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    The Stained Glass Window, Brittany by Aloysius O'Kelly made 19,200 at Mealys. (click to enlarge)

    The Mealy’s fine and decorative art sale, which

    This octagonal centre table in the style of Godwin made 19,200 at Mealy's. (click to enlarge)

    went ahead on December 7 in spite of the weather, realised just under 380,000.  There was a good number of bidders in the room and special facilities for advance and telephone bidding.  The joint top lots were “Brittany, The Stained Glass Window” by Aloysius O’Kelly, 1905 and a signed and numbered octagonal centre table after a design by Godwin.  Each made 19,200.

    A pair of Regency mirrors from Bantry House failed to sell at auction but remained under active negotiation afterwards.  Bronzes by the Cork sculptor Seamus Murphy made 11,800 and 7,800 respectively.

    Around 60 per cent of 1,166 lots on offer found buyers, including most of the higher value pieces.  Auctioneer Fonsie Mealy said he was happy with the result, particularly in view of the heavy snowfall in Co. Kilkenny the previous evening.

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