The final auction of the Summer season at Hegarty’s of Bandon was a huge success. Our first foray into the world on online live bidding went without a hitch, and we saw interest and bidding from across the world, including bidders from Europe, Asia & the USA.

The viewing was very busy through out the week running up to the Sunday auction, and on the day it was standing room only in the auction room.

The telephone lines were fully booked and bidding in the room was swift and busy.

A selection of highlight results can be seen below.

If you have something that you are thinking of selling, send us an email at or drop us a line on 00353 23 8852910


Lot 4: A MEDAL FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE IN WORLD WAR I, awarded in May of 1916, engraved rim states J.24829 J. Collins, A B Gallipoli OPNS 1915-1916, with blue & white ribbon, accompanied by various paperwork relating to the seaman Sold 1200 Eur + fees.


Lot 34: A VERY FINE 19TH CENTURY CHINESE HARDWOOD CARVED DISPLAY CABINET, circa 1835, the top section is mounted with a curved arch pediment, showing the three figures of Fu, Lu & Shou. Sold 3100 Eur + fees.

Lot 102: A PAIR OF LEATHER AND METAL ARM CHAIRS, with shaped wooden arm rests. Sold 1000 Eur + fees

Lot 298: AFTER SIR WILLIAM RUSSELL FLINT, (Scottish 1880 – 1969) “EVE”, limited edition signed print, signed lower right on the mount, with The Fine Art Trade Guild guarantee stamp lower left, copyright of W.J. Stacey, London. Sold 900 Eur + Fees.



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Our Aladdin’s Cave has made the Irish Times!!

We are delighted to have been featured in the Fine Art’s section of last weekend’s Irish Times  – here’s the link below in case you missed it!

Click here for full article..

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Live Bidding available for our August Auction!

To include the Denniss collection of Schull, Co. Cork, Ireland.
AUGUST 26TH 2018 at 4pm

As the very warm summer starts to draw to a close, we find ourselves looking towards the cooler autumn days ahead and as the seasons change we at Hegarty’s are also ushering in change. Our next auction, which will take place on the 26th of August at 4pm, will be our very first live auction, being hosted on The-Saleroom.

This opens our auction rooms & the fine collection that makes up this catalogue to viewing & online bidding from near and far. We will be one of only two Cork & Munster auction rooms to take this step with The Saleroom, and we have seen a very strong response from registrations & queries since the catalogue went live on August 17th.

We are delighted to present as our final auction of the season, The West Cork Country House Auction, including The Denniss Collection of Schull. This is a wonderful eclectic auction, of over 340 lots. That will include items ranging from antique furniture, fine art, silver & jewellery, there is something for everyone, and with the majority of the items coming from a probate clearance, there is plenty scope bidders of all budgets to find an item to their liking.

We are excited to take this step, but as always welcome our loyal clients to come view and bid in person at our auction rooms on the by-pass, Bandon.

Viewing will be open to the public on the following dates/times:

August 23rd 12 – 5PM
August 24th 12 – 5PM~
August 25th 12 – 5PM
August 26th 12 – 4PM (When the Auction begins)


Catalogue can be viewed online at or at

Please see below some highlight lots from the catalogue.

LOT 3 –
A WONDERFUL 18CT WHITE GOLD SAPPHIRE & DIAMOND “BOMBAY” RING, with centre stone .50 cwts Estimate: €4500 – 5500

LOT 20


A VERY FINE LATE 19TH CENTURY SILVER TEA/COFFEE SET, wonderfully decorated with profuse chasing of foliate & scroll design, with intertwined beading detail, the lids have a pinched finial decoration, and spouts are shaped, with ivory insulators to the pot handles, maker’s mark is EB & JB for Edward & John Barnard, with date letter’s of ‘e’ & ‘f’ for 1860 & 1861, each item has a gilt interior

Lot 20 – A VERY FINE LATE 19TH CENTURY SILVER TEA/COFFEE SET, wonderfully decorated with profuse chasing of foliate & scroll design, with intertwined beading detail, the lids have a pinched finial decoration, and spouts are shaped, with ivory insulators to the pot handles, maker’s mark is EB & JB for Edward & John Barnard, with date letter’s of ‘e’ & ‘f’ for 1860 & 1861, each item has a gilt interior Estimate €100 – €200


