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    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

    ANYONE FOR A PIECE OF THE GIANT’S CAUSEWAY?

    Friday, February 19th, 2021

    A little bit of Ireland in the form of a stone from the Giant’s Causeway comes up at Victor Mee’s online Decorative Interiors sale on March 3 and 4. Stones from the Giant’s Causeway were used for hundreds of years for housebuilding around the north west coast. They can been seen in old stone walls and are regularly found when ancient houses fall down. The three stones coming up as lots 436-438 in this sale were once part of a structure located near the causeway. Each one is estimated at 200-400.

    The Giants Causeway was a commercial quarry from the 1940’s until the 1960’s. A quarry a short distance away with the same stones from the same lava flow was called Craignahulliar. It was worked by Portrush Columnar Basalt Company Ltd until the 1980’s. The basalt columns formed from the same lava flows 60 million years ago, which cooled slowly forming the unusual shapes.

    UPDATE: The three stones sold for 140, 180 and 280 respectively

    JANUARY DECORATIVE INTERIORS ONLINE SALE CONTINUES

    Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

    This William IV burr walnut and ebony inlaid card table sold for a hammer price of 800 at Victor Mee’s January decorative interiors sale yesterday. The auction of 1,140 lots continues today and can be followed on easyliveauction.com

    WILLIAM IV CARD TABLE IN THE MANNER OF GILLOWS

    TWO DAY ONLINE SALE BY VICTOR MEE

    Monday, October 26th, 2020

    The Palace Collection is the title of a two day online only sale by the Co. Cavan auctioneer Victor Mee on October 28 and 29.   Lot 642 is a 17th century North Italian coffer on stand from Waterford Castle, lot 330 is a French giltwood and gesso side table with marble top. There is a collection of books by John Millington Synge from the Synge family home and an Irish mahogany coffer once owned by the Synge family.  Lot 772 is a 19th century revenue officials probing tool in a leather case. This was designed to find illicit poitin in haystacks.

    North Italian coffer. UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,300 AT HAMMER

    PULPIT OF TRUTH ANYONE?

    Monday, June 1st, 2020

    The pulpit of truth is one of the more unusual lots at part two of Gerard Derry’s retirement online auction by Victor Mee of Co. Cavan on June 6 and 7. The early 20th century hand carved oak pulpit is part of an impressive collection of architectural pieces, garden and decorative interiors and pub memorabilia. It took three years to complete and is estimated at 40,000-80,000. Bids can be left online, in the office via phone or email. The sale is on Easy Live. The pulpit by Louis Mascré was commissioned by Baron and Baroness Crawhez and donated to the Church of Saint Martin in the town of Ransart, Belgium.

    The pulpit of truth UPDATE: THIS MADE 32,000 AT HAMMER