antiquesandartireland.com

Information about Art, Antiques and Auctions in Ireland and around the world
  • ABOUT
  • About Des
  • Contact
  • Posts Tagged ‘mealy’s’

    ART DECO AND COALBROOKEDALE AT MEALY’S SUMMER SALE

    Sunday, July 30th, 2017
    Gothic style cast iron garden benches, a set of Art Deco dining chairs made in Paris around 1927, a pair of brass bound peat buckets and a Sevres style porcelain writing slope all feature at Mealy’s sale in Castlecomer on July 31. Irish brass bound peat buckets are always in demand by collectors and there are two in this sale, estimated respectively at 2,000-2,200 and 2,000-2,500.
    The top furniture lot is an oblong French Art Deco macassar ebony dining table (c1925-30) by Dominique Andre Domin and Marcel Genevriere.  It is estimated at 8,000-12,000.  There is a set of eight Art Deco dining chairs by Andre Arbus (3,000-5,000) and a heavily carved Chinese side table (2,000-3,000) among a furniture offering which includes side tables, chairs, sideboards, breakfast and dining tables and a pair of satinwood demi lune commodes (2,800-3,500).

    Art includes a large bronze study of a wounded stag by Holme Cardwell (1813-1897) (2,500-3,500), a coastal scene by George Drummond Fish (250-300) and a number of Irish and English School works.  There is porcelain, rugs, a set of four pewter tankards, a scale model of the Titanic, clocks and miniatures on offer.

    French Art Deco macassar ebony dining table. UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    A large brass bound mahogany peat bucket  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,200 AT HAMMER

    A Sevres style porcelain top writing slope. UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,600 AT HAMMER

    One of a pair of gothic style cast iron benches: UPDATE:  THIS LOT MADE 2,000 AT HAMMER

    THE COLLECTION OF A PRINCE AT MEALY’S SUMMER SALE

    Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

    Fine and decorative art, antiques, garden furniture, statuary and interiors will feature at Mealy’s summer sale in Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny on May 30.  The auction of 700 lots will include the collection of the late Prince and Princess Guirey, who had a home at Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath.  His title is a Khanate of the Crimea, formed in 1449 as an independent state by clans of the Mongolian Golden Horde.  Among his ancestors are Haci Giray first ruler of the region, believed to be a descendent in the 11th generation of Genghis Khan (1162-1227) founder of the Mongol Empire. She was daughter of Lady Omerod of Nassau in the Bahamas and the late Frederick Sigrist, aviation pioneer and one of the founders of Hawker Siddeley.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    A BOW-FRONTED MAHOGANY DEMI-LUNE SIDE CABINET (200-300)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 140 AT HAMMER

    UNUSUAL SMALL LIGHT-BLUE AND IRON-RED CHINESE PORCELAIN VASE (600-800) UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,100 AT HAMMER

    A 19TH CENTURY FOLD OUT THAI MANUSCRIPT (500-800) UPDATE: THIS MADE 440 AT HAMMER

    GEORGE III PERIOD MAHOGANY CHEST-ON-CHEST (800-1,200)  UPDATE: THIS  MADE 1,900 AT HAMMER

    HELMUT NEWTON (1920-2004), ‘Sumo Monte Carlo, Tashkin 1999’ number 09924, of a worldwide edition of ten thousand copies. (3,000-5,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 3,200 AT HAMMER

    A CLEVER VICTORIAN OVAL SILVER POCKET FLASK, by Leuchap London & Paris (250-350)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 260 AT HAMMER

    ?

    A RECORD FOR SEAN KEATING AT MEALY’S

    Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
    Sean Keating (1889-1977) - Portrait of an Aran woman and her children.

    Sean Keating (1889-1977) – Portrait of an Aran woman and her children.

    There was a record for a work by Sean Keating at Mealy’s today.  His  c1946 Portrait of an Aran Woman and Her Children has just sold for a hammer price of 130,000 at Mealy’s sale in Castlecomer. This large scale work – 49″ x 58″ – has not been seen in public since the 1940’s and was not on the open market before. According to the art historian Dr. Eimear O’Connor this is no ordinary Aran scene. The models are Sean Keating’s wife, May (née Walshe) (1895-1965), and the couple’s two sons, Justin (1930-2009) in the centre, and Michael (1927-2001), who all sat for him at various intervals throughout 1944. The cat, whose name is now lost to time, was a family pet. Keating’s plan was to exhibit the painting with the RHA, the Oireachtas, or with Victor Waddington that year. However, in spite of his good intentions, he put the canvas to one side and did not get back to complete it until 1946.

