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THE HEART AND HOME

Stunning collection of antique home interiors and decorative pieces going to auction in the Summer Garden and Decorative Interiors Sale by Victor Mee Auctions this weekend. There is often a reservation in buying antique interior pieces for the home. To the novice eye, antiques are often seen as expensive, formal and complicated. Buying them is a sport best left to the wealthy and the experts. It can be intimidating to venture into the antiques game. We regularly see buyers, particularly [...]

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CRÈME DE LA CRÈME

Exquisite Collection of Garden Décor and Furniture to go under the hammer in the Summer Garden and Decorative Interiors Sale By Victor Mee Auctions Despite the oft lacklustre personality of the Irish summer, we’re still a nation of outdoorsy people. We love a grand soft day. We love to walk the dog. We love a freshly cut lawn and a blooming bed of paeonies. Even more, we love putting our stamp on our environment. We’ve used the word “haven” before. [...]

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Business Unusual At Victor Mee Auctions

We thought you should know… As the country awakens from the unexpected hibernation brought on by the Coronavirus pandemic, we’d like to take an opportunity to say welcome back and how we have missed you to all of our clients and friends here at Victor Mee Auctions. Last month saw us host our first auction since the lockdown was implemented in Ireland. We conducted the sale exclusively online and we experienced unprecedented interest and bids. Unsure if we could match the [...]

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Dusting Down the Gavel

 Extraordinary Turn out for Our First Ever Exclusively Online Sale There’s a buzz about a live auction that it is oft said cannot be imitated. Bidders trailing in, catalogue in one hand, pen in the other, game face on. The office is always a flurry of activity as bids surge in and the phone boils over with questions and eager registrations. There’s a tension as the auctioneer takes his place on the rostrum; the room falls silent. A palpable nervousness [...]

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The Grandest of Farewells

Lot 458 - Extremely rare late 19th. C. hand operated Fairground carousel in working order. Gerard Derry’s Retirement Auction by Victor Mee Auctions marks the end of an era for one of the most renowned figures in the business and comprises 845 lots of decorative and eclectic interior and garden pieces. Retirements are a big deal. They mark a life’s work. In the case of this sale, they also mark a life’s passion. Gerard Derry entered the antiques trade around the same [...]

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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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