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    SHEPPARDS TWO DAY SALE GETS UNDERWAY TODAY

    Tuesday, January 31st, 2023
    18TH-CENTURY MAHOGANY SILVER TABLE. UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,600 AT HAMMER

    This 18th century mahogany silver table comes up at Sheppards sale in Durrow today. The estimate is €1,500-2,500. The two day sale of contents from Eden Hall, Kilkenny and other important clients, gets underway at 10 am. A total of 659 lots will be sold over three sessions.

    VIEWING GETS UNDERWAY AT SHEPPARDS IN DURROW TODAY

    Saturday, January 28th, 2023
    Large Donegal carpet. UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    An attractive, almost square Donegal carpet on a blue ground is among the top lots at Sheppards two day auction next ON January 31/February 1.  Measuring more than twelve feet on each side it is enclosed by a leaf scroll border. Lot 654 is estimated at €3,000-€5,000. Antique Donegal carpets from the factory established by Scottish textile maker Andrew Morton in Killybegs in 1898, are prized by collectors. The first Donegal carpet with a Celtic design was made for the Department of Agriculture and Technical Instruction for their offices at the Cork Exhibition in 1902. The sale of 642 lots – the entire contents of Eden Hall, Kilkenny and other clients – goes on view in Durrow today and the catalogue is online.

    Two from a set of 10 Regency dining chair. UPDATE: THESE WERE UNSOLD

    The most expensively estimated lot is a set of ten Regency mahogany dining chairs with a panelled Greek key scroll crest.  The estimate is €4,000-€6,000.The sale offers an impressive selection of antique furniture, art, Oriental and European porcelain, silver, plate and collectibles. Estimates are from €50-€80 up.

    CHINESE LACQUERED CABINET AT SHEPPARDS

    Wednesday, December 7th, 2022
    18TH-CENTURY CHINESE LACQUERED CABINET

    This 18th century lacquered cabinet sold for €2,800 at hammer at the opening day of Sheppards three day sale which began in Castlecomer and online on December 6. An Irish 18th century five pillar dining table failed to sell but there were some good prices for antique furniture like a pair of Edwardian satinwood bookcases (€8,000), a large Regency side table (€3,400), an Irish crested hall seat (€2,700), a pair of George II style humpback settees (€4,000) and a burr walnut circular dining table (€2,600). A Charles X ormolu and bronze cathedral clock made €3,000, a William Morris Donegal carpet made €2,800 and a West Anatolia Ushak carpet made €3,600. The auction continues today and tomorrow.

    THREE DAYS OF SALES AT SHEPPARDS COMING UP THIS WEEK

    Sunday, December 4th, 2022
    The Bonnettstown Hall Irish side table. UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    An Irish 18th century five pillar dining table (€50,000-€80,000) is the top lot at three days of sales at Sheppards from Tuesday December 6. The fascinating selection on offer includes fine wines headed by six bottles of Premier Cru Classe Pessac-Leognan, Chateau Haut Brion, 2009 (€5,500-€6,500) along with antique furniture, jewellery, art including a portrait of a lady in a green dress by Vanessa Bell, vintage designer dresses and handbags and collectibles including a Charles X ormolu and bronze cathedral clock by Schuller, Paris with painted porcelain plaque after Raphael Sanzio.

    There are some fine 18th and 19th century chimney pieces, Donegal and Persian rugs, an Irish 18th century side table (€8,000-€12,000), baronial armchairs and an 18th century Chinese lacquered cabinet (€3,000-€5,000) among more than 1,400 lots. Viewing for a sale entitled  Bonnettstown Hall, Kilkenny and other important clients is underway in Durrow and the catalogue is online.

    VANESSA BELL (1879 – 1961) – Portrait of a lady in a green dress. (1959). UPDATE: THIS MADE 6,500 AT HAMMER

    AN 18TH CENTURY CHIMNEYPIECE AT SHEPPARDS THREE DAY SALE

    Tuesday, November 29th, 2022

    This 18th century marble chimneypiece comes up as lot 12 at Sheppards three day sale in Durrow from December 6-8. There is an inverted moulded edge mantle above a swag draped table and Sienna fluted inlaid panels and pillars. The estimate is €12,000-18,000. Around 1,450 lots will come under the hammer at the sale entitled Bonnettstown Hall, Kilkenny and other important clients. The catalogue is online and there will be viewing in Durrow from December 3. UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    A THREE DAY EARLY DECEMBER SALE AT SHEPPARDS

    Friday, November 25th, 2022
    PAIR OF 18TH CENTURY GILT CONSOLE TABLES. UPDATE: THESE WERE UNSOLD

    A pair of 18th century gilt console tables c1780 with rouge royale shaped marble tops will come up as lot 901 at Sheppards three day sale on December 6, 7 and 8. They are estimated at €8,000-€12,000. Viewing for the sale entitled Bonnettstown Hall and other important clients will get underway in Durrow on December 3. The catalogue is online from today.

