The estate of the late Patrick Kelly, a true gent, was sold recently by Sotheby’s with some stellar results both in furniture and pictures with a treasure trove of goods. Some memorable prices came in the ‘looking glass lots where a fine pair of Irish George II gilt-gesso pier glasses, c.1740, sold for £44,100; An Irish blue and gilt studded mirror, in George III Style, approx 3ft high sold for £25,200; whilst a pair of Irish blue and clear glass oval mirrors, possibly late 18th/early 19th Century sold for a whopping price of £56.700, against an estimate of £6/8,000. The art collection faired just as well with some exceptional prices on the day with the William Scott, RA, Deep Blues, (48 x 78ins) sold for £837,500 whilst the Paul Henry, On Achill Sound, sold for £214,200 ; Jack B Yeats, RHA, painted in 1946, The Tide Receding, 14 x 21″ sold for £170, 100; William Ashford, View of Killarney, sold for £252,000.
Whilst the initial sale was postponed due to the arrival of Covid in March the delayed sale date did not effect the prices and shown a very strong result on the day. The next flurry of sales will be at the beginning December after our 6 week lock down so look forward to some interesting sales ahead with a flurry of delightful pieces of art to choose from.
Keep safe and well.