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    Sunday, March 3rd, 2024
    A Harley Davidson at  Aidan Foley’s sale. UPDATE: THIS MADE 10,000 AT HAMMER

    Antique furniture at Woodwards, a working Sega arcade game, classic cars and motorbikes and pub memorabilia at a two days sale by Aidan Foley and a house contents auction by Sean Eacrett in Abbeyleix add up to a busy week for all sorts of collectors next week. In Cork Woodwards will be on view from this afternoon for their online sale of 300 lots on March 9.  With contents from house sales on Douglas Road and Monkstown it features lots like a Georgian inlaid sideboard (€2,000-€3,000), a set of eight ladder back dining chairs (€3,000-€4,000), a three pillar dining table by O’Connells of Cork (€1,000-€1,500), a Dutch marquetry bureau plat (€1,000-€2,000), a Vernis Martin display cabinet (€1,000-€1,600) and a five piece patio suite (€1,000-€1,500). There are no reserves.

    A Sheraton sideboard  at Woodwards. UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,600 AT HAMMER

    Aidan Foley’s online sale at 6 pm on March 5 and 6 is a one owner collection of over 800 lots of memorabilia for motor enthusiasts and collectors in general. With lots ranging from Toyota and Chrysler cars to a rare working Sega Rally Championship arcade game, a commercial quality Shell petrol pump tool cabinet, a 1988 Yamaha five valve genesis motorcycle, a gleaming Harley Davidson, miniature Dinky toys and lots of pub memorabilia this auction has already created plenty of interest. It is on view on March 3 and 4 at The Old Garage, Ballymacarbry, Co. Waterford. Meantime Sean Eacrett’s sale of more than 1,000 lots of furniture, paintings and collectibles from Heath House, Abbeyleix is headed by a large 19th century hunting table. The sale is at 10 am on March 4 at Abbeyleix Manor Hotel.

    THIS Mark II Escort Rally Car made 57,000 at hammer at Aidan Foley’s sale. It had just four rallies completed and came with full floating axle, bigger rack, new wrap around seats and new floor mounted pedal box.


    Friday, March 1st, 2024
    19th century mahogany hunt table. UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 5,500

    This large hunt table with cabriole legs and ball and claw feet is the top lot at Sean Eacrett’s sale of house contents from Heath House, Abbeyleix on March 4. It is estimated at €5,000-€8,000. More than 1,000 lots will come under the hammer. Viewing is now underway at the house and the sale will be held at Abbeyleix Manor Hotel. The auction offers antique furniture, art, decorative arts and a wide variety of collections. The catalogue is online.


    Friday, October 27th, 2023
    The Lissadell Mirror. UPDATE: THIS MADE 3,000 AT HAMMER

    Styled The Lissadell Mirror’ this early to mid 19th century gilt overmantel was purchased directly from the Gore-Booth family. Dating to 1840-60 it comes up as lot 523 at Sean Eacrett’s sale of fine art, antiques and collectibles in Ballybrittas, Co. Laois on November 2. It is estimated at €3,000-€5,000. The catalogue, with over 1,000 lots, is online.

    An old photo with the mirror in situ at Lissadell


    Tuesday, June 6th, 2023
    One of a pair of oval Irish 19th century mirrors

    A pair of oval Irish 19th century mirrors made a hammer price of €11,200 at Sean Eacrett’s sale of contents from Rocklow House, Fethard, Co. Tipperary today. They had been estimated at €2,000-€4,000. The mirrors, probably Waterford, have repeating blue and white decoration, one with four gold fillets and the other with three gold fillets. A 19th century dining table on substantial turned and reeded supports with four extra leaves made €4,600 and a set of 19th century dining chairs made €1,600.


