Fine Arts

Fine pieces and fond memories at Fonsie Mealy summer sale

Fonsie Mealy’s three-day Chatsworth Summer Fine Art Sale features collections from several Irish estates and runs from June 14 to 16

The cover lot at Fonsie Mealy’s Chatsworth Summer Fine Art Sale is this 18th century Flemish verdure tapestry (€5,000-€7,000). Picture: Peter Hilliard

This wonderful three-day sale at Fonsie Mealy’s, which starts on June 14, reminds me of my childhood when my mother and grandmother would allow me take a day or two off school to join them in the Castlecomer salesroom and it is coincidentally where I made my first auction purchase, aged 11.

The 1,600 lot auction is made of several Irish estates including Stokestown House, Co Wexford, Celbridge Lodge – home of the late Harry ...