Fine Arts

Marie Antoinette meets Daniel O’Connell at Fonsie Mealy’s auction

Plenty to surprise and delight once more at the autumn sale, including Items connected to historical figures

19th Century Continental School Marie Antoinette with an estimate of €1,000- €1,500: oil on canvas painting of the young queen in a jewel-encrusted dress

Fonsie Mealy’s two-day autumn antique sale starts on Tuesday, September 27. Fonsie Mealy’s sales never fail to surprise and delight and several lots in the forthcoming auction carry exceptional and royal provenance and are worthy of mention.

Starting with lot 652, an important Louis XVI oval walnut and tulipwood Table En-Chiffonier, this 18th-century piece by Jean-Pierre Dusautoy (1719-1800) was once the property of Queen Marie Antoinette of France and was purchased in Paris by Lord ...