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    Sunday, March 7th, 2021

    If you are looking at ways to ward off evil and spice up your garden or an interior space at the same time Woodwards sale in Cork on March 13 might have the answer.  A pair of antique Qing Dynasty foo dogs  – also known as stone lions or shishi in Japan – is on offer with an estimate of €2,000-€3,000.  These highly stylised lions originated in Chinese Buddhism and are thought to offer protection from harmful spiritual influences or people.  A popular decorative feature found everywhere from imperial palaces to the entrances of restaurants and supermarkets they are an ideal additive in 2021, though vaccines are even better.

    The selection on offer includes an Edwardian games table (€600-€1,000), a bureau bookcase  (€600-€1,000), a kidney shaped desk (€400-€600),  an Oriental pod table (€300-€500), a Georgian library table (€300-€500), a William IV work table (€300-€400) and a Georgian Pembroke table (€300-€500).  A pair of Coalbrookdale garden benches (€1,500-€2,000) and a five piece patio set will also be offered.  The sale features items from the estate of the late Stan Cussen who was well known in Cork as owner of the Planes, Boats and Trains model toy shop on Princes St. and the Farmhouse cafe and cake shop.

    Pair of Qing Dynasty Foo Dogs. UPDATE: THESE WERE UNSOLD


    Saturday, February 6th, 2021

    An Edwardian dolls house, a marble topped giltwood console table and a Victorian rosewood work table are among the lots at Woodwards online only auction of antiques, fine art and collectibles ON February 13.  This first sale of 2021 by the Cork auctioneers will include three house contents from residences in Douglas and Carrigaline. The selection on offer includes  an inlaid walnut demi lune card table (€500-€800), a William IV breakfast table (€400-€500), a set of Georgian dining chairs (€400-€600), a large Iranian rug (€400-€600), a Georgian Pembroke table (€200-€400), a Coalbrookdale garden seat (€600-€800), a Georgian bureau bookcase (€400-€600), an Edwardian tea table (€200-€400) and a longcase clock by Sterling, Limerick (€400-€600).  The dolls house is estimated at €300-€400, the Louis XV style console table at €400-€600 and the worktable at €300-€400. The auction will include a selection of mirrors, glassware, marine items, porcelian and paintings.

    Edwardian dolls house UPDATE: THIS MADE 310 AT HAMMER


    Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

    Contents from recent house sales in Carrigaline and Bandon will come under the hammer at Woodwards in Cork on October 10). Among the main lots in this online auction are Evening Glandore by Arthur Maderson (€2,500-€3,000), a pair of fold-over tea tables (€1,500-€2,000), a Georgian walnut library table (€1,000-1,500), an Edwardian inlaid card table (€800-€1,200) and a Regency sofa table (€700-€1,000).The selection of furniture includes a satinwood sewing table, a set of six Cork style chairs, an Edwardian walnut cellarette, an Irish Georgian side table, a William IV card table and a demi-lune commode. 

    Evening Glandore by Arthur Maderson. UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,600 AT HAMMER


    Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

    No summer antique auction would be complete without a pair of proper cast iron benches.  Woodwards will have a fine Coalbrookdale example at their sale in Cork on July 20. The selection of antiques on offer ranges from a Vienna wall clock to a Regency teapot and a Georgian bachelor’s chest estimated respetively at  600-1,000, 400-800 and 300-500. The auction will feature chairs, mirrors, silver and collectibles. The Coalbrookdale benches are estimated at 1,200-2,000 and a five piece cast iron garden suite is estimated at 800-1,200. 

    Georgian bachelors chest


    Sunday, November 4th, 2018
    Highly collectible Cork and Limerick pieces are included in Woodwards special bi-annual sale of Irish and English silver in Cork on November 10. The bulk of the sale is from the estate of a private collector of Irish silver and will include Cork silver sauceboats by Carden Terry (c1785) and John Warner (c1790) each estimated at 1,000-2,000.
    One Limerick silver piece is a catch for most sales, this one has four. Limerick makers Maurice Fitzgerald, George Moore, Patrick Connell and Joseph Johns are all represented. There is pair of c1775 tablespoons by Maurice Fitzgerald (800-1,000), a c1765 tablespoon by George Moore (400-600), a pair of c1785 tablespoons by Patrick Connell (800-1,000) and a pair of c1790 tablespoons by Joseph Johns (800-1,000).

