THERE is an emphasis on fine furniture at the James Adam Country House Collections sale at Slane Castle, Co. Meath on October 11. The auction of 700 lots features fine furniture, silver, glass, porcelain, pictures and photography.
There are pieces from the late Senator Edward McGuire and from the estate of Henriette and Serge Boissevain formely of Ballynatray House, Co Waterford.
The strong silver section centres on items commissioned by Archbishop Ryder of Tuam in the mid-18th century.
Highlights include the rare Irish Georgian giltwood mirror illustrated here. Exceptionally decorated, it is expected to make up to 20,000.
The sale is on view at Slane Castle from Saturday, October 8. UPDATE: THERE WAS A 70 PER CENT SELL RATE IN A SALE THAT REALISED 960,000 AT HAMMER.