Friday September 25, 2020

Another big earner under the hammer?

Among all the giltwood and curios at Sheppard’s, there’s an unframed oil which could be worth a fortune if it really is a Roderic O’Conor

25th June, 2017
Chinese conch shell

Having recovered from the heady experience of selling a Chinese porcelain vase with an estimate of €800-€1,200 for a staggering €740,000 in their Asia Arts auction last week (see auction results), Sheppard’s next sale puts the spotlight on Irish country house treasures.

There’s an exceptional pair of marble-topped giltwood console tables (€40,000-€60,000) a George III mahogany Chippendale breakfront bookcase, 240 cm x 193 cm x 56 cm (€12,000-€18,000), and a pair...

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