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    Saturday, November 11th, 2023
    A c1780 Irish Provincial bottle carrier. UPDATE; THIS WAS UNSOLD

    From a portrait of Oliver Cromwell on Horseback to an Irish Provincial bottle carrier on stand, probably Limerick, the Chatsworth winter fine art sale by Fonsie Mealy on November 14 and 15 has much to interest collectors.  Among more than 1,000 lots there is period furniture, paintings, Irish and international art, silver, militaria, clocks, glassware, jewellery and collectibles.

    Thomas Wyck’s (1616-1677) c1655 portrait of Cromwell on a white horse with a Moorish attendant has an estimate of €20,000-€30,000 and is the most expensively estimated lot. Collectibles include a Victorian Birmingham silver castle top card case depicting Queen’s College, Cork after Robert Lowe Stopford (€1,200-€1,500), a pair of Georgian carved coconut cups presented to the Duke of Wellington when he was Ambassador to St. Petersburg in Russia in 1826 (€1,000-€1,500), a George III flintlock musket stamped Dublin Castle (€800-€1,200), a 19th century Irish vernacular elm hedge armchair (€400-€600), two large  wood bound travel trunks (€1,000-€1,500), a 17th century oak armchair said to have belonged to Dean Swift (€4,000-€6,000) and a portrait of Lady Gregory by the circle of Augustus John (€3,000-€5,000).  The c1780 bottle carrier (€7,000-€9,000)  was commissioned by  William Stacpoole, High Sherriff, Co. Clare for his new residence at Eden Vale,  Killone, Ennis.  The sale is on view in Castlecomer on tomorrow and Monday and the catalogue is online.

    Thomas Wyck (1616-1677) Portrait of Oliver Cromwell on Horseback with Moorish Attendant  c 1655. UPDATE: THIS MADE 20,000 AT HAMMER