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    AN ITALIAN PAINTING WITH PROVENANCE IN IRELAND

    Sunday, December 19th, 2021

    Provenance always adds a level of excitement to sales. In Ireland, where so many records like bills of sale have been lost, the early history of a work is often elusive. It can be impossible to say with certainty who made this or that piece. An Italian Mannerist painting of The Baptism of Christ which came up at Sheppards sale of contents from Seafield House, Donabate, Dublin did offer some interesting provenance. It was once in the collection of Cork Lord Mayor Augustine Roche and came up at his dispersal by Marshs in 1916. The three day sale was originally scheduled for April of that year and it had to be postponed until July because of the Easter Rising. The painting sold for a hammer price of €1,300 at Sheppards.

    THIS ITALIAN MANNERIST PAINTING OF THE BAPTISM OF CHRIST MADE €1,300 at hammer

    A JEWELLERY SALE AT SHEPPARDS

    Monday, November 15th, 2021

    The jewellery collection of the late Marie Conway comes up online at an evening sale at Sheppards in Durrow on November 18. Marie who passed away in 2009, was a well- known face, whose auburn hair, flamboyant style of dress, unusual jewellery and sense of humour, singled her out at auctions and antique fares around Munster and beyond for decades. Lot on offer range from a diamond tennis bracelet to a white gold and peridot diamond drop pendant to a three stone diamond ring. The catalogue is online and there will be viewing on November 17 and 18.

    AN 18 CARAT WHITE GOLD EMERALD AND DIAMOND RING. UPDATE: THIS MADE €1,500 AT HAMMER

    CHINESE CELADON VASE 33,000 AT SHEPPARDS

    Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021

    THIS large Chinese Qing jade vase and cover with an estimate of 4,000-6,000 made a hammer price of 33,000 at the first day of Sheppards Barrettstown House online sale today. Pale celadon to white in colour and of rectangular baluster for it has raised interlaced decoration to the upper register. It is furnished with elephant scroll ring handles and raised on a moulded foot. The auction continues on November 3.

    CONTENTS OF BARRETTSTOWN HOUSE AT SHEPPARDS

    Wednesday, October 27th, 2021

    Viewing at Barrettstown House, Newbridge, Co. Kildare takes place on October 30 and 31 for Sheppards sale of 788 lots online on November 2 and 3. Government covid regulations will be strictly enforced for the viewing. Meantime the catalogue is online. Among the more unusual lots is a Chinese Qing Dynasty Imperial Court silk robe. Embroidered with nine gold dragons chasing the flaming pearl of wisdom and truth it is estimated at 3,000-5,000. UPDATE: The hand made Chinese carpet in the image above made a hammer price of 2,000 and the Imperial silk robe made 3,200 at hammer.

    DUBLIN HOUSE CONTENTS AT SHEPPARDS ONLINE SALE

    Tuesday, October 19th, 2021

    Next Thursday evening (October 21) Sheppards will sell contents from 33 Wellington Place, Dublin at a live online auction from Durrow.  There are 168 lots in total including antique furniture, art, mirrors, lamps and an extendable Edwardian club fender and a Cork Regency chiffonier.   Among the more unusual items are a Portuguese parquetry chest, a large 19th century cast iron Dublin park bench and a large 19th century gilt framed overmantle.

    19th century brass hall lantern.

    DUBLIN HOUSE CONTENTS AT SHEPPARDS EVENING AUCTION

    Wednesday, October 6th, 2021
    A William and Mary walnut chest

    This William and Mary walnut chest comes up as lot 38 at Sheppards sale of contents of 33 Wellington Place, Dublin online from Durrow on October 21. It is estimated at 1,500-2,500. There are 168 lots in this evening sale and the catalogue is online.

    THREE DAYS OF SALES AT SHEPPARDS GET UNDERWAY TODAY

    Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

    This Regency rosewood cased compendium of games comes up at the opening day of Sheppards three day Legacy of the Big House auction today. Made by Leuchars of Piccadilly, London, there is a comprehensive fitted interior with various games. Lot 147 is estimated at €800-€1,200. UPDATE: THIS MADE 900 AT HAMMER

    AN UPCOMING TASTY SALE OVER THREE DAYS AT SHEPPARDS

    Saturday, September 25th, 2021

    An 18th century Chinese Chippendale table, a set of 19th century painted breakfront shelves,  a pair of armorial chairs, Sevres and Oriental porcelain and a neo classical white marble chimney piece are among the many delights at three days of sales by Sheppards of Durrow from September 28-30.  The Legacy of the Big House auction includes the collection of the late Patrick Martin of Coolattin Lodge in Co. Wicklow.

