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    ADARE MANOR CLOSES AND AUCTIONS ITS CONTENTS

    Saturday, January 23rd, 2016
    An aerial shot of luxurious Adare Mano

    An aerial shot of luxurious Adare Mano

    A two day on the premises auction at Adare Manor Hotel will take place on January 28 and 29. The hotel and golf resort shut down yesterday for a refurbishment which will take an estimated 18 months to complete. Limerick buainessman JP McManus, his wife Noreen and the McManus family bought the hotel for a reported 30 million a year ago. Doneraile based auctioneer Aidan Foley will offer 1,400 lots from the manor and the golf clubhouse over the two days.  This is a sale with something for all collectors, from the 19th century walnut reception desk in the hotel lobby to about a dozen stuffed deer and antelope heads.

    Estimates are reasonable for glass and brass chandeliers, three baby grand pianos, desks, dining tables, chairs, dining room equipment and furniture, all the pairs of wing back armchairs from the oak drawing room, coffee tables,  glassware, serving dishes, large silver plated candelabra, kitchen contents and all the clubhouse bar furniture.  This includes about 45 red tub armchairs. There are curtains, carpets, lamps, lighting, mirrors, paintings and prints. The contents of about 30 bedrooms were purchased by another hotel in a private deal, but the sale will include entire contents from bedrooms like the State Room and the Presidential Suite.  The sale will be live on the internet at easyliveauctions.com  Here is a small selection:

    The heavily carved late 19th century walnut reception desk.

    The heavily carved late 19th century walnut reception desk.

    The contents from this State bedroom at Adare are to be sold.

    The contents from this State bedroom at Adare are to be sold.

    Contents from this bedroom will be sold

    Contents from this bedroom will be sold

    A Natural history specimen stags head.

    A Natural history specimen stags head.