Rare British gems set to put Bandon show centre stage

Des O’Sullivan outlines some of the intriguing items exciting interest among collectors of antiques.

AN 18th century Irish card table, a Queen Victoria “Gothic” crown and a signed photograph of Winston Churchill are among the lots on offer at Hegarty’s auction in Bandon on Sunday week (March 22). The sale will include contents from Abbeyview, a Victorian residence in Timoleague and part one of an extensive coin collection from Kinsale.

The rare 1847 gothic crown from this collection is in good condition and estimated at €800-€1,000.

A George V wreath crown from 1933 is estimated at €250-€350 and a William and Mary crown (1688-1694) is estimated at €350-€400.

The auction will feature around 40 lots of Irish and English silver, including an 18th century Irish two handled cup. Furniture will include the 18th century card table (€3,000-€5,000), an Edwardian mahogany two door display cabinet (€1,500 to €2,500), a Butler of Dublin tallboy (€2,000-€3,000), a 19th century French bureau de dame (€3,000-€5,000) and a George III chest (€3,000 to €5,000).

Among the other lots is a three stone diamond ring (€3,000-€5,000), militaria and a selection of collectibles.

Extended viewing is from noon to 5pm today and again on Monday until this day week. The sale is on view from 2pm to 5pm tomorrow and from noon to the auction start: 3pm on March 22.


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