A set of five Irish neoclassical hall chairs from Rokeby Hall, County Louth, (3000-5000) (Click to enlarge).
This rare Irish Georgian mirror is a highlight at Adams Slane Castle sale. UPDATE: IT WAS ESTIMATED AT 15,000-25,000 BUT FAILED TO SELL.
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.
A George III mahogany longcase clock signed Thomas Sanderson of Dublin. Provenance:The Hon. A.E. Guinness (3,000-5,000). Click to enlarge.
A nest of three Chinese hardwood tea tables. Provenance : Estate of the late Henriette and Serge Boissevain, formerly of Ballynatray, Youghal, Co Cork 300-500. (Click on image to enlarge).