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    MASTERWORKS AT SHEPPARDS IN DURROW

    Saturday, May 11th, 2019

    With just 129 pieces the Masterworks auction at Sbeppards in Durrow on May 16 is short on lots but long on interest.  The selection on offer is wide ranging and estimates vary from 140-180 for a first period Belleek basket to 35,000-45,000 for a signed watercolour head of Samuel Beckett by Louis le Brocquy which has been on loan to the University of Limerick for the last ten years.

    19th century Italian ebony pietra dura and ormolu cabinet on stand

    The sale kicks off with a 12 bottle case of 2006  Chateau Mouton Rothschild estimated at 3,500-4,500. It then ranges through a 19th century French ormolu clock garniture, an early Persian sword, Art Deco bronzes, a 2002 model Steinway boudoir grand piano, a Venetian violin to a Killarney work table. There are some Old Master paintings and a 19th century Italian cabinet on stand with Pietra Dura inserts estimated at 35,000-45,000. There are Meissen parrots, French panels, an 18th century Chippendale pier mirror, a Chinese rosewood screen, a pair of Venetian blackamoor figures and an early Sino-Tibetan bronze buddha.The catalogue cover lot is a Chinese Qing gilt bronze and polychrome censer in the form of a foo dog with an estimate of 15,000-20,000. The catalogue is online.

     Chinese Qing censer in the form of a foo dog

    GREAT IRISH INTERIORS AT SHEPPARDS

    Monday, April 29th, 2019

    Contents from Westport House, Luttrelstown Castle, Castle Durrow and Malahide Castle are among the lots at Sheppards two days sale Durrow next Tuesday and Wednesday. More than 1,200 lots will come under the hammer at auctions scheduled to begin at 10.30 am and 2 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday. There is a French ormolu corner cabinet from Westport House, a brass lantern from Luttrelstown Castle, a 19th century tapestry from Malahide Castle with lurchers and the castle in the background and a pair of William IV ebony curtain poles from Castle Durrow.  Among the other lots from these sources are a pair of Irish mahogany side tables, a 19th century pine farmhouse table, an 18th century blunderbuss by Rigby of Dublin (3,000-5,000), a 17th century Italian School oil of The Last Supper, a pair of bronze Egyptian figures by Emile Louis Picault (1833-1915) and a 19th century classical urn.

    One of a pair of Irish mahogany side tables UPDATE: THIS LOT MADE 4,400 AT HAMMER

    GREAT IRISH INTERIORS AT SHEPPARDS SALE IN DURROW

    Thursday, April 25th, 2019

    The Great Irish Interiors auction at Sheppards in Durrow on April 30 and May 1 will see more than 1,200 lots come under the hammer. There is a very good across the board selection at all price levels. There is garden furniture and statuary, art, silver, antique furniture, Oriental porcelain, brassware and a variety of collectibles. Adding even more interest is the fact that the sale will include lots from Westport House, Luttrellstown Castle, Castle Durrow and Malahide Castle. The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    LARGE 19TH-CENTURY FARMHOUSE TABLE
    The Last Supper – 17th century Italian School
    19TH-CENTURY TERRACOTTA CLASSICAL URN UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,800 AT HAMMER

    VIEWING UNDERWAY IN DURROW FOR SHEPPARDS TWO DAY SALE

    Saturday, February 23rd, 2019
    In Durrow viewing gets underway today for two days of sales at Sheppards titled Paradigms and the Unexpected on February 26 and 27.
    This auction offers more than 800 lots of furniture, decorative art, wines, sculpture, fine art, rugs, jewellery, silver, miitaria, taxidermy and Chinese and Japanese objets d’art over three sessions.
    There is an interesting selection of furniture with everything from an Irish 18th century carved giltwood console table to Chinese lacquered cabinets, silver tables, carved oriental hardwood tables, antique Regency pier mirrors, Qing ceremonial furniture, a Grand Tour specimen marble top table and an 18th century lacquered cabinet on stand.

    Heading the small selection of wine is a cased lot of 12 bottles of Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2009 (4,000-6,000).  The auction gets underway with 34 lots of affordable jewellery followed by art including a Cork School portrait of a man smoking a pipe by Charles Henry Cook (500-700) and a 19th century terracotta bust of George Bernard Shaw by H. Bain Smith (800-1,200). There are bronze sculptures and English Civil War helmets and breastplates, Persian rugs and a Donegal runner.  The catalogue is online.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for February 20, 2019)

    Irish 18th century carved giltwood console table

    An 18th century lacquered cabinet on stand

    QING DYNASTY BOWLS AT SHEPPARDS IN DURROW

    Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

    A pair of Qing Dynasty famille rose peach bowls has come up as an important late entry to Sheppards two day sale in Durrow on Feburary 26-27.  Lot 849 is described as:  Qing Dynasty, with deep rounded sides resting on a short foot, enamelled in vivid tones of rose-pink, shades of green, and yellow, decorated with flowers and peaches, the base inscribed in underglaze blue, with a six-character reign mark of Yongzheng within a double-circle, and probably of the period.  The lot is estimated at 8,000-12,000 and the bowls measure 14.2 cms in diameter.  At this stage this is the last lot of the auction and will end the morning session on February 27. The Paradigms and the Unexpected auction offers furniture, decorative art, sculpture, fine art, Oriental porcelain and furniture, rugs and collectibles over three sessions.  The catalogue is online.