LOT 27


A FINE WALNUT BUREAU DU JOUR, neat size, drop down front reveals cabinet with drawers, over a single drawer with floral and drop brass handles, with a shaped scalloped apron beneath, raised on Queen Anne leg, terminating with pad feet, 36” x 24” x 16” approx




€200 – €300

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Mid-Summer Auction includes the Levigne Collection of Summercove, Kinsale

As the midpoint of the year approaches we are well and truly into the summer season at Hegarty’s Fine Art & Antiques Auctioneers.  Coming up on Sunday July 1st is an auction with items for all tastes & budgets.  We are pleased to have been favoured with the sale of the Levigne Collection, of Summercove, Kinsale & items from other private estates will also feature.  A wonderful collection of 19th & 20th Century furniture, Fine art, a selection of mid-century furniture pieces, and jewellery will come under the hammer in what promises to be a great auction!

Lot 9: LORNA MILLAR, “RING A RING A ROSIE”, acrylic on board, signed lower left, 30″ x 20″ approx board, 40″ x 30″ approx frame. Est 800-1000 Eur

LOt 6: A VERY FINE FRENCH BOW FRONTED GREEN MARBLE TOPPED MAHOGANY & INLAID COMMODE, 3 drawers over 2, with brass round pull handles, raised on tapering fluted & turned leg 42” x 20” x 36” approx ESt. 900-1200 Eur

Lot 42: A CHINESE MONOCHROME COBALT-BLUE PEAR SHAPED ‘YUHUNCHUNPING’ STYLE VASE, with white glazed interior, a six character Qianlong mark in blue on the underside, 12.5” tall approx, 4” diam of top. Est. 2000-2500 Eur.


Lot 21: A PAIR OF SOFT LEATHER BUTTON BACK/WING BACKED ARMCHAIRS, raised on short Queen Anne Leg. Est. 1200-1400 Eur

Lot 230: A PAIR OF GILTWOOD WALL MIRRORS, oval in shape, with a rippon pediment and reeded frame, 26″ x 18.5″ approx each est. 500-600 Eur

Lot 265: AN EDWARDIAN STYLE TWO DIAMOND RING, with leaf shaped mount having paved diamonds to it, main diamonds approx .30cts each Est. 2000-3000 Eur

Lot 2: A VERY FINE 19TH CENTURY OVAL SHAPED LIBRARY TABLE, with scalloped apron, and down turned finial decoration to the same, raised on a pair of two legged pods, turned and carved each with a pair of upturned scroll tipped feet, united by a shaped scroll ended stretcher, terminating on castors, 48″ x 28″ x 29″ approx. Est 800-1200 Eur

Lot 17: A FINE WILLIAM IV ROSEWOOD, FOLDOVER, CARD TABLE, with rounded front corners, the frieze decorated with carved foliage detail, raised on a carved and turned column support, quadra form base, with scroll tipped castored feet, 35″ x 17″ x 28.5″ approx. Est. 1000-1500 Eur

Lot 18: A FINE VICTORIAN MAHOGANY BOOKCASE, two door glazed case, over 2 drawers over a double cabinet beneath. Est 1000-1500 Eur

Lot 1: A REGENCY ROSEWOOD BRASS INLAID FOLD OVER CARD TABLE, with rounded corners, brass string inlay to the top, raised on an octagonal shaped column support, and quadraform base with high knee legs having floral gilt roundels, and brass capped castored feet, 36″ x 18″ x 30″ approx est. 1300-1500 Eur

Lot 10: A VERY FINE EDWARDIAN ROSEWOOD INLAID 3 DRAWER CHEST, with brass floral pull handles, decorated all over with wonderful marquetry inlaid foliage detail with a central urn to the top, raised on tapering short inlaid legs, 32″ x 16″ x 31″ approx. Est 800-1000 Eur

Lot 15: A CHINESE BLUE & WHITE VASE, decorated with scrolling lotus and leaves, with a band of waves beneath the rim, with a Yongzheng 6 character mark to the underside within a double circle, 12.75” high approx, 4”diam of top. Est 2000-3000 Eur

Lot 106: A LARGE MODEL YACHT, on stand, with plate stating “Nauticalia”. Est. 150-200 Eur



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Sunday 27th of May 2018

The May auction saw a really nice crowd gather in the auction rooms in Bandon. It was a 255 Lot auction, with a good mix on offer, from good quality antique furniture, fine art from both Irish and internationally known artists, to a wonderful collection of eastern Asian collectables.

