Fountains and horse-drawn carriage at Cork contents sale

Fountains and horse-drawn carriage at Cork contents sale
A 19th-century horse-drawn carriage from the Maureen O’Hara collection at Sheppard’s sale.

Carraganes House in Monkstown offers an impressive collection of antiques, writes Des O’Sullivan.

THE entire contents of Carraganes House and terraced gardens at Scotsman’s Road, Monkstown, Cork, will come under the hammer on Tuesday.

Viewing at the house is from 10.30am to 5pm today, tomorrow and Monday and Sheppard’s will conduct the sale of nearly 700 lots at the Maryborough Hotel at 10.30am on Tuesday.

Carraganes was the home of the late Michael Murphy who established the seed business Goldcrop in 1984.

On offer is a large selection of garden statuary and furniture, musical instruments, antique and contemporary furniture and collectible items. There is a good selection of 160 lots here for anyone who would like to decorate their garden. Collectors might be interested in a fine 19th-century horse-drawn carriage from the Maureen O’Hara Collection.

A large bronze fountain at Sheppard’s sale in Cork on Tuesday.
A large bronze fountain at Sheppard’s sale in Cork on Tuesday.

Lot 58 is estimated at €4,000 to €6,000. The auction kicks off with a large bronze fountain with figure and cherub-supported tiers. It is estimated at €3,000 to €5,000. The range of offer varies from moulded-stone corinthian columns to planters, arches, saddle stones, lamps, bronzes, composite figures, benches, life-sized cast-iron figures representing the four seasons (€2,000 to €3,000), plants and trees.

A pair of 19th-century walnut and marquetry cabinets has an estimate of€ 2,500 to €3,500. A Cork Regency sideboard is estimated at €3,000 to €5,000.

The lots include a Georgian longcase clock (€800 to €1,200); a 19th-century mahogany torchere (€200 to €300); an Irish hunt table (€300 to €500); an Edwardian inlaid writing table (€300 to €500); a Killarney writing slope (€200 to €300); a Buhl pier cabinet (€400 to €600); an Edwardian satinwood and painted writing bureau (€800 to €1,200); an Edwardian chess table (€200 to €300); an Irish Georgian pier mirror (€800 to €1,200), spiral library steps (€300 to €500) and a large 19th century breakfront bookcase (€300 to €500).

The Musician by Charles Henry Cook will be up for auction.
The Musician by Charles Henry Cook will be up for auction.

There are also a Bluthner boudoir grand piano (€6,000 to €9,000) and an Irish 19th century Morley harp (€800 to €1,200). Among the artists represented are: Charles Henry Cook; Kenneth Webb; Markey Robinson; Ivan Sutton; George Gillespie; Frank Egginton; Eva O’Connell and Jerry Marjoram.

The sale will be held over two sessions at 10.30am and 2pm and the catalogue is online at www.sheppards.ie

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