Erard piano is top lot at private collections sale

The contents of four Dublin houses will offer a wide range of items, including rare collectibles, writes Des O’Sullivan.

Erard piano is top lot at private collections sale

The Dublin Residence Sale features over 400 lots from four private collections including 50 lots of furniture and art from the home of the late Dr Brighid Malone at Brighton Square in Dublin unseen for 20 or 30 years.

Satinwood furniture, contemporary Irish art, Indian and South East Asian art, an Erard piano estimated at €18,000 and a Killarney work-table will all feature at Mealy’s auction, at the Conrad Hotel in Dublin, at noon on Sunday week (Jun 23).

The Dublin Residence Sale features 400 lots from four private collections, including 50 lots of furniture and art from the home of the late Dr Brighid Malone, at Brighton Square, in Dublin, unseen for 20 or 30 years. There are paintings by Patrick Hennessy and Maurice MacGonigal, original period furniture, Regency ceiling lights and Waterford Crystal.

No less than 60 lots of Oriental art, from a couple who travelled extensively in the 1970s and ’80s, including a door with 15 panels featuring religious iconography, will feature too. Satinwood furniture and Victorian paintings are among 150 lots from a country house in the Midlands.

The highlight is an Erard piano with inlaid panels. The collection includes porcelain, silverware and glass pieces, many acquired at London sales. There are 150 lots of contemporary Irish art from a house in the greater Dublin region, with works by Patrick O’Reilly, Pauline Bewick; Rowan Gillespie; Patrick Hennessy; John Behan; Mark O’Neill; James Humbert Craig and Poppy Melia. The auction is expected to attract 1,000 online bidders and a strong attendance. Viewing is at Herbert House, 21 Herbert St, Dublin 2, next Friday and Saturday, from 10am to 8pm.

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