Fine Arts

Take Three at Sheppard’s and Mealy’s

Pre-Christmas auctions offer rich pickings from two great houses recently sold, and a treasury of rare books and other collector items

Pair of 18th century or earlier marble busts (€2,000-€3,000)

Durrow based auctioneers Sheppard’s is hosting a three-day auction titled Dublin and Provincial starting on December 5.

The sale of 1,231 lots includes contents from two recently sold period properties Drumleck House in Howth, Co Dublin – once home of noted collectors John and Gertrude Hunt – and more recently Fergal and Rachael Naughton’s Ardsallagh House in Fethard, Co Tipperary.

Together with other consigners, the sale offers rich and tempting pickings for collectors. Notable lots ...