Auctions and results

Auction results: Friday (December 5th) Bonhams, London. A Kunstkammer table-top cabinet made in Augsburg, Germany during the mid-17th century, and formerly in Ballyfin, the Co Laois home of the aristocratic Coote family, £482,500 (£400,000- £600,000).

Tuesday (December 9th) Sotheby's, London. An engraved brass plate taken from the coffin of Oliver Cromwell at his exhumation in London in 1661, £74,500 (£8,000-£12,000).

Tuesday (December 9th) Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers, Clyde Court Hotel, Dublin 4. Sale of Rare Books, Manuscripts, Literature & Maps. Four volumes containing the unique copies of The Flapper, a magazine produced between 1904-1910 by the Shaw children of Bushy Park House, Terenure, Dublin €4,400 (€1,250-€1,750). Forthcoming auctions:

Tuesday (December 16th) Adam's, St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2. Paintings from the ESB Collection. An auction at 6pm of the company's surplus art.


Highlights include Hidden Landscape by Patrick Collins, €7,000-€10,000; Claddagh Quay, Galway by Cecil Maguire, €3,000-€5,000; Road to the Beach by Patrick Hennessy, €3,000-€5,000; The Village of Kilmallock, Co Limerick by Mark Kelly, €1,000 -€2,000.

Viewing from 2pm tomorrow, Sunday. Catalogue can be viewed at