Rare 18th Century Irish table could attract Kildare bidders

Over 250 years old

Leinster Leader reporter


Leinster Leader reporter



Rare 18th Century Irish table could attract Kildare bidders

The rare Irish table, which is up for auction

This Sunday, November 5, well-known antique Auctioneers, Matthews of Oldcastle, Co.Meath will conduct an auction of over 700 lots.

A mid-eighteenth century Irish table originally belonging to the First Baron Farnham, John Maxwell of Cavan is for sale.

It is a rare survivor at over 250 years old. The auctioneers have put a low estimate of €200 - €300 euros as it's a clearance lot coming from a deceased estate.

Other items include an early nineteenth century gilded Swedish wall clock of exuberant form (estimate €400 - €700) and a signed late Victorian two-door mahogany bookcase by Maple & Co (estimated at €1,200 - €1,800).

The auction will also include the contents of Balheary House and property of other clients. The sale is on public view on November 3 and 4 from 11am to 5pm, and on the day of sale at 10am.

The catalogue can also be viewed at www.matthewsauctionrooms.com

The auction starts at 1:30pm at the auctioneer's rooms on The Square, Oldcastle.