A selection of the highlight results can be seen below, with images attached of each lot.

We are now preparing for our next auction, The Mid-Summer Auction – To Include the Contents of Summercove. Consignments are welcome and potential suppliers are asked to email for further information on how to consign to auction with us.

May Auction Highlight Results:

LOT 11

ARTHUR K. MADERSON, “EVENING TALLOW HORSE FAIR”, oil on board, signed lower right, inscribed and signed again verso, 12″ x 12″ approx board, 19″ x 19″ approx frame

Hammer: €950




LOT 40

DARIUS JOSEPH MACEGAN, (IRISH 1856 – 1939), “MICHAEL COLLINS”, pencil on paper, signed and dated 1922 lower left, inscribed verso “Michael Collins, drawn by The MacEgan, Studio 47 Fleet Street Dublin”, framers label verso A. Bassi

Hammer: €460




LOT 48 

A FINE LATE 19TH CENTURY, SERPENTINE FRONTED MAHOGANY GLAZED CABINET, with bow front and concave glazed sides, decorated with string inlaid detail, raised on tapering leg, 6ft x 55″ x 13″ approx

Hammer: €1150




LOT 97 

A BLUE & WHITE “ROULEAU” FORM VASE, tall, with a columnar neck and galleried rim, decorated with panels showing various countryside scenes and panels showing the “Hundred Antiques” imagery, with a double circle mark beneath, 47cm high approx/18.5” high approx, diam of top 5” approx, possibly Qing

Hammer: €1450




LOT 102 

A VERY FINE LATE 19TH CENTURY MARQUETRY INLAID DISPLAY CABINET, circa 1870, with a concave inlaid frieze and three quarter brass gallery, with a single glazed door, and glazed side walls, brass mounts, and velvet lined shelved interior, raised on cabriole leg with brass sabots, 64” x 27” x 18” approx

Hammer: €900



LOT 144

AFTER CHARLES JOHNSON PAYNE (“SNAFFLES”) (British, 1884-1967) “THE BIGGEST WALLS IN THE COUNTRY WAS IN IT”, Limited Edition Coloured Print, numbered in pencil lower left 350/850, with Snaffle studio blind-stamp lower left, 18” x 12” approx plate, 31” x 23” approx frame

Hammer: €520


LOT 158

A KILLARNEY WARE CHESS SET, with “made in the Gap of Dunloe – Killarney” inscribed

Hammer: €400

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LAST CALL to CONSIGN!! May Auction is on Sunday 27th at 4pm

Our first Sale of the Summer will take place on Sunday, 27th May at 4pm, at our Auction Rooms in Parnell Business Park, on the Bypass, Bandon, Co. Cork.

Closing date for receiving suitable items for auction is Friday, 18th May 2018.

Some highlights are as follows:

Lot 3: AFTER MICHEL CLAUDE CLODIN, (French, 1738-1814) “BACCHANTES – THE FAMILY”, a bronze family group, 23” H, base 14” x 10” approx. Estimate: €1500 – 2500

LOT 3 – AFTER MICHEL CLAUDE CLODIN, (French, 1738-1814)
“BACCHANTES – THE FAMILY”, a bronze family group, 23” H, base 14” x 10” approx
Estimate: €1500 – 2500


AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY, IRISH, SINGLE DOOR ASTRAGAL GLAZED DISPLAY CABINET, sitting on an inlaid single drawer unit, with a 1 door cabinet beneath, raised on tapering leg.  Estimate: €1500-2000


A VERY FINE REGENCY ROSEWOOD, BRASS INLAID, SOFA TABLE, having 2 frieze drawers, with drop leaves, raised on a spade shaped support, sitting on a raised quadra form base, terminating on brass toed curved feet, label within for “Druce & Co, Baker St. London”    Estimate: €3000 – 5000


This collection will include some really interesting vases, plates and other collectable items.


Artists which are coming up for auction on May 27th include:

Cecil Maguire, Marie Carroll & Markey Robinson to name a few.


