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    DANIEL O’CONNELL’S POCKET WATCH MAKES 26,000 AT FONSIE MEALY

    Wednesday, September 28th, 2022
    The Liberator ‘Daniel O’Connell’s’ Timepiece made €26,000 at hammer

    This 19th century gold pocket watch personally commissioned by Daniel O’Connell made a hammer price of €26,000 at Fonsie Mealy’s sale in Castlecomer on September 28. Lot 694 was made by Donegan and Wright in Dublin with fusée movement. It is numbered 683. There is a decorative border on the face, Roman numerals and a central engraving of “Derrynane Abbey, Co. Kerry,” home of The Liberator. It is hallmarked with Dublin gold marks and date and supplied with a matching gold link chain. This pocket watch was subsequently gifted to the Ffrench Family, Castle Ffrench, Galway. It came to sale by direct family descent.

    CHATSWORTH AUCTION BY FONSIE MEALY KICKS OFF TODAY

    Tuesday, September 27th, 2022
    PAIR OF LARGE GEORGIAN BRASS BOUND PEAT BUCKETS. UPDATE: THESE WERE UNSOLD

    This pair of Georgian brass bound peat buckets come up as lot 787 at Fonsie Mealy’s two day Chatsworth autumn antique sale which gets underway today. They are estimated at €5,000-€7,000. The catalogue cover is lot 691, a silhouette of Daniel O’Connell by Augustin Edouart dated to 1834. It is estimated at €1,500-€2,000. More than 1,000 lots will come under the hammer today and tomorrow. The catalogue is online.

    Augustin Edouart, French (1789-1861) “Daniel O’Connell. UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,400 AT HAMMER

    ANYONE FOR A 1932 AUSTIN SIX SALOON?

    Saturday, September 24th, 2022
     !932 Austin Six Saloon at Fonsie Mealy. UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    A 1932 Austin Six Saloon, an exceptional pair of Buhl pier cabinets and a set of chairs once in the collection of the Dukes of Leinster at Leinster House are among the delights awaiting collectors at auctions around the country in the coming week.  The Chatsworth autumn fine art sale by Fonsie Mealy in Castlecomer next Tuesday and Wednesday will run concurrently with three days of sales from Hatherton House, Dartry, Dublin and other clients by Sheppards in Durrow on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Meantime Aidan Foley’s three day antique and home interior sale at Sixmilebridge gets going tomorrow.

    The Austin Six at Fonsie Mealy is petrol driven and estimated at €10,000-€15,000. The sale includes a George III breakfront bookcase by Thomas Graham of Clonmel once in the collection of the Villiers-Stuart family (€6,000-€8,000) and a set of 18th century giltwood armchairs in the manner of John Trotter (€4,000-€5,000). The provenance here relates to the Dukes of Leinster at Leinster House and Carton. 

    A pair of 19th century Buhl pier cabinets at Sheppards. UPDATE: THESE WERE UNSOLD

    Sheppards will offer more than 300 lots of furniture, 100 lots of Chinese ceramics, hundreds of paintings, mirrors and some architectural salvage.  Appetising antique furniture includes a pair of exceptional 19th century Buhl pier cabinets (€5,000-€8,000). A Chinese blue and white Leys jar is estimated at €8,000-€10,000. More unusual lots include a pair of Balinese hardwood windows and shutters, and a Balinese door.  Library bookcases, Persian rugs, Victorian sideboards and ga

    TABLE OWNED BY MARIE ANTOINETTE AT FONSIE MEALY SALE

    Monday, September 12th, 2022
    This table was once the property of Queen Marie Antoinette. UPDATE:THIS WAS UNSOLD

    There is considerable provenance to lot 652 at Fonsie Mealy’s autumn Chatsworth auction in Castlecomer on September 27-28. According to the auctioneer the 18th century French Louis XVI oval walnut and tulipwood table pictured here was once the property of Marie Antoinette. Purchased in Paris by Lord Charles Beresford it was given as a gift to Mrs. Maude of Belgard Castle, Clondalkin, Dublin on the birth of her son Marcus “Markie” Maude in 1896. He died in Mesopotamia aged 24 and the table went by descent to Mount Juliet from Colonel Silcock. It was purchased by the present vendor at Mount Juliet.
    The table was made by Jean-Pierre Dusautoy (1719-1800) and is stamped. There is a three quarter pierced brass gallery and oval top with a tooled leather inset inside a crossbanded edge. It is estimated at 4,000-6,000. The two day sale of over 1,000 lots is brimful of interest and the catalogue is online.

