Auctions and fairs: what’s coming up in art and antiques

More than 700 lots of furniture, silver, rugs, paintings and decorative objects at Adam’s

The Fragrant Concubine: painted porcelain image at Mullens Laurel Park is expected to fetch €5,000-€7,000

The Fragrant Concubine: painted porcelain image at Mullens Laurel Park is expected to fetch €5,000-€7,000

 

Forthcoming auctions

Kinnitty Castle, Co Offaly. Antiques Fair today, October 13th, noon to 6pm, and tomorrow, Sunday, October 14th, 11am to 6pm. 15 stands, admission free.

Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire, South Dublin Antiques & Vintage Fair tomorrow, Sunday October 14th, 11am to 6pm, admission €3.50.

Joseph Woodward & Sons, 26 Cook St, Cork. Today, October 13th, 11am. Auction to include contents of two period houses in Cork. Large dining table, €1,000-€1,500. Pair of garden benches by Pierce’s of Wexford, €1,500-€2,000. Louis XV bureau plat, €400-€800. woodward.ie.

Mullens Laurel Park, Woodbrook, Old Bray Road, Bray, Co Dublin. Classic and Contemporary sale, Monday October 15th. Second part of the “Art of China” collection of high-quality traditional Chinese furniture and decorative objects, including unusual carved wooden window shutters. Lot 314, The Fragrant Concubine, painted porcelain, €5,000-€7,000. Lot 313, set of famille verte porcelain painted landscapes, €5,000-€7,000. Lot 326, 19th century wedding trunk, €500-€700. Lot 331, pair of yoke-back “hat chairs”, €500-€700. mullenslaurelpark.com.

The pair of Chinese “hat chairs” is expected to fetch €500-€700
The pair of Chinese “hat chairs” is expected to fetch €500-€700

RJ Keighery Antiques, William Street, Waterford. Auction, Monday, October 15th, 10.30am. Lot 660, John Schwatschke, Portrait of Francis Stuart, €1,200-€1,800. Lot 640, Victorian four-door bookcase, €3,000-€5,000. Lot 420, mahogany-cased baby grand piano, €500-€700. Lot 493, pair of 14-carat gold diamond stud earrings, five carats each, €1,800-€2,400. antiquesireland.ie.

Usher’s Auction Rooms, John Street, Kells, Co Meath. Antique Furniture Auction, Monday October 15th, 5pm. 600 lots: unusual items include a 19th-century jockey weighing scales and a historic art deco silver cup. usherauctions.com.

Adam’s, 26 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. Country House Collections auction at Townley Hall, Drogheda, Co Louth, Tuesday October 16th, 11am. More than 700 lots of furniture, silver, rugs, paintings and decorative objects. Lot 101, the Armada Table of the O’Briens, Princes of Thomond, €100,000-€200,000. adams.ie.

Antique diamond crescent brooch at John Weldon
Antique diamond crescent brooch at John Weldon

John Weldon Auctioneers, Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin 8. Fine Jewellery & Silver Auction, Tuesday, October 16th, 2pm. Highlights among the 540 lots include Lot 420, gents 14-carat gold Pasha de Cartier wristwatch, €15,000-€20,000. Lot 273, diamond single-stone ring with HRD cert stating it to be 2.07 carats, H colour, SI1 clarity, €10,000-€12,000. Lot 201, antique diamond crescent brooch, €2,500-€3,500. Lot 326, early Irish silver caster, Dublin circa 1733 by William Williamson, €600-€900. jwa.ie.

Milltown Auction Rooms, Dromiskin, Dundalk, Co Louth. Saturday, October 20th, noon. Complete contents of St Louis Convent, Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan. On-the-premises sale in conjunction with Lev Mitchell & Sons, Slane, Co Meath. Regency mahogany dining table on centre pod, €1,500-€2,000. Georgian mahogany chest, €800-€1,200. Victorian mahogany leather top partner’s desk, €800-€1,200. For online catalogue, viewing times and bidding details see milltownauctionrooms.com.

Matthews Auction Rooms, Oldcastle, Co Meath.  Two-day on-the-premises clearance auction, Saturday and Sunday, October 20th and 21st, 1.30pm each day at Arley, Crover, Mountnugent, Co Cavan. This secluded spot on the shores of Lough Sheelin was once a holiday home for the Lords Farnham and their guests; local rumour has it that the new owner is the Hollywood actor – and keen angler – Will Ferrell.  The auction will include the entire contents, from general household items to antiquities; estimates from €10 to €10,000. Lot 16, antique monks’ bench, €500-€800. matthewsauctionrooms.com