First Auction of 2016 – on Sunday 31st January 2016 at 3pm

Hegarty’s January Art & Antiques Auctions of pictures, interiors & antiques is to include furniture from a West Cork Country house & items previously in the Coolmaine Castle collection. Furniture items of interest will be an Irish Regency rosewood secretaire bookcase with fitted interior est. €2500/3500, Maples & Co. satinwood cylinder top library desk est. €3000/5000, an exceptional Edwards & Roberts mahogany and marquetry inlaid serpentine display cabinet est. €2500/5000, a group of finely carved Bavarian hall furniture, 18th century Irish wine table est. €1500/2500 and a William IV Irish rosewood foldover card table est. €1500/2500, an early 19th century rosewood drop leaf sofa table est. €3000/5000. Giltwood mirrors include a George II pier mirror est. €3000/5000 and a harp shaped 19th century overmantle mirror est. €1200/1800, a large selection of occasional furnishings will include an interesting parquetry inlaid tea trolley est. €700/1000, a 5ft club fender and a French clock set including garnitures est. €1200/1800. Garden furniture will include two 19th century cast iron garden seats and various garden statuary. Irish & English silver and collectibles (selection of approx. 50 lots). A selection of contemporary modern Irish & European Art (approx. 30 lots) to include works by Arthur Maderson, Marie Carroll, Dorothy Blackham, Declan O’Connor, Colette Mills, Markey Robinson, Daniel McAleese.

We have decided to move from the usual Tuesday evening sale to Sunday daytime,  in the hope that travelling conditions will be better!  The sale will take place on Sunday 31st January at 3pm, with viewing on Friday 29th Jan 12-5pm, Saturday 30th Jan 12-5pm & Sunday 31st Jan (day of sale) 12-3pm, when auction starts.

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October Auction features contents of Elm House, Grange, Douglas.

Hegarty’s next sale will take place at Hegarty Auction rooms at the Bypass, Bandon on Tuesday,  27th October 2015 at 6pm.  This auction will feature the contents of Elm House, Grange, Douglas.
 
Furniture will include an 18th century Irish mahogany longcase Grandfather clock est. €4000/6000, a 19th century rosewood Davenport writing desk  est. €1200/1800, a 19th century Irish library centre table  est. €2500/3500, a Regency Irish mahogany card table  est. €2000/3000, six interesting large antique Persian wool rugs with estimates ranging from €800/1200 to €3000/5000, a pair of cast iron canons  est. €2000/4000, Irish 18th century pier mirror, provenance: owned previously in collection of Mariga Guinness of Mountjoy square.  Includes extensive collection of Edwardian, Victorian & some Georgian drawing room and occasional furniture, giltwood & over mantle mirrors, 19th century glass, Irish & English 19th century silver, coins to include a William & Mary half crown 1689, a collection of art to include an interesting set of three early 18th century marine prints of the Battle of St. Vincent, along with three watercolours circa 1910 of Thames Barges by William Varley.
 
Viewing will commence on Saturday 24th Sept 12-5pm, and continue Sunday 25th 2-5pm, Monday 26th 12-5pm & Tuesday 27th (day of sale) from 12-6pm, when auction starts.
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Extremely rare early 19th century “Tabloid” comes under the hammer

The Brigade Major, No.1, 15 September 1810 – No. 4 17 Nov 1810, printed by W. Roderick O'Connor. Four issues of this excessively rare four-page tall 8vo pamphlet issued in Cork, bound in card covers Stamped with 'Minerva Rooms, Cork' on first issue.. Fragile state. With a part copy of A History of Cork, pages 17-322.

The Brigade Major, No.1, 15 September 1810 – No. 4 17 Nov 1810, printed by W. Roderick O’Connor. Four issues of this excessively rare four-page tall 8vo pamphlet issued in Cork, bound in card covers Stamped with ‘Minerva Rooms, Cork’ on first issue.. Fragile state. With a part copy of A History of Cork, pages 17-322.

In these days of digitisation and newspaper archives being available at the touch of a button, to find a publication not represented anywhere in the numerous newspaper holdings in the country is a rare event. Bandon auctioneers, Hegarty Auctions, received a collection of books from a vendor for their upcoming sale on tomorrow, 29th September at 6.00 pm. Amongst the collection was a very sad looking copy of The History of Cork but bound onto the front, wrapped, suitably, in brown plain paper wrappers were four small newspapers entitled The Brigade Major. These were the first four issues, dated between September and November 1810 and cost twopence per issue. Furthermore, they are stamped ‘Minerva Rooms, Cork’, the home of the Library Society (founded in 1790), a membership only institution.

