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    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.

    PORTRAITS AND SPORTING GUNS AT MEALY’S

    Friday, March 24th, 2017

    Among the 1,000 lots to come under the hammer at two days of sales at Mealy’s in Castlecomer on March 28 and 29 are a number of paintings including portraits and tribal art and a private collection of guns and other militaria, with rare examples not seen on the market for decades.  The catalogue is online.  Here is a small selection:

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for March 21, 2017)

    ADRIAEN VANDIEST (1655-1704), ‘A Man-O-War Firing a Salute with Figures on the Shore Line (8,000-12,000)   UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    Pair of 12-bore double-barrel box lock side-by-side sporting ejector guns, no. 1 & 2 by W.J. Jeffery and Co. (5,000-8,000)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    ATTRIBUTED TO JONATHAN RICHARDSON I (1665-1745), ‘Portrait of a Military Officer’ (4,000-6,000) UPDATE: THIS MADE 6,200 AT HAMMER

    ATTRIBUTED TO MARTIN CREGAN (1788-1870), ‘Portrait of a Lady’, by repute Lady Mary Stewart, depicted with a young boy (150-200)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 190 AT HAMMER

    An oil on canvas portrait of a gentleman in the style of Rembrandt (300-500)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 850 AT HAMMER

    ANTIQUE FURNITURE AT MEALY’S TWO DAY SALE IN CASTLECOMER

    Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

    The spring fine art sale at Mealy’s in Castlecomer on March 28 and 29 will comprise 1,000 lots.  The sale will include the collection of an Irish gentleman of title, comprising period paintings, furniture, and decorative arts; the entire contents of a country house in the South East of Ireland – on the instructions of the representatives of the estate;  a private collection of guns and other militaria, with rare examples not seen on the market for decades; fine family silver previously held at an Irish bank vault; and a diverse selection of fine art, antiques, and interiors from other Irish estates and collections.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection from the furniture in the sale:

    A pair of William IV mahogany and crested hall chairs (500-600)  UPDATE: THESE MADE 1,200 AT HAMMER

    Part of an 11 piece Hille Art Deco dining suite (2,000-3,000)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 2,800 AT HAMMER

    A set of 14 carved Victorian dining chairs by Eadon and Sons, Sheffield (6,000-8,000)  UPDATE: THESE SOLD FOR 6,500 AT HAMMER

    An Irish Victorian rosewood breakfast table (1,500-2,000) UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,000 AT HAMMER

    SUCCESSFUL SUMMER SALE AT MEALY’S, CASTLECOMER

    Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

    A painting attributed to Franz Snyders (1579-1657) made a hammer price of 37,000 at Mealy’s summer sale in Castlecomer today. It had been estimated at 35,000-55,000.  The auction included paintings, furniture, silver, glass, ceramics and decorative objects from the collection of art history Professor Anne Crookshank, now living in retirement in Donegal.  The Francis Johnston (PRHA) gold medal presented to Anne Crookshank in 2004 sold for 750 and a large Regency period Irish circular dining table made a hammer price of 5,000 in a successful sale where most lots found buyers.

    The sale realised 240,000 with 77% of lots sold.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for July 9, 2016)

    THE FRANCIS JOHNSTON (PRHA) 9K GOLD MEDALLION, presented to Anne Crookshank made 750 at hammer.

    THE FRANCIS JOHNSTON (PRHA) 9K GOLD MEDALLION, presented to Anne Crookshank made 750 at hammer.

    An Irish regency mahogany circular table made 5,000 at hammer.

    An Irish regency mahogany circular table made 5,000 at hammer.

    This unusual 19th century flip top occasional table sold for 375 at hammer

    This unusual 19th century flip top occasional table sold for 375 at hammer

    This French provincial walnut commode sold for 900 at hammer.

    This French provincial walnut commode sold for 900 at hammer.

