Fine Arts: Cabinets with a touch of class at Sheppards
A pair of 19th-century Boulle pier cabinets with brass and red tortoiseshell inlay take pride of place at the upcoming sale of the contents of Erindale House in Co Carlow
When did an antique ornament last make you smile? While an ostrich egg is undeniably impressive, decoratively speaking, it’s a trifle bland. In the 19th century, craftsman metal workers found a way to spice them up a little. Sheppards’ Erindale House Contents sale has a delightful example, a squirrel contemplating his breakfast, worth every penny of its estimate of €200-€300.
A lot for the connoisseur of fine furniture is a pair of 19th-century Boulle pier ...