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    Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

    This Merriman Tavern advertising poster for Ralph McTell and Clannad comes up as lot 57 at the online sale by Sean Eacrett of the entire contents of the Scarriff, Co. Clare tavern on April 23. It is estimated at 50-60. A total of 805 lots from the famed venue for performers from Christy Moore and Planxty to Clannad and The Chieftains will come under the hammer. The catalogue is online. UPDATE: This poster made 30 at hammer.


    Monday, November 22nd, 2021

    Valentino, Givenchy, Dior, Philip Treacy and Stella McCartney are among the designers featured at a pre-owned fashion auction by Laois auctioneer Sean Eacrett on December 11. Over the past three years pre-owned fashion sales have grown 21 times faster than retail fashion. Sean Eacrett plans to make this sale a twice yearly event. The sale gets underway online at 10 a.m. on November 27 and there are 712 lots on the catalogue.

    Lot 70 is a special pairing of Jimmy Choo nude leather shoes and clutch bag, UPDATE: THESE SOLD FOR 640 AT HAMMER


    Saturday, October 23rd, 2021

    No prizes for guessing that the contents of Tullamaine Castle, home of the Tipperary Hunt, will contain much of equestrian interest when they are sold by Sean Eacrett at the Horse and Jockey Hotel on October 25.  The castle, which has been sold, was a stud farm for the last 40 years where Bob Lanigan bred equine stars like Delilah, Bid Ajwad, Hot Tin Roof, Pollinator and the Minerva Rose.Highlights include a life sized sculpture of a pack of hounds by Robert Till,  a walnut and marquetry longcase clock by Anthonij van Oostrom of Amsterdam, art by Peter Curling, an oil on canvas of the Bailey Lighthouse by Stephen Catterson Smith and a collection of signed prints by the 19th century British artist Lionel Edwards.  Viewing is now underway at Tullamaine Castle and the catalogue is online.

    Master of the Hunt by Peter Curling – the watercolour depicts Michael Higgins, Master of the Tipperary hunt. UPDATE: THIS MADE €3,200 AT HAMMER


    Sunday, July 25th, 2021

    THIS summer of auctions is continuing at a brisk pace. A variety of interesting and one off lots will come under the hammer in Ireland over the next few days. More than 600 lots will come under the hammer at Fonsie Mealy’s sale of contents from Osberstown House, Naas on July 27.  Osberstown is an  elegant country home with all the trappings that make such places special. Hunting through the catalogue you will find everything from a four poster bed and garden statues to antique furniture and rugs, a console mirror and even an Irish silver replica of the Phoenix monument at Phoenix Park. There are comfortable button back leather library armchairs, painting and limited edition prints by Pauline Bewick, a Victorian breakfront wardrobe, a walnut dining suite, an Arts and Crafts five drawer chest, a selection of artworks, a cylinder bureau, a cheval mirror and much more to choose from.Viewing by appointment will be available on Monday.  The catalogue is online and the sale will be online only from Castlecomer.

    UPDATE: The Osberstown House sale realised over €370,000 on the hammer. The top lot was a massive pair of recumbent Great Danes by Triton 2001 in a limited edition 21/100 which made €5,800 at hammer.

    This four poster bed is lot 61 at Fonsie Mealy’s sale. UPDATE: THIS BED WAS WITHDRAWN FROM THE AUCTION

    If you picture yourself as a Viking warrior slashing and burning your way through oodles of Covid restrictions and combatting bureaucratic enemies more fearsome and confusing than any ancient dragons then Sean Eacretts auction in Ballybrittas, Co. Laois on July 26 is for you. He is selling MGM props from Vikings and Game of Thrones online on Monday.  International interest is guaranteed but estimates are reasonable. A pair of tall metal candleabra from Game of Thrones is estimated at €400-€800 and King Ivor’s throne from Vikings season four is estimated at €300-500.  Or you might prefer King Alfred’s throne from season five.  There are special tables and boat chairs along with a selection of axes, cabinets and chests in highly decorative hardwood from the Great Hall of Kattegat as filmed in Ashford, Co. Wicklow.  The sale features fine art, antiques and collectibles as part one and MGM props as part two.

    Meantime Aidan Foley’s summer sale of antiques and interiors online from Kilcolgan, Co. Galway takes place today and tomorrow. There is art by George Gillespie, Maurice Wilks, Graham Knuttel, Arthur Maderson, John Skelton, Colin Middleton and others.   The auction offers Persian rugs, antique furniture, silver, Waterford Crystal, a pair of 19th century military epaulettes, old banknotes and garden furniture.The pub section, which is always popular, includes a Bendigo Tobacco mirror from a pub clearance in Ballyhaunis as well s prints, collectibles and glassware.  The online sale is on view today in Kilcolgan and the online auction is at 11 am tomorrow and on Monday.

    A selection of lots from Aidan Foley’s sale


    Thursday, July 22nd, 2021

    Film props from Vikings and Game of Thrones will go under the hammer in Ireland next week. The online sale by Ballybrittas, Co. Laois based auctioneer Sean Eacrett takes place on July 26. A pair of metal candelabra from Game of Thrones is estimated at 400-600 and there will be wooden thrones up to two metres tall from Vikings which ran for six series and was filmed in Ashford, Co. Wicklow.

    King Alfreds thrown from Vikings, season 5 (300-500). UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 370 AT HAMMER


    Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

    This 19th century horse drawn carriage, complete with leather style deep button seating and carriage lamps, is at Sean Eacrett’s timed auction of items from various tv programmes and series which runs until November 15. There are 204 lots and the catalogue is on Easy Live Auctions. The carriage is estimated at 2,500-3,500.


    Monday, May 22nd, 2017

    A boardroom table.

    The entire contents from the former Central Bank buildings in Dame Street, Dublin are to be sold at The Heritage, Killenard, Co. Laois on May 30.  More than 5,000 objects, including furniture specially designed for the building by architect Sam Stephenson, will be sold.  It took 25 articulated lorries to clear out the recently-vacated four-building complex.  The contents were purchased by well known antique dealer Niall Mullen.

    “All of the boardroom furniture, desks, chairs and ancillary items were left on site along with all the catering and restaurant furniture,” he said. “The Bank went through all the procedures in order to maximise the return to the State of the contents, but there was no-one willing to take the good, the bad and the ugly in one lot. The auction will contain many of the original desks and tables from Sam Stephenson’s time, including many original pieces designed by the architect. There is also spectacular boardroom furniture from the 7th floor, made by top Irish furniture designers Klimmek, with side tables, marble-topped sideboards and high-end executive chairs”. Viewing gets underway on May 19.