Key pieces in Blackrock summer sale

A boudoir grand piano, silver and art with reasonable reserves to be found at Adams

Anyone passing the window of Adams auctioneers in Blackrock village recently may have been admiring the very smart boudoir grand piano which is to be seen there.

The Bluthner instrument is also to be found in the catalogue for Adams Blackrock’s summer sale which is taking place on Tuesday July 24th (Lot 159, €900–€1,300). The auction of 335 lots includes furniture, paintings, silver, jewellery and decorative objects, many of which will be sold without reserve.

Should you not have the space for a grand piano – even of the boudoir variety – there's an alternative in the shape of an ebony Yamaha upright (Lot 185, €800–€1,200).

The furniture in the auction includes a Louis Philippe desk in kingwood, with a frieze drawer, on cabriole ormolu-mounted supports (Lot 290, €2,000–€3,000), a Venetian rectangular mirror surmounted by foliate motifs (Lot 112, €400–€700), a gilt overmantle mirror with arched foliate cresting (Lot 307, €300–€500) and a William IV walnut sofa stool on carved, fluted legs (Lot 38, €500–€700).

Among the silver to come under the hammer will be a dish ring chased with swags, pheasants and flora, marked Dublin 1901 (Lot 232, €300-€500), a George III circular sugar bowl on hoof feet, circa 1800, maker R.C. (Lot 242 €200–€300), a set of eight wine goblets, Dublin 1973 (Lot 26, €400–€500) and two special commemorative Eamon de Valera plates, also Dublin 1973,  (Lots 234 and 235, €150–€250 and €150–€200).

A pair of emerald and diamond cluster earrings (Lot 275) carry an estimate of €1,800 to €2,200. A double-row diamond dress ring in 18-carat yellow gold is priced at €1,000–€2,200.

For those of an outdoor persuasion, a Hardy fishing reel in its original box (Lot 116, €100–€200) will be sold with an Ocean City reel and split cane rod, while a cricket bat by George E Bussey & Co (Lot 157) can be had from around €20.

Paintings include Markey Robinson's Landscape, Connemara with Thatched Cottages and Shawlie (Lot 124, €2,000–€2,500), Tony O'Malley's St Martins (Lot 65, €800–€1,500), James Humbert Craig's Towards Home (Lot 193, €800–€1,200), Julius Ollson's View of Killiney from the Artist's Home in St Helen's, Dalkey (Lot 138, €500–€900) and Cecil King's Berlin Abstract Forms (Lot 55, €500–€800).

Adams Blackrock, 38 Main Street, Blackrock, Co Dublin.

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