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    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

    MASTERWORKS AT SHEPPARDS IN DURROW

    Friday, November 2nd, 2018

    Viewing gets underway in Durrow, Co. Laois on November 3 for the Masterworks sale at Sheppards on November 8. There is Irish, English and European art, Asian art, 18th century furniture, win, sculpture, silver, jewellery and the library of late Kanturk solicitor Gerard O’Keeffe.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    FRENCH EMPIRE STYLE GILT AND ENAMELLED HALL LANTERN (2,000-3,000)

    CHINESE NEPHRITE JADE SCULPTURE (3,000-5,000)

    Hugh Douglas Hamilton – William, 1st Baron Downes 95,000-8,000)

    LOUIS XV PERIOD ORMOLU MOUNTED BOMBE ROSEWOOD COMMODE (8,000-12,000)

    LEGACY OF THE BIG HOUSE AT SHEPPARDS IN DURROW

    Friday, September 21st, 2018

    THE Legacy of the Big House is the title of the two day sale at Sheppards in Durrow on September 25-26.  There will be more than 1,000 lots and the catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    PAIR OF LARGE NINETEENTH-CENTURY BRONZE AND SIENNA MARBLE MEDICI URNS (4,000-6,000)  UPDATE: THESE MADE 4,600 AT HAMMER

    Late 18th century Irish carved and painted gilt wood mirror (1,400-1,800)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,400 AT HAMMER

    CARVED GILT WOOD CONSOLE TABLE, c1750 (1,500-2,500)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1550 AT HAMMER

    THIS ENGLISH SCHOOL 17TH CENTURY PORTRAIT IS THE CATALOGUE COVER LOT (800-1,200)

    ALL ABOUT GARDENS AT SHEPPARDS

    Thursday, May 24th, 2018

    Garden sculpture and architectural ornaments, sundials,  vases, fountains, benches, spheres, gates, tables and troughs will come under the hammer at Sheppards sale in Durrow on May 29.  Viewing is at Glantelwe Gardens, Mill Road, Durrow.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    PAIR OF LARGE ESTATE ITALIANATE STONE LIONS (3,000-5,000)  UPDATE: THESE MADE 9,000 AT HAMMER

    PAIR OF CLASSICAL TERRACOTTA JARDINIERES (1,400-1,800)  UPDATE: THESE MADE 1,500 AT HAMMER

    19TH CENTURY CAST-IRON BENCH (1,500-2,500)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,300 AT HAMMER

    PAIR OF CAST IRON FRENCH JARDINIERES (400-600)  UPDATE: THESE MADE 600 AT HAMMER