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    There is something about the idea of an attic sale that appeals to all collectors.  You never know what you might happen across. The Attic 2 auction at Sheppards in Durrow on January 30 has thrown up surprises that range from a croquet set to a 19th century metal bound pine butter churn estimated at just 100-150.
    The sale of over 700 lots, ideal for bargain hunters and those in search of something unusual, features decorative art, collectibles, paintings, prints, furniture, carpets and rugs from the attics, stables and storerooms of various clients of Sheppards.
    Persian, Afghan and Turkish rugs are modestly estimated at 200-300.  A set of Aesthetic Revival  metamorphic library steps is estimated at just 300-500 and a set of six Regency mahogany and boxwood inlaid Cork dining chairs has an estimate of 500-800.

    There are opera glasses, examples of Oriental and European porcelain, clocks, engravings, window seats, candlesticks, 18th century pairs of chairs, a Georgian brass preserving pan, games tables, a cased 19th century diorama, a Dutch blue and white musical jug and a large selection of furniture including a Regency parcel gilt  dwarf open bookcase and a Regency low bookcase.

    An Aesthetic Revival set of metamorphic library steps.  UPDATE: THESE MADE 460 AT HAMMER

    A set of six Regency mahogany and boxwood inlaid Cork dining chairs.  UPDATE: THESE MADE 540 AT HAMMER

    A Jacques of London croquet set.  UPDATE: THIS MADE 110 AT HAMMER

    19th century pine butter churn.  UPDATE: THIS MADE 80 AT HAMMER

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