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Date - 11 October 2016

Starts at - 11:30 am

We are now consigning select entries for this annual auction


Now in its 8th year, we are excited to announce that this prestigious sale is moving to a new home at Townley Hall, Drogheda.
It will continue to be Ireland’s premier auction for selling fine period furniture, paintings, silver and decorative arts.

If you are interested in consigning for this special sale, please contact

Stuart Cole -
Nick Nicholson -
Kieran O’Boyle -
or Katie McGale -

Phone: +353 1 6760261

Final date for entries Friday 26th August

Viewing Times

Saturday 8th October 11am - 5pm Sunday 9th October 11am - 5pm Monday 10th October 10am - 5pm

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Lot: 1

A 19TH CENTURY BALTIC TIMBER FRAMED IRON MOUNTED SLEIGH, with green painted wicker panels and with painted front figurehead terminals. 210cm long x 120cm wide x 104cm high

Hammer Price : €1,900.00
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Lot: 2

A 19TH CENTURY CAST-IRON FRAME WEATHER VANE, with brass compass points and a brass gable end with cut out date 1856. 231cm high

Hammer Price : €800.00
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Lot: 3

A CAST IRON GARDEN SEAT, the back and sides organically formed in twigwork and with slatted seat, on side supports. 128cm high

Hammer Price : €1,800.00
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Lot: 4

A PAIR OF VICTORIAN CAST IRON URNS of campagna form with lobed rims, the bodies with masks and swags and fitted twin handles and raised on pedestal feet and square bases, 60cm high

Hammer Price : €1,600.00
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Lot: 5

A PAIR OF CAST IRON GARDEN SEATS, the pierced back and sides formed as fern leaves and with slatted seats raised on side supports, 114cm wide

Lot: 6

A LARGE PAIR OF CAST IRON GARDEN URNS, of compressed campagna forms with lobed bodies and raised on pedestal stands with applied wreath motifs.

Hammer Price : €1,800.00
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Lot: 7

A PAIR OF SMALL CAST IRON GARDEN URNS, of tall campagna form with reeded bodies and raised on square tapering pedestal stands.

Hammer Price : €1,300.00
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Lot: 8

A PAIR OF VICTORIAN CAST IRON GARDEN URNS OF CAMPAGNA FORM, the flared lobed rims above a continuous frieze in low relief of scrolling foliage, raised on circular spreading feet over square...

Hammer Price : €1,000.00
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Lot: 9

A PAIR OF VICTORIAN CAST IRON GARDEN URNS of baluster form the floral rims and fluted bodies on square bases. 52cm tall

Hammer Price : €1,100.00
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Lot: 11

A LARGE 19TH CENTURY CAST IRON GARDEN URN, of campagna form, with flared egg and dart rim above fluted and reverse body, on a spreading foot and square pediment. 105 x 127cm

Hammer Price : €850.00
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Lot: 12

A HEAVY WROUGHT IRON CONSERVATORY TABLE, mid 19th century, with polished granite top. 183 x 98 x 82cm high

Lot: 13

A VICTORIAN CAST IRON HALL STAND with arched pierced back above a stick stand base.

Hammer Price : €500.00
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1. Estimates and Reserves

Estimates are shown below each lot in this sale. All amounts shown are in Euro. The figures shown are provided merely as a guide to prospective purchasers. They are approximate prices which are expected, are not definitive and are subject to revision. Reserves, if any, will not be any higher than the lower estimate.

2. Artists Resale Rights (Droit de Suite) is NOT payable by purchasers

3. Paddle Bidding (In Person)

All intending purchasers must register for a paddle number before the auction. Please allow time for registration. We recommend reading "Buying at Adam's" for first time buyers from our web site for more information. Please be aware that photographic identification by way of passport or driving licence will be required for new registrants, together with a secure valid credit card. This is for security purposes only. Potential purchasers are recommended to register on viewing days.

3. Buyer's Premium, Payment & Delivery

Buyers Premium:

The buyer shall pay the Auctioneer a commission at the rate of 20% on the Hammer Price plus VAT @ 23% (applied only to the commission) on all individual lots.

For example on a hammer price of €1,000, the Buyer's Premium amounts to €200 and the VAT on the Buyer's Premium amounts to €46.00, giving a total amount due of €1,246


All purchases must be paid for within two calendar days of the sale. Our payment terms are cash, banker's draft or cheque drawn on an Irish bank. Cheques will take a minimum of five working days to clear the bank, unless they have been vouched to our satisfaction prior to the sale, or you have a previous cheque payment history with Adam's. We also accept the following Credit Cards: Visa & Mastercard, subject to a credit card surcharge of 1.5% of the total invoice value, & American Express, subject to a surcharge of 3.65%. Debit cards, including Laser card payments, are not subject to a surcharge, however there are daily limits on Laser Card payments. Bank Transfer details are available on request. Please ensure that all bank charges are paid in addition to the invoice total, in order to avoid delays in release of the items. Goods will only be released upon clearance through the bank of all monies due.

Delivery takes place the day after the sale from 10.00am to 5.00pm. Uncollected lots may be subject to storage and handling charges unless specific arrangements have been made with the department. It is important to make contact with us in this regard to avoid any unnecessary charges. Adam's outsource all carriage & shipping requests to recommended third parties whom we deal with on a regular basis. This list is available upon request.

4. VAT Regulations

All lots are sold within the Auctioneer's VAT Margin Scheme unless advised to the contrary. Revenue Regulations require that the Buyer's Premium must be invoiced at a rate which is inclusive of VAT. This is not recoverable by any VAT registered buyer.

The VAT on buyer's premium may be zero rated for lots exported outside of the EU. This facility is available to non-residents and has strict guidelines in relation to availing of this scheme. Please contact a member of the accounts department to enquire further.

5. Absentee and Telephone Bids

We are happy to execute absentee or written bids for bidders who are unable to attend or can arrange for bidding to be conducted by telephone. Bid forms are available from our web site or you can leave absentee bids online by registering on Cancellation of bids must be confirmed 24 hours before the auction.

Bidding by telephone may be booked on lots with a minimum estimate of €500. Early booking is advisable as availability of lines cannot be guaranteed.

6. Condition Reports

The property is sold "as is" therefore imperfections/defects are not stated in the catalogue description. It is up to the intending purchaser to satisfy themselves as to the condition of a lot(s) before bidding. Condition reports may be requested in advance of sale subject to our terms of business. The report is an expression of opinion only and must not be treated as a statement of fact.

7. Conditions of Sale

All lots are being sold under the Conditions of Sale as printed in the sale catalogue and on display in the salerooms or via our web site