    Saturday, June 3rd, 2023
    One of a pair of weathered stone lions. UPDATE: THIS LOT MADE 2,700 AT HAMMER

    Weathered stone lions, a wake table, a silver cigarette box and a telescopic brass fender with a hide seat are among the many and varied offerings at auction in Ireland in the coming week. Sales by Woodards in Cork, Hegarty’s in Bandon, Sean Eacrett at the Horse and Jockey Hotel in Co. Tipperary and Mullen’s at Laurel Park in Bray will offer much to keep collectors busy. Choices range from  conversation pieces like an Oriental style Carlton House desk to garden furniture, comfortable couches and a variety of collectibles like an unusual pair of Limerick china figures, The Philospher and The Critic, from Rocklow House in Fethard. Top furniture lots at Woodwards online sale in Cork next Saturday (June 10)  include a set of six Cork 11-bar dining chairs, a Georgian walnut chest on chest  and a seven foot long hunt or wake table.  There is a selection of Georgian, Regency and Edwardian pieces among more than 300 lots.  
    The 19th century stone lions come up at the house contents sale by Sean  Eacrett at the Horse and Jockey Hotel in Co. Tipperary next Tuesday (June 6) of contents from Rocklow House, Fethard. In crouched poses they are, at €3,000-€5,000, among the more expensively estimated offerings in a sale of just over 1,000 lots.  There is a selection of Oriental vases, bowls, jars, along with a private collection of Waterford Crystal including limited edition pieces and a highly collectible pair of 19th century oval Irish mirrors with faceted blue and white decorated frames (€2,000-€4,000). An unusual ebonised Carlton House Desk is estimated at €600-€1,000. There are chandeliers, a 160 piece Spode dinner service, Persian runners and rugs, a Donegal carpet and Meissen figures in a sale which is on view at Fethard from noon to 5 pm on today, tomorrow and Monday.

    A George V silver cigarette box at Hegarty’s. UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR €80

    A George V silver cigarette box from 1914, engraved with a presentation message in 1934, comes up at Hegarty’s online fine interiors auction next Tuesday (June 6).  The estimate is €300-€400.  Other lots include a triple panel overmantle mirror (€150-€300), a flame mahogany demi lune hall table (€400-€800) and Summer Shade, a colourful oil on canvas by Martin Stone (€700-€900).

    A brass and hide upholstered telescopic fender is among the top lots at Mullen’s timed online auction of 849 lots which runs until 6 pm tomorrow (June 4).  The estimate is €1,800-€2,600. This auction offers more than 300 lots of furniture, Irish, English and European art, lighting and a sextant by Cooke and Co. of Hull in a mahogany case.    Catalogues for all these sales are online.

     An upholstered telescopic club fender at Mullens of Laurel Park


    Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

    This Merriman Tavern advertising poster for Ralph McTell and Clannad comes up as lot 57 at the online sale by Sean Eacrett of the entire contents of the Scarriff, Co. Clare tavern on April 23. It is estimated at 50-60. A total of 805 lots from the famed venue for performers from Christy Moore and Planxty to Clannad and The Chieftains will come under the hammer. The catalogue is online. UPDATE: This poster made 30 at hammer.


    Monday, November 22nd, 2021

    Valentino, Givenchy, Dior, Philip Treacy and Stella McCartney are among the designers featured at a pre-owned fashion auction by Laois auctioneer Sean Eacrett on December 11. Over the past three years pre-owned fashion sales have grown 21 times faster than retail fashion. Sean Eacrett plans to make this sale a twice yearly event. The sale gets underway online at 10 a.m. on November 27 and there are 712 lots on the catalogue.

    Lot 70 is a special pairing of Jimmy Choo nude leather shoes and clutch bag, UPDATE: THESE SOLD FOR 640 AT HAMMER


    Saturday, October 23rd, 2021

    No prizes for guessing that the contents of Tullamaine Castle, home of the Tipperary Hunt, will contain much of equestrian interest when they are sold by Sean Eacrett at the Horse and Jockey Hotel on October 25.  The castle, which has been sold, was a stud farm for the last 40 years where Bob Lanigan bred equine stars like Delilah, Bid Ajwad, Hot Tin Roof, Pollinator and the Minerva Rose.Highlights include a life sized sculpture of a pack of hounds by Robert Till,  a walnut and marquetry longcase clock by Anthonij van Oostrom of Amsterdam, art by Peter Curling, an oil on canvas of the Bailey Lighthouse by Stephen Catterson Smith and a collection of signed prints by the 19th century British artist Lionel Edwards.  Viewing is now underway at Tullamaine Castle and the catalogue is online.

