Lofty aspirations from Sheppard’s attic auction

A pair of French- designed polished steel and leather standard lamps and a 19th century Italian faience miniature violin are among the highlights at Sheppard’s first-ever attic sale in Durrow next Tuesday.

Lofty aspirations from Sheppard’s attic auction

The auction of more than 600 lots from the attics, stables and storerooms of important clients offers collectors at all levels a chance to acquire one-of-a-kind treasures.

The lamps, with shades, are estimated at €300-€500, the violin at €220-€300. Other lots include a 19th century Indo Persian bronze chamber candlestick (€150-€250), an oil on canvas by John Bratby entitled Sunflower (€800-€1,200), a pair of designer leather upholstered tub armchairs (€400-€600), a World War 1 British Army equipment box inscribed Major PJ Mulcahy RAMC.

* Viewing is from 10am to 5pm today, tomorrow and Monday. The auction is on Tuesday at 11am.

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