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    Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021

    Collectors will be spoiled for choice at two sales in Cork on November 6.  The venerable city firms of Marshs and Woodwards will hold online auctions on the same day. The Marshs sale is derived mainly from the estate of the late Professor David O’Mahony.  The firm has already sold his house at The Hollies, Sunday’s Well. There is Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian furniture, paintings, watercolours, clocks, porcelain, Waterford Glass, gilt mirrors and sets of Cork 11-bar chairs. Prime lots include a Louis XV style satinwood and kingwood bureau plat, a Georgian breakfront serving table with brass rail, a Georgian Cork clock by Jas Upington and a Georgian inlaid and satinwood fold over card table  Each of these lots is estimated at €1,500-€2,000. Coming in at a slightly lower estimate of €1,000-€1,500 are two sets of 11-bar and 9-bar Cork chairs,  a Georgian tallboy and a Regency gilt wall mirror. A 19th century Anglo-Indian rosewood console table has an estimate of €800-€1,000. 

    House contents from Mallow and Castlegregory feature at the Woodwards sale.  A large Nostell Priory partners desk is estimated at €1,500-€2,500.  A pair of leather wingback library chairs, a Carlton House style desk, a Regency rosewood sofa table and a French inlaid longcase clock are all estimated at €1,000-€1,500. There will be interest in a Killarney inlaid arbutus teapoy (€500-€800) and a Georgian walnut davenport.  Among the other lots of antique furniture are a George III bureau, a Georgian walnut knee hole desk, a Georgian round table with birdcage movement, a French bureau plat and an Edwardian chest on chest.

    A secretaire a abbatant (fall front desk) at Woodwards. UPDATE: THIS MADE 520 AT HAMMER