Fine Irish Georgian furniture, silverware and Irish Old Master paintings from many country houses will be offered at auction next week in Adam’s Auctioneers annual Country House Collections auction.
The 700 lots will be on view at Townley Hall near Drogheda from Friday 15 October to Sunday 17 October. The auction will be held in Adams’ auction-rooms in Dublin on the 18 and 19 of October.
A furniture highlight is a rare Irish George II mahogany secretaire cabinet (€20,000 to €30,000).
Other fine pieces include a side table with a solid mahogany top raised above an apron carved with scrolls and acanthus leaves and a centre scallop shell (€20,000 to €30,000) as well as a Williams and Gibton-style table measuring over 5m in length with three centre pillar quadruped supports (€30,000 to €40,000).
Among the silverware is a pair of Irish 18th century silver-covered tureens, a very rare Irish George I bullet-shaped teapot made in Cork in 1725 by silversmith William Clarke and an Irish George III silver racing cup made by Samuel Walker in Dublin in 1760.
The paintings include works by 17th and 18th century Irish artists including Garret Morphy (c.1650-1716), James B Coy (c.1750-1780) and James Latham (1696-1747).