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€25,000 Donegal carpet for auction, by Michael Parsons


Dentist's Grim Tools, by Michael Parsons, by Michael Parsons


A Feast of Curious Collectibles, by Michael Parsons


Kit for 19th-century healthcare cuts set to go under the hammer, by Michael Parsons


Envoy's diplomatic bag of swag up for grabs, by Michael Parsons


From Thurles to Peking, by Michael Parsons


First Mount Congreve Auction next week, by Michael Parsons


Hidden treasures of great house revealed, by Michael Parsons


Haughey displayed pride in his law to safeguard wives, by Michael Parsons


Exotica Galore in Castlecomer, by Michael Parsons


My top 10 fine art events in 2012, by Michael Parsons


Congreve chandelier lights go out, by Michael Parsons


Sale of a century, by Michael Parsons

International buyers snap up best lots, by Michael Parsons


Soup for a lady in a €195,000 bowl, by Michael Parsons


Toasting the Royals at Mealy's, by Michael Parsons


Bidders vie for ascendancy's trapping in 'austerity free zone', by Michael Parsons


Little Nell to star at Mealy's, by Michael Parsons


Who's that girl - could mystery portrait be a Kennedy?

Chinese bidders chase rhino horn at Mealy's, by Michael Parsons


'Head of Molly Malone' to go under the hammer, by Michael Parsons


Royal spirits fly out the door, by Michael Parsons


'Magnificent' deer antlers sell for €35,000 at auction, by Michael Parsons


'Ultimate trophy' deer antlers go under the hammer in Cork, by Michael Parsons


Hennessy works in Mealy's sale, by Michael Parsons

Country house sale a cure for winter blues, by Michael Parsons 


Guinness heirlooms fetch over €2.5m at auction


Many lots in sale from Charles Acton's home


Furniture a feature of 1500 lot Mealy's auction

Murnaghan Collection to draw Continental dealers


Country house delights and a dash of silver





Mammoth sale From Mealy’s
Sunday, June 29, 2008 - By Ros Drinkwater
Outisize, ornamental furniture characterises the sale of the contents of Wells House in Co Wexford. Leading Mealy’s sale this week are the contents of Wells House in Co Wexford, seat of the Doyne family, who are descendants of Lord Chief Justice Doyne. The family’s taste ran to grand, Continental pieces such as the pair of monumental carved oak throne chairs which sat in the hall... Read Story

Chimney piece set to fetch €60,000
Sunday, March 23, 2008 - By Ros Drinkwater
Mealy’s next sale is a two-day event with more than 1,300 lots of fine art, furniture, porcelain, glass, silver and carpets. Estimates start at €40 rising to €50,000-€60,000 for a white and pink 18th Century chimney piece originally from The Grange in Woking, England. A second 18th Century chimney piece of white and coloured marble originally graced 12 Eccles Street, Dublin and has an... Read story

A Gothic revival at Mealy’s
Sunday, February 12, 2006
In Britain, according the Antique Collectors Club’s annual index, for the fourth year running prices for standard pieces of antique furniture have fallen. The figures for 2005 saw the Antique Furniture Index register a record fall of 7 per cent to create thebest buyers market for more than a decade. There is no similar index with reference to the Irish scene, but the success of Mullen’s recent... Read Story

Silver lining for collectors at Mealy's sale
Sunday, October 16, 2005
Mealy's two-day sale this week boasts more than 1,300 lots of antique furniture, fine art and collectors' items, as well as a good deal to interest collectors of Irish silver. In this department, headline lots start with a rare, highly ornate Provincial two-handled cup by Joseph Johns of Limerick circa 1730-75, 13 centimetres tall and 11 ounces... Read story

Mealy's to showcase Aesthetic Movement
Sunday, July 10, 2005 - By Ros Drinkwater
Leading the stakes in the furniture section at Mealy's on July 19 are two fine Georgian pieces, a yew wood and cross banded chest (€5,000-€7,000), and a George III mahogany demi-lune side table with an inlaid rosewood and satinwood banded top, together with a later matching 19th century table by Edward Butler of Nassau Street, Dublin... Read story

Fine furniture from Gore Booth home
Sunday, June 30, 2002 - By Aileen Power
If you have an eye for art and antiques and love a bargain -- auctions are events you will enjoy attending. They can also provide ample opportunity to buy that beautiful painting or table which could be worth a fortune in ten years' time. Furniture and art from Lissadell House, the Sligo home of Countess Markiewicz, is on sale... Read story

Mealy’s has the write stuff
Sunday, June 17, 2007 - By Ros Drinkwater
A rare and exquisite piece of furniture leads Mealy’s two-day sale on June 19 and 20. In the days when entertainment was active rather than passive, collections were all the rage and the custom-built cabinet that held them took pride of place in the homes of the great and the good, the most famous being the Badminton Cabinet... Read story
Size matters at Mealy's sale
Sunday, June 24, 2001 - By Donnacha O' Maille
Kilkenny auctioneers Mealy's of Castlecomer have an exciting sale lined up this Tuesday and Wednesday. The two-day marathon, with some 1,500 high quality lots going under the hammer, contains many interesting items. As always, there is a good collection of fine 18th and 19th century Irish, English and European furniture on offer... Read story


A slice of history comes at a price at the big house


Evidence of a charmed life


Haughey's clock under the hammer


Rich pickings for the wellheeled after estate heir has spring clean


World and his wife drop in to visit the great house


The Irish country house sale revisited


Luggala, the best Irish house sale in years

Everyone Wants a Part of Mt. Congreve


The Best of Irish Art in 2012 May be Still to Come


Congreve Sale Expected to Make 2.5m


Country House Collection Sells for 4.5m


Window of Opportunity for Antique Collectors

Country House Collection to Attract Treasure Hunters


Diverse Range of Art at Castlecomer Sale


Luggala Hosts Auction Spectacular as Clock Tipped to Fetch €500,000


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