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

Collections from two large private houses up for auction at Hegarty’s of Bandon


Forthcoming auctions

Hegarty Antiques and Fine Art, Bandon, Co Cork. West Cork Country House Auction, Sunday, October 21st, 4pm. To include collections from two large private houses – Simla in Passage West, the home of the Roberts family for almost 100 years. and Milton in Bandon, a period home dating from around 1810.

Lot 184 is an ironbound wooden seaman’s chest, said to have been on board the Sirius, the first steamship to cross the Atlantic from Passage West under the command of Captain Richard Roberts, a relation to the current residents of Simla. Lot 19, rolltop bureau bookcase, circa 1860, €1,000-€1,500. Lot 5, 19th-century blunderbuss made by Rigby of Dublin, €1,800-€2,000. 

Lot 57, rare set of Irish elk “Great Deer” antlers, found in Waterford bog and mounted with partial skull. Lot 97, mid-century mahogany bow-fronted chest, €800-€1,000. Lot 9, 18-carat white gold emerald and diamond pendant with ribbon and leaf design, €2,100-€2,300. Lot 56, Swatt Valley chair from Pakistan, €500-€800. For online catalogue, viewing times and bidding details see

Kildare Antiques & Vintage Fair, Osprey Hotel, Naas, Co Kildare. Sunday, October 21st, 12pm-6pm. Admission €3.50. Antique and vintage jewellery and silver; items for the home from Victorian furnishings to vintage kitchenalia; vintage fashion and accessories; television and music memorabilia.

Kerry Antiques Fair, Meadlowlands Hotel, Tralee, Co Kerry. Sunday, October 21st. 25 stands. 11am-6pm. Admission €2.50.

Bonhams, 31 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2. Wednesday October 24th to Friday, October 26th, 10am-6pm, preview of paintings from Modern British and Irish art sale at New Bond Street, London on November 14th.  Highlights include Lot 14, William Scott, Still Life With Fish, €170,000-€280,000. Lot 35, Sir John Lavery, Study for Ascot in Rain, €57,000-€80,000. Lot 12, FE McWilliam, Women of Belfast 3, €9,100-€14,000. Lot 4, Colin Middleton, Untitled, €8,900-€9,100.