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  • WILLIAM IV TABLE WITH SPECIMEN MARBLE TOP MAKES 22,000 AT MEALY’S

    This William IV centre table with specimen marble top made 22,000 at Mealy's.

    This Robert Carver landscape with three mirror panels in a Georgian giltwood frame made 20,000 at Mealys.

    A William IV centre table with specimen marble top was the top lot at Mealy’s sale in Castlecomer this week.  Estimated at just 2,000/3,000 the table sold for a hammer price of 22,000.  The top, which had not been seen on the auction market before, is inlaid with a scallop shell and three fish and an outer variegated marble band.

    At the same sale a landscape with figures by Robert Carver (c1730-1791) sold for 20,000. Originally in the collection at Westport House, Co. Mayo the painting surmounted a three panel mirror in a Georgian giltwood frame with egg and dart moulding. The two day sale of over 1300 lots was 70 per cent sold and realised approximately 520,000 at hammer.

    A landscape with travellers resting attributed to Jan Breughel made 15,500, a pair of 19th century kingwood and marquetry fold over card tables made 8,000 and an architectural capriccio labelled Circle of Ghisolfi made 5,600.

    No less than 1,000 bidders registered for the sale, 500 of them on the internet.  The auction was 70 per cent sold and brought in 520,000 at hammer.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for March 31, 2012)

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