Georgian barometer achieved a hammer price of €7,400 at Mullens Laurel Park

Auction results and forthcoming sales


Auction results

Whyte’s, 38 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2. Summer sale, July 9th: Edward Delaney, Untitled c1968, bronze and coloured plastic, €3,200 (€400-€600). Sean McSweeney, Land and Sea, €1,800 (€800-€1,200). Markey Robinson, Peace Doves, €1,800 (€1,000-€1,500). Maurice Canning Wilks, Ben Corr from Roundstone, Connemara, €1,700 (€1,000-€1,500). Arthur Maderson, A Rockpool, Ballycotton, Co Cork, €1,500 (€800-€1,200). Lady Elizabeth Butler, Embarkation of the 17th Lancers for Zululand: Blindfolding the Horses, €1,500 (€800-€1,200). Early 19th-century Continental School, Le Sainte-Famille, €1,500 (€500-€700). John Luke, Farmhouse, Ballyaghaghan, €1,250 (€600-€800).

John Weldon Auctioneers, Cow’s Lane, Dublin 8. Jewellery and Silver auction, July 10th: Diamond and emerald bracelet, total estimated weight of diamond 26 carats and emeralds 4.50 carats, €65,000 (€70,000-€90,000). Diamond cluster bracelet with 16 carats of diamonds, €23,000 (€25,000-€30,000). Ruby diamond cluster ring, €3,200 (€3,000-€4,000). Single-stone diamond ring with paperwork from Tiffany, €720 (€600-€900).

Mullens Laurel Park, Woodbrook, Old Bray Road, Bray, Co Dublin: Classic and Contemporary Interior sale, July 9th.

A Georgian mahogany stick barometer and thermometer with brass and silvered dials, inscribed Miller and Adie, Edinburgh made 37 times its bottom estimate to achieve a hammer price of €7,400 (€200-€400). A pair of Regency mahogany side cabinets, Irish (possibly Cork), made €3,400 (€2,000-€3,000). Set of 19th-century hunting prints representing the alphabet, 20 in total, €2,200 (€2,200-€2,800). Bronze bear on Stilson wrench by Patrick O’Reilly, €1,900 (€2,000-€3,000). Pair of art deco design aviation chairs in leather and chrome, €1,750 (€1,800-€2,200).

Forthcoming auctions

Usher’s Auction Rooms, John Street, Kells, Co Meath. Antique Furniture auction, Tuesday July 17th, 5pm: House clearances, including a clearance from a property on Ailesbury Road, Dublin. Some 500 lots, to include: matching pair of Edwardian display cabinets; Victorian mahogany dining table, nine foot; set of eight William IV style dining chairs; three-door carved oak bookcase. Also silver, paintings, garden furniture and statuary. For online catalogue, viewing times and bidding details see

 O’Reilly’s Fine Art, 126 Francis Street, Dublin 8. Sale of Jewellery, Watches and Silver, Wednesday July 18th, 1pm: The eternity ring – a metal circle with no beginning and no end, traditionally set with diamonds – has become a symbol of longevity and devotion in relationships. The catalogue for O’Reilly’s July sale contains a number of these rings at a range of prices.

Lot 371, a ring by the American designer Harry Winston – the gemmologist who famously donated the Hope diamond to the Smithsonian in 1958 – features eight carats of baguette-cut diamonds set in platinum (€40,000-€45,000). Lot 230, an eternity ring with diamonds totalling approx .80 carats mounted in 18 carat white gold (€1,000-€1,500). The sale also offers a range of diamond rings – the most expensive being a three-stone diamond ring with old-cut diamonds of approximately 8.70 carats in total, €65,000-€70,000 – as well as watches, bracelets and pendants. Lot 186, Patek Philippe gents’ watch black alligator strap with 18-carat pin buckle (€5,500-€7,800).

Forthcoming fairs

Fota Island Resort Antiques Fair, Co Cork, Sunday, July 15th, 11am to 6pm. Admission €3.50, children free. Twenty-plus stands selling furniture, silver, paintings, collectibles, vintage items and decorative objects.