Irish furniture and classic Irish art for sale at Adam’s Townley Hall
Serious collectors of fine Irish Georgian furniture will find much interest in the annual sale of Adam’s Country House Collections on Monday and Tuesday (October 18-19). Viewing of this annual auction, which this year features a particularly good selection of 18th century Irish furniture as well as fine examples of classical Irish art and silverware, will begin next Friday at Townley Hall near Drogheda.
A superb Irish mahogany side table with an apron carved with scrolls and acanthus leaves and a scallop in the center is estimated between € 20,000 and € 30,000. The same goes for a George III jetty mirror with compartments remarkable for the decoration of blue and clear glass beads so associated with Irish mirrors.
Among the silverware is a pair of Dublin 1765 soup tureens by R Holmes and a rare Irish ball-shaped George I teapot made in Cork in 1725 by William Clarke. There is a selection of gold boxes from the private collection of an Italian nobleman. The sale contains two marble busts of Irish sculptor Christopher Moore, one of the 3rd Duke of Leinster, the other of William, 1st Baron Plunkett, Lord Chancellor of Ireland. Both date from 1843.