Statues will be moving at Cloneyhurke House as the entire contents of the house, garden and warehouse go under the hammer this Saturday, July 27.
Renowned for buying and selling religious artifacts for over 30 years at the house, just outside Portarlington, the owner has decided that it is time to reflect and retire from it all.
Religion still sells as only last week he sold two statues to a client. There are over 50 statues from small to large, plaster to highly carved 19th century Irish timber examples.
A set of 19th century oils on canvas of the Stations of the Cross to a 19th Century Chalice will also be in the auction.
Among the items that will be put up for sale by Sean Eacrett Auctions are a fantastic brass dial long case clock by JD Rowe of Marybouough (Portlaoise), estimated guide of €2000-€3000, a 19th Century Walnut centre table (estimated at €1000-€2000, a fantastic 19th century gilt overmantle mirror, two 19th Century oriental chargers (estimated €100- €200) and much, much more.
The auction gets underway this Saturday, July 27, at 12noon in Cloneyhurke House, Cloneyhurke, Portarlington, R32DK5R.