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Spongeware

On February 26th we will host our second sale of the year with the Irish Country Interiors Sale. We’ve talked a little about the furniture side of the sale, and we will again, but we’d also like to take a moment to acquaint you with a huge collector draw, of which we have an impressive collection; spongeware. The thing is, you’re probably already more familiar with spongeware than you realize. As much as your granny probably has a dresser in [...]

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Irish Country Furniture – What is Vernacular Furinture

After a fantastic start to 2020 with our January Pub Memorabilia and Advertising Sale last week, the team here at Victor Mee Auctions is already abuzz again in preparation of our next offering of antique treasures in the Irish Country Interiors Sale on February 26th. While Victor Mee boasts expertise aplenty, his passions tend to be a little more reserved. Irish country furniture just so happens to be one of them. And it is safe in that knowledge you can [...]

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Knick Knack Paddy – The Comforting Clutter of the Irish Pub

Doolin’s of Vancouver. The Blarney Stone of Shanghai. Bubbles O’Leary’s of Uganda. Silver’s of Moscow. McGettigan’s of Dubai. The Wild Rover of Cusco. The Drunken Poet of Melbourne. You’ve perhaps never heard of any of these far-flung establishments but they all share a common mission; to bring the incomparable charm of the traditional Irish pub to their own locale. You see, the Irish Pub is something of a prodigy. Its very soul exported across the globe and carrying with it a [...]

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Antique Advertising: A Good Sign

Rare early 20th C. Paddy Old Irish Whiskey advertising mirror   As we approach our first sale of 2020, our auction saleroom is brimming with a vibrant and nostalgic display of antique signage and advertising memorabilia. This is one of our specialties here at Victor Mee Auctions. We love to see the walls adorned like this. It whets our antique appetite. Our Pub Memorabilia and Advertising sales are always big ones for us. They attract great interest from buyers, and with good [...]

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Loud and Proud – Incorporating antique pieces in a contemporary home

Hey guys have you heard the news?! Minimalism is over, that’s the word on our street. And, after a brief moment of mildly genuine grief for the vapidness of minimalism, we at Victor Mee Auctions are delighted to introduce you all too… *drum roll*…. Maximalism! No it is not a silly made up term to justify clutter! Maximalism is the interior design movement of the Gen Z’er and the Millennial. It is, of course, inspired. But certainly, it is a contemporary [...]

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What it takes…

In our last blog we waxed ever so justifiably lyrical about the Palace Collection Sale, which occurred on September 30th in Kilmore Cavan to great commendation. We could buzz all day about the auction. But we won’t. We don’t need to. Suffice to say it was a roaring success. Bidders came, bidders bid, and bidders left with smiles upon their faces and treasure upon their backseats. What we really want to talk about in the aftermath of the Palace Collection Sale [...]

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The magnificent decorative interiors Palace Collection by Victor Mee Auctions

It goes without saying that our team here at Victor Mee Auctions is incredibly proud of every sale we host, but perhaps none so much as the magnificent decorative interiors marvel that is The Palace Collection. Featuring a vast array of lots drenched in history and of exquisite taste, this sale is guaranteed to be one of the most unique and exciting auctions of 2019. Taking place on September 30th at the serene location of The Bishop’s Palace, or [...]

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Furniture, garden pieces and decorative interiors becoming increasingly popular amongst younger bidders at Victor Mee Auctions

Victor Mee Auctions continues to enjoy the diversification of our clientele as more and more young auction-goers visit our auction house for a chance to bid on ‘hidden gem’ pieces perfect for making a unique statement in their homes and gardens. The stereotype of auction-goers being of an older, more traditional demographic is quickly changing, as we experience a surge of young people in search of quality pieces which bring a unique history and story to their homes. Over the [...]

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Victorian taxidermy gains global attention at Victor Mee

2018 has kicked off on a high at Victor Mee Auctions with an incredibly well-received 4th February Fine Arts and Decorate Antique Interiors sale at Victor Mee Auctions.  Among the over 750 lots included in this auction were some truly outstanding Victorian-era taxidermy pieces which received attention from bidders around the world. The highlight of the sale was a taxidermy case including a bird display which went for an impressive €8,000 to a private collector in America who bid over [...]

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Top Tips for Attending your First Auction

There’s no doubt about it – attending your first auction can be rather daunting!  For novice bidders and buyers just starting to build their collections, the thought of going to an auction and working up the courage to bid on your favourite items could be quite overwhelming, so our team has assembled some top tips for attending your first auction and ensuring that bag yourself those items you’ve had your eye on! Know the method you are going to pay [...]

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