We are delighted to have been favoured with the sale of antique furniture, art and collectibles amassed over several decades by retired Cork based orthopaedic surgeon Mr. Tony McGuinness and his wife Geraldine. They will come under the hammer at Hegarty’s Auction Rooms in Bandon next Tuesday evening at 7pm. The contents of Bealaha Bridge House, Kilbeg, Bandon will form the bulk of the sale. There are some wonderful pieces of Irish 18th century furniture including a card table and a wine table.
A fine William IV oval-ended dining table with two extra leaves is estimated at 2,000-3,000. A set of ten early 19th century dining chairs is estimated at 1,200-1,800, Among the other prime pieces on offer are a Regency rosewood fold over card table (1,500-2,000), an Edwards and Roberts display cabinet, a pair of Victorian library chairs, a 19th century writing table, a Regency rosewood sofa table and a selection of occasional furniture.
Collectibles include some Cork silver pieces by William Egan, Oriental Famille Rose and Famille Vert porcelain, an Imperial yellow and green Chinese bowl with a five clawed dragon motif impressed with the six character mark, 19th century English porcelain and Moorcroft pottery. There is a selection of contemporary Irish art headed by a Mark O’Neill still life with boots and conkers (2,000-4,000) and work by Norman J. McCaig, Kitty Wilmer O’Brien, Alex McKenna, Frank Egginton and several others.
A drawing of a cat by Gwen John and and etching by Dame Elizabeth Frink bring a more international dimension to the art on offer.
We are pleased to have in this sale an original watercolour sketch of “Sleeping Tabby” by Gwen John (1876-1939), Sleeping Tabby, Circa 1905, Pencil and Wash on Paper, Gallery Label Verso. Gwendolen Mary John was a Welsh artist who worked in France for most of her career. This sketch was purchased in 1987 from Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London, when current owner was working with Yale University Press and was involved in the publishing of book in 1987, on the artist by Cecily Langdale, a noted Gwen scholar which was launched at this Gallery. The family of Gwen John released their paintings and sketches which were exhibited to coincide with the release of the book, this sketch was included. Estate stamp should be within the frame.
Elizabeth Frink (1930-1993), (Dame Elisabeth Jean Frink CH DBE RA (1930–1993) was an English sculptor and printmaker.Prologue, “Canterbury Tales” Etching of the parade of all the pilgrims to Canterbury, with Aquatint, Gallery Label on Reverse, Published by Waddington Galleries, 1972, Numbered 267/275 Elizabeth Frink purchased approx. 20 years ago by current owner from Tony Bradshaw of the Bloomsbury Workshop in London, dimensions 31.75″ x 25″ in frame.
Also included are contents from Quay House, Kinsale, Co. Cork.
Viewing for this important sale starts on Friday, 14th October from 12-5pm & continues on Saturday 15th 12-5pm, Sunday 16th 2-5pm, Monday 17th 12-5pm & Tuesday 18th (day of sale) from 12 noon until Auction starts at 7pm.