There will be more than 1,200 lots at the two day autumn fine and decorative art sale at Mealy’s in Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny on October 4 and 5. The auction features items from the Lyons Demesne, being sold on the instructions of the estate of Ryanair founder Dr. Tony Ryan, contents from a period home in the south east and a private collection of family crested and other silver.
Here is a small selection: UPDATE: THIS WAS A HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL TWO DAY SALE FOR MEALY’S THAT BROUGHT IN ABOUT 700,000 ON THE HAMMER.
A Carrara George III chimneypiece in the Palladian style (7,000-11,000). UPDATE: IT MADE 13,000 AT HAMMER, BOUGHT BY THE TRADE.
A four panel North African Suzani or wall panel (1,200-1,800). (Click on image to enlarge). UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD
An ebonised and gilt bronze mounted cabinet, probably Italian (2,000-3,000). UPDATE: THIS MADE 3,700
A 19th century carved oak breakfront bookcase, originally from Knocktopher Abbey, Co. Kilkenny (2,500-3,500). UPDATE: THIS MADE 5,200 AT HAMMER.
An early George III armorial salver by Richard Rugg, London, 1770 (700-800). UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,350
A 19th century Sutherland lustre bowl commemorating "Sobriety, Temperance, Freedom and Domestic Comfort" (80-150). UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD
A pair of bronze equestrian groups after Guillaume Coustou (4,800-5,800). UPDATE: THESE WERE UNSOLD.
A set of four Irish cast silver Irish candlesticks by John Walker, Dublin c1773 (15,000-25,000). UPDATE: THEY MADE 20,000 AT HAMMER.