    Their eldest son, Michael, pictured in a youthful day dream, was to become a highly respected civil and mechanical engineer, while Justin, also deep in thought, qualified as a vet, and went on to become a politician of note.  The work had been estimated at 40,000-50,000.  The top price for a Keating was 190,000 and there has not been a six figure sum paid for a Keating since 2008.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for December 1, 2016)

    A LARGE FRESH TO MARKET KEATING PORTRAIT AT MEALY’S

    Thursday, December 1st, 2016
    Sean Keating - Portrait of an Aran Woman and her children.

    Sean Keating – Portrait of an Aran Woman and her children.  UPDATE: THIS MADE 130,000 AT HAMMER

    A c1946 Portrait of an Aran Woman and Her Children at Mealy’s is a large work by Sean Keating that has not been on the open market before.  According to Dr. Eimear O’Connor the sitters in the portrait – lot 780 at Mealy’s Winter Sale in Castlecomer on December 6-7 – are the artist’s wife, two sons and pet cat.  The estimate is 40,000-50,000.  The auction will feature lots from the Gore-Booth family of Lissadell, the collection of Sir Anthony O’Reilly at Castlemartin and from the estate of Professor Anne Crookshank among others.  One of the more unusual lots is the Mountainstown House elk antlers. Around 11,000 years old the antlers of this Great Irish Elk were found on the estate by members of the Pollock family. The lot is estimated at 8,000-12,000.

    An early 20th century Rolex silver and cobalt blue enamel ball pendant watch is believed to have belonged to Countess Constance Markievicz and is estimated at 700-1,100. An exceptional Regency rosewood breakfast table is estimated at 7,000-11,000, a 1st UK edition of The Lord of the Rings with all final impressions has a similar estimate and A Mountain Landscape by Paul Henry is estimated at 20,000-30,000.  There are 1,100 lots in total and the catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    A Regency rosewood breakfast table. UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,200 AT HAMMER

    A Regency rosewood breakfast table. UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,200 AT HAMMER

    The ist UK edition of The Lord of the Rings by Tolkien.

    The ist UK edition of The Lord of the Rings by Tolkien. UPDATE: THIS MADE 6,000 AT HAMMER

    A Porsche diesel tractor (16,500-20,000)

    A Porsche diesel tractor (16,500-20,000) UPDATE: THIS MADE 17,000 AT HAMMER

    An Errard double action harp (1,500-2,500)

    An Errard double action harp (1,500-2,500)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,700 AT HAMMER

    A French brass sonnerie repeater clock by Grohe.

    A 19th century French brass sonnerie repeater clock by Grohe.  UPDATE: THIS MADE 4,000 AT HAMMER

    A Rolex pendant ball watch.

    A Rolex pendant ball watch.  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,200 AT HAMMER

    A set of Great Irish Elk antlers.

    A set of Great Irish Elk antlers. UPDATE: THESE MADE 7,500 AT HAMMER

    CONSOLE TABLES MAKE 145,000 AT MEALY’S KILFANE AUCTION

    Tuesday, October 4th, 2016
    One of a pair of 18th century carved console tables which sold for 145,000 at hammer today.

    One of a pair of 18th century carved console tables which sold for 145,000 at hammer today.

    A pair of 18th century carved, painted and parcel gilt console tables sold for a hammer price of 145,000 over an estimate of 8,000-12,000 at Mealy’s sale at Kilfane, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny today.  They were described in the catalogue as an extremely fine and rare pair of 18th century tables and listed as probably Italian.  They had been in the collection of Sir Anthony O’Reilly at Castlemartin, Co. Kildare.

    Each table has a rouge marble top above a Greek key moulded frame.  There is a carved rosette to either section and each one is raised on four shell and scroll carved supports with fish scale moulding.  The tables have three parcel gilt painted scallop shells on a leaf carved base with conforming leaf scroll legs.

