An interesting and eclectic collection of antiques will come under the hammer at Hegarty’s Auction on 6th May 2012 at 3pm. Lots will include contents from three private residences in Kilkenny, Tipperary and Youghal, and from a specialist business that sold rare 18th & 19th century sheet music which has recently been retired. Through the owners we are pleased to offer some extremely rare and beautiful sheet music, many with monochrome front cover illustrations and many with full colour lithographic covers and all have a specific connection or interest with Ireland. Items of interest in the furniture section will be a 19th century console table est. €2500/4000, a pair of rosewood library chairs est. €1500/2500, a Victorian oval rosewood library table est. €1500/2500, a crossbanded Regency card table est. €2000/3000, two Edwardian display cabinets and three 19th century pedestal writing desks, along with a selection of Victorian bedroom furniture to include a set of six Victorian dining room chairs, a Victorian dining room table, rosewood library table, giltwood mirrors, oak stick barometer from Stanley of London. Of maritime interest is a large brass bell from the Duke of Rothesay ship, a sextant by Elliot brothers of London, antique ship’s wheel, a selection of Irish and English silver, an Irish longcase Grandfather clock by George Sykes of Carlow, as well as a 17th century English walnut window chair.
18th century Irish silver will feature, including very rare 1770’s century Irish salver est. €2000/3000, an 18th century Irish silver sugar bowl est. €2000/3000 and a rare 18th century ivory and tortoise shell oval snuff box from a Cork private collector. There will also be some pieces of garden statuary on sale.
Viewing will take place on Friday 4th May 11am-5pm, Saturday 5th May 11am-5pm and on Sunady 6th, day of sale from 11am to 3pm, when auction starts.
Catalogue online at http://www.hegartyantiques.com.