    SILVER SHINES AND MIRRORS SPARKLE AT FONSIE MEALY SALE

    Wednesday, June 15th, 2022
    THIS EARLY PAIR OF IRISH PROVINCIAL TABLESPOONS, POSSIBLY CORK, SOLD FOR 4,400

    MIRRORS sparkled and silver shone on day two of Fonsie Mealy’s Chatsworth summer fine art sale online from Castlecomer today. This early pair of Irish provincial silver tea spoons, with an estimate of 200-300, made a hammer price of 4,400. An 18th century Dublin c1788 serving spoon with a hooked handle and HM makers mark, made 3,000 over a top estimate of 300, a c1792 Dublin soup ladle with an estimate of 200-300 made 2,300, a cowrie shell silver crested snuff box by Jane Williams, Cork make 2,500 over a top estimate of 600 and a pair of card trays by Michael McDermott, Cork c1760 made 2,200 over a top estimate of 1,500.

    An 18th century carved gilt overmantle in the Chippendale manner crested with a ho ho bird from Cahir Park House in Co. Tipperary made 11,500 at hammer and an Irish gilt and gesso two compartment overmantle mirror made 9,500 at hammer. On June 14 a large pair of Irish carved giltwood compartmental mirrors made 11,000.

    (See posts on antiquesandartireland.com for May 31, June 8, June 12 and June 14, 2022)

    A €14,000 PIECE OF CHINESE CLOISONNE AT FONSIE MEALY

    Tuesday, June 14th, 2022
    This early Chinese cloisonné Bowl made 14,000 at hammer

    An early Chinese cloisonne bowl with an estimate of 100-200 together with a Chinese jardiniere with a four character mark made a hammer price of 14,000 at day one of Fonsie Mealy’s Chatsworth Summer Fine Art sale today.  The bowl was described as profusely decorated with colourful flowers, 10″ (26cms), the Jardinière, with four character mark to base, measured 6 1/2″. The auction is continuing live online. Among the other hammer prices today were €11,500 for a Steinway grand piano, a pair of Irish carved giltwood compartmental mirrors (€11,000) and a white marble inlaid fireplace in the manner of Pietro Bossi (€9,000).

    FONSIE MEALY’S THREE DAY SALE NOW ON VIEW IN CASTLECOMER

    Sunday, June 12th, 2022
    18th century carved gilt overmantle mirror Cahir Park House in Tipperary. UPDATE: THIS MADE 11,000

    WITH everything from tapestries to chimney pieces, art, jewellery and a Rolex Oyster watch the three day Chatsworth Summer Art sale by Fonsie Mealy on June 14, 15 and 16 has drawn collectible pieces from estates right around Ireland like Strokestown House, Co. Wexford, Cahir Park House, Co. Tipperary, the McAteer estate from Newcastle, Co. Down, Celbridge Lodge, Co. Kildare and many other properties.

    The most expensively estimated furniture lots are some 18th century overmantle and giltwood mirrors in a range from €7,000-€15,000.   Other top lots include a fine pair of William Kent style  carved giltwood console tables (€4,000-€6,000), a giltwood and gesso centre table (€3,000-€5,000) and a pair of ornate Victorian Gothic Coalbrookdale radiator covers with sienna marble tops (€3,000-€4,000).

    One of a pair of Victorian Gothic cast iron Coalbrookdale radiator covers. UPDATE; THESE MADE 3,600 AT HAMMER

    A c1720 Antwerp tapestry by Jacob Van Der Goten (€8,000-€12,000), an 18th century Flemish tapestry (€5,000-€7,000) and some wonderful chimney pieces will attract considerable attention for their rarity at this live and online sale.  Lots like a white marble inlaid chimney piece in the manner of Pietro Bossi (€5,500-€7,500), a carved white marble Portman fireplace (€3,500-€5,500) and an early Irish Kilkenny black marble chimneypiece (€3,800-€5,000) are not to be found every day. There is fine furniture, antique collectibles, silver, ceramics, art, miniatures, clocks, taxidermy, jewellery, carpets and light fittings in this treasure trove of a sale. Viewing is underway in Castlecomer.