There will be some silver items of interest as well as a selection of glass.

Please find below some information regarding dates & times for public viewing:

Date of Auction:    Sunday May 27th @ 4pm

Venue for Auction:  Hegarty Auction Rooms, the Bypass, Bandon, Co. Cork – Free parking on the viewing days as well as on the auction day.

Public Viewing Dates:

(No viewing on Thursday)
Friday 25th 12-5PM
Saturday 26th 12-5pm
Sunday 27th 12-4pm – when the auction begins

Catalogue will be online at by close of business on Thursday, 24th of May 2018.

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April Auction Highlights (see photos below)

Our April auction sees a wonderful variety of objects coming to the market, for our bidders to come to view and buy.

We have a strong collection of 18th & 19th Century Irish glass, including Lot 39 & Lot 40 which you can see in more detail below.

Also coming to the market is a very interesting collection of late 19th / early 20th century Corinthian oil lamps, all in very good condition and are sure to add a unique touch to anyone’s interior layout – please see Lot 33 below.

It’s hard to believe, but Spring time is here – although at times the weather might suggest it is still November, it is the right time to start planning for the summer days and evenings ahead, and we have a really good selection of garden furniture & decorative objects to help our bidders to do just that, from seats & water features to lamps & ornaments, there is plenty to choose from.

With us moving closer to the summer months our jewellery section is also showing well, with a wonderful collection of diamond, sapphire & emerald rings available to our bidders, one of which, Lot 20 – can be seen in more detail below.

Our fine art section is also strong with artists such as Arthur K. Maderson, Ivan Sutton, Katie Buttimer, Annie Robinson & Simeon Stafford to name a few.

Finally, with brown furniture climbing back up in terms of results, we have a strong selection of tables, chairs & cabinets available to our bidders.

We look forward to seeing you at the viewings & on the day of the auction.

Date of Auction: Sunday April 29th @ 4pm

Venue for Auction: Hegarty Auction Rooms, the Bypass, Bandon, Co. Cork
Free parking on the day

Public Viewing Dates:
Thursday 26th 12-5PM
Friday 27th 12-5PM
Saturday 28th 12-5pm
Sunday 29th 12-4pm – when the auction begins

Catalogue will be online at by close of business on Wednesday 25th of April.

LOT 6 – A VERY FINE SINGLE DRAWER ROSEWOOD SIDE TABLE, having rounded floral carved corners, raised on extensively carved side pod supports, united by a curved stretcher with carved leaf supports, each pod terminating with a pair of carved lion paw feet, 28” x 17” x 31” approx   Estimate:  €900/1200




20 – A STUNNING 18 CT YELLOW & WHITE GOLD 3 STONE DIAMOND RING, diamond 3.53cts, H colour SI1; with certificate.
Estimate: €18000 – €24000



33 – A VERY GOOD LATE 19TH / EARLY 20TH CENTURY OIL LAMP, with brass Corinthian column base, having a cranberry glass reservoir, and an acid etched frilled cranberry glass shade, and clear glass chimney, in very good condition 31” high approx      Estimate: €150-€250






LOT 39 – A LATE 18TH CENTURY IRISH, PROVINCIAL, GLASS SPIRIT DECANTER, possibly Cork, mallet shaped, hand blown with moulded reed design to the end, and triple ring neck, with stopper 8.5” high approx      Estimate: €400 – €800






LOT 40 –   A FINE LATE 19TH CENTURY IRISH CUT GLASS JUG, with step cut spout and ribbed handle, with strawberry & diamond cut band to the body, 3.5” high approx, 6.5” spout to handle approx, 4” across approx –
Estimate: €400-600



LOT 44 – IVAN SUTTON (Irish, b. 1944), “GALWAY HOOKERS”
, oil on canvas board, signed lower right, inscribed verso “Galway Hookers Berthed, at Carraroe Pier, Connemara, Co. Galway”, and signed again, 20″ x 30″ approx board, 40″ x 30″ approx frame   Estimate:  €1600/2000


LOT 115 – A PAIR OF MID-CENTURY STYLE “AVIATOR” LEATHER TUB ARM CHAIRS, with criss-cross stitched pattern detail to the back and seat, each  29″x33″x28″ approx  –  Estimate: €1500 – €1700

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