    UPDATE:  THESE SOLD FOR 100,000

    SOMETHING FOR ALL TASTES AT SHEPPARDS IN DURROW TODAY

    Tuesday, January 29th, 2019
    With a total of 807 lots and plenty of realistic estimates the sale at Sheppards online and in Durrow today offers something for new and established collectors. The Winter Show in New York, a world leading antiques fair, highlighted cool contemporary alongside antique pieces as being the way forward in interior style and Sheppards have latched on to this with their sale entitled Decor Decoded.
    The codes on offer here include design decor, decorative art, fine art, sculpture, rugs, silver and jewellery.  A garniture of three Chinese cloisonne enamel vases (200-300) would not be remotely out of place in a contemporary setting.  Lot 639 is an 18th century French transitional side table c1760 with veined grey marble top.  It is estimated at  800-1,200.

    There is much to catch they eye, from Edwardian and Regency mirrors to breakfront bookcases, art and Chinese ceramics.   There are large Chinese blue and white jardinieres, botanical prints, an Art Deco mantle clock, wall light brackets, vases, brass table lamps, a Tibetan bronze bust, lustres, figurines, toureens, bookcases, a Venetian pier mirror, a Georgian workbox and even a set of 15 antique apothecary jars. If that does not set fire to your imagination then it is difficult to say what will.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for January 22, 2019)

    A garniture of three Chinese cloisonne vases

    18th century mahogany low boy

    A c1760 French transitional side table

    DECOR DECODED AT SHEPPARDS IN DURROW

    Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

    Around 850 lots will come under the hammer at Sheppards sale of design décor, decorative art, fine spirits, art, sculpture, rugs,
    silver and jewellery. in Durrow on January 29.  No less than 80% of lots from the Decor Decoded sale will be offered without reserve.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    19th century Japanese blue and white vase

    Fishing on a Mediterranean coast by Henri Baret

    George III sideboard

    A pair of 19th century Japanese ceremonial chairs.

    SEXTON’S BOOT SCORES AGAIN AT SHEPPARDS

    Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

    The boots worn by Johnny Sexton for the Grand Slam, le Drop and the Champions Cup made a hammer price of 15,500 at Sheppards in Durrow today.  They had been estimated at around 50 euro.  They were lot 1267, the last lot in a successful two day auction that saw competitive bidding in the room, on the telephone and on the internet.

    Sexton, who captains Leinster and is one of two of Ireland’s vice captains, has just been announced as winner of the World Rugby Player of the Year for 2018.  He is only the second Irish player to win the award after the inaugural winner Keith Wood in 2001.  Ireland was named World Rugby Team of the Year at the awards ceremony in Monaco on November 25.

    Proceeds from the sale will go towards the medical treatment of eight-year-old Anna Browne, from Mallow, Co Cork both here and in the United States.  The schoolgirl suffers from cerebral palsy.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for November 23, 2018)

    TWO DAY SALE AT SHEPPARDS IN DURROW NEXT WEEK

    Friday, November 23rd, 2018

    The two day sale at Sheppards in Durrow on November 27 and 28  will feature important furniture, decorative art, fine wines, art, sculpture, rugs, silver and jewellery.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    LARGE NINETEENTH-CENTURY VENETIAN PAINTED CABINET (3,000-5,000)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    J. D’ATTE – Fete au Village (3,000-5,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,700 AT HAMMER

    HUGH DOUGLAS HAMILTON (1740-1808). – Mary Jervis (1737-1828) a descendent of Humphrey Jervis who developed Dublin’s Jervis Street (3,000-5,000)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    IRISH NINETEENTH-CENTURY MAHOGANY SIDE TABLE (4,000-6,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 4,400 AT HAMMER

    FRENCH EMPIRE ORMOLU MANTLE CLOCK (1,500-2,500)

    TWO LARGE CHINESE QING PERIOD BLANC DE CHINE GUANYIN (1,400-1,800)  UPDATE; THESE MADE 2,400 AT HAMMER

    MICRO MOSAIC TABLE AT SHEPPARDS SALE

    Monday, November 5th, 2018

    A micro mosaic specimen marble table top, a Donegal carpet, antique furniture, Cork silver and 70 lots of books from the library of late Kanturk solicitor Gerard O’Keeffe are among the 248 lots at Sheppards sale in Durrow on November 8.  The Masterworks auction features an exceptional collection from Irish country houses with everything from a Qing Dynasty Imperial green jade seal to a rare early 18th century Irish marquetry side cabinet. Books of Irish, Cork, legal and literary interest are included in the O’Keeffe library. Among the first editions are works by John McGahern, Lady Wilde, Brendan Behan, Truman Capote, Arthur Griffith, Samuel Beckett, John B. Keane, Roddy Doyle, Norman Mailer and Patrick Kavanagh.

    Furniture lots of note include a Louis XV commode, a Chinese Chippendale side table, a pair of 18th century Chinese lacquered bureau cabinets, a pair of 19th cnetury carved giltwood console tables and avset of six George II dining chairs.  There are three large hall lanterns, art, jewellery, fine wines and collectibles.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    Thomas Sydney Cooper (1803-1902) – A sheep “Lew”, East Kent (20,000-30,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 17,000 AT HAMMER

    PAIR OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY ORMOLU MOUNTED KINGWOOD AND MARQUETRY PEDESTALS by Joseph Emmanuel Zwiener (25,000-30,000)  UPDATE: THESE MADE 36,000 AT HAMMER

    Early 19th century Roman micromosaic and specimen marble table top (8,000-12,000). UPDATE: THIS MADE 8,000 AT HAMMER

    Donegal carpet after a design by CFA (15,000-30,000). UPDATE: THIS MADE 14,000 AT HAMMER