Auctions and Fairs: Results and upcoming sales
Sale of contents of the former Central Bank building to take place in the Heritage Hotel
A bottle of 20-year-old George Roe & Co pure Irish pot still whiskey went for £3,600 at McTear’s auction in Glasgow
Sunday (May 21st) De Vere’s, 35 Kildare Street, Dublin 2.
Design Auction at the Royal College of Physicians. Furniture: a pair of Kontur easy chairs made €3,900 (estimate €1,000-€1500); a pair of 1950s easy chairs by Grete Jalk made €3,800 (€1,000-€1,500); a walnut side cabinet made €3,500 (€1,500-€2,500); a sputnik chandelier made €3,000 (€1,500-€2,000); a glass bird by Picasso made €4,000 (€4,000-€6,000); Pernilla lounge chair made €1,500 (€1,000-€1,500); Victoria marble-topped console table made €3,200 (€800-€1,200); Rolf Benz sofa made €2,400 (€600-€1,000); a pair of chrome art deco uplighters made €2,200 (€400-€600); Andersen extending dining table made €1,500 (€600-€900); five Series Seven chairs by Arne Jacobsen made €1,300 (€400-€600).
Paintings: Lot 153, gold leaf painting by Patrick Scott, made €9,000 (€8,000-€12,000) while two further gold leaf works, Lot 154 and 155, each made €8,000 (estimates €8,000-€12,000).
Lot 161, William Scott’s Still Life With Eight Forms, made €195,000 (€200,000-€300,000). Lot 174, Two Scarecrows by John Shinnors, made €4,000 (€2,000-€3,000). See deveres.ie
Tuesday (May 23rd) John Weldon Auctioneers, Cow’s Lane,Temple Bar.
Sale of fine jewellery and silver. Gents’ Rolex wrist watch in box made €7,000 (estimate €6,500-€8,500); single-stone diamond ring with diamond shoulders made €4,000 (€4,000-€6,000); 2.15-carat single-stone diamond ring made €4,700 (€4,500-€5,500); 18-carat gold diamond solitaire ring made €4,500 (€5,000-€7,000); and a pair of 18-carat gold diamond cluster earrings sold for €1,050 (€800-€1,200). See jwa.ie
Tuesday (May 23rd) A rare Irish whiskey sold for £3,600 (€4k) at a McTear’s auction in Glasgow. A bottle of 20-year-old George Roe & Co pure Irish pot still whiskey inspired fierce telephone bidding, with the bottle eventually going to an Irish collector. See mctears.co.uk
Monday (May 29th) and Tuesday (May 30th), 5.30 pm. Victor Mee Auctions Ltd, Cloverhill, Belturbet, Co Cavan, two-day sale.
Day one, private collection of advertising, collectibles, country pine interiors and militaria. Day two, clearance of period residence in Co Tyrone: paintings include a sea scene attributed to circle of John Wilson Carmichael (estimate €3,000-€5,000) and Angler’s Catch, Two Salmon and a Brown Trout by Henry Leonidas Rolfe (€1,800-€2,800); rare 18th-century blunderbuss from the Battle of the Diamond (€3,000-€6,000) plus large collection of 18th and 19th century garden statuary. See cloverhillauctioneers.com
Tuesday (May 30th) Mealy’s, Kilkenny Road, Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny, summer sale of 700 lots, 11am. To include items from the collection of the late Prince and Princess Guirey, who lived at Garretstown House, Dunshaughlin, Co Meath, until 1999; also fine & decorative art, antiques, garden furniture and statuary. Viewing tomorrow noon to 5pm and Monday 10am to 5pm. See mealys.ie
Tuesday (May 30th) Bowling area of the Heritage Hotel, Killenard, Portarlington, Co Laois, 10am. Sale of contents of the former Central Bank buildings on Dublin’s Dame Street by Sean Eacrett Auctions, Ballybrittas, Co Laois. Four thousand lots with no reserve, including some office furniture designed by architect Sam Stephenson as well as desks, computer monitors and keyboards, potted plants and kitchen and restaurant contents. Viewing today, tomorrow and Monday 10am to 6pm. See ashgroveauctions.ie