THE two day auction of hotel contents at Adare Manor got off to a flying start today. The first day of the auction might not have had too much to interest serious collectors but many bidders took the opportunity to acquire a souvenir from the much loved Co. Limerick resort, which is closing for a total refurbishment.
Lots like brass lights, tableware, towel rails, garden pots, tiles, chairs, armchairs, writing desks and coffee tables, all with low estimates from auctioneer Aidan Foley, attracted spirited bidding in the room, on the telephone and on the internet.
A pair of cast iron gates estimated at 60-100 sold for 1,350 at hammer. A collection of garden pots made 110 and a large collection of tiles made 1,200. Ten 19th century style dining chairs made 500 over a top estimate of 250 and this was the pattern for many of the lots.
The auction continues tomorrow.
(See post on antiquesandartireland.com for January 23, 2016).