BANTRY HOUSE IRISH REGENCY MIRRORS AT MEALY’S
This Regency mirror was originally in Bantry House. (click to enlarge) The mirrors failed to sell.
ONE of a pair of Irish Regency gilt convex girandole mirrors with eagle crests probably by Clare, Grand Parade, Cork – originally from Bantry House – will feature at the Mealy’s two day winter fine arts and decorative sale in Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny on November 30 and December 1.
It is one of three lots from Bantry House in the sale. The mirrors are estimated at 10,000-15,000. A late George III twin pedestal dining table is estimated at 4,000-6,000 and a pair of George III knife boxes with a slope top and serpentine front applied with brass carrying handles originally part of the dining room furniture is estimated at 800-1,500.
Bantry House, Bantry has been home to the White family since 1739.
Mealy’s 1166 lot sale features Irish paintings by artists like William Mulready, Walter Osborne, Aloysius O’Kelly, Frank McKelvey, Daniel Maclise, Augustus Nicholas Burke and William Saddler II.
There are clocks and other timepieces, a collection of vintage fashion and costume, Irish and other period silver and plate, jewellery and a single owner private collection of wine, port and whiskey.
POSTPONED UNTIL DECEMBER 7 DUE TO BAD WEATHER.
UPDATE: THE mirrors failed to sell at auction, under active negotiation afterwards. The sale realised just under 380,000, about 40 per cent of lots were unsold, but the high value lots found buyers.