Fine Arts: Hundreds of home comforts from Victor Mee

Some 900 lots in this week’s sale hark back to simpler times of domesticity in Irish homesteads of the past

17th October, 2021
A 15th-century a Co Fermanagh timber mether (€3,000-€5,000)

This week, Victor Mee takes us for a trip down memory lane with 900 lots of the domestic necessities once found in every Irish homestead – smoothing irons, toasting forks, trivets, butter bowls, bellows, table rush lights, oil lamps, a spinning wheel, cast iron kettles – all at affordable prices. A painting by R Coote, Fireside Scene, shows many of them in situ (€150-€250).

There are 19th-century dowry chests, a battalion of handsome pine...

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