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    IRISH VERNACULAR FURNITURE AND SPONGEWARE

    Wednesday, October 13th, 2021
    A 19th century metal bound butter churn (40-80). UPDATE: THIS MADE 60 AT HAMMER

    This old Irish butter churn is among the lots at Victor Mee’s online two day sale of Irish vernacular, pine furniture and pub collectibles on October 20 and 21. There will be a total of 961 lots. Irish vernacular furniture was built using
    inexpensive materials for use everyday and often carved by the homeowner. There is kitchen furniture, collectible items and spongeware, as well as some furniture and collectible pieces from a local pub and Victorian apothecary. Spongeware is the craft of using paint to decorate plain mugs bowls and plates with a sponge or potato cut to shapes of flowers, leaves hearts and animals.

    PALACE COLLECTION INTERIORS SALE BY VICTOR MEE

    Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

    This is one of a pair of unusual  Irish brass bound mahogany turf buckets similar to a bucket housed in Powerscourt House. The pair comes up as lot 92 at Victor Mee’s third annual Palace Collection sale in Co. Cavan today, tomorrow and Thursday. The estimate is €3,000-€6,000. There is an array of hand-picked, rare interiors items from across many periods in this auction of 1,498 lots. This online sale, held at a former Bishops Palace, has been a full year in the making. UPDATE: THESE MADE 3,000 AT HAMMER

    STUFFED GIRAFFE ANYONE?

    Sunday, September 26th, 2021

    Anyone looking for a stuffed giraffe?   Among the more unlikely lots at Victor Mee’s third annual Palace Collections Sales on September 28, 29 and 30 is a rare shoulder and head taxidermy giraffe. The sale at the former bishops palace at Kilmore, Co. Cavan offers interior items from across many collecting periods. There are two exceptional Irish Georgian fireplaces as well an Irish Georgian giltwood pier mirror and an Irish Georgian longcase clock. A pair of large 18th century Flemish tapestries will arouse international interest as will an oil on canvas of a nobleman by Frans Stampert (1675-1750). 

    UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,400 AT HAMMER

    ANNUAL PALACE COLLECTION SALE BY VICTOR MEE

    Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021
    REGENCY DINING TABLE AND A SET OF 10 HICKS CHAIRS AT VICTOR MEE. UPDATE: THE TABLE MADE 2,400 AT HAMMER, THE CHAIRS 2,000

    This Regency dining table and set of Hicks dining chairs is among the highlights at the third annual Palace Collection sale by Victor Mee at the Bishops Palace, Kilmore, Co. Cavan on September 28, 29 and 30. Both the sale and the viewing will be live and online. Among the outstanding Georgian lots are an exceptional Irish fireplace fluted with Siena marble, an Irish Georgian giltwood mirror and an Irish Georgian longcase clock. A pair of brass bound turf buckets are similar to one at Powerscourt House. Among the lots of historic artwork is a pair of 18th century Flemish tapestries, an oil on canvas portrait of a nobleman by Franz Stampert (1675-1750) and an 18th century portrait of William of Orange. Rarities include an Oriental brass censer in the shape of a Ho Ho bird and there is a selection of Oriental bronzes.

    HIGH SUMMER GARDEN SALE BY VICTOR MEE

    Monday, August 2nd, 2021

    From oak barrels with metal banding to sundials, cast iron seats to marble turtles the summer sale online by Victor Mee in Co. Cavan on August 4 offers a selection of no less than 565 lots to  enhance and add interest to any garden, large or small.   There is sandstone wall capping, a moulded stone fountain and even a pair of rattan rocking chairs on a metal base. Garden auctions have become more numerous and popular, especially over the last 18 months when so many of us have been unwittingly stuck at home.  So if you think a cast iron eagle or a moulded stone pair of lions is just what you need then this sale is for you.  There are tables, chairs, limestone troughs, planters,  pine posts, terracotta planters, Lutyens style benches, a life size model of a raptor in resin, staddle stones and a 19th century cast iron arch in the form of branches.  The catalogue is online.

    19th century cast iron arch in the form of a branch. UPDATE: THIS MADE 3,400 AT HAMMER

    WILLIAM IV GATE PIERS AT VICTOR MEE GARDEN SALE

    Wednesday, July 28th, 2021

    These William IV limestone gate piers and cast and wrought iron entrance gates are standout lots at Victor Mee’s one day summer garden sale online on August 4. The gate piers are estimated at €1,500-2,000 and so are the gates. This sale of almost 600 lots and will include an array of garden furniture, planters and statuary. A life size bronze model of a giraffe is estimated at €3,000-5,000, there is a copper and brass armillary sundial, a Lutyens bench and a life size moulded statue of a Greek discus thrower included in the sale. UPDATE: THE GATE PIERS MADE 2,800 AT HAMMER, THE GATES MADE 1,600.

    AN AUCTION FULL OF REMINDERS OF BC LIFE

    Monday, July 19th, 2021

    The lure of nostalgia is strong. The popularity in Ireland of sales of pub and old advertising memorabilia is undimmed. There are 659 lots in Victor Mee’s advertising, pub memorabilia and collectibles sale online from Belturbet, Co. Cavan on August 5. These days were are all harking back longingly to life BC (before Covid). This sale was originally scheduled to take place on July 22.

    This Wills’s Woodbine double sided enamel advertising sign is estimated at 250-450.

    JUNE DECORATIVE ART SALE AT VICTOR MEE

    Tuesday, June 29th, 2021
    UPDATE: THESE MADE 3,100 AT HAMMER

    This pair of 19th century bookcases with brass mounts comes up at Victor Mee‘s June Decorative Art sale which gets underway online at 2 pm today. Lot 95 has an estimate of €1,000-€2,000. Among other lots of note in this two day auction are; a 19th century kitchen table in elm; an oak bank of 15 shop drawers; a pair of upholstered easy armchairs in the Howard style; a Georgian four poster bed; a cast iron gothic bench and a pair of moulded sphinxes.

    DECORATIVE INTERIORS AT VICTOR MEE ONLINE SALE

    Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

    This pair of French 19th century bedside lockers will come up at Victor Mee’s two day online auction from Belturbet, Co. Cavan on April 28 and 29. The sale will feature contents from the home of the late collector Noeleen Adams and features Waterford Crystal chandeliers, antique furniture, ceramic, silver and decorative items and garden furniture. The lockers, with rouge marble tops, are estimated at €400-800. UPDATE: THESE MADE 950 AT HAMMER

    ICONIC DUBLIN NIGHTLIFE SALE TO QUICKEN THE PULSE

    Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

    The iconic Brunswick bar from Dublin’s Cafe en Seine, established on Dawson St. in 1993, will come under the hammer at Victor Mee’s Iconic Dublin Nightlife sale on May 15 and 16. The auction of 1,544 lots will showcase interior pieces from venues like the Trinity Hotel, The George Nightclub, Howl at the Moon, Cafe en Seine, Bad Bobs and the Dance Macabre Club. Brunswick bars are large, ornate, neo-classical style bars originally created in the 1800s for use in American saloons. Over the years they quickly became recognised features in bars and pubs throughout the world and are now highly sought-after by collectors. Complete with pillars, mirrors and shelving this one is estimated at €3,000-5,000.

    The Brunswick bar from Cafe en Seine. UPDATE: THIS MADE €13,500 AT HAMMER