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    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

    A 23,000 bottle of rare Irish whiskey

    Friday, August 2nd, 2019

    An extremely rare 1880’s bottle of Cassidy & Co Monasterevan Whiskey in a sold for 23,000 at Victor Mee’s pub memorabilia sale of The Clermont Collection in Cloverhill, Co. Cavan this week. The unopened hand blown bottle is one of only two known. The other is housed in the Irish Whiskey museum. It had been estimated at 5,000-10,000.

    In latter years the Ballykelly Mill at Monasterevan has been restored by businessman Paddy McKillen. He plans to open a distillery and visitor centre on the site and revive the local heritage of producing fine whiskey.