Rare finds and treasures to be found at Galway Auction Rooms this weekend

Spring is finally here and auction season will commence with the first auction of the year at Galway Auction Rooms

Auction enthusiasts will have much to see with auctioneer Aidan Foley selling 1,000 lots over a two day period on Sunday, February 12 and Monday, February 13 with a 2pm start each day.

Aidan has highlighted two interesting items that have been consigned to this auction, the first being a fine pair of Howard Chairs. Howard chairs were first made back in the 1820s. These were a very traditional armchair of the utmost elegance and comfort made with traditional coil springs and feather and down seat cushion as standard. Howard chairs are built to last and all in all a chair for reading, napping in and for investing in and passing down through the family.

Secondly, there is a rare 1772 Captain Cook coin/medal, struck in 1772 and distributed during Cook’s second and third voyages throughout the islands of the Pacific Ocean. These medals are now exceedingly rare The Resolution and the Adventure appear on on side and the head of George III on the other. A total of 2,000 were struck in base metal (copper and brass ) and just over 100 in silver and there is one of these copper and brass coins for sale this weekend.

There is something for everyone in this sale from antique furniture, vintage, Persian rugs and carpets, home bar items, Irish art including Madderson, Knuttel and many more great artists, books, Waterford and Royal Doulton exhibits.

The catalogue is available online at www.irishcountryhome.com with viewing to take place at Galway Auction Rooms, The Ranch, Kilcolgan this Friday and Saturday from 11am-5pm. The auction itself will be hosted online on Sunday and Monday at 2pm each day.


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