Book case and serving table are the star draws at Hegarty’s sale, reports Des O’Sullivan.

There is a strong selection of antique furniture on offer at Hegarty’s in Bandon next Tuesday at 7pm.

Irish lots include a three-door library bookcase with astragal glazed doors (€3,000-€4,000); an 18th century serving table (€4,000-€6,000) and a c1790 gilt wood pier mirror (€2,000-€4,000).

A 19th century rosewood inlaid bombe shaped commode is estimated at €1,000-€1,200 and a Regency card table is estimated at €1,800-€2,200.

Art on offer includes a watercolour by the British artist Henry John Yeend King (1855-1924), a mixed media work by Arthur Maderson, and an unsigned work by Declan O’Connor.

A Republican silver sauce boat going up at Cork Auction Rooms tomorrow.
A Republican silver sauce boat going up at Cork Auction Rooms tomorrow.

More than 300 lots will come under the hammer. Viewing is from noon to 5pm today and Monday, 2pm to 5pm tomorrow, and from noon to the start of the sale at 7pm on Tuesday.

A rare Republican silver sauce boat by William Egan comes up at Cork Auction Rooms at noon tomorrow.

Republican silver produced in Cork at the height of the Civil War in 1922 was not sent to the Assay Office in Dublin, but was instead stamped locally. 

There are fewer than 100 known pieces, much sought after by collectors.

This one is estimated at €1,800-€2,500. 

The auction includes vintage, pub memorabilia and enamel signs from the collection of Malcolm Whitehead of West Cork, formed over a period of 50 years.

The sale is on view today and tomorrow.


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