    An Irish William IV mahogany side table, by repute from Kilkenny Castle, sold for 5,400 over an estimate of 5,000-7,000.A pair of English 18th century  carved gilt wood open armchairs made 30,000 at hammer over an estimate of 3,000-5,000.  The auction realised 910,000 and 87% of lots on offer were sold.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for September 29, 2016)

    MUCH TO BRING COLLECTORS TO KILFANE HOUSE SALE AT THOMASTOWN

    Thursday, September 29th, 2016

    With everything from a fine Killarney wood table to a bronzed caryatid after Garnier Mealy’s antique and fine art sale at Kilfane House, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny at 11 a.m. on October 4 holds much to excite a cross section of collectors.  This fascinating house contents sale will include some lots from the private collection of Sir Anthony O’Reilly at Castlemartin, Co. Kildare.  Viewing gets underway at Kilfane  on Saturday and there will be a shuttle bus service from The Longman of Kilfane, where the auction is to be held on Tuesday.  There is a great selection of fine Irish furniture, gilt wood mirrors, art, bronzes, ceramics, glass, silver, rare books, rugs and garden furniture in an auction of over 600 lots.  Both the sale and the catalogue are online.  Here is a selection:

    MID-18TH CENTURY IRISH SIDE TABLE (20,000-30,000)

    MID-18TH CENTURY IRISH SIDE TABLE (20,000-30,000)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    FTER GARNIER a bronzed cast iron and parcel gilt caryatid, holding a cornucopia (5,800-6,500)

    AFTER GARNIER
    a bronzed cast iron and parcel gilt caryatid, holding a cornucopia (5,800-6,500)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 5,500 AT HAMMER

    18TH CENTURY CARVED IRISH GILTWOOD WALL MIRROR, the rococo crest with C-scrolls (8,000-12,000)

    18TH CENTURY CARVED IRISH GILTWOOD WALL MIRROR,
    the rococo crest with C-scrolls (8,000-12,000) UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 5,400 AT HAMMER

     PIERRE LOUIS DÉTRIER (1822-1897), after Giambologna (c. 1880), Nessus Abducting Deianara (5,000-6,000)

    PIERRE LOUIS DÉTRIER (1822-1897),
    after Giambologna (c. 1880), Nessus Abducting Deianara (5,000-6,000)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 4,200 AT HAMMER

    20TH CENTURY COPY OF THE GILT METAL MOUNTED WALNUT CYPHON TUBE BAROMETER, after the original by Thomas Thompkin, in the Royal collection at Hampton Court Palace (3,000-4,000)

    20TH CENTURY COPY OF THE GILT METAL MOUNTED WALNUT CYPHON TUBE BAROMETER,
    after the original by Thomas Thompkin, in the Royal collection at Hampton Court Palace (3,000-4,000) UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,800 AT HAMMER

    A Killarney centre table (8,500-10,500)

    A Killarney centre table (8,500-10,500)  UPDATE:  THIS SOLD FOR 7,000

    THE ULTIMATE BEATLES COLLECTIBLE AT MEALY’S

    Sunday, August 7th, 2016
    The original cover from The Beatles US release Yesterday and Today in the original sealed and notoriously banned Butcher cover is the highlight of an online auction of 300 lots of vinyl records at Mealy’s through The Saleroom until August 22.  For fans this is the ultimate Beatles collectible. It was withdrawn from circulation almost immediately after the album’s release in 1966 with a destruction order. Many copies were replaced by the more acceptable Trunk Cover version. It is estimated at 3,000-5,000.
    Otherwise estimates are from just one euro up.  From Wishbone Ash to Ry Cooder, Dire Straits to U2 the collection encompasses much to bring baby boomers back in time and interest millennial collectors with specialist taste.  There are records by The Carpenters, Jose Feliciano, Genesis, Roxy Music, Jethro Tull, Christopher Cross, Madonna, Mary Coughlan, John McCormack, Val Doonican, Clannad, Na Fili, Planxty, The Bothy Band, Cat Stevens, Barry White, Blondie, Elton John and The Boomtown Rats.  Simon and Garfunkel, Bing Crosby, Kate Bush, Shirley Bassey and Rod Stewart are there as well as an array of popular music over the decades.

