Kinsale auction aims to help save lives

Event in Kinsale in aid of the RNLI andCork sale offer much to suitall tastes,writes Des O’Sullivan.

Kinsale auction aims to help save lives

Event in Kinsale in aid of the RNLI andCork sale offer much to suitall tastes,writes Des O’Sullivan.

An auction in aid of the RNLI — the largest charity that saves lives at sea — in Kinsale tomorrow, a sale at Woodwards in Cork next Saturday and an auction in Carrigtwohill, Co Cork, Saturday offer much to interest collectors.

The RNLI sale relies on donations and people arealways generous. Thisone features art by Arthur Maderson, Philip Grey, Poppy Hunt and Graham Knuttel, antique furniture, garden items and jewellery including a sapphire and diamond ring and a cultured pearl necklace.

It is on view at the White Lady in Kinsale from 2pm to 5pm Saturay, from 12pm to the start of the sale at 2.30pm tomorrow, and on auctioneer Aidan Foley’s website on www.irishcountryhome.com

Martin Finan Art

Martin Finan Art

The sale at Woodwards goes on view Saturday andcan also be seen online at www.woodwards.ie.

It will feature items from a recently sold property at Grosvenor Place. There is a selection of antique furniture pieces including a Victorian longcase moon-phase clock (€600-€1,000); a French tulip wood side-table (€100-€200); a pair of Victorian hall chairs (€150-€250); a Regency tea table (€400-€600), and an Edwardian walnut corner cabinet (€200-€300).

There are a number of Georgian pieces including a card table (€300-€400); a bookcase on stand (€400-€600); a bureau (€300-€500); a library table (€400-€800); a chest of drawers (€600-€800); and a carved dumbwaiter (€300-€500).

Among the other furniture pieces are a Sheraton-style inlaid sofa table (€800-€1,500) and a Cork 11-bar armchair (€200-€300). All of those estimates underline the great value to be had in graceful antique pieces which can enhance so many interior environments. The sale is on view at Woodward’s Saturday and tomorrow and from 10am to 5pm all next week. It gets underway next Saturdayat 11am and live internet bidding is available.

More than 400 lots will come under the hammer at the Lynes and Lynes sale in Carrigtwohill at 11am Saturday. There is antique furniture, a selection of Ian Fleming first editions and a pair of engravings of Cork by Henry Morgan.

The RNLI salerelies ondonations and people are always generous

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