Contents from Kildare country mansion to go under the hammer in two-day auction

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Contents From Kildare Country Mansion To Go Under The Hammer In Two-Day Auction Contents From Kildare Country Mansion To Go Under The Hammer In Two-Day Auction
The 19th century Barrettstown House in Newbridge, Co Kildare was put on the market during the summer for €3 million.
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Sarah Slater

The entire collection from a magnificent country mansion is to go under the hammer over a two-day auction.

The 19th century Barrettstown House in Newbridge, Co Kildare was put on the market during the summer for €3 million.

Now almost 900 items from the nine-bedroom home on 25 acres of land are to be sold on Tuesday and Wednesday by Laois based auctioneers Sheppards Irish Auction House.

Lot 86, a Chinese qing dynasty imperial court silk robe, is garnering a lot of attention. It is a blue silk summer weight court robe embroidered with coloured silks on silk gauze, and showing gold-couched dragons among clouds, waves, and auspicious emblems.

Lot 86, a Chinese qing dynasty imperial court silk robe.

Nine gold dragons chase the flaming pearl of wisdom and truth, the ninth dragon hidden in the fold, mounted in a museum acrylic conservation display case. It is estimated to be worth between €3,000 and €5,000.

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Lot 371 is a 19th century Indian embroidered shawl decorated with intricate fine gilded wire thread, curated in a museum acrylic case estimated to be worth up to €1,500.

Chess lovers will delight in the lot 164 chess set with a price tag of €500.

The auction will take place online from 10am on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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