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Forthcoming on the premises Auction 27th May
Important Antique & Fine Art Auction on the instructions of Mr K. Rosencrantz. The entire contents of 'The Olde Railway Hotel' (founded c1790), Westport, Co Mayo. Auction on Sun 27th May 2007 at 1pm. Viewing on Sun 20th May 2-6pm, Fri 25th May 2-6pm, Sat 27th May 11-6pm and morning of sale 11-12 noon.
Built by Lord Sligo in 1780, The Olde Railway Hotel is perhaps the longest established Hotel in Ireland. In his work 'A journey throughout Ireland' written in 1834, Inglis wrote that 'Robinsons' as it was then known, was without doubt the best Hotel in Ireland, without excepting The Gresham, Imperial or Clarendon. The Rosenkranz family have continued that tradition of excellence over the past twenty five years. During which time they continuously added to the hotels collection of antiques, art and collectibles, in order to create the unique ambiance for which it was renowned by it's many distinguished guests.
THE WILD WEST
The entire contents of The Olde Railway Hotel. Including a rare collection of original film memorabilia relating to John Wayne, Maureen O’ Hara & Barry Fitzgerald in the 'The Quiet Man' including 1951 film posters, stills etc. Also a superb Irish Wm IV mahogany serving table attributed to Williams & Gibton, Regency and Victorian mahogany sideboards, Regency mahogany serving table, Geo III inlaid mahogany tea table, Irish Georgian style peat buckets, Superb 19th C baby grand piano by John Broadwood with case by Waring & Gillows, Wm IV rosewood library tables, Victorian figured walnut credenza, Victorian fig walnut centre table, Victorian figured walnut corner and side cabinets, Victorian inlaid rosewood chiffonier, Regency rosewood and parcel gilt open bookcase, Regency mahogany secretaire bookcase, Fine Louis XVI style ormolu mounted library desk, Georgian partners library table, Victorian mahogany pedestal desk, Wm IV rosewood chiffonier, Victorian card, games and tea tables, Regency style mahogany two pillar dining table, sets of dining chairs, William IV mahogany four post bed, Victorian half tester bed, Victorian brass double bed, Fine Victorian bed room suite, Chests, bedside pedestals, Victorian carved rosewood couch, Victorian armchairs, Victorian mahogany couch, William IV rosewood conversation couch, Pair of cast iron chimney pieces originally from Turlough Park House, a pair of Victorian inlaid rosewood over mantle mirrors, Chandeliers. 19th & 20th C Irish and British art incl. Joseph Malachy Kavanagh, J P Rooney, M Wilks, G Knuttle, M Robinson, V St Clair, E Meagher, C A Waldron, etc. Engravings and prints, Collection of Clarice Cliff, Carltonware, Poole ceramics. Collectibles incl. Books, an Edwardian life size teddy bear, 19th C Cash register, fine miniature snooker table by E J Riley, Hardy fishing rods and reels, guns, Taxidermy incl. partridge, badger, stag, otter, pheasant, owl, 1954 nude Marlyn Munroe calendar poster etc. Garden seats, bronze garden figures, bronze fountain etc. Georgian stair case. etc. Many superb lots too numerous to mention. Approx 900 lots. Viewing highly recommended.