    Master of the Hunt by Peter Curling – the watercolour depicts Michael Higgins, Master of the Tipperary hunt. UPDATE: THIS MADE €3,200 AT HAMMER


    Sunday, July 25th, 2021

    THIS summer of auctions is continuing at a brisk pace. A variety of interesting and one off lots will come under the hammer in Ireland over the next few days. More than 600 lots will come under the hammer at Fonsie Mealy’s sale of contents from Osberstown House, Naas on July 27.  Osberstown is an  elegant country home with all the trappings that make such places special. Hunting through the catalogue you will find everything from a four poster bed and garden statues to antique furniture and rugs, a console mirror and even an Irish silver replica of the Phoenix monument at Phoenix Park. There are comfortable button back leather library armchairs, painting and limited edition prints by Pauline Bewick, a Victorian breakfront wardrobe, a walnut dining suite, an Arts and Crafts five drawer chest, a selection of artworks, a cylinder bureau, a cheval mirror and much more to choose from.Viewing by appointment will be available on Monday.  The catalogue is online and the sale will be online only from Castlecomer.

    UPDATE: The Osberstown House sale realised over €370,000 on the hammer. The top lot was a massive pair of recumbent Great Danes by Triton 2001 in a limited edition 21/100 which made €5,800 at hammer.

    This four poster bed is lot 61 at Fonsie Mealy’s sale. UPDATE: THIS BED WAS WITHDRAWN FROM THE AUCTION

    If you picture yourself as a Viking warrior slashing and burning your way through oodles of Covid restrictions and combatting bureaucratic enemies more fearsome and confusing than any ancient dragons then Sean Eacretts auction in Ballybrittas, Co. Laois on July 26 is for you. He is selling MGM props from Vikings and Game of Thrones online on Monday.  International interest is guaranteed but estimates are reasonable. A pair of tall metal candleabra from Game of Thrones is estimated at €400-€800 and King Ivor’s throne from Vikings season four is estimated at €300-500.  Or you might prefer King Alfred’s throne from season five.  There are special tables and boat chairs along with a selection of axes, cabinets and chests in highly decorative hardwood from the Great Hall of Kattegat as filmed in Ashford, Co. Wicklow.  The sale features fine art, antiques and collectibles as part one and MGM props as part two.

    Meantime Aidan Foley’s summer sale of antiques and interiors online from Kilcolgan, Co. Galway takes place today and tomorrow. There is art by George Gillespie, Maurice Wilks, Graham Knuttel, Arthur Maderson, John Skelton, Colin Middleton and others.   The auction offers Persian rugs, antique furniture, silver, Waterford Crystal, a pair of 19th century military epaulettes, old banknotes and garden furniture.The pub section, which is always popular, includes a Bendigo Tobacco mirror from a pub clearance in Ballyhaunis as well s prints, collectibles and glassware.  The online sale is on view today in Kilcolgan and the online auction is at 11 am tomorrow and on Monday.

    A selection of lots from Aidan Foley’s sale


    Thursday, July 22nd, 2021

    Film props from Vikings and Game of Thrones will go under the hammer in Ireland next week. The online sale by Ballybrittas, Co. Laois based auctioneer Sean Eacrett takes place on July 26. A pair of metal candelabra from Game of Thrones is estimated at 400-600 and there will be wooden thrones up to two metres tall from Vikings which ran for six series and was filmed in Ashford, Co. Wicklow.

    King Alfreds thrown from Vikings, season 5 (300-500). UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 370 AT HAMMER