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    More than 800 lots will come under the hammer at Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny on May 4. The fine and decorative art sale at Mealy’s will include 18th, 19th and 20th century furniture; contemporary Irish paintings;  silver and plate;  bronzes;  clocks and barometers; carpets and rugs; jewellery; light fittings; overmantels; porcelain and a single owner collection of whiskeys, brandy and other liquors.
    Here is a sample. The catalogue is on-line.
    See post for April 27.
    UPDATE: Around 35 per cent of lots remained unsold, which is higher than usual.  On an overall tough day the sale brought in a figure close to 150,000.  Garden furniture, silver and the alcohol collection sold well,  trading conditions were difficult for furniture and paintings.

    This c1900 mahogany bureau by Edwards and Roberts with satinwood and kingwood banding and profuse inlay is estimated at 4,000-6,000. (click on image to enlarge) UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    A c1900 Gothic style pitch pine writing table with tooled leather top is estimated at just 200-300. UPDATE: THIS MADE 200

    A west of Ireland watercolour by William Percy French (1854 - 1920) is estimated at 2,500-3,500. UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    An old oak drop-leaf gateleg table with frieze drawer is estimated at 300-400. UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

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