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  • A PIECE OF IRISH ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY AT GALWAY HOUSE AUCTION

    A photo of the now demolished Mote Park House with the entrance portico.

    A photo of the now demolished Mote Park House with the entrance portico.  UPDATE: IT MADE 12,000 AT HAMMER IN AN AUCTION WHICH WAS 100 PER CENT SOLD.

    A substantial piece of Irish architectural history is one of the more unusual lots at a house auction at Glenamaddy in Co. Galway on February 1.  The entrance portico to Mote Park House in Co. Roscommon – demolished more than 50 years ago – forms part of the sale.  Mote Park House, seat of the Crofton family, was destroyed by fire in the 1860’s and rebuilt.

    Matthews of Oldcastle will auction the contents of Kedagh Park House, Glenamaddy by order of the executors of the estate of the late Fr. Brian Hanley.  He was a noted collector.  When Mote Park House was being demolished he rescued the portico, and it lies on the front grounds of Kedagh Park House. It will be sold in one lot and is estimated at 10,000-15,000. The auction will be conducted in association with P. Burke Sherry FitzGerald of Roscommon and will feature antique furniture such as a pair of Regency fold over side tables on paw supports (4,000-7,000), a 19th century mahogany bookcase, a Regency gilded Chariot over mantle (600-900), various Persian rugs and collectibles.

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