Perusal of the contents of the publication answers any queries one may have about the rarity of surviving copies. It is a salcious and very probably libellous tract, anonymously published in Cork, suggesting that the populous was not as virtuous as they would liked to have thought. On the cover, the editor promised that it would be issued every eight days but this did not eventuate; the four copies, sequentially numbered, were issued over a twelve week period and then appear to stop. Was this at the behest of a wronged denizen of the southern capital and the forced absence of the writer as he slipped away from his victims?

Putting a price on scandal isn’t the preserve of a fine art auctioneer but Hegarty’s have plumped for €100-200, an estimate that may prove conservative judging by the interest received thus far with one collector travelling down from Dublin to view them for himself and internet enquiries coming from as far away as Australia. As it would seem that no public library has a single copy of ‘The Brigade Major’, four of them, possibly in its entirety, must be tempting.

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MacSwiney Letter & Jack B Yeats sketch are September Auction highlights

The White House, Rosscarbery, Co. Cork.

The White House, Rosscarbery, Co. Cork.

Hegarty’s September sale includes the contents of the White House, Rosscarbery, Co. Cork. It will take place on Tuesday, 29th September 2015 at 6pm at Hegarty’s Auction Rooms, the Bypass, Bandon.  Viewing will commence on Saturday 26th Sept 12-5pm, and continue Sunday 27th 2-5pm, Monday 28th 12-5pm & Tuesday (day of sale) from 12-6pm, when auction starts.

Furniture to include 18th century mahogany tall boy est. €2000/3000, Regency rosewood foldover card table est. €1800/2500, early 19th century Irish mahogany tea table est. €1200/1800, early 19th century two handled silver cup with repoussé decoration est. €800/1200.   Art to incude works from private collectors by Arthur Maderson (Arthur K. Maderson (b.1942 – ), While the Band Played On, oil on board, signed and inscribed as in title, further identified as a scene in the south of France and signed again verso, 30 x 43 inches. Est. €5000/6000), Mark O’Neill (Mark O’Neill, Farmer Joe, oil on board, signed and dated 2007, 13 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches. Est. €1000/1500), Declan O’Connor (Declan O’Connor, Man and Horses, oil on board, signed, 23 x 23 inches. Est. €1000/1500).

Pen and ink sketch by Jack B Yeats titled This is the way they rode the Pony Express in Earls Court in 1887

Pen and ink sketch by Jack B Yeats titled This is the way they rode the Pony Express in Earls Court in 1887

We have a very interesting book collection in this sale, while cataloguing we found in a copy of Broncho Charlie Miller’s autobiography, an intriguing pen and ink sketch by Jack B Yeats titled ‘This is the way they rode the Pony Express in Earls Court in 1887.’ The sketch was on headed notepaper bearing the address 18 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin. This elevated the guide price of the book to €500-700. Also in the book section is a complete, uniform set of novels of Jane Austen, published by Richard Bentley in 1856, in a fine binding and a should find a buyer at the estimate of €800-1200.

Letter from Terence McSwiney to Pauline Henley at Hegartys Auction

Letter from Terence McSwiney to Pauline Henley at Hegartys Auction

Another highlight of the sale is a signed handwritten letter from Terence MacSwiney to Pauline Henley, thanking her for her present and congratulations upon his wedding. The nuptuals took place whilst MacSwiney was still in exile in Worcestshire on the 9th of June, 1917, his wife, Muriel, travelling across the Irish Sea.  The ceremony was undertaken by Father Augustine Hayden O.F.M. Cap. who had attended several of the leaders of the Rising prior to their executions, and Dick Mulcahy was best man. Little did the wedding party know that a week later there was the general amnesty and the exiles were allowed back into Ireland, hence the letter is sent from Dublin whilst the newly-weds were on their way back to Cork. It is estimated at €2000/4000 . In a seperate lot is a rare and apparently unpublished photograph of Maire MacSwiney, Terence and Muriel’s only child, accompanied by her aunt and co-guardian on her way back from Germany, possibly on board the steam packet Innisfallen in 1932. Maire went on to marry Ruairi Brugha, son of Cathal Brugha.

