Shackleton sledge makes over €163,000 in London sale
Auction results and forthcoming sales
The Ernest Shackleton sledge, lot 195, from his Nimrod expedition, €163,718 (€67,000-€110,000)
RJ Keighery, William Street, Waterford, February 4th: Lot 705, pair of leather wing-backed chairs, €1,350 (€500-€700); two Persian rugs, lots 777 and 778, €600 and €950; lot 490, 18ct gold three-stone diamond ring, €1,650 (€2,000-€3,000); lot 319, a six drawer mahogany tallboy, €560 (€400-€600). Two laughing Buddhas, lots 548 and 549, €600 each (€100-€150 each).
Bonhams London, Travel and Exploration Sale, February 6th: The Ernest Shackleton sledge, lot 195, from his Nimrod expedition, €163,718 (€67,000-€110,000) and lot 196, Eric Marshall’s sledge flag, €85,418 (€33,000-€55,000). Both figures include the sales premium.
Today and tomorrow, February 9th and 10th, Matthews Auction Rooms, Kells, Co Meath: With 1,022 lots including an Edwardian baby grand piano, Persian rugs, paintings, jewellery and silver. Of interest is a three-piece Chesterfield suite – in three separate lots, once the property of Pat Higgins aka Pat the Baker; lot 823, burgundy leather sofa (€200-€300) and the chairs, lots 824 and 825, €70-€120 each. Also included is a large selection of eastern and Chinese objects. See matthewsauctionrooms.com
February 10th, DeVeres: The Conrad Hotel, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2. Large collection of mid-century furniture and works of art – some with low estimates. Lot 240, an oversized gilt compartmented mirror (€200-€400); lot 44: pair of Wassily tubular chrome and leather chairs signed by Gavina (€600-€1,000); lot 31, rosewood sideboard attributed to Rudolf Glatzel for Fristho Franeker (€800-€1,000) and artworks priced between €100 and €1,200. See deveres.ie
February 13th and 14th, Herman & Wilkinson, Rathmines, Dublin 6. Antiques and Fine Art sale with more than 750 lots. Included are two tables from the estate of Timothy O’Sullivan, chief justice of Ireland, 1936-1946. The Georgian tables, a central and a library piece, were in his home office in Donnybrook; library table (€2,000-€3,000) and centre table (€800-€1,500). From a property in Windsor Terrace, Dún Laoghaire are a pair of Pugin revival bookcases (€500-€800 each). Curiosities include 350 sets of stereoscopes at €1 each. These were where postcards were set inside a viewing box to give three dimensional images, and include the Great Exhibition at the Crystal Palace in 1862, Indian encampments and scenes of mountain climbing in Switzerland before safety equipment was invented. See hermanwilkinson.ie
Wednesday, February 20th, O’Reilly’s, 126 Francis Street, Dublin 8: With over 700 lots, highlights include a selection of wrist watches. Lot 295, gentleman’s 18ct Patek Philippe with black alligator strap (€5,500-€6,000) and lot 540, 18ct Rolex Oyster Perpetual (€5,500-€6,000). Ladies wristwatches include lot 555, 18ct white gold and diamond Cartier Santos (€7,000-€8,000) and lot 540, 18ct gold Rolex (€4,500-€5,000). Two diamond riviere necklaces are also listed, lot 164, 14ct of diamonds in total (€11,000-€13,000) and lot 222, 14.2ct of diamonds (€11,500-€13,000). See oreillysfineart.com
Sunday, February 10th: Antiques and Vintage Fair, Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin. 11-6pm
Sunday, February 17th: Hibernian Antique Fair, Ballygarry House Hotel, Tralee, Co Kerry.