People’s Art, St.Stephen’s Green – This Weekend

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Art For Art’s Sake – A Gathering Place for Irish Art

Hibernian Antique Fairs – Autumn 2019

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Three Million Landmark passed this morning!

Just in case you missed it, “Collect Ireland” passed the three million hits mark this morning. A big thank you to all who have contributed in any way to the success of the site – the original of the species – and with nothing hidden behind a paywall!

 

Kilkenny Book & Coin Fair – Monday 5th August

National Taxidermy Championships – Limerick – 27th & 28th September 2019

Ireland’s most expensive house?

Surely Ireland’s most expensive house (in term of square footage) sold at Fonsie Mealy’s Summer Fine Art Sale in Castlecomer today.

Lot.481.The Travelling Baby House” – a two room, mahogany children’s toy – with an estimate of €3,000/4,000 was knocked down for a staggering €48,000!

The Travelling Baby House. A fine and extremely rare small mahogany two room house of the type mentioned in Jonathan Swift’s “Gulliver’s Travels,” English, circa 1810.The Exterior:Four steps lead to the wooden front door with its moulded architrave and fanlight. The five glazed arched windows are painted on the reverse with glazing bars and green curtains, and there are two inlaid lozenges of mother-of-pearl. The house is outlined with a moulded border, has two spherical brass finials, brass lion mask ring handles and a brass carrying handle on the roof. The front is hinged at one side and secured by two catches.The Interior:There are two rooms, one above the other, each with dark green painted walls, wooden dado and white painted fire surrounds. Dimensions:Overall: 44cms h x 26cms w x 27cms deep (17 1/2″ x 10 1/4″ x 10 3/4″.Rooms: 15cms x 24cms x 20.5cms (5 7/8″ x 9 1/2″ x 8″. (1)Provenance: From the Vivien Greene Collection. Purchased at Bonham’s Sale, December, 1998.The proceeds from the sale of this lot are being distributed to various Children’s charities. MEALY’S CATALOGUE.

The full results of the sale which netted in excess of €420,000 can be found here: Mealy’s Summer Sale

People’s Art on St.Stephen’s Green – this weekend!

BBC Antiques Road Show – Castle Ward, Co.Down

Dublin City Record Fair – Saturday 22nd June 2019