    A SPRING THRIFT SALE AT MEALY’S IN CASTLECOMER

    Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

    Mealy’s will have a spring thrift auction in Castlecomer on February 13.  All 500 lots are to be sold without reserve.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    A Georgian mahogany oval tray (100-150)

    A Georgian mahogany oval tray (100-150)

    An unusual marquetry games table (200-400)

    An unusual marquetry games table (200-400)

    A 19th century walnut Continental corner cupboard (100-200)

    A 19th century walnut Continental corner cupboard (100-200)

    A Noritake Irish tea and dinner service (70-120)

    A Noritake Irish tea and dinner service (70-120)

    An inlaid slope front bureau (100-200).

    An inlaid slope front bureau (100-200).

    INTERESTING SELECTION AT MEALY’S CASTLECOMER CHRISTMAS SALE

    Sunday, December 13th, 2015

    The hugely interesting selection at the Christmas sale at Mealy’s in Castlecomer on December 14  includes an Irish Labour Party and Trades Union Congress investigation with evidence from over 70 witnesses on Who Burnt Cork City published in 1921.  There is antique furniture and silver, a circular Lalique bowl, a Louis Vuitton lady’s travelling vanity case and a wine and port section with which to celebrate the season in considerable style.  The catalogue is online.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for December 6, 2015).

    An investigation into Who Burnt Cork City? (80-150).

    An investigation into Who Burnt Cork City? (80-150).UPDATE: THIS MADE 240 AT HAMMER

     This George IV sideboard is estimated at just 700-1,100).

    This George IV sideboard is estimated at just 700-1,100).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,300 AT HAMMER

    DIVERSE RANGE AT MEALY’S AUTUMN SALES IN CASTLECOMER

    Monday, October 19th, 2015

    At Mealy’s autumn auction in Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny on October 20 and 21 punters can take their chance on items as diverse as a c1795 Irish flintlock man stopper pistol, a c1710 Queen Anne walnut bureau, an Irish cottage interior by Edward Fitzpatrick or a Cheval Blanc 1970 St. Emilion grand cru classe.  This sale includes a private Irish collection of wine, vintage port, champagne and whisky.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for October 16, 2115)

    An Irish flintlock man stopper pistol, by McDermott Dublin, c1795 (500-700)

    An Irish flintlock man stopper pistol, by McDermott Dublin, c1795 (500-700)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 760 AT HAMMER.

    A c 1710 Queen Anne walnut bureau cabinet (9,000-14,000)

    A c 1710 Queen Anne walnut bureau cabinet (9,000-14,000)  UPDATE: THIS IS STILL AVAILABLE AT A 9,000 RESERVE

    A BIG SELECTION AT MEALY’S AUTUMN AUCTIONS

    Friday, October 16th, 2015

    There is a big selection of around 1,400 lots at Mealy’s two day autumn sale in Castlecomer on October 20-21. More than 80% of them are to be offered without reserve.   This sale includes a private Irish collection of wine, vintage port, champagne and whisky.  The catalogue is online.  Here is a small selection:

    ROSITA TAAFFE (1840), Grotta Azzura, Italy (400-600).

    ROSITA TAAFFE (1840), Grotta Azzura, Italy (400-600).  UPDATE: THI S MADE 425

    A HEAVY FLAT CARVED EARLY LIMESTONE WALL PANEl (600-800)

    A HEAVY FLAT CARVED EARLY LIMESTONE WALL PANEl (600-800)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 3,500

    A GEORGE II PERIOD MAHOGANY CARD TABLE,(2,000-3,000)

    A GEORGE II PERIOD MAHOGANY CARD TABLE,(2,000-3,000)  UPDATE: THIS IS STILL AVAILABLE WITH A 2,000 RESERVE

    A SOLITAIRE RING, the large round brilliant cut diamond, mounted on six claws, weighing approx 5.00ct J-K colour P3 (10,000-15,000)

    A SOLITAIRE RING, the large round brilliant cut diamond, mounted on six claws, weighing approx 5.00ct J-K colour P3 (10,000-15,000)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 9,500

    A 19TH CENTURY CHINESE BLANC DE CHINE PORCELAIN FIGURE OF A GUANYIN (400-600)

    A 19TH CENTURY CHINESE BLANC DE CHINE PORCELAIN FIGURE OF A GUANYIN (400-600)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 550