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Sunday 22 September 2019

Plush upholstered chairs and bespoke mahogany furniture from five-star Shelbourne Hotel up for auction

The auction takes place at The Heritage Hotel in Killenard, Co Laois on Wednesday, November 29.
The auction takes place at The Heritage Hotel in Killenard, Co Laois on Wednesday, November 29.
Geraldine Gittens

Geraldine Gittens

If you were ever a guest at Dublin's five-star Shelbourne Hotel, the plush upholstered chairs and bespoke mahogany furniture may have caught your attention.

Now, 250 lots of rare furniture - some of which were never used - from the iconic hotel's suites are going under the hammer next week.

Many items are still in their original packaging.

“Because the rooms in the Shelbourne are quite large and they had a reputation for luxury, each of the rooms contained a double-ended window seat, an upholstered chair and matching stool,” said Niall Mullen, who is selling the wares.

“These were complemented with Sheraton-style mahogany side tables and cabinets."

“All of these items are in the auction giving a unique opportunity to recreate designed luxury in your home at a discounted price.”

Mullen recently held the biggest auction in the history of the State, the 14-hour disposal of the contents of the former Central Bank in Dame Street.

Next week's auction also includes 1,000 lots from the famous Brown’s Barn bar and restaurant on the Naas Road.

This collection includes the venue's 30-foot stainless steel central bar structure, and all of its furniture and memorabilia.

“The team involved have carefully removed the entire contents and recreated them with care in Killenard, again presenting a unique opportunity for businesses and homeowners to capture a piece of an iconic building," said Mullen.

“The auction also includes 150 eclectic pieces including oversized lanterns, taxidermy and antique Irish pine objects.”

Sean Eacrett Auctions is conducting the auction at The Heritage Hotel in Killenard, Co Laois on Wednesday, November 29. The full catalogue can be viewed online at www.easyliveauction.com.

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