Antiques and art: what sold and what’s coming up
At Adams an interiors auction will feature furniture, silver, rugs, statuary and jewellery
Tuesday (September 5th) Adams Blackrock Auctioneers, Main Street, Blackrock, Co Dublin
From the auction rooms: 84 per cent of lots sold including items from the estate of the late PJ Mara, Wellington Rd, Dublin 4: Lots 116 and 117, Waterford Crystal 9-branch chandeliers each made €2,750 (€2,000-€3,000); Lot 389 ‘Brendan Behan on park bench’, bronze, €1,300 (€900-€1,200); Lot 153, ‘Cottages in a Landscape’, oil-on-board, by Markey Robinson €1,150 (€700-€900); Lot 181, a 5ft (1.5m) brass bed with mattress €1,080 (€500-€800); Lot 110, a mahogany pedestal desk with red leather top €200 (€200-€400); Lot 27, a 48-piece silver-plated canteen of cutlery in mahogany box €140 (€100-€200). Among other highlights, Lot 320, an Irish silver sugar sifter, 30cms high, modelled as the ‘Round Tower, Glendalough’, made in Dublin circa 1912 sold for €1,500 – three times the top estimate (€300-€500).
Sunday (September 10th) Adam’s, 26 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2
‘At Home’ – Interiors auction featuring antique furniture, silver, rugs, statuary, pictures, clocks, porcelain and jewellery. Over 500 lots. Highlights: among the furniture, Lot 313, a set of 14 George IV mahogany dining chairs €3,000-€5,000; Lot 308, an Irish George III mahogany long-case (grandfather) clock made by renowned Dublin clockmaker John Dalrymple €3,500-€4,500.
Lot 274 is a George III carved giltwood mirror, made circa 1770, 147cm high x 80cm wide,€2,000- 3,000; among the silver: Lot 55, a set of six George IV silver plates made in London in 1822 by silversmith John Mewburn €2,000-€3,000; and, Lot 95, an Irish Regency silver coffee pot, made in Dublin in 1819 by William Nolan €1,000-€1,500.
Among the art: a selection of 19th century Continental sculptures including Lot 224, ‘Classical Lady with Amphora’ signed by Pietro Barzanti (1847-1917) - carved carrara marble figure, 2.7ft (85cm) high on a black and rouge marble pedestal, €3,000-€5,000.
Lot 245, ‘Portrait of a Young Gentleman on Horseback with a Black Retriever in Landscape’ oil-on-canvas dated 1830 by the Irish artist James Henry Brocas €1,500- €2,500; and, Lot 353, ‘At the Shore’ and ‘At the Spring’ – a pair of Victorian oil-on-panel gilt-framed paintings by Edith Hume €800-€1,200.
Sunday (September 10th) Hegarty’s Auction Rooms, Bandon, Co Cork
Antiques auction at 4pm. Includes the contents of 28, O’Connell Street, Kinsale, a Georgian house owned by the late collector James McManus. Period furniture, Irish bog-oak carved pipes, mid-20th century Danish furniture, a Chinese ‘Yixing’ teapot, jewellery and paintings including Lot 11, ‘The Red Bridge at Cappoquinn’ by Arthur K. Maderson €5,000-€6,000; and, ‘The Visitor’ by Mark O’Neill €2,000-€2,500. Viewing underway. Catalogue at hegartyantiques.com
Monday (September 11th) Mullens Laurel Park Auctioneers, Bray, Co Wicklow
Interior’s auction at 11am. Over 700 lots of antique and contemporary items including Lot 457, a William IV ‘Conversation Seat’ (also known as a ‘courting bench’ or ’tête-à-tête’ - convenient for kissing or intimate conversation) that formerly adorned the lobby of the Bray Head Hotel and described as a “an ideal restoration project” (€400-€600). Viewing underway. See mullenslaurelpark.com
Monday (September 11th) Milltown Country Auction Rooms. Milltown Dromiskin, Dundalk, Co. Louth
Auction of fine art, antique furniture and collectibles at 12 noon. Paintings by artists John Skelton, J H, Gladys Maccabe, Markey Robinson and Douglas Alexander; Georgian and Victorian mahogany furniture, cutlery, brass and copperware, oil lamps, clocks and porcelain. Viewing from 10am Saturday.
Tuesday (September 12th) John Weldon Auctioneers, Unit 2, The Music Hall Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin 8
Auction of jewellery and silver at 2pm. Viewing underway. Catalogue online at jwa.ie.
Saturday & Sunday (September 16th & 17th) Matthews Auctioneers, Oldcastle, Co Meath.
Antiques and interiors auction at 1pm daily. Over 1,200 lots including contents of 72 Stillorgan Grove, Dublin and Highfield House, Dundalk following the sale of both houses. Viewing in the saleroom from Thursday (September 14th) at 11am. Online catalogue at matthewsauctionrooms.com
Saturday (September 9th)
The Eighth Annual Cork City Book & Coin Fair, Gresham-Metropole Hotel, McCurtin St, Cork. 11am-5pm.
Sunday (September 10th) Dublin City Book Fair, Tara Towers Hotel, Merrion Rd, Dublin 4, 11am-5pm
Dealers offering rare and antiquarian books; free valuations; and, a bookbinding service.
Sunday (September 10th)
Antiques and vintage fair, Clontarf Castle Hotel, Dublin 3. 11am - 6pm.
Sunday (September 10th)
Antiques fair, Woodlands House Hotel, Adare, Co Limerick. 11am - 6pm.