Cresswell collection includes interesting lots

A regency rent table is among the feature lots at Hegarty’s sale in Bandon on Sunday week (Apr 7) at 4pm. The auction will feature a collection from Ummera House, Timoleague, home to the Cresswell family. It was amassed over two generations.

Cresswell collection includes interesting lots

Antique furniture on offer includes a George II mahogany Irish linen cabinet, a regency brass inlaid card table, an Irish two door rosewood chiffonier c1860 and a George III secretaire.

There are 18th century Famille Vert and Famille Rose porcelain, netsuke and okimono among around 30 Oriental lots. On offer too is some Irish and English 18th and 19th century silver, occasional furniture including workboxes and some glass.

Viewing is from noon to 5pm next Thursday, Friday and Saturday, (Apr 4,5,6), and from noon on the day of the sale on Sunday week.

Meanwhile, a painting of an Irish girl by US artist Robert Henri (1865-1929), who studied at the Academie Julien in Paris, is a highlight at Sotheby’s sale of American paintings, drawings and sculpture in New York on Apr 11. The estimate is $70,000-$100,000.

Henri came to Achill in 1913 and rented Corrymore House near Doagh.

He became a regular visitor and painted a great number of the local inhabitants during his tenure of Corrymore House, which he later purchased in 1924.

From 1915 to 1927 he was a teacher at the Art Students’ League in New York where his pupils included Joseph Stella and Edward Hopper.


There is viewing in Doneraile from 11am for this afternoon’s antique and interiors’ sale at The Schoolhouse Auction Rooms. The sale of over 500 lots starts at 1pm.

The annual Easter Saturday auction at O’Donovan’s, Newcastlewest, starts at 11am today (Mar 30) with antiques, collectibles, militaria, coins and All-Ireland match programmes. The vintage sale begins at 2.30pm with tractor seats, pumps; churns; tools and a 1947 Ford Prefect.

The world famous collection at the five star Paris hotel Le Crillon will be sold at auction from Apr 18 to 22.

More that 3,500 lots will be sold as the 238 year old hotel closes for temporary by sculptor César in 1982 and a crystal console table by Philippe Starck are among the furniture, lamps, silverware, porcelain and tapestries to be sold. The hotel is due to re-open in 2015.

In Waterford the next sale at RJ Keighery takes place on Monday week at 11am. It will include Waterford Crystal, porcelain, decorative art, garden furniture and antique furniture.

A pioneering work by the British-German artist Tino Sehgal (see image of his work, right), made up entirely of live encounters between people, opens at the Irish Museum of Modern Art’s temporary exhibition space in Earlsfort Terrace on Friday week (Apr 12). Sehgal’s project in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall was described by The Observer’s art critic, Laura Cumming as a potentially life-changing experience for visitors, enabling people to learn about other people and themselves, and by The Guardian’s Adrian Searle as the defining art work of the year.

The 135th annual exhibition of the Dublin Painting and Sketching Club runs for two weeks from Monday, Apr 8 at the Concourse Gallery, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Hall in Dun Laoghaire.

It is one of Ireland’s largest national group shows and will feature work by more than 80 artists including Kate Bedell, Patrick Cahill; Betty Christie; Brid Clarke; Fergal Flanagan; Michael Gemmell; Barbara Graham; Olivia Hayes; Aidan Hickey; Paul Kavanagh; Catharine King; Tomas King; Vincent Lambe; Nancy Larchet; Pamela Leonard; Brenda Malley; John O’Flynn; Tom Roche; Tom Ryan PPRHA and the Club’s president, Tom Scott.

More than 80% of the 146 lots at Dolan’s Irish art sale in Limerick last Sunday found buyers. Kenneth Webb’s The House on the Hill made 3,150, Graham Knuttel“s Green Cat made 1,050, Mark O’Neill’s Millhouse Mauve sold for 2,300 and Jack Donovan’s Diana the Huntress sold for 800.

An image of Rory Gallagher playing his guitar made a hammer price of 460 at Whyte’s sale of rock and pop memorabilia in Dublin last weekend. A Phil Lynott poster of Songs for While I’m Away made 380.

An original 1954 acetate record by Elvis Presley of That’s Alright Mama made 64,000 and was the top lot at the auction.

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