Furniture, art, and collectibles to feature at Cork auctions

A brass Buddha at Woodward's in Cork next Saturday.

Des O’Sullivan takes a look at the lots on offer in sales at Hegarty’s in Bandon and Woodward’s in Cork City.

Antique furniture, Irish art, and collectibles including a heavy brass Buddha will feature at sales at Hegarty’s in Bandon and Woodwards in Cork next week. 

Hegarty’s sale is at 7pm next Tuesday while Woodwards will hold their first sale of the autumn at 11am next Saturday.

A feature lot at Hegarty’s is a George III Irish 18th century centre table (€5,000-€10,000). 

An 18th century Irish silver jug at Hegarty’s in Bandon next Tuesday.
An 18th century Irish silver jug at Hegarty’s in Bandon next Tuesday.

Among a good selection of furniture of offer in Bandon is a Regency rosewood and brass inlaid sofa table (€1,500-€2,500), a pedestal partners desk (€2,000-€3,000), a William IV mahogany centre or library table (€1,4000-€1,800) and a three-door mahogany bookcase (€1,200-€1,800).

There are 30 lots of Irish art including four works by Patrick Scott, a large classical Markey Robinson work and art by Marie Carroll, David ffrench Le Roy and Arthur Maderson. 

Collectible lots include a 1790 Dublin silver pot.

A work by Patrick Scott at Hegarty’s in Bandon next Tuesday.
A work by Patrick Scott at Hegarty’s in Bandon next Tuesday.

At Woodwards the art includes Blessing of the Fleet by James Mahony (1810-1859). 

The Cork-born painter of genre and topographical scenes was commissioned by the Illustrated London News to document the hardships of the famine in west Cork. 

The sale will feature art by Elizabeth Brophy, Arthur Maderson, Mark O’Neill, Markey Robinson, and Declan O’Connor.

‘Children Playing’ by Elizabeth Brophy at Woodwards in Cork next Saturday.
‘Children Playing’ by Elizabeth Brophy at Woodwards in Cork next Saturday.

This auction offers a selection of chests of drawers with estimates from €100 up, a set of eight Chippendale style dining chairs (€1,000-€2,000), a Georgian rosewood card table (€600-€1,000), a gilt marble top console table (€1,000-€1,500), a Victorian hall table (€200-€300) and a surfboard shaped table by Alan Horgan, the furniture maker based at Conna in Co Cork (€3,500-€5,000). 

There is a pair of lion garden statues (€3,000-€5,000)and a pair of Coalbrookdale-style garden seats (€1,500-€2,500).

Viewing for both auctions is now under way.


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