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    A DRESDEN MONKEY ORCHESTRA AT MEALY’S

    Saturday, November 4th, 2017
    The Kings of the Swingers, a 12 piece Dresden monkey orchestra, will come up at Mealy’s two day sale in Castlecomer next Tuesday and Wednesday.  Lot 494, which will come up towards the end of day one, is an attractive set of monkeys, each playing a different instrument and including a conductor and vocalist.  Just the thing to jazz up your home. The orchestra is estimated at 1,300-1,500.
    The sale will include art, antiques and interiors from a number of period homes.  There is a selection of lots relating to, and once the property of, Daniel O’Connell, the Liberator.  Among these is a fine plaster bust of O’Connell after the eminent Cork sculptor John Hogan (2,000-3,000), a large portrait of him attributed to Joseph Crowley (1819-1857) (2,000-3,000), a large and heavily chased silver crested salver (5,000-7,000) and a large English porcelain jug together with a letter to Ms. McCarthy of 62 Dawson St., Dublin in which O”Connell refers to the purchase of the jug and another letter which refers to the jug which was presented to him while in prison. It is estimated at 2,000-3,000.

    Nearly 1,000 lots will come under the hammer and the sale will be live on the internet.  There is a George III style architectural fire surround and overmantle (2,400-2,600), some heavy cast iron garden benches and statuary, an Irish Georgian style reeded brass bound peat bucket,  a Regency chaise longue, a long 19th century Irish pine kitchen table,  a Cork silver soup ladle by Carden Terry and Jane Williams, a large Edwardian silver epergne, some jewellery and pistols a a c1920’s-30’s mechanical toy bank by Saalheimer and Strauss of Germany (1,500-2,000).  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    A monkey band  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,200 AT HAMMER

    A portrait of Daniel O’Connell  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,200 AT HAMMER

    A bust of Daniel O’Connell  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 3,000

    A German made toy mechanical bank from the 1920’s-30’s UPDATE; THIS MADE 8,500 AT HAMMER

    THE WINTER SALE AT MEALY’S IN CASTLECOMER

    Monday, October 30th, 2017

    The winter sale at Mealy’s in Castlecomer, which takes place on November 7 and 8, features contents from a selection of country and city houses around Ireland.  The auction will feature material formerly the property of Daniel O’Connell, the Liberator (1775-1847).  Viewing gets underway in Castlecomer on November 5.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    VICTORIA (DUBOURG) FANTIN-LATOUR, FRENCH 1840-1926, “Still Life, Roses in a Glass bowl, on a Marble Ledge (2,000-3,000) UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,400 AT HAMMER

    THE DANIEL O’CONNELL SILVER CRESTED SALVER, A LARGE HEAVY CHASED SILVER SALVER, by Richard Sawyer of Dublin 1839 (5,000-7,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 5,500 AT HAMMER

    SERPENTINE-SHAPED NINETEENTH CENTURY FRENCH BRASS-MOUNTED PARQUETRY AND WALNUT LADIES WRITING TABLE (600-700)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 1,000 AT HAMMER

    GEORGE III STYLE ARCHITECTURAL FIRE SURROUND AND OVERMANTEL (2,400-2,600) UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    ROSEWOOD, WALNUT AND SATINWOOD-BANDED CABINET-ON-STAND (3,500-4,000) UPDATE: THIS MADE 3,000 AT HAMMER

    MID SUMMER SALE AT MEALY’S ON JULY 31

    Friday, July 28th, 2017

    Unusual antique composition group with Daniel O’Connell  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,500 AT HAMMER

    An unusual composition group of Daniel O’Connell meeting a group of catholics clad in local costume is the catalogue cover lot for for Mealy’s mid-summer sale in Castlecomer on July 31 at 11 am.  On an oval base under a glass dome it is estimated at 500-800.

    Among the other collectible items on offer is a scale painted wooden model of the Titanic in red, white and black (500-550) and a heavy copper and brass mounted divers helmet on a wooden base (380-450).

    A set of French Art Deco dining chairs is estimated at 3,000-5,000 and an Art Deco macassar ebony dining table with two extension leaves has an estimate of 8,000-15,000.

