The Contents of the Old Rectory, Douglas, Cork come under the hammer

The Old Rectory, Douglas, Cork.

The Old Rectory, Douglas, Cork.

Our June 2016 auction is scheduled to take place on Sunday, 12th June at 3pm.  It will take place at the Auction Rooms, The Bypass, Bandon & public viewing will be on Friday 10th June 12-5pm, Saturday 11th June 12-5pm & on Sunday 12th June 12-3pm, when Auction Starts.

We are pleased to have been favoured with the sale of the contents of the Old Rectory, Douglas, Cork, which will come under the hammer in this special Sale along with other estates and collections in West Cork.

Arthur K Maderson October Evening - St Laurent Le Mineur Cevenne France Mixed Media on Board Signed Lower Right Signed & Inscribed with Title on Reverse 52in x 40in approx in the Frame foir Auction at Hegartys, Bandon, on Sunday 12th June 2016 at 3pm

Arthur K Maderson October Evening – St Laurent Le Mineur Cevenne France Mixed Media on Board Signed Lower Right Signed & Inscribed with Title on Reverse 52in x 40in approx in the Frame

Highlights in the furniture section will include a 19th century 3-door mahogany library bookcase est. €3000/5000, Regency Irish rosewood card table  est. €2000/4000, a William IV library table  est. €2000/4000, an exceptional 19th century pier glass mirror  est. €2500/3500, a pair of 19th century mahogany library chairs est. €1200/1800 etc.  Featuring also are a large selection of collectables, lamps, silver, jewellery (20 items, including a very fine solitaire ring est. €4000/6000) along with 40 items of 19th century & Contemporary Art to include a very fine Arthur Maderson oil on canvas, from a private collection est. €5000/8000.

Ladies, Diamond Cluster Ring, A 1ct Central Diamond, Surrounded by 11 Smaller Diamonds

Ladies, Diamond Cluster Ring, A 1ct Central Diamond, Surrounded by 11 Smaller Diamonds

This promises to be an exciting sale.  Catalogue is online at  http://www.hegartyantiques.com/catalog.asp.

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Contents of Kilcolman Rectory, Enniskeane for sale

Kilcolman Rectory, Enniskeane, Co. Cork.

Kilcolman Rectory, Enniskeane, Co. Cork.

Hegarty’s are pleased to have been favoured with the sale of the contents of Kilcolman Rectory Enniskeane, Co. Cork as well as the O’Dea Collection, of Sunmount, Bandon, Co. Cork, which will come under the hammer at the Auction Rooms, the Bypass Bandon, on Sunday 1st May 2016 at 3pm.  Public viewing will take place on Friday 29th April from
12 -5pm, Saturday 30th April 12-5pm & Sunday, 1st May from 12-3pm, when auction starts.  Catalogue will be online on Thursday, 28th April, which all customers being notified by email when uploaded.

Viewing is highly recommended for this exciting sale.

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Interest in Lord Doneraile’s Maps peaked at €8200!

Lot 61 - €8200

Lot 61 – €8200

A well attended auction on Sunday 3rd April 2016, resulted in some good sales achieved, with Lot 61 “13 Volumes of 1841 Ordnance Survey of Ireland, Cork & Waterford maps, printed in 1846. Mounted in leather cases, with gilt crest and name of Lord Doneraile (of Doneraile Court, North Cork) and used by him on his regular hunting trips” due to strong competition, achieving double the lower estimate at €8200.   Furniture sold well also, with Lot 19 – “A Glazed Library Bookcase, Four

Lot 19 - €3900

Lot 19 – €3900

Doors, Over 3 Drawers & 4 Cupboards” selling for €3900, with the

Lot 53 - €2600

Lot 53 – €2600

more unusual items, Lot 52 – “A Pair of Top Quality, Art Deco Style, Aviator Wood Framed Leather Club Chairs” not being missed, achieving hammer price of €2800.  Lot 53 – “A Pair of George III Mahogany, Cabinets on Down Swept Stands, One a Tea Poy and one Similar, Both have turned cast gilded handles” went home with a happy customer for €2600 and lot 80 “A Rare, and Very Fine, Irish, Mahogany and Marquetry Inlaid, Half Moon Fold Over Card Table, Circa 1800” sold for €2200.

