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    This Regency mirror is reputed to be the only labelled piece of Cork furniture known. It is estimated at 5,000-7,000. (Click on image to enlarge).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 4,400

    WITH everything from a gilded Regency mirror made in Cork to a pair of rare 18th century Dutch tile pictures of King William of Orange and his Queen the sale of the Fort William Collection by Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers in Lismore on April 23 is brimful of interest.  Once owned by the Duke of Westminster Fort William is a Tudor Revival mansion on the banks of the River Blackwater near Lismore. The racehorse Arkle was eventually retired here. Viewing is at the house, the sale will take place at Lismore House Hotel.

    A scagliola top rectangular centre table by Emilio Martelli (1966 – Firenze)  is estimated at 12,500-17,500. The labelled Cork mirror – reputed to be the only known labelled piece of Cork furniture – is estimated at 5,000-7,000.  There is a similar estimate on an 18th century Milanese commode. The Dutch tile pictures carry an estimate of 2,000-3,000. More than 750 lots will come under the hammer including antique furniture, paintings, rugs, porcelain, silver, fly fishing rods, book bindings and two River Blackwater fishing boats.  The catalogue is on-line.  Here is a small selection:

    An unusual 19th century Satsuma bowl decorated on the inside with a Samurai warrior (160-240). UPDATE: THIS MADE 320

    A coromandel wood cabinet on stand (1,750-2,250). UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,750 AT HAMMER.

    A 19th century Chinese vase (1,500-2,250). UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,200

    An 18th century inlaid figured walnut bureau (2,500-3,500). UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,800 AT HAMMER.

    An 18th century Milanese commode or chest estimated at 5,000-7,000. UPDATE: THIS MADE 6,000 AT HAMMER.

    A pair of 18th century Dutch tile pictures of King Wiliam of Orange and his Queen (2,000-3,000). UPDATE: THESE MADE 2,000.

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