    In addition to this the Cork makers Daniel McCarthy, John Toleken, John Nicholson, Joseph Gibson, Carden Terry and Jane Williams are all represented with pieces including a sugar bowl, serving spoon, marrow scoop, tablespoons and dessert spoons. Estimates for these piece range from a low of 150 to a high of 1,500.  There are more than 250 lots of silver and about 40 Irish paintings including a charcoal and wash drawing by Sean Keating and work by Tony O’Malley, Louis le Brocquy, Frank Egginton, Arthur Maderson and Anne Yeats.

    George III sugar bowl by Daniel McCarthy, Cork UPDATE: THIS MADE 600 AT HAMMER

    A pair of George III tablespoons by Maurice Fitzgerald, Limerick  UPDATE: THIS MADE 500 AT HAMMER


    Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

    Something you don’t happen across every day – a Victorian suit of armour – comes up at Woodwards in Cork on October 13 with an estimate of 400-800.  Prime lots at the auction include a pair of garden benches by Pierce of Wexford (1,500-2,000), a Victorian dining table (1,000-1,500), a set of ten Regency design dining chairs (600-1,000) and a pair of Art Deco chandeliers (500-1,000).  The catalogue is online. Here is a sample:

    Victorian suit of armour

    Early evening, France by Arthur Maderson


    Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

    Antique and garden furniture will be on offer at Woodwards sale in Cork on April 14.  There is a Sheffield five piece silver service (2,000-3,000), a pair of large garden vases (1,800-2,200), a Victorian d-end dining table (800-1,200) and a Georgian rosewood card table (800-1,200).

    Among the other lots are a yew chest of drawers (300-400), a pair of cast iron garden benches (1,500-2,000), a set of four garden statues (500-800), a set of balloon back dining chairs (300-400), a Victorian breakfront sideboard (400-600), a pair of Georgian lockers (300-400), a round walnut centre table I400-500) and a selection of bookshelves.  There is a selection of Waterford Crystal, jewellery, rugs, porcelain and collectibles.  The catalogue is online.

    Sheffield five piece silver service

    A pair of Georgian style chests


    Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

    A  pair of William IV card tables and a pair of Coalbrookdale garden benches are feature lots at the Woodwards sale in Cork on August 26.  The auctioneers will offer contents from two estates and three house sales. There is an Eileen Gray c1027 chrome table, a Sheraton inlaid credenza as well as a commode, a bonheur du jour and a walnut desk all in the style Louis XV. There is a selection of collectible items including old comics, glass and porcelain.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    A selection of comics and annuals

    An Eileen Gray e1027 table

    A Sheraton credenza  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,400

    A bonheur du jour  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 1,800


    Tuesday, October 18th, 2016
    A Killarney wood tilt-top table is among the antique furniture, fine art and garden furniture at Woodwards auction in Cork on October 22. Two sets of Cork 11-bar chairs made by O’Connell’s – the Cork furniture making family –  are each estimated at 1,000-2,000. There are chests of drawers with estimates from 100-400. A d-end twin pillar dining table is modestly estimated at just 200-300 and bureaux are estimated at just 100-200.  Also on offer are a George II walnut chest of drawers (800-1,200), a French 18th century commode (700-1,000), three large Dutch baroque gilt framed mirrors c1700, a Georgian inlaid half moon card table (600-900), a Georgian teardrop chest (400-600), a William IV rosewood card table (300-500) and a set of eight ribbon back dining chairs (300-500).  The Killarney table is estimated at 4,000-6,000.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    A Killarney wood tip top table

    A Killarney wood tip top table

    A bow front chest of drawers by Cork furniture makers O'Connells

    A bow front chest of drawers by Cork furniture makers O’Connells

    A set of Cork 11 bar chairs

    A set of Cork 11 bar chairs


    Sunday, January 24th, 2016

    A pair of French gilt console tables with mirrors are a feature lot at Woodwards in Cork on January 27.  The auction offers a variety that extends from grapevine garden urns to a Regency style window seat to a selection of Waterford Crystal.   There is furniture, art including hunting prints, and collectibles.  The catalogue is online and live bidding will be available through  Here is a taster:

    A Regency style window seat (100-150)

    A Regency style window seat (100-150)

    A pair of marble topped console tables (1,500-2,500)

    A pair of marble topped console tables (1,500-2,500)