Lot 80 - €2200

Lot 80 – €2200

Lot 53 - €2600

Lot 53 – €2600

For those of you who missed this sale, our next Auction is scheduled for Sunday, 1st May 2016 at 3pm, where the contents of Kilcolman Rectory will come under the hammer, along with the O’Dea Collection of Sunmount, Bandon, Co. Cork.

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Lord Doneraile’s set of 1844 Ordinance Survey of Ireland comes under the hammer!


1844 Ordinance Survey of Ireland 6 Bound Volumes for Auction at Hegartys on 3rd April 2016

1844 Ordinance Survey of Ireland 6 Bound Volumes for Auction at Hegartys on 3rd April 2016

Hegarty’s next auction on Sunday, 3rd April 2016 contains some rare and important historical items, along with a fine selection of antique furniture, collectables and Irish Art.  The sale will include the contents of the collection of the late Margaret Ridgeway, founder of the Kilcolman National Nature Reserve in Doneraile, Co. Cork and will include items of historical interest, some of which were previously in the collection of Doneraile Court – the most important to include the 1844 Ordinance Survey of Ireland, Cork & Waterford maps by Captain Larcombe, commisisoned by Lord Doneraile and used by him on his regular hunting trips.

Doneraile Court

Doneraile Court

[Lord Doneraile was a popular hunting man who one day came on some local people digging out foxes. They had unearthed a young cub which they were reluctant to kill and His Lordship asked if he could have it. They agreed and he reared the fox as his pet and took it everywhere as his mascot. Unfortunately the fox lead to his eventual downfall. The fox contracted rabies and bit His Lordship as well as his coachman Barrer in early January 1887. They both went to Paris to Louis Pasteur and stayed a month getting Pasteur’s new vaccination treatment and came home ostensibly cured. While Barrer never looked back, Lord Doneraile fell ill with what was described as hydrophobia or rabies in August of 1887. Though tended by the best doctors in Cork who kept in touch with doctors in London and Pasteur in Paris, Lord Doneraile was dead within a week. Thus began the legend that Lord Doneraile may have been the last person in Ireland to have died from rabies].

Belt plate of the Kinnalea and Kerricurrihy Cavalry for Auction at Hegartys, Bandon on Sunday 3rd April 2016 at 3pm.

Belt plate of the Kinnalea and Kerricurrihy Cavalry for Auction at Hegartys, Bandon on Sunday 3rd April 2016 at 3pm.

Also of interest will be the the belt plate of the Kinnalea and Kerricurrihy Cavalry, previously in the Westhorpe Collection and featured in the Cork Historical Journal, the only one known in the world.  The belt plate closely remembers those worn by the Royal Cork volunteers.

For furniture enthusiasts, there is a superb quality Regency rosewood Cork foldover card table  est. €2000/4000, and an early 19th century Irish mahogany Partner’s library desk est. €3000/4000, a George II Irish giltwood mirror est. €2000/3500 and a superb oval Irish George III mahogany foldover tea table  est. €3000/5000.  A large collection of clocks and clock sets will feature in the sale and a 19th century four door library bookcase is estimated at €3000/5000.  Irish Art will be represented by a previously unseen work by Gerard Dillon est. €12000/18000, along with other Irish works by Robert Gibbs, Arthur Maderson, Alexander Williams, James Bingham, Marie Carroll, Tom Byrne, Lorna Miller, Annie Robinson, Tom Greaney, Graham Knuttel, Majella O’Neill Collins, Carol Anne Waldron and more..
A superb quality Irish 19th century silver teapot will feature in a collection of about 30 silver items, also there will be giltwood mirrors, a pair of Chinese 19th century blue & white vases, along with lamps and other collectables. 
Auction:  Collection of the late Margaret Ridgeway, founder of the Kilcolman National Nature Reserve in Doneraile, Co. Cork
Venue:    Hegartys Auction Rooms, the Bypass, Bandon, Co. Cork
Date & Time:  Sunday, 3rd April 2016 at 3pm
Viewing:        Friday, 1st April from 12-5pm, Saturday, 2nd April from 12-5pm
                    Sunday, 3rd April 12-3pm when auction starts.
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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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