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    The Winter Sale at Mealy’s in Castlecomer on December 19 is more than a Christmas special.  It contains much of interest to collectors across a wide variety of price ranges. Antique furniture afficionados will be particularly interested in a Regency serving table by the Dublin makers Mack Williams and Gibton.  It is estimated at 4,000-6,000.  An Irish cellarette by the same makers is estimated at 2,500-3,500.
    The selection of Oriental and Chinese porcelain includes a Chinese Wanli blue and white Kraak dish with an estimate of 4,000-6,000.  The centre roundel is decorated with three ducks and a river bank.  There are vases, plates, lamps and bowls to choose from.

    The sale offers rugs, carpets, a selection of Manchester United match programmes, a collection of the Georgian Society records of Domestic Architecture and Decoration in Ireland and an unusual wooden pedal horse (350-450), a happy relic from the ghost of Christmas past. There is art and furniture ranging from a heavy brass club fender (300-500) to an 18th century carved walnut drop leaf dining table (500-700), a French walnut bureau plat (1,400-1,500), a George III secretaire cabinet (1,500-1,700), a Regency settee (300-500) and a Victorian dining table (700-1,100) and a small Georgian chest on chest among more than 350 lots.   The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection;

    A Regency serving table by Mack Williams and Gibton  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD.

    A crested mahogany wine cooler  UPDATE: THIS MADE 3,100 AT HAMMER

    A Cbinese Wanli blue and white Kraak dish  UPDATE: THIS MADE 4,000 AT HAMMER

    A man o war firing a salute by Adriaen van Diest (1655-1704  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,600 AT HAMMER

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