An Irish mahogany long case clock and a George IV Irish dining table are among the lots from the estate of Sylvia (Williams) Fairtlough to be sold by Ashgrove Auctioneers in Ballybrittas, Co. Laois on July 21. Mrs. Fairtlough, of Ashfield Court, Ballybrittas, was a well known antiques dealer and dog breeder, who judged for Crufts. She was married to Richard Williams, a director of Tullamore Distilleries who died in 1968, and then to Geoffrey Fairtlough, who also pre-deceased her. Sylvia Fairtlough died in 2009.
The clock, by Isaac Bull of Dublin has an estimate of 1,500-2,500. The triple section dining table is estimated at 800-1,200. Other lots include six 19th century Irish dining chairs (800-1,200), a Victorian ebonised baby grand piano (400-600), a Chinese jade censer, ivory, 18th century oil paintings, African Tribal art, watercolours, silver and plate, ceramics, Irish and other glass and various collectibles. The catalogue is online.
UPDATE: The auction realized 105,000 and Ashgrove are running a timed online auction of unsold lots until Monday, July 27. A pair of Victorian mirrors sold for 2,500 and a 19th century campaign chest sold for 2,400.