Chinese Qing astronomer’s chairs and electrified doll’s house lure antique fans to Durrow

Chinese Qing astronomer’s chairs and electrified doll’s house lure antique fans to Durrow

Des O'Sullivan previews Sheppard's two-day sale in Durrow.

Out of the ordinary collectibles like a pair of Chinese Qing astronomer’s chairs, a hardwood temple plaque, an electrified doll’s house and a fine Cork Regency brass inlaid chest abound at Sheppard’s two-day sale in Durrow next Tuesday and Wednesday.

The sale offers residual contents from Castle Blunden in Co Kilkenny as well as lots from other clients.

The auction of over 1,200 lots is conveniently broken up into four sessions starting at 10.30am and 2pm on each day.

The Cork chest is distinguished by brass inlay and turned spiral columns. It is estimated at €2,500-€3,500.

A Neoclassical marble chimneypiece is the sort of lot that might find a new home relatively easily in these post-recession times.

This one, lot 825, is estimated at €4,000-€6,000. There is a more modest estimate of just €100-€150 on an attractive Victorian bentwood rocking chair.

Chinese Qing astronomer’s chairs and electrified doll’s house lure antique fans to Durrow

The catalogue is online at www.sheppards.ie and there is viewing in Durrow is from 10.30am to 5pm for the next three days.

More than 750 lots from Prumplestown House at Castledermot — originally believed to be a hunting lodge owned by the Dukes of Leinster where the house and lands have recently been auctioned for €4.8 million — will come under the hammer at Kilkea Castle Golf Club at noon next Tuesday.

Among the prime lots is a pair of late Georgian/early Regency inlaid narrow bookcases (€3,000-€5,000). Viewing is at the house and gets underway today.

Live bidding is available at www.seaneacrettauctions.ie.

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