Antique and fine art offerings from Galway Auction Rooms

The auction season begins again with Aidan Foley’s antique and fine art auction, taking place at Galway Auction Rooms this Saturday, January 28.

Foley has received a good collection of antique furniture from an estate in Ballinrobe, including a Georgian mahogany inlaid bureau bookcase, a Victorian mahogany cheval mirror, a Regency mahogany lady’s sewing table, and an unusual gilt bow front pier display cabinet.

The art section is headed by an impressive bog oak curragh, entitled ‘Ancient Boat of Dreams’, by Ronnie Graham (265cm X 65cm ) and three Graham Knuttel original paintings, along with one painting by Arthur Madderson, who is believed to be the world’s greatest living impressionist painter. There will also be offerings from many other Irish and continental artists.

An interesting horology section contains a double fusee walnut bracket clock. There will also be a large quantity of collectibles including postcards, some James II gun money, silver, jewellery, and an old map of Galway. Also included in the sale are 10 antique Persian handwoven rugs.

The current fashion for painting old furniture will have painting enthuasists satisfied with a collection of vintage furniture.

Viewing take place this Friday from 11am to 8pm and online at www.irishcountryhome.com The sale takes place on Saturday at 11am with doors opening at 10am for early viewing.

For those who cannot attend, this auction will also be streamed live via www.EasyLiveAuction.com

For more information call Aidan Foley, auctioneer, on (086 ) 8290680.

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