Auction results and forthcoming events
King Billy’s stirrups from Battle of the Boyne fail to sell
A pair of 17th-century riding stirrups, made for Charles I and worn by his grandson William III (King Billy) in the battle of the Boyne, July 1690, failed to sell when bidding stalled at £38,000 – below the lower estimate (£40,000-£60,000)
The Forty Foot, Sandycove, Co Dublin 2006 by Oisín Roche (€800-€1,200); in Whyte’s Summer Art Auction on Monday, July 17th
Thursday (June 29th) Sotheby’s, London. Contemporary Art Auction. Colour Study for Homage to the Square, an abstract, oil-on-paper, dated 1976 by the American artist Josef Albers sold for £168,750 (€190,620). The painting was donated by the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Bethany, Connecticut, USA, to raise funds for the Lewis Glucksman Gallery at University College Cork..
Monday (July 3rd) Herman & Wilkinson Auction Rooms, Rathmines, Dublin 6. Lot 155, an unsigned painting described as “20th Century School, nude, oil on canvas, framed” – estimated at just €200-€400 – sold for €4,000. The sleeping secret? It might be a le Brocquy.
Wednesday (July 5th) Victor Mitchell Auctioneers, Mount Butler Saleroom, Roscrea, Co Tipperary. Lot 520, a pair of Williams and Gibton side tables €7,600 (€2,500-€3,000); Lot 395, a 19th-century Irish mahogany serving table €2,600 (€1,500-€2,000); Lot 500, a Weber upright piano €1,750 (€1,300-€1,600); Lot 602, a two-piece Edwardian bedroom suite €975 (€800 - €900); Lot 182, a rocking horse €600 (€500-€600); Lot 473, Three Royal Irish Automobile badges €210 (€80-€100).
Thursday (July 6th) Christie’s, London. A pair of 17th-century riding stirrups, made for Charles I and worn by his grandson William III (King Billy) in the battle of the Boyne, July 1690, failed to sell when bidding stalled at £38,000 – below the lower estimate (£40,000-£60,000).
Wednesday (July 12th) Purcell Auctioneers, Green Street, Birr, Co Offaly. Antiques auction at noon. More than 600 lots including 24 lots of photographic equipment (Leica cameras and accessories) with estimates from €50 up to €2,000; a “museum quality” life-size, Chinese warrior’s jade burial suit (made of small jade tiles held together with copper wire, undated Han Dynasty style) €2,000-€4,000; a Power’s Whiskey mirror (6ft by 4ft) €800-€1.200. Viewing from tomorrow, Sunday 2-5pm, Monday & Tuesday from 10am-7pm and on sale day from 10am. Illustrated catalogue and live online bidding via easyliveauction.com
Monday (July 17th) Whyte’s Summer Art Auction. 350 affordable works by Irish and international artists with most pre-sale estimates below €1,000. Viewing begins on Wednesday (July 12th) at 38 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2. Online catalogue at whytes.ie
Tuesday (July 18th) de Veres, 35 Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Summer auction of affordable art and 20th-century furniture. 170 lots. Online bidding only, ending on July 18th. Viewing on the premises from this Friday (July 14th). Online catalogue at deveres.ie