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    PIANO PLAYED BY STEVIE WONDER AT McILROY WEDDING AT AUCTION

    Saturday, August 19th, 2017

    The Yamaha baby grand piano. UPDATE: THIS MADE 7,800 AT HAMMER

    The baby grand piano played by Stevie Wonder at Rory McIlroy’s wedding is among the lots at Aidan Foley’s two day sale of contents from Ashford Castle in Cong, Co. Mayo on August 21 and 22.  The black Yamaha is estimated at 2,000-3,000.  The sale of around 900 lots will feature residual contents from the hotel before it was refurbished by its new owners.  On offer is everything from sideboards to mirrors to wine racks, occasional tables and upholstered armchairs.

    Two previous auctions of contents from Ashford Castle by Aidan Foley were sold out in July 2014 and February 2015.  The sale next week is of contents put aside for possible use in the refurbishment which were in fact never used. An Irish 18th century architects table with a panel bookcase top is estimated at 3,000-5,000, a 19th century serpentine walnut cabinet is estimated at 1,200-1,500.
    (See post on antiquesndartireland.com for August 16, 2017)

    THIRD SALE OF ASHFORD CASTLE CONTENTS

    Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

    The remaining contents left over from the refurbishment by new owners of luxurious Ashford Castle Hotel are to be auctioned by Aidan Foley at the Old Sawmills in Cong, Co. Mayo on August 21 and 22.  Around 900 lots set aside for use in the re-vamped hotel are to be sold.  This is the third sale of contents from Ashford by Mr. Foley, who had huge interest in auctions in 2015 and 2016.  There will be antique Imari chargers, 50 pairs of curtains, Persian rugs, pants, bathroom accoutrements, collectibles and antique furniture in this sale.  The catalogue is online. Here is a sample:

    A selection of lots to be offered

    A large Imari charger  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 1,000

    AN AUCTION OF ARCHITECTURAL SALVAGE IN ORANMORE

    Sunday, June 4th, 2017
    An auction of architectural salvage is always of interest to a wide variety of imaginative collectors.  Aidan Foley’s two day sale of the stock of Bailey Gibson Interiors and Salvage at Oranmore, Co. Galway on June 10 and 11 is likely to be no exception.  The 1,200 lots will be sold over two days.
    There are pitch pine beams and cast iron stanchions from Boland’s Mills in Dublin, vintage light fittings, garden furniture and urns and a selection which ranges from French doors to whiskey barrels.  Garden enthusiasts and doer uppers will be interested in cut kerb stones and old building stones, outdoor lighting, a fountain, statuary, reclaimed brick and granite cobbles.  Most lots will be sold without reserves.

    salvaged bricks

    Some salvage in the sale

    CONTENTS FROM CASHEL PALACE HOTEL TO BE AUCTIONED

    Saturday, April 16th, 2016
    Cashel Palace

    Cashel Palace

    Around 1,000 lots from Cashel Palace Hotel are to be sold on the premises by Doneraile based auctioneer Aidan Foley over two days on April 26 and 27.  This is to facilitate an extensive re-furbishment of the hotel which is about to get underway.

    There will be some art and antique lots, bedroom and kitchen contents as well as pub signage and the entire furnishings of the basement buttery restaurant. Aidan Foley has previously auctioned contents from Ashford Castle and Adare Manor.  The catalogue is scheduled to go online from April 20.

    ADARE MANOR SALE OFF TO A FLYING START

    Thursday, January 28th, 2016
    An aerial view of glorious Adare Manor.

    An aerial view of glorious Adare Manor.

    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).