Here is the story of two sales


Collectors will be spoiled for choice at two auctions in Cork that day (November 6).

The venerable municipal enterprises of Marshs and Woodwards will be holding an online auction on the same day.

The Marshs Noon Sale is primarily from the estate of the late Professor David O’Mahony. The company has already sold its home to The Hollies, Sunday’s Well.

There is Georgian, Victorian, and Edwardian furniture, paintings, watercolors, clocks, porcelain, Waterford glass, gilded mirrors, and sets of cork bar chairs.

Choice sets include a Louis XV style satin wood and violet wood flat desk, a Georgian serving table with brass rail, a Georgian cork clock by Jas Upington and a folding satin wood card table and Georgian style inlaid. Each of these lots is estimated between 1,500 and 2,000 €.

This Georgian tallboy is coming to Marsh’s.

At a slightly lower estimate of € 1,000 to € 1,500, two sets of 11- and nine-bar cork chairs, a Georgian tallboy and a gold Regency wall mirror. An Anglo-Indian console in rosewood from the 19th century is estimated between 800 and 1000 €.

Other lots include a pair of blackened marble side cabinets with mirrored door, large Regency cellar, Georgian bookcase, Georgian secretary chest on chest, Georgian bedside lockers, bedside tables and a chesterfield sofa .

Viewing, subject to Covid-19 restrictions, will take place in the Marshs auction rooms at Rochford’s Lane off South Mall-Grand Parade from 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on next Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

A Louis XV style flat desk at Marsh next Saturday.
A Louis XV style flat desk at Marsh next Saturday.

The contents of Mallow and Castlegregory’s home are on the Woodwards sale, which begins at 11 a.m. next Saturday. A large Priory Nostell partner office is estimated between € 1,500 and € 2,500.

A pair of leather wingback bookcase chairs, a Carlton House-style desk, a Regency rosewood sofa table, and an inlaid French clock are all valued between £ 1,000 and £ 1,500.

There will be interest in a Killarney inlaid strawberry teapot (€ 500-800) and a Georgian walnut davenport. Other lots of antique furniture include a George III desk, Georgian walnut desk, Georgian round table with birdcage movement, French flat desk, and Edwardian chest on chest.

A secretary at Woodward's in Cork next Saturday.
A secretary at Woodward’s in Cork next Saturday.

Woodwards has a proven track record of selling oriental rugs, and this auction features a large Persian rug.

Around 300 lots are on offer, including a selection of Waterford Crystal, mirrors, lamps and collectibles. Viewing is 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. today, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. all next week.


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