    The Beatles - Yesterday and Today, the Butcher cover.

    The Beatles – Yesterday and Today, the Butcher cover.

    Van Morrisson - Wavelength, 1978

    Van Morrisson – Wavelength, 1978

    A PORTRAIT ATTRIBUTED TO MARTIN CREGAN AT MEALY’S

    Wednesday, July 6th, 2016
    Attributed to Martin Cregan (1788-1870) - Portrait of a Lady

    Attributed to Martin Cregan (1788-1870) – Portrait of a Lady (700-1,100) UPDATE:  THIS MADE 550 AT HAMMER

    This portrait of a lady, by repute Lady Mary Stewart, by Martin Cregan comes up at Mealy’s summer sale in Castlecomer on July 12.  A noted portrait painter Martin Cregan (1788-1870) was one of the founders of the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1823. Subsequently as president of the RHA Cregan, who was very involved with artistic circles in London, became anxious about the quality and standards in the annual RHA exhibition in Ireland. So he wrote to his friend John Constable for assistance.  Constable replied by sending two pictures for inclusion in the Irish annual exhibition.

    Mealy’s sale includes paintings, furniture, silver, ceramics, glass, rare books, works of art, and other decorative arts, from the collection of Professor Anne Crookshank, one of Ireland’s most distinguished art historians. Formerly Keeper of Art at the Ulster Museum, Belfast, Professor Crookshank founded the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at Trinity College Dublin and has played a leading role in the establishing of Irish art history.  She now lives in retirement in Donegal.

    MEISSEN EWERS PROVE THEIR WORTH AT LOTABEG

    Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
    These Meissen ewers made 53,000 in total.

    These Meissen ewers made 53,000 in total.

    A set of large Meissen ewers representing three of the four elements proved their worth at Mealy’s sale at Lotabeg in Cork on May 24. The auction of contents from Lotabeg was a crowd puller which drew more than 7,000 viewers.  The top lot was Sir Peter Lely’s portrait of the 1st Duke of Ormonde (120,000).  A rare William IV seven foot circular dining table went for 26,000, three Meissen ewers sold for 53,000 collectively, an early set of  c1864 photographs of Hindustan, Kashmir and Tartary made 12,000, a pair of paintings by David de Coninck sold for 39,000 and an Irish silver coffee pot made 14,000.

    (See posts on antiquesandartireland.com for May 22, 14 and 1 and April 27, 2016)

    REMARKABLE PIECE OF PICTORIAL CORK HISTORY

    Saturday, May 14th, 2016
    A remarkable painting of the busy interior of Queen’s Old Castle in 1848 by Robert Lowe Stopford (1813-1898) at Mealy’s sale at Lotabeg in Cork on May 24 offers a rare glimpse of normal life at the height of the famine.  This remarkable piece of pictorial Cork history shows people shopping, discussing purchases and interacting with each other in a most ordinary way at a most extraordinarily tragic time.  Now the site of Argos on the Grand Parade the Queen’s Old Castle was, for over 100 years, one of the busiest department stores in Cork. From 1879 to 1902 it was managed by John S. Hart, whose son Vincent went on to own Lotabeg. The contents of this fine old Cork residence are being sold by Vincent’s descendants.  Stopford’s watercolour is Lot 1 in a sale of 763 lots and estimated at 1,500-2,500.
    Estimates range from under 100 euro to 150,000 for Sir Peter Lely’s portrait of the 1st Duke of Ormonde.  One of the finest pieces of furniture is an Irish William IV circular dining table with an estimate of 20,000-30,000.

    (See posts on antiquesandartireland.com for May 1 and April 27, 2016)

    Robert Lowe Stopford's watercolour of the interior of the Queen's Old Castle, Cork in 1848.

    Robert Lowe Stopford’s watercolour of the interior of the Queen’s Old Castle, Cork in 1848.  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,600 AT HAMMER

    A circular William IV dining table

    A Irish circular William IV dining table.  UPDATE: THIS MADE 26,000 AT HAMMER