    18th century Chinese Chippendale table. UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    This tasty sale of more than 1,000 lots across varying price ranges is broken up into five separate sessions.  It offers jewellery, silver, Chinese porcelain pieces, artworks, pairs of armchairs, cabinets, mirrors, lighting, an Anglo-Indian hardwood cabinet and collectibles including a cased model of the Titanic.  The catalogue is online and there is viewing in Durrow today, tomorrow and Monday from 10.30 am to 5 pm on each day.

    BLUE JOHN VASE MAKES MORE THAN TEN TIMES THE TOP ESTIMATE

    Tuesday, August 17th, 2021

    This Blue John baluster form vase with an estimate of 200-300 made a hammer price of 3,400 at Sheppards sale of Woodfield House, Broadford, Co. Clare today. It is just 13 cms high. The auction continues today and tomorrow live online. The opening session saw competitive bidding for lots like a pair of Chinese Republican vases (2,200 at hammer), a large mahogany peat bucket (2,500), a 19th century gilt framed mirror (2,200), a Regency rosewood sofa table (2,400), a Williams and Gibton centre table (2,200), a Chinese Qing polychrome vase (3,400), an 18th century Irish gilt console table (3,500), an 18th century Irish carved gilt framed mirror (3,400), a large Qing blue and white charger (3,800) and a 19th century Adam side table (2,600).

    THIS Renaissance portrait of a young noble, wearing a suite of sapphire and pearl jewellery and a jewel head dress was the most expensive lot of the opening day. The oil on canvas in a carved giltwood frame made 13,000 at hammer.

    HIDDEN TREASURES AT SHEPPARDS WOODFIELD HOUSE SALE

    Saturday, August 14th, 2021

    Big house sales and hidden treasures go hand in hand.  The sale next week by Sheppards of Woodfield House, Broadford, Co. Clare – and from other clients too – is no exception.Lot 400 is an oval portrait of a young girl wearing a white dress and floral turban.  It is by Thomas Hickey, the Dublin born artist who died in Madras in 1824. The work of this widely travelled artist can be found at the National Gallery of Ireland, the Courtauld in London, the Honolulu Museum of Art and the Tate. There are a number of his sketches in the culturally rich city of Srirangapatna near Mysore.In Ireland in 1797 he was commissioned by the State Physician Dr. Robert Emmet to paint a portrait of his son Robert and daughter Mary.  This was the nationalist and patriot Robert Emmet who died on the gallows in 1803 after an impassioned and oft quoted inspirational speech from the dock.  The portrait at Sheppards is estimated at €500-€800.

    Portrait of a young girl by Thomas Hickey (1741-1824). UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,900 AT HAMMER

    The auction of more than 900 lots goes on view in Co. Clare today and it will take place online from Castlecomer on August 17-18.  The catalogue is online and the auction will be divided into four sessions.The selection ranges from a pair of large moulded recumbent stone lions (lot 657) to a 19′ lake boat on a trailer (lot 748).   Highlights include a neatly sized Chippendale style pedestal desk, a George III mahogany breakfront bookcase,  a designer wardrobe and a number of other pieces by Roche Bobois, an 18th century Irish gilt console table, a 19th century bronze figure of Mercury seated and a Waterford Crystal six branch chandelier. The auction kicks off with a George III cased stick barometer.   Among many lots of antique furniture is an attractive Regency sofa table, a pair of French Empire armchairs, a Williams and Gibton circular centre table, a 19th century  Adam side table, a pair of Dutch marquetry armorial chairs, an Edwardian marquetry cabinet, a George III Chippendale silver table, a satinwood waterfall bookcase, an 18th century Irish gilt console table, a Regency library table, a marquetry bow front cabinet and a large mahogany brass bound peat bucket.

    Interior shot of Woodfield House

    There is much to choose from in ceramics from Chinese porcelain to Meissen pieces, a Qing blue and white charger, a Sevres plate, an Ottoman polychrome plaque and an 18th century Chinese blue and white plate.Paintings include a landscape attributed to James Arthur O’Connor, an Italian School renaissance portrait, a half length portrait of a young lady by Hugh Douglas Hamilton, a set of three 19th century lacquered and gilded panels and an 18th century Flemish tapestry.This comprehensive auction offers a good selection of garden furniture and sculptural pieces, wines and jewellery, mirrors, Persian and Oriental rugs and a variety of collectible items.