Auction results: Adam’s Townley Hall sale totals €2m

An Irish Georgian oil-on-canvas painting by George Barret Snr fetches €200,000

‘A Mountainous Wooded River Landscape with Waterfall and Three Figures’, an Irish Georgian oil-on-canvas painting by George Barret Snr

‘A Mountainous Wooded River Landscape with Waterfall and Three Figures’, an Irish Georgian oil-on-canvas painting by George Barret Snr

 

 

Tuesday (October 10th) Adam’s, “Country House Collections” auction, Townley Hall, Drogheda, Co Louth. Some 70 per cent of lots sold for a combined total of €2million – the highest in Ireland so far in 2017. Lot 200, A Mountainous Wooded River Landscape with Waterfall and Three Figures (an Irish Georgian oil-on-canvas painting) by George Barret Snr €200,000 (€200,000-€400,000) [see pic]; Lot 282, an Irish Georgian giltwood pier mirror by the Booker Brothers, John & Francis of Essex Bridge, Dublin €50,000 (€50,000-€80,000)[see pic]; Lot 281, an Irish Georgian mahogany side-table, which dates to about 1750, associated with Hilton Park in Monaghan €40,000 (€20,000-€30,000)[see pic]; Lot 459, a pair of mid-19th-century Sèvres vases painted with classical landscapes €33,000 – over three times the top estimate (€7,000-€10,000)[see pic]; Lot 217, a Chinese blue-and-white “moon flask” vase, dated early 18th century (Yongzheng period) €32,000 (€20,000-€30,000); Lot 18, a glass case of 19th-century taxidermy birds by H Ward, 2 Vere St, Oxford St, London €4,200 (€500-€1,000); Lot 125, an Irish George III silver presentation tray, made by silversmith John Lloyd in Dublin in 1776, weighing 2,300 grams, €4,000 (€4,000-€6,000); Lot 1, a Victorian wood post box from the Albany Club in London €4,000 (€3,000-€5,000); Lot 69, a pair of George II giltwood, framed wall mirrors, dated to circa 1740, and attributed to Benjamin Goodison €3,500 (€6,000-€10,000); Lot 718 a mink fur hearth rug €280 (€120-€180); and, Lot 16, an Edwardian mahogany folding bootrack €160 (€100-€150). Among the unsold were: Lot 307, a 19th-century Killarney-ware davenport arbutus wood desk (€20,000-€30,000); and, Lot 275, A Game of Marbles (Victorian oil painting) by William Henry Knight (€3,000-€5,000). For further results, see adams.ie

An Irish Georgian mahogany side-table, which dates to about 1750, associated with Hilton Park in Monaghan
An Irish Georgian mahogany side-table, which dates to about 1750, associated with Hilton Park in Monaghan
A pair of mid-19th century Sèvres vases painted with classical landscapes
A pair of mid-19th century Sèvres vases painted with classical landscapes

Tuesday (October 10th) John Weldon Auctioneers, Cows’ Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin. Auction of Jewellery, silver & collectibles. Some 65 per cent of lots sold. A diamond and tanzanite cluster ring set in platinum, with a valuation which states the tanzanite is 2.52cts and diamonds total 0.75cts, valued at €10,900 in April 2017, sold for €2,100 (€2,000-€3,000; an Irish one kilo bar of sterling silver, numbered 004 and dated 2017, sold for €650 (€600-€800); and, a marine chronometer by John Skellorm, which cost £18 in 1881, the year it was made, €2,600 (€2,500-€4,500).

Forthcoming Auctions

Tomorrow, Sunday (October 15th) Drum’s Auctioneers (Malahide). House contents auction on the premises of Coolmanagh, Old Carrickbrack Road, Baily, Howth, Co Dublin, at 2pm. Furniture, pictures, collectibles, garden furniture, etc.

Monday (October 16th) Sotheby’s, London. “Art for Grenfell” – auction of artworks donated by artists – including Tracey Emin, Antony Gormley and Rachel Whiteread – to raise funds for families affected by the fire in the west London apartment tower block at 7.30pm.

Wednesday (October 18th) Herman & Wilkinson Auction Rooms, 161 Rathmines Rd Lwr, Dublin 6. Evening auction of jewellery, coins and collectables at 6:30pm. See online catalogue at hermanwilkinson.ie

Thursday (October 19th) Herman & Wilkinson Auction Rooms 161, Rathmines Rd Lwr, Dublin 6. Sale includes a collection of diecast model cars, Georgian furniture, Irish and European art, silver and other items. Approximately 800 lots.

Forthcoming Fairs

Sunday (October 15th) Antiques Fair, Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny. 11am - 6pm.

Sunday (October 15th) Antiques & Vintage Fair, Trim Castle Hotel, Co Meath. 11am-6pm.

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