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    THE WINTER SHOW ONLINE NOW UNDERWAY IN NEW YORK

    Friday, January 22nd, 2021

    In New York the Winter Show gets underway online for the first time ever today.  With 60 leading international exhibitors the fair runs until January 31. This year it is available to everyone from the comfort  of their own home.  If you visit the online stand of London antique furniture specialists Ronald Phillips you will be met at the entrance by a pair of Irish George III oval mirror girandoles c1780. They retain the original silvered brass candle arms and one original plate (the other is an 18th century replacement).  Ronald Phillips say that it is extremely rare to find single candle arms attached to the frame, which in this example is of an unusually small sale.

    Irish George III oval mirror girandoles 

    AN ITALIAN FIREPLACE FROM IRELAND IN ENGLAND

    Thursday, June 30th, 2016

    A c1790 Italian chimney piece from a collection in Ireland was one of a number of Irish pieces spotted at Masterpiece, the pre-eminent London fair now running at the Royal Hospital in Chelsea. At the stand of leading London dealer Ronald Phillips, where it is priced at a cool £850,000, the chimney piece is thought to have been commissioned by the Earl Bishop of Derry.  There are rosso antico plaques and micro-mosaic panels.  The last time such a fireplace came up at auction, at Sotheby’s around five years ago, it sold for £550,000.

    The bucket to the right of the chimney piece is one of a pair c1800 of Irish log buckets with brass handles and later brass liners.  They are unusually tall and priced at £205,000.

    More than 8,000 guests attended the opening day preview yesterday.  Many exhibitors reported robust sales.

    ONE OF A PAIR OF IRISH LOG BUCKETS

    ONE OF A PAIR OF IRISH LOG BUCKETS

    The c1790 Italian chimney piece from a private Irish collection.

    The c1790 Italian chimney piece from a private Irish collection.