One-owner collection of 300 lots on offer at Bandon sale

<B>Des O’Sullivan </b>says Cork silver basting spoon dating to 1800 is among the lots at Hegarty’s January auction.    

A Cork silver basting spoon, an Irish rosewood side table and a 19th century vitrine once in the collection of the Chavasse family of Castletownshend, will be among the highlights at Hegarty’s auction in Bandon on Sunday week next,January 25 at 3 pm.

Around 300 lots, mainly a one-owner collection of antique furniture, collectibles, porcelain, watches, silver and art, will come under the hammer.

The Cork basting spoon dates to around 1800 and is by John Gibson. The Irish rosewood side table, of similar vintage, is estimated at €3,000-€5,000.

An Irish 18th century secretaire tallboy is estimated at €4,000-€6,000 and other furniture of note includes an Irish two door display cabinet inlaid with satinwood (€2,500-€3,500), an Edwardian card table (€1,500-€2,500); a French gilt wood pier mirror (€2,000-€3,000), and the gilded ormolu-mounted, bombe-shaped vitrine once in Castletownshend, which is estimated at €3,000-€5,000.

There is a selection of occasional furniture, about 12 netsuke carvings, a pair of Japanese bone carvings of figures on wooden plinths and some Japanese Imari vases.

Other lots include 19th and early 20th century Persian rugs and runners and a 19th century portrait of a gentleman, once in the collection of the late English actor and Irish resident, Oliver Reed.

Viewing in Bandon is from noon to 5 pm next Friday and Saturday and from noon to the start of the sale at 3 pm on Sunday week.


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