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    ANTIQUE FURNITURE AND HISTORIC PAINTING AT WOODWARDS IN CORK

    Monday, March 7th, 2016

    An historic Atkinson, a Queen Anne bureau bookcase, a 10′ Regency sideboard, a three pillar dining table and a Victorian four poster bed will feature at Woodwards sale in Cork on March 12.  A rare pictorial record of the visit of Queen Victoria to Cork Harbour in 1849 is contained in George Mounsey Wheatley Atkinson’s oil painting of the Royal Yacht Squadron bringing Queen Victoria to Cobh. It is estimated at 25,000-30,000.  As a result of the visit the Cove of Cork was renamed Queenstown, reverting to Cobh in the late 1920’s. The double domed Queen Anne bookcase has an estimate of 5,000-8,00, the pillared dining table, which extends to 16″, is estimated at 6,000-10,000, the four poster at 2,000-3,000 and the sideboard at 4,000-6,000.

    There is an estimate of 3,000-4,000 on a pair of Coalbrookedale garden seats and a Georgian long case clock with parquetry inlay by John Hallifax (1694-1750), Barnsley  is estimated at 2,000-3,000. The catalogue is online. (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for February 18, 2016).

    A Regency sideboard (4,000-6,000).

    A Regency sideboard (4,000-6,000).  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    A Queen Anne double domed bureau bookcase (5,000-8,000).

    A Queen Anne double domed bureau bookcase (5,000-8,000).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 4,100 AT HAMMER

    A Victorian four poster bed (2,000-3,000).

    A Victorian four poster bed (2,000-3,000). UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,000 AT HAMMER

    A PAINTING OF QUEEN VICTORIA’S YACHT ESCORT AT CORK HARBOUR

    Thursday, February 18th, 2016
    George Mounsey Wheatley Atkinson - The Royal Yacht squadron bringing Queen Victoria to Cork Harbour, August 1849.

    George Mounsey Wheatley Atkinson (1806-1884) – The Royal Yacht Squadron bringing Queen Victoria to Cork Harbour, August 1849.  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR A HAMMER PRICE OF 28,000

    A rare painting of the Royal Yacht Squadron escorting Queen Victoria to Cork Harbour in August 1849 will highlight the sale at Woodwards  on March 12.  Visual records of this event – for which the harbour town of Cove was renamed Queenstown  which remained its name until the late 1920’s when it reverted to the Irish name Cobh (pronounced cove) – are very rare.  It was as Queenstown that it achieved worldwide fame as the last port of call of the Titanic and the place to where bodies recovered from the Lusitania were taken and eventually buried.   Queenstown provided hundreds of thousands of Irish emigrants with a last heartbreaking glimpse of their home country.

    The Cobh based painter George Mounsey Wheatley Atkinson provided one of the rare visual records of this event. He made several paintings of  the Royal Squadron in the harbour and the landing of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Woodwards say that apart from a lithograph based on a drawing by one of the ship’s officers published in aid of the female orphan asylum in Cork  and some wood engravings in the Illustrated London News  that Atkinson’s paintings appear to be the only visual records to have survived. A one time ship’s carpenter, inspector of shipping and self taught marine painter, George Mounsey Wheatley Atkinson was one of a family of Cobh painters. Now estimated at 25,000-25,000 it was last sold for 40,000 a couple of decades ago.

    IRISH PROVINCIAL SILVER AT WOODWARDS

    Sunday, November 8th, 2015
    Cork, Limerick and Dublin silversmiths will feature at Woodwards bi-annual auction of silver and art in Cork on November 11.   Highlights include a c1750 Limerick Georgian silver French style serving spoon by Samuel Johns (3,000-4,000) and a Cork silver dish or potato ring by William Egan 1916 (1,500-2,000). There is a George III bright cut Limerick silver serving spoon by Patrick Connell c1785 (1,000-1,500). Cork made pieces include a pair of c1827 George IV cream or sauce ladles by Richard Garde (300-500), a bright cut serving spoon in the neo-classical style by Joseph Gibson c1790 (100-150), a sugar bowl with Celtic design band and Sword of Light hallmark for 1966 by William Egan (80-120) and a sugar tongs with fiddle pattern handles by Carden Terry and Jane Williams with Dublin hallmarks for 1813 (50-100).

    A George III London silver tankard c1768, makers mark FC

    A George III London silver tankard c1768, makers mark FC

    A Limerick Georgian serving spoon by Samuel Johns c1750 (3,000-4,000).

    A Limerick Georgian serving spoon by Samuel Johns c1750 (3,000-4,000).

    AN AUCTION AT WOODWARDS IN CORK

    Monday, October 19th, 2015
    A pair of Imari jars at Woodwards (400-500).

    A pair of Imari jars at Woodwards (400-500).

    A collection of Japanese Imari porcelain, including a pair of ginger jars, a bowl and plaques will come up at Woodwards in Cork on October 21 at 6 pm.

    There is a selection of Waterford Crystal and a large Mason’s Ironstone dinner service is estimated at 500-800. Furniture includes a breakfront Regency sideboard (500-1,000), a Georgian walnut games table (500-800), an eight piece drawing room suite (800-1,200), a Georgian linen press (300-500) and a Victorian library table (400-500). The catalogue is online.

    COALBROOKEDALE GARDEN SEATS AT WOODWARDS

    Monday, September 21st, 2015
    A pair of Coalbrookdale cast iron garden seats and a carved rocking horse are among the lots of offer at Woodwards in Cork on September 23.  The evening sale will include a Regency card table (700-1,000), a Victorian fold over card table (600-800), a Victorian walnut games table (300-400) a Georgian lowboy (400-600), a George II walnut chest of drawers (400-600) and a George II oak chest (400-600).  Among the more unusual lots is a large carved Indonesian throne chair (1,000-1,600).  There is a selection of art, silver, glassware and a private collection of port and wine. 

