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    Around 800 lots of antique furniture, art, silver and collectibles will come under the hammer at Mealy’s spring sale of fine and decorative art on March 5.  The sale is at Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny but Mealy’s, which has just launched a new website, will offer a selection of Tribal art through remove viewing. Around 40 lots from the collection of Igor and Erica Mann in Kenya will be sold based on images, video and condition reports.  The catalogue is on-line. Here is a small selection (you can click on any image to enlarge it).

    A late 19th century Luba stool from the Kabongo workshop in the Congo. It is estimated at 20,000-30,000.  UPDATE: THIS MADE 15,000

    William Sadler II RHA (1782-1839), Figures at the edge of a river, cottage and church spire beyond (1,500-2,500). UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,800

    An Angolan Chokwe tribal mask (2,000-3,000).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,600

    A Victorian walnut, marquetry and parcel gilt cabinet with needlework tapestry (3,000-4,000).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 3,200

    A Victorian fruitwood tub armchair (500-700).  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    A diamond brooch formed as a phoenix (2,500-3,500).  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

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