    Viewing gets underway in Castlecomer today for this one day auction of over 600 lots. It will include fine and decorative art, antique furniture, garden furniture and interiors from a variety of private estates and collections.  The catalogue is online.

    THE RISING MEDAL AWARDED TO JOSEPH PLUNKETT AT WHYTE’S

    Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
    THE 1916 Rising Medal awarded posthumously to Joseph Plunkett comes up at Whyte’s Eclectic Collector sale in Dublin on Saturday January 21.  In 1941 Grace, the patriot’s widow, refused to attend a ceremony to receive the medal, probably in protest against the wartime policy of internment of IRA members. Grace Gifford married Joseph Plunkett in the prison chapel at Kilmainham seven hours before his execution, became a prominent republican, opposed the Treaty and was imprisoned by the Irish Free State government.   When the medal was posted to her she threw it in a bin, where it was rescued by a friend, Cathal Gannon.  Grace told him to keep it as she did not want to have it. It is estimated at 40,000-60,000.

    The silk flag of the Costello Volunteers, raised in Mayo and Roscommon in 1779, is a rarity estimated at 20,000-30,000. The sale features 40 lots of early printed maps and charts of Ireland and its coast, a collection Staffordshire figures of Irish nationalists including Tone, O’Connell, Parnell and Gladstone, the George V ministerial box used by Sean Lemass from 1932-39, the 1886 bandleaders mace from the Brian Borhoime Band, Clontarf, a piece of shrapnel recovered from Rathdown Park, Terenure following the bombing by German aircraft in January 1941, gold coins and banknotes among almost 550 lots.

    The 1916 Rising medal awarded to Joseph Plunkett (40,000-60,000). UPDATE: THIS MADE 40,000 AT HAMMER

    19th century Staffordshire figure of Daniel O’Connell (300-500)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 360 AT HAMMER

    1654 Maps of Ireland by Joan Blaeu, from Theatrum or Novus Atlas. A set of six hand-coloured, engraved maps of Ireland, Ulster; Munster, Connaught (1,500-2,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,400 AT HAMMER

    The 18th century silk flag of the Costello Volunteers (20,000-30,000).  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    LARGE BRONZE OF DANIEL O’CONNELL AT MEALY’S

    Monday, March 14th, 2016

    In the season of history and memorabilia in Ireland it is worth noting that an unusual large scale bronze of Daniel O’Connell comes up at Mealy’s sale in Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny on March 22-23.  Inscribed NY and dated 1881 it is by American Denis B Sheahan (fl 1870-1900) and is estimated at 2,000-3,000.  The auction will include one of Ireland’s largest private collections of clocks and other timepieces from the estate of the late Mr Michael Guerin (1937-2015) whose lifelong passion for collecting and the careful restoration of antique clocks has led to this outstanding and varied collection of over 100 clocks & timepieces from across Ireland and Europe and the collection of the late Mr Geoffrey O’Connor of Co. Kerry, a Pewter Society member, including his pewter collection.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    Daniel O'Connell by Denis B Sheahan (2,000-3,000)

    Daniel O’Connell by Denis B Sheahan (2,000-3,000)

    An 18th century red chinoiserie lacquered long case clock by James Defontaine, London c1735 (3,000-4,000).

    An 18th century red chinoiserie lacquered long case clock by James Defontaine, London c1735 (3,000-4,000).  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 5,600

    A pair of 12 branch crystal chandeliers (5,000-6,000)

    A pair of 12 branch crystal chandeliers (5,000-6,000)

    A c1800 Irish soup ladle by William Fitzgerald, Limerick (4,000-5,000).

    A c1800 Irish soup ladle by William Fitzgerald, Limerick (4,000-5,000).

    Eugene Pavy - Falcon Hunt (7-00-1,200).

    Eugene Pavy – Falcon Hunt (7-00-1,200).

    An Irish William IV serving table (1,500-2,500).

    An Irish William IV serving table (1,500-2,500).

    An Anglo-Indian sandalwood and ivory workbox (1,000-1,500).

    An Anglo-Indian sandalwood and ivory workbox (1,000-1,500).