Des O’Sullivan looks ahead to some unique sales with varied lots on offer, including art and elegant furniture.

Sheppard’s will offer a wide range of choices for the elegant Irish interior enthusiast in search of something different, and perhaps, unique at a two-day sale in Durrow, Co Laois on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The sales will kick off with a selection of carpets, rugs, and runners followed by silver, Irish art, antique furniture, and collectible items.

Estimates range from €40 to €60 for a silver-plated entree dish and cover to €40,000 to €60,000 for a pair of carved 19th century gilt wood console tables with veined marble tops.

A pair of carved 19th century gilt wood console tables at Sheppards in Durrow next week (€40,000-€60,000).
A pair of carved 19th century gilt wood console tables at Sheppards in Durrow next week (€40,000-€60,000).

In between, there is a huge range of items in a sale divided into four sessions for the convenience of bidders.

Viewing is from 10am to 5pm for the next three days and the sales are at 10.30am and 2pm on Tuesday and Wednesday.

In Cashel, Co Tipperary , viewing gets underway today for Aidan Foley’s two-day auction of contents from Cashel Palace Hotel next Tuesday and Wednesday at 10.30am on each day.

Mr Foley promises this will be a highly affordable sale of hotel furniture, paintings, prints, rugs, soft furnishings, and kitchen equipment.

A bedroom at Cashel Palace with items to be auctioned next week.
A bedroom at Cashel Palace with items to be auctioned next week.

Antique pieces include a 19th century German Black Forest wall clock with a label showing it was retailed by Haynes and Company, Cork.

There is a French 19th century gilt mirror, two club fenders, an oak three door bookcase, a Victorian inlaid credenza, and a Victorian serving table.

The hotel is about to undergo an extensive refurbishment.

Meanwhile, the country house auction at Hegarty’s in Bandon on Sunday week (May 1), will feature the contents of Kilcolman Rectory in Enniskeane, Co Cork.

A George III Irish rococo silver Cork coffee pot by John Nicholson c1775 at Sheppard’s in Durrow next week (€4,000-€6,000)
A George III Irish rococo silver Cork coffee pot by John Nicholson c1775 at Sheppard’s in Durrow next week (€4,000-€6,000)

Furniture from this and other estates includes a rosewood and ivory inlaid collectors cabinet (€3,000 to €6,000), a bow-front satinwood drawing room chest by Maples (€2,500 to €3,500); a Regency rosewood Irish library table (€3,000 to €5,000) and a pair of kingwood ormolu-mounted marble-topped chests (€2,500-€3,500).

There is an Irish Regency pier mirror which was once at the Imperial Hotel in Cork as well as Irish art, garden furniture and about 30 lots of jewellery.

Viewing starts next Friday at 12pm.


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