Achieve enlightenment at Sheppard’s March sale

Achieve enlightenment at Sheppard’s March sale View Gallery
Chest-on-chest, €14,000-€18,000

Headline lots at Sheppard’s in March put the focus on the Age of Enlightenment. The star piece of furniture is a magnificent walnut, herringbone and satinwood inlaid chest-on-chest, circa 1720. Of exceptional honey colour and in original condition, i

The top silver lot is a large 1798 centrepiece by London makers William Pitts and Joseph Preedy.

This bears a crest suggesting that it was made for the union of two Irish families. It measures 133 × 47 centimetres (€8,000-€12,000).

Wholly Irish is a mahogany long case clock, circa 1770, the square brass face inscribed George Dougherty, Dublin, 237 × 48 × 25 centimetres (€3,500-€5,500).

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