There's something for everyone at Lynes & Lynes' auction, writes Des O'Sullivan
A PAINTING by Sean McSweeney acquired by the noted art collector Sir Basil Goulding comes up as lot 231 at the Lynes & Lynes online sale in Carrigtwohill next Saturday.
The Wicklow landscape, which is in need of considerable restoration, was once in the boardroom at Gouldings on The Marina in Cork and is estimated at €500-€1,000. In 1962 Sir Basil Goulding was the founding chairperson of the Contemporary Irish Art Society along with Gordon Lambert, Cecil King, Stanley Mosse, James White and Michael Scott.
The society aimed to encourage greater patronage of living Irish artists. Gouldings Fertilisers has been in Cork since 1856 when the company was formed.
The Lynes & Lynes auction, originally scheduled for the end of March, kicks off at 11am next Saturday with bidding on Easy Live Auctions.
There is limited physical viewing in Carrigtwohill all next week and all 330 lots are on the company website. Estimates are low and it looks like there will be value to be had.
Among the other artworks on offer are Fishing Boats at Carraroe Pier by Charles Vincent Lamb and an Achill Island view by James Humbert Craig. Each of these works carry an estimate of €1,000-€2,000.
Collectors might find interest in a selection of English Victorian music hall and circus posters together as one log (€300-€500). In an era before baby buggies were invented many readers will remember pushing a pram.
Lot one is a 50-year-old memory jogging Silver Cross pram in excellent condition estimated at €80-€120.
A pair of iron entrance gates by Buckley Brothers Ironworks is estimated at €300-€400.
The sale features a number of writing boxes and an old metal documents box which belonged to Major J. Grove White, who compiled information about houses in North Cork.
There is an Eileen Gray Bibendum armchair (€400-€600) and a set of seven antique elm Windsor chairs (€700-€1,000).
There is a selection of antique furniture at very reasonable estimates and the auction includes a collection of around 20 Chinese items including an 18th-century porcelain vase with the mark of the Emperor Yongzheng. On offer too is a selection of books, silver and jewellery.