Bargains for decorative arts buyers

ANTIQUE bargain hunters will have much to choose from at Mealy’s fine and decorative arts sale in Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny next Tuesday and Wednesday.

Estimates are reasonable in a sale which includes Donegal carpets, Belleek, furniture by Williams and Gibton and Robert Strahan, Irish art, porcelain, British and continental paintings and some Oriental art. The catalogue lists 1,382 lots.

There are items from Loughcrew House at Oldcastle, Co. Meath and the estate of late journalist Cathal O’Shannon.

The auction gets underway at 10.30am each day. Among the 689 lots to be sold on Tuesday are silver, jewellery, glass, vintage fashion, scientific instruments, light fittings and a collection of Irish whiskey. Wednesday’s sale is of period furniture, paintings, carpets, garden furniture and prints. Viewing is from 1pm to 5pm today and tomorrow and from 10am to 5pm on Monday.


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