    QING WATERCOLOURS AT SHEPPARDS NOW ON VIEW IN DURROW

    Wednesday, October 26th, 2022
    One of a set of eight Chinese Qing watercolours. UPDATE: THESE MADE 32,000 AT HAMMER. THE FOLDER MADE 27,000.

    Lot 290 at Sheppard’s Gentleman’s Library sale online at in Durrow on October 27 is a set of eight Qing watercolours. They depict figures at various pursuits within a walled garden. The set is estimated at €8,000-12,000. Lot 289 is a folder of 24 Qing watercolours depicting indigenous peoples. There is a similar estimate on this. The sale, which is on view in Durrow today, offers 368 lots in total with an afternoon session devoted to musical instruments headed by some Froggy Bottom guitars.

    (See posts on antiquesandartireland.com for October 22 and October 14, 2022)

    FURNITURE, ART AND UNUSUAL COLLECTIBLES AT SHEPPARDS

    Saturday, October 22nd, 2022
    French Empire library chair at Sheppards. UPDATE: THIS MADE 3,200 AT HAMMER

    Wonderful antique furniture, art including a folder of 24 Qing watercolours,  unusual collectibles like a pair of Howdah flintlock pistols and customised guitars all feature at the Gentleman’s Library sale at Sheppards in Durrow on October 27. A late 19th century Louis XVI style inlaid commode with breccia marble top by G. Durand in the style of Jean Henri Riesener is, at €15,000-€20,000, the most expensively estimated lot.  Other furniture lots include an 18th century library pole (€500-€800), a 19th century French terrestrial globe (€1,500-€2,500), a French Empire library chair (€4,000-€6,000), two George III Dublin brass bound peat buckets (€2,500-€2,500), a Regency library bookcase (€5,000-€8,000), a leather Chesterfield couch (€2,000-€3,000), a Regency rent table (€1,500-€2,500), an Irish 18th century bureau (€800-€1,200), a French bureau plat (€4,000-€6,000), various Gainsborough chairs and bureaux and plenty of other pieces to choose from.This is an auction to browse through and savour at leisure, either at viewings in Durrow which get underway today or online.  On offer is 367 lots from The Smithwick Collection and other clients.
    A c1688 oval portrait of James FitzJames Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde is attributed to Sir Godfrey Kneller (€3,000-€5,000).  Other art pieces include a folder of 24 Qing watercolours (€8,000-€12,000), four oils on canvas of a Fete Galante after Watteau (€10,000-€15,000), Irish School portraits, sporting pictures, engravings, lithographs and drawings.There are  black basalt Wedgwood lamps and urns, a 17th century stucco bust of an unidentified Roman after an original from Herculaneum, Presbyterian minute books from 1734-1834, a Killarney wood specimen cabinet, mantle clocks, a c1800 pair of Howdah flintlock pistols by Charles Moore of London amd a  Burmese arched harp on stand.Among 69 lots of musical instruments are Froggy Bottom customised guitars and guitars by C.F. Martin and Co., Collings, Taylor and other makers.  There is a concert harp by Sebastian and Pierre Errard, a Challen baby grand piano, a Paragon tenor banjo and a French violin.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for October 14, 2022)

    Portrait of James FitzJames Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde attributed to Sir Godfrey Kneller. UPDATE: THIS MADE 7,700 AT HAMMER

    THE SMITHWICK COLLECTION AT SHEPPARDS IN DURROW

    Friday, October 14th, 2022

    Louis XVI style gilt bronze tulipwood and bois satine marquetry inlaid commode. UPDATE: THIS MADE 28,000 AT HAMMER

    After a model by Jean Henri Riesener this Louis XVI style gilt bronze tulipwood and bois marquetry inlaid commode with breccia marble top is the most expensively estimated lot at Sheppard’s Gentleman’s Library sale in Durrow on October 27. Dated to the last quarter of the 19th century it is stamped G Durand (Gervais Maximilien Eugene Durand) and estimated at €15,000-€20,000.  The auction offers 367 lots from the Smithwick collection and other clients. Among them is a folder of 24 Qing watercolours, a set of eight Qing watercolours, a portrait of James FitzJames Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde attributed to Sir Godfrey Kneller, an 18th century library pole and a pair of c1800 Howdah flintlock pistols by Charles Moore of London. The catalogue is online.

    ZHENGDE LEYS JAR AT SHEPPARDS IN DURROW

    Sunday, September 25th, 2022
    CHINESE BLUE & WHITE LEYS JAR UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    This Chinese blue and white Zhadou (leys jar) comes up at Sheppards three day sale in Durrow on September 27, 28 and 29. Lot 995 comes with a globular body and wide flaring neck. It is painted around the exterior with two bands of dragons chasing the flaming pearl amid scrolling lotus. The four-character mark of Zhengde (1506-21) is to the base. It is estimated at €8,000-€10,000. There are 1,374 lots in the sale and the catalogue is online.