 

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August 2015 Auction features contents of “Lysanne”, Blackrock Road, Cork.

"Lysanne", Blackrock Road, Cork, the contents of which come under the hammer at this sale, along with Part 3 of an extensive coin collection from Kinsale & the remainder of other local Cork estates.

“Lysanne”, Blackrock Road, Cork, the contents of which come under the hammer at this sale, along with Part 3 of an extensive coin collection from Kinsale & the remainder of other local Cork estates.

Hegarty’s next auction will take place on Tuesday 11th August at 6pm, an interesting auction principally to include the contents of Lysanne, an Irish Georgian period residence in Blackrock, Cork, built circa 1780.  Also included will be items purchased originally from the Adare Manor sale and a coin, jewellery and silver collection will include a 5oz, 22ct gold coin issued by Spinks of London, 1966.  Some highlights of the sale will include an Irish Georgian mahogany card table est €1500/2500, a Regency rosewood Ladies’ davenport desk est. €23000/3000, an ormolu mounted credenza circa 1850 est. €4000/6000 and a Edwardian mahogany bureau bookcase est €800/1200, a collection of coins will include 18th and 19th century examples including some sovereigns, the jewellery section has 20 items of 19th century fine jewellery from a single collection, including a .5 carat solitaire estimated at €1000/2000. Mirrors, collectables, glass will also feature as well as a single owner collection of 19th century and 20th century Irish & English Art.

Viewing will take place on Saturday 8th August from 12 noon to 5pm, Sunday 9th August from 2pm to 5pm, Monday 10th August from 12 noon to 5pm and on Tuesday 11th August from 12 noon to 6pm when auction starts.

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Don’t miss opportunity to preview Hegarty’s May 2015 Auction

Auction Room B26515 (Scroll down for more Auction Room photos)

Auction Rooms, Bandon.  (See below for more Auction Room photos)

Public Viewing is currently underway for Hegarty Fine Art & Antiques May sale on Tuesday, 26th May.
This auction will include fine furniture and works of art, principally the contents of a single owner collection amassed over the last 30 years at various auctions and fairs around Ireland, along with part II of a coin and bank notes collection from Kinsale.  Furniture to include a 19th century Irish tea table est. €2000/4000, a George III mahogany wine table est. €1500/2500, a 19th century rosewood library table  est. €2000/3000, a walnut break front credenza side cabinet, circa 1880  est. €2000/4000, Victorian mahogany pedestal desk est  €800/1200, a large collection of coins inc. silver coins from Charles II to modern times, including many crowns.

19th century Irish,  English & Continental porcelain also feature, including Belleek “Rathmore” cream glaze jardinière, decorated with applied floral sprigs and rose heads, with two birds, 8″ / 20cm high, with black printed mark 1891-1926 est. €150/250, and Set of three Belleek green and cream glazed scallop tea cups and saucers, the cups with three whelk feet, together with a sugar basin and cream jug and two extra saucers, with black printed mark 1890-1926 moderately estimated at €50/100.  English and Irish figure also feature (approx. 30/40 lots).  An interested and varied auction is promised and viewing is highly recommended!

Dates:
Auction:    Tuesday, 26th May at 6pm
Viewing:    Saturday 23rd May 12-5pm, Sunday 24th May 2-5pm, Monday 12-5pm & Tuesday (day of sale) 12-6pm when auction starts.

Hegarty Auction Rooms, The Bypass, Bandon. DSC02170 DSC02169 DSC02166 DSC02165 DSC02086

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Italian Auction – only 44 seconds!

Interesting YouTube video for all you auction enthusiasts – you don’t have to understand Italian to follow the auctioneer:

A Chinese Ming Vase is up for auction. The bidding opens at a half-million Euros.

Bidding is brisk and each bidder is clearly identified as each raises the bid by 100,000 Euros.  100,000 Euros (The exchange rate at auction time was 1 Euro = $143.)

Within seconds, the bid stalls at one million Euros, and the gasp from the crowd identifies the excitement that prevails in the room. The successful bidder is the last one who bid one million , and the auctioneer counts down the bid, “Going once, going twice, and sold to the gentleman sitting in front of me for one million Euros.”

Now, you are going to have to see the video for yourself.The auctioneer is exuberant.

The pace is fast. This is how an auction should be run. Please note the excitement on the auctioneer’s face after the final bid.

Aspirin Cardio: Auction – YouTube
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