Invitation to Consign
SHEPPARD'S SEPTEMBER 2014 AUCTION
Irish furniture • Porcelain • Fine art • Irish silver • Orientalist art • Miltaria • Gold coins • Important watches • Fine wines
We are now seeking entries for Sheppard's September 2014 auction to be held in Durrow. Consignments of items that are of a type and value typically sold at Sheppard's are always welcome. Please feel free to contact us directly for a complimentary valuation of your property.
CONSIGNMENT DEADLINE: 11:00 am Friday 15 August 2014
Auctioneer: Michael Sheppard 086 805 0639
Auction co-ordinator: Michelle Brophy 057 874 0000
+353 57 874 0000
+353 86 805 0639
IN THE NEWS
12 JULY 2014
GOING ... GOING ... GUANG FOR CHINESE ANTIQUE IN LAOIS
Sheppard's had another stroke of Chinese good fortune this week. On Tuesday morning, the three-day event got off to a dramatic start when an antique Chinese cloisonne (enamelled) bronze guang - a type of decorative ewer used for pouring rice wine at ritual banquets - sold for €250,000, 10 times the estimate (€20,000 - €30,000). Continue reading...
11 JULY 2014
ALL HALLOWS ART AUCTION SIGNALS END OF AN ERA
They were once more powerful than cabinet ministers but this week their portraits sold for a few thousand euro in an auction of religious art. Paintings owned by All Hallows College in Drumcondra, Dublin, went under the hammer at a three-day Sheppard's auction in Durrow which ended yesterday. The former seminary, now a third-level college, is on the verge of closure. Continue reading...
9 JULY 2014
SALVAGED 15TH-CENTURY ALTARPEICE MAKES €40,000 AT AUCTION
A Flemish altarpiece discovered by a priest in Co Wexford was sold at auction last night for €40,000. The 15th-century artwork went under the hammer at Sheppard's art auction in Durrow, Co Laois, where it had been catalogued with an estimate of between €80,000 and €120,000. The winning bid was made by an anonymous buyer in Belgium. Continue reading...