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    The Spring fine and decorative art auction at Mealy’s, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny on April 3 and 4 offers a variety of interesting opportunities for collectors with more than 1,300 lots. ¬†Among the lots to be sold on day one are are silver, jewellery, glass, vintage fashion, scientific instruments, light fittings and a collection of Irish whiskey will . On April 4 the sale is of period furniture, paintings, carpets, garden furniture and prints. The catalogue is on-line. Here is a small selection:

    A pair of Gothic style carved peat buckets in the George III style (2,000-3,000). UPDATE: THESE WERE UNSOLD.

    Inlaid and crossbanded mahogany ladies' work table George III period, (1,000-1,500). UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 1,200

    17th CENTURY FLEMISH SCHOOL St. Peter, a half length portrait, oil on canvas. (800-1,200). UPDATE: THIS MADE 650

    An exceptional pair of serpentine shaped kingwood and marquetry fold over card tables, 19th century. (8,000-12,000) UPDATE: THESE SOLD FOR 8,000.

    This pair of c1758-65 Derby Figures, The Ranelagh Dancers, was once in the collection of Sir John Gielgud. (300-500). UPDATE: THESE MADE 300.

    An Excelsior cylinder gramophone with Edison and other discs (300-500). UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

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