George F Mealy

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WB Yeats wearing his signature glasses.

The Yeats family collection – art, antiques, letters and various collectibles associated with Ireland’s best-known 20th-century cultural family – is t(...)

A replica ‘Resolute’ desk made by a US company specialising in reproduction furniture is expected to make €1,500-€2,000 at Fonsie Mealy’s auction.

Like to get your feet under the desk used by the most powerful man in the world? A replica of the desk used by US president Donald Trump in the White(...)

From A Series of Eight Sketches in Colour, together with a Chart of the Route of the Voyage of HMS Investigator during the Discovery of the North West Passage by Capt Samuel Gurney Cresswell

The first printing of Shakespeare’s collected works outside England took place in Dublin in 1726. Now, 290 years, later a set of all eight volumes is (...)

A rare set of late 18th-century “Galway” rosary beads: to go under the hammer  next week, estimated at €400-€600

Irish antiques salerooms are, invariably, filled with the trappings of the former gentry that flourished from the 18th to the early 21st century. But (...)

An All-Ireland hurling final programme from 1950 featuring Tipperary and Kilkenny

Two September auctions timed to coincide with this month’s All-Ireland hurling and football finals are filled with items of interest to collectors of (...)

The Jaws first edition also included a drawing by the author, Peter Benchley. The book’s popularity was boosted by the film (bottom right)

The auction of 20th-century first edition books, novels, poetry and drama, collected by Dr Philip Murray, was held at the Gresham Hotel in Dublin on (...)

‘The Children of Oliver St John Gogarty, Dermot, Brenda and Noll at Renvyle, Connemara with the Twelve Pins’, estimated at €10,000-€15,000, at the Fonsie Mealy auction.

A painting, ironically dating from 1916, of children in the west of Ireland that was “slashed” by the IRA during the Civil War has been successfully (...)

The linen handkerchief reputedly used by 1916 rebels as a ‘white flag’ in Moore Street to surrender to British troops.

A linen handkerchief reputedly used by 1916 rebels as a “white flag” in Moore Street to surrender to British troops – that was rescued from a skip in (...)

‘The Taking of Christ’ by Michelangelo MerisiCaravaggio (1602). Photograph courtesy of the National Gallery of Ireland and the Jesuit Community, Leeson Street, Dublin who acknowledge the generosity of the late Dr Marie Lea-Wilson

One of the most interesting items consigned to Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers’ big “history” sale in Dublin next month, on the eve of the actual centenary (...)

An 18th-century Carrara marble fireplace that was once in Wolfe Tone’s house made €36,000

A late 19th-century Italian marble neoclassical sculpture of a girl sold for €50,000 – more than three times the top estimate – at Fonsie Mealy Auctio(...)

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