinema posters to a facsimile of the Book of Kells, Irish Republican memorabilia and a collection of nearly 4,000 football programmes including the famous Irish v Germany games in 1936 when the Tricolour was published alongside the flag of Nazi Germany are due to come under the hammer.

    In Dublin James Adam is running a timed online only At Home sale until December 2.  There is silver, jewellery and watches, antique furniture, old Irish glass, art and collectibles with nearly 600 lots to chose from. More than 900 lots will come under the hammer online at a two day Christmas auction by Sean Eacrett of Ballybrittas, Co. Laois on December 5 and 6. The sale contents from an antique shop and a stamp collection.

    A pair of Waterford Crystal chandeliers at Woodwards. UPDATE: THESE MADE 2,400 AT HAMMER

    IRELAND V NAZI GERMANY AT DALYMOUNT PARK IN 1936

    Saturday, October 24th, 2020
    UPDATE: THIS MADE 650 AT HAMMER. DECEMBER 5, 2020

    IN an era of fake news and false cures it is well to be reminded that perspectives change and judgement is fairest when not delivered with 20:20 hindsight. One lot at Mullen’s Collectors Cabinet sale in Laurel Park, Bray on October 31 pairs the Swastika decorated Nazi German flag with the Irish tricolour and recalls a day of straight arm salutes at Dalymount Park in Dublin in 1936. Hitler had been Chancellor for three years, Germany had already violated the Treaty of Versailles, a concentration camp had just opened near Berlin.  But Auschwitz, Belsen and the attempted implementation of Final Solution were all in the future, German finances were strong, Berlin had hosted the Olympic Games. When Ireland defeated Germany by five goals to two at Dalymount Park the Nazi party was popular and there was little inkling of the darkness soon to descend on Europe and the world.  The visitors were feted.

    Mullens auction includes the collection of Christy Rooney from The Liberties, a lifelong Manchester United and Ireland supporter. Nearly 4,000 programmes will be offered in 64 lots with estimates from €60-€700. Among them is one of the most sought after Irish programmes, the Ireland v Germany match of 1936.  Lot 471 is estimated at €600-€800.  A 1986 facsimile of the Book of Kells is estimated at €5,000-€7,000.  Lot 455 is the Broadcast Favourite gold medal awarded to Count John McCormack by the American Radio Exposition Company in 1925. This  is estimated at €2,000-€3,000.  There are 1916 Rising and Irish War of Independence medals, books including an 1849 post office directory and calendar, militaria including swords and percussion pistols, and a large selection of collectible items including film posters.  There is an added poignancy to lot 448, the 1964 Goldfinger poster as Margaret Nolan, the actress whose gold painted body featured in the film, has just died of cancer aged 76 and Honor Blackman, who played Pussy Galore, died earlier this year.

    UPDATE: THIS SALE HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

    UPDATE: THIS MADE 4,000 AT HAMMER DECEMBER 5, 2020

    SILVER TEA SERVICE RECALLS KERRY CLUB

    Saturday, August 22nd, 2020

    A bygone era in Kerry, when deals were done in smoke filled rooms at the County Kerry Club in Denny St., Tralee, is recalled in a lot coming up at Mullen’s classic and contemporary interiors online sale at Laurel Park, Bray on August 24. Established in the early 1830’s the County Kerry Club, at 9/10 Denny St., numbered Daniel O’Connell and his brother John among its members and offered both dining rooms and accommodation.  Lot 458 is an inscribed silver tea service presented in 1866 by the members to Richard Chute Mason, club secretary.  It is estimated at €2,500-€3,000. Among the other lots on offer is a pair of monumental sandstone garden urns, each over two metres high. Their Irish owners shipped them from their home in Beverly Hills to  the grounds of their home in south Dublin when they returned to live here. They are estimated at €8,000-€12,000.

    Kerry silver tea service. UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,800 AT HAMMER