    One from a pair of Victorian cast iron Coalbrookdale garden seats (1,500-2,500).

    One from a pair of Victorian cast iron Coalbrookdale garden seats (1,500-2,500).

    A carved rocking horse  (400-500).

    A carved rocking horse (400-500).

    MILITARY CROSS AWARDED TO CORK CHAPLAIN SELLS FOR 8,000

    Wednesday, July 1st, 2015
    The medal set including the Military Cross  awarded to Tom Duggan.

    The medal set including the Military Cross awarded to Tom Duggan sold for 8,000 at hammer.

    THE Military Cross, OBE and 1939-45 war medals awarded to Archdeacon Tom Duggan sold for a hammer price of 8,000 at Woodwards in Cork this evening. Two bidders in the room fought off internet bidders from England and commissioned bids to battle it out from 6,500 onwards.  The historic medal set – which includes the first Military Cross awarded to an army chaplain – will be staying in Cork.  Archdeacon Duggan, who died on the missions in Peru in 1961, served as a chaplain in both the First and Second World Wars and taught at St. Finbarr’s Seminary in Cork.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for June 27, 2015).

    THE FIRST MILITARY CROSS AWARDED TO A CHAPLAIN AT CORK AUCTION

    Saturday, June 27th, 2015
    World War II medals awarded to Archdeacon Tom Duggan – the first chaplain to be awarded a Military Cross in the Second World War – come up at Woodwards in Cork on July 1 at 6 pm. A chaplain in Flanders during the First World War – where he was taken prisoner in 1918 – Tom Duggan joined up again at the outbreak of the Secord World War in 1939.  His Military Cross, OBE breast badge and war medals from 1939-45 are at Woodwards. He taught at St. Finbarr’s seminary in Cork between the wars and ended up as a missionary in Peru .  He died in 1961 at the age of 71 and his funeral was attended by Bishop Lucey of Cork and Cardinal Cushing of Boston.
    A book about Archdeacon Duggan by Dr. Carthach McCarthy was published by Blackwater Press in 1994.  The auction is on the internet and Woodwards reckon the set could make up to 5,000.

    UPDATE: The medal set sold for a hammer price of 8,000 euro.

    The medal set including the Military Cross  awarded to Tom Duggan.

    The medal set including the Military Cross awarded to Tom Duggan.

    The OBE awarded to the catholic chaplain.

    The OBE awarded to the catholic chaplain.

    A HAMPER FOR A QUEEN, A FOUNTAIN IN A MARKET

    Saturday, May 21st, 2011

    The cast iron three section fountain with leaf decorated tiers, acanthus leaf decoration, on circular base (3,000 - 5,000) at Woodwards. (click on image to enlarge) UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    WHEN Queen Elizabeth visited Cork on May 20 she was presented with a hamper by the traders of the city’s English Market.  The presentation took place at the Fountain in the market.  One of the more unusual lots at Woodwards sale in Cork on May 25 is a Victorian cast iron fountain similar to the one in the market.
    It is almost certainly from the ironworks of W.R. Harris of Great Georges St. (now Washington St.) in Cork.  Their plate adorns the decorative Arts and Crafts Movement inspired fountain which has been a focal point in Cork since the 1860’s.
    The three tier fountain at Woodwards came from a grand house in North Cork.  With ornate cast acanthus leaves it is smaller than but similar to the fountain in the market which was originally the main source of water for traders.
    It is estimated at 2,000-3,000.  The Woodwards sale is at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25.

    This Georgian breakfront bookcase made 3,300 at Woodwards.

    A pair of Georgian mahogany knife boxes is estimated at 200-400 at Woodwards. UPDATE: These sold for 280

    Set of eight Cork 11-bar chairs at Woodwards. The estimate is 3,000-6,000. (Click on image to enlarge) UPDATE: THESE MADE 2,900

    CORK REPUBLICAN SILVER DISH DESTINED FOR MUSEUM

    Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

    Cork Republican Silver strawberry dish. (click on image to enlarge)

    The rare Cork Republican Silver strawberry dish which was one of the highlights at Woodwards silver sale on April 6 is to be presented on long loan to Cork Public Museum.

    Estimated at 15,000-20,000 the dish was bid up to 9,500 at the sale at which point it was withdrawn.  It remained under active negotiation and was subsequently sold to a private bidder for 12,000.  This bidder intends to present the extremely rare item of Cork silverware dating to the most turbulent period of the Irish Civil War to the museum, which is located in Fitzgerald’s Park near the city centre.  With fluted sides the ten ounce dish is eight and a quarter inches in diameter.

    See antiquesandartireland.com post for February 24.

    QUEEN VICTORIA IN CORK HARBOUR

    Sunday, March 20th, 2011

    The work by Atkinson (click on image to enlarge)

    WITH the planned visit of Queen Elizabeth to Ireland in May there is something very timely about this painting included in Woodwards auction in Cork on April 6.   The work, by George Mounsey Wheatley Atkinson depicts the Royal Yacht squadron bringing Queen Victoria to Cork Harbour in August 1849. George Mounsey Atkinson mounted an exhibition of his maritime paintings for the visit and produced several different paintings of an event which resulted in the name of the town being changed from Cove to Queenstown.  The work is estimated at 20,000-30,000.

    UPDATE: It sold for a hammer price of 20,000.