    George I Kilkenny black marble chimney piece. UPDATE: THIS MADE 6,200 AT HAMMER

    ANTWERP TAPESTRY AT FONSIE MEALY SALE

    Wednesday, June 8th, 2022
    Jakob Van Der Goten (1659-1724) – Orpheus Playing a Lyre, by a Water Garden with Canals, Fountain and Classical Buildings UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    This c1720 Antwerp tapestry by Jakob Van Der Goten comes up as lot 1470 at Fonsie Mealy’s Chatsworth Summer Fine Art sale on June 14, 15 and 16. Measuring 8’7″ x 13’8″ it was purchased in 1991 from the Marble Hall, Powderham Castle, Devon. It is estimated at €8,000-€12,000. A total of 1,476 lots of fine furniture, antiques, silver, ceramics, objets d’Art, paintings, Old Masters, clocks, taxidermy, jewellery, fireplaces, musical instruments, carpets and light fittings will come under the hammer. Viewing gets underway in Castlecomer on June 9 and the catalogue is online.

    DRAMATIC OIL OF SYBIL HEAD THE TOP LOT AT FONSIE MEALY

    Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022
    Captain Richard Brydges Beechey , RHA (1808-1895 – Sybil Head, Near the Blaskets and Dingle, West of Ireland 1884

    THIS dramatic oil on board of Sybil Head in Co. Kerry by Richard Brydges Beechey made a hammer price of 56,000 at Fonsie Mealy’s sale of Irish and International Art today. It had been estimated at 30,000-50,000. One of Beechey’s finest marine paintings, Sybil Head depicts three currachs braving rough seas beneath jagged rocks at the north west tip of the Dingle Peninsula. To the left, a sailing vessel, perhaps a naval brig, bears down on the currachs, while to the right a hooker approaches from Ferriter’s Cove. Cormorants take flight and seagulls land on the rough seas. A floating tree trunk lies in the path of the brig; Beechey used details such as these to introduce a sense of danger to his paintings. To the right, a mountain, one of the ‘Three Sisters’, is silhouetted against the stormy sky.  He joined the Royal Navy at the age of 14 and art formed part of his training. He rose to the rank of Admiral and became one of Ireland’smost accomplished marine painters. This work is from the Joe McGrath Collection of Cabinteely House, Dublin.

    Among other hammer prices a pencil portrait of a young woman by Augustus John made 5,000; a portrait of Iseult Gonne by Maud Gonne made 12,000; a watercolour Connemara landscape by Paul Henry made 17,000: a landscape by William Ashford made 15,000; a portrait of the artist’s wife Grace Knewstub by Willam Orpen made 16,000; a portrait of James Hugh Smith Barry by Orpen made 19,000: Soleil en Foret by Roderic O’Conor made 40,000; Aran Folk by Maurice MacGonigal made 17,000 and Sunshine and Shadow by Dorothea Sharpe made 11,000.

    IRELAND THIS YEAR – THE PAUL HENRY VERSION

    Monday, March 21st, 2022
    PAUL HENRY – “Connemara Landscape with Cottages and Mountains  c. 1923-4”   watercolour on paper. UPDATE: THIS MADE 17,000 AT HAMMER

    THIS west of Ireland landscape by Paul Henry comes up as lot 85 at Fonsie Mealy’s auction of Important Irish and International Art on March 23. It is believed to be a preparatory sketch for a more finished studio version, documented by S. B. Kennedy and listed in his catalogue raisonné (Cat. 602). The finished version was in its turn translated into an advertisement poster for the London Midland & Scottish Railway. Published in 1925, the caption on the poster read ‘Connemara by Paul Henry “Ireland This Year” ’.  By the early 1930’s, along with another image by Henry, it was among the top-selling posters issued by the LMS Railway.  The watercolour is estimated at 6,000-8,000. Among the artists represented in the sale are George Russell AE, Sir William Orpen, Wm. Sadler, Paul Henry, Percy French, Maurice Canning Wilkes, Maurice Mac Gonigal, Dorothea Sharp, Daniel O’Neill, Augustus John, Harry Clarke, William Ashford, Roderic O Connor, Maud Gonne, Frank McKelvey, Frederick William Burton and the Yeats family. There are 236 lots in total in the sale.