What sold this week in art and furniture and what’s coming up for sale
A 1960s Italian 10-armed brass and enamel ‘Sputnik’ ceiling light €600-€900 (see pic)
Sunday (October 25th) de Veres, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. ‘Design’ auction. 75 per cent of the 140 lots sold. Lot 3, a 1960s Italian rosewood side cabinet €2,600 (€1,400-€1,800); Lot 19, a 1970s Italian set of open shelves €1,900 (€1,000-€1,500); Lot 27, a pair of Danish 1960s ‘Model 431’ armchairs by Arne Vodder and made by Sibast €1,300 (€800 – €1,200); Lot 28, a Danish 1960s teak writing desk €1,300 (€1,000 – €1,500); Lot 30, a 1970s rosewood TV/HiFi stand by Jacob Jensen for Bang & Olufsen, Denmark €300 (€400-€600); Lot 51, a pair of ‘Timeout’ chairs by the Norwegian, Jahn Aamodt €1,700 (€1,500-€2,000); Lot 74, a pair of ‘Moon Lounge’ chairs by Pietro Arosio for Tacchini, Italy €1,400 (€1,000-€1,500); Lot 52, a pair of ‘Lamino’ chairs by the Swedish designer Yngve Ekstrom, €1,500 (€1,500-€2,000); Lot 58, a 1960s Danish rosewood extending dining table €1,100 (€1,000-€1,500); Lot 67, an Italian floor light €3,000 (€600-€900); Lot 73, a 1960s Italian 10-armed brass and enamel ‘Sputnik’ ceiling light €600-€900 (see pic); Lot 92, a 1950s Italian ‘Oluce’ lamp with shade €600 (€400-€600); Lot 100, a ‘Rainbow Rug’, designed by Patrick Scott and made by by V’Soske Joyce, €6,200 (€4,000-€6, 000); Lot 108 ‘Eden’ tapestry by Louis le Brocquy €29,000 (€20,000-€30,000). Among the unsold were: Lot 6, an Italian rosewood ‘T69’ dining table (€1,000-€1,500); Lot 35, a 1970s French lacquer and smoked-glass cocktail bar (€800-€1,200); and, Lot 42, a 1950s Italian walnut tea trolley (€300-€500).
Sunday (October 22nd) Hegarty’s Auction Rooms, Bandon, Co Cork. Art & Interiors Auction at 4pm includes antique furniture, jewellery, silver, glass and paintings including Rise and Shine a watercolour dated 1915 by Lady Kate Dobbin €4,000-€6,000 (see pic); a 1920s sapphire and diamond cluster ring €5,000-€6,000; a pair of 19th century burr walnut pier cabinets €3,500-€3,700; and, a brass and mother-of-pearl inlaid ladies work/dressing table €1,300-€1,500.
Monday (October 23rd) Whyte’s ‘Affordable’ art auction in the Freemasons’ Hall, Molesworth St. Dublin 2 at 6pm. 270 lots with estimates from just €100. Viewing under way this weekend in Whyte’s Galleries, 38 Molesworth Street, Dublin. For online catalogue see whytes.ie
Monday (October 23rd) Morgan O’Driscoll Auctioneers ‘Irish Art Online Auction’ – bidding under way and ends on Monday between 6.30pm & 9.30pm. There are 238 lots including Lot 4, Geese in the Poppy Meadow, oil-on-canvas, by Kenneth Webb €5,000-€7,000; Lot 5, Dunadry Garden, oil-on-board, by Basil Blackshaw €3,000-€5,000; Lot 9, On the Beach II (1978), oil-on-board, by Cecil Maguire €2,000-€4,000; Lot 24, The Lake at Kylemore and the Maamturk Mountain (1949) oil-on-board, by Maurice MacGonigal €3,000-€5,000. For catalogue and bidding registration details see morganodriscoll.com
Monday (October 23rd) R.J. Keighery Auctioneers, City Auction Rooms, Waterford. Antiques auction at 10.30am. 800 lots including furniture, mirrors, silver, jewellery and crystal including a “Waterford” claret decanter and four claret glasses €860-€880.
Wednesday (October 25th) O’Reilly’s Auction Rooms, 126 Francis Street, Dublin 8. Auction of jewellery and watches at 1pm. Viewing from noon tomorrow (Sunday). Over 500 lots including: Lot 307, a pair of ‘Belle Époque’ diamond-drop earrings, each comprising a pear shape old brilliant cut diamond pendant drop, total estimated diamond weight 3.40ct H/I SI, in fitted case by Mappin & Webb, Regent Street, London €9,000-€10,000; Lot 70, an Art Déco sapphire and diamond line bracelet, made circa 1930, set throughout with old European brilliant cut diamonds of approx 3.00ct and step cut sapphires of approx 8.00ct €8,700-€9,000 (see pic); Lot 158: an Edwardian diamond and pearl scrolling cartouche shape, in fitted presentation case by Walter Wyatt, Bournemouth €3,500-€4,000; Lot 68, a Rolex ‘Cellini’ watch in 18ct yellow gold on dark brown lizard skin strap €2,500-€3,000.