Sailing ships and tiny houses abound

Fonsie Mealy’s summer sale features a paintings series capturing a spectacular naval career, and an exquisite collection of doll’s houses

7th July, 2019
HMS Tribune

In a manner of speaking, the two star categories that dominate Fonsie Mealy’s summer Chatsworth sale were both once homes: doll’s houses for exceeding tiny people, and sailing ships for an Irish master and commander, the indomitable Lord Charles William de la Poer Beresford, second son of the Marquis of Waterford.

A collection of ten paintings of sailing ships charts Beresford’s spectacular naval career. In addition to his numerous derring-do exploits...

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