Matthews auc­tion event

Mid Louth Independent - - NEWS -

MATTHEWS Auc­tion­eers of Old­cas­tle con­duct a good two-day an­tiques & in­te­ri­ors auc­tion next Satur­day & Sun­day 21st & 22nd April, com­menc­ing 1:30pm each day. Amongst the thou­sand or so items to be sold is lot 821, an an­tique Chi­nese Im­pe­rial yel­low ground dou­ble gourd vase.

“I think it might be worth some­thing”, says the auc­tion­eer Damien Matthews. “It pos­sesses age and has the colour­ing the main­land Chi­nese mar­ket likes. Plus it’s in orig­i­nal con­di­tion and was bought by the house owner about thirty years ago - be­fore Chi­nese ce­ram­ics be­gan to be re­ally ap­pre­ci­ated. It is hard to know about these things as that mar­ket is a law onto it­self, but we’ll see”. With an auc­tion es­ti­mate €500 to €800 it stands just ten inches high.

Also in­cluded in the auc­tion is a rare pair of nine­teenth cen­tury gilded & sil­vered bronze eques­trian sculp­tures by Philippe Mourey (1840-1910).de­pict­ing Louis XIV and Fran­cois I. Es­ti­mate €2,500 - €3,500.

Day one com­mences Satur­day at 1:30pm with some good Jew­ellery (lots 1 - 135) and then at 2:30pm the An­tique & In­te­ri­ors auc­tion be­gins. Day Two on Sun­day also starts at 1:30pm, with an­other 500 lots of an­tiques & in­te­rior items to be sold (lots 501 - 1,018). The cat­a­logue can be viewed on­line at www.matthewsauc­tion­rooms.com.

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