What it went for: Auction results

Lynes and Lynes sale to include brass sundial by Daniel Voster and carved oak altar


June 11th
Christie's London Handbags & Accessories Auction with over 93 percent of lots sold totalling in excess of £3.3m, the top lot was a rare, matte white Himalaya Niloticus crocodile Birkin 35 with palladium hardware which achieved £162,500 (£70,000-£90,000)

Forthcoming Auctions

Monday, June 17th
Oliver Usher Auction Rooms, John Street, Kells, Co. Meath. Over 600 Lots including Lady Lavery notes, paintings, staddle stones from Gibbstown Castle, a selection of unusual highly carved oak and Gothic style cabinets, and a "Strahan" stamped sideboard. House clearances from Drogheda and "Belmore" Navan Road, Kells are included, in addition to early photographs of the Meath Hunt from the estate of Henry Reeves. See usherauctions.com

Tuesday, June 18th
Aidan Foley Sixmilebridge Co Clare. Summer auction of over 1,000 lots from the contents of residences in Limerick, Clare and Tipperary to include an Arthur Maderson painting and a large selection of rugs, period furniture and antiquities. See irishcountryhome.com

Wednesday, June 19th
O'Reilly's Francis Street Dublin. Fine Jewellery Sale to include a great collection of art deco pieces, of note is a particularly fine set of sapphire and diamond cufflinks (€2,700-€3,300) and a sapphire and diamond bar brooch (€3,900-€4,200) See oreillysfineart.com


Wednesday, June 19th
Bonham's London Decorative Arts and Contemporary Ceramics Sale to include two lots of Irish interest; 'Bindu' a 2019 stoneware and Ming porcelain work by Irish ceramicist Grainne Watts (€4,500- €5,700) and a large modernist rug by Donegal Carpets from 1935 (€1,100-€2,300) See bonhams.com

Saturday, June 22nd
Lynes and Lynes Eastlink Business Park Carrigtwohill Co Cork. Contents of city and country houses in addition to the contents of a convent with some particular Cork interest, to include a painting of Cork by Letitia Hamilton (€10,000-€15,000) an eighteenth century brass sundial by Daniel Voster, and a carved oak altar. See lynesandlynes.com

Tuesday, June 25th
Sean Eacrett Kilkea Castle Golf Club Castledermot Co Kildare to include the contents of Prumplestown House, former hunting lodge of the Dukes of Leinster and home of the Wright family, of 700 lots to include bespoke furniture for the lodge, paintings, silver medals and other period pieces. See seaneacrettantiques.ie

Tuesday and Wednesday, June 25th and 26th
Sheppard's Auction House Durrow Sale of the residue of Castle Blunden and other collections, with over 1,200 lots, 120 of which are from the Blunden family, to include family heirlooms and portraits. See sheppards.com

Wednesday, June 26th
Victor Mee Cloverhill Cavan Garden and Furniture Sale. See victormeeauctions.ie

Wednesday, June 26th
Bonham's London Fine Books and Manuscripts sale to feature a lot of Irish interest. Papers of George Hewett, prior to and during the French invasion of 1798, and campaign for Irish independence fought by Adjutant-General Theobald Wolfe Tone, including a printed proclamation titled Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, speeches by Bartholomew Teeling and Wolfe Tone.(€11,000-€17,000) See bonhams.com

Saturday, June 30th
Victor Mee Cloverhill Co Cavan Vintage Sale. See victormeeauctions.ie

Saturday, June 30th
Adam's St Stephen's Green At Home Sale. See adams.ie

Wednesday, July 3rd
Sotheby's London The Neil and Gina Smith collection to include three lots of Irish interest; An Irish George II mahogany tea-table, mid-18th century (£8,000-£12,000) George II mahogany sofa, presumed Irish, mid-18th century (£15,000-£25,000) and a library of various silver reference books and catalogues. (£3,000-£4,000) See sotheby's.com

Elizabeth Birdthistle

Elizabeth Birdthistle

Elizabeth Birdthistle, a contributor to The Irish Times, writes about property, fine arts, antiques and collectables