Saved marble fireplace steals the show at Fonsie Mealy spring sale

Coming fresh to the market is a collection of MacNamara family portraits

28th February, 2016
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The white marble fireplace rescued from the drawing room of Wolfe Tone’s house

Salvaged architectural treasures make a strong showing at Fonsie Mealy’s Chatsworth sale, the star lot being the 18th-century carved white Carrara marble fireplace rescued from the front drawing room of Wolfe Tone’s house, No 44 Stafford Street (now Wolfe Tone Street) by the present owner circa 1960. Then destined for the wrecker’s ball, it is now expected to fetch €15,000-€20,000.

A second salvaged 18th-century fireplace, from No 6 Holles...

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