Four-day salvage sell-off in Dublin 8 will be a haven for interiors and bargain hunters
Anyone with an interest in interiors or with an eye for quirky design is in for a real treat if they head along to the view next week of what has to be one of Ireland’s largest ever salvage auctions, taking place over four days from Friday, May 18th to Monday, May 21st. Conveniently located on a massive five-acre site at the Dolphin’s Barn end of the South Circular Road, BG Salvage has enlisted the help of Oldcastle-based Matthews Auctioneers to work through a clearance auction comprising a whopping 4,000 lots.
The auction follows the recent signing by BG Salvage of a long-term contract as a Hollywood set-dress hire company where the company’s business will now focus on the supply of film sets and props. This means it is selling off thousands of items of architectural salvage, furnishing and antiques built up over the last 20 years.
Sheds upon sheds will be given over to wood (including floorboards, doors, sash windows, church pews and carved banisters) and stone (including cut Wicklow granite, corbels and pallets of reclaimed bricks). It will be a haven for restorers of period homes with Belfast sinks, vintage sanitaryware and stone troughs aplenty.
But for the more daring there will also be countless one-off items of interest including the former bar from the Red Rock television series, the mortuary slab from Ripper Street, a beautiful mahogany and ormolu Edwardian theatre kiosk and even the pulpit and organ from a Welsh church. Or what about leather club armchairs from the former Berkeley Court Hotel, cast iron railings from Trinity College or old ledgers and other items from Clery’s Department Store? If nothing else it should make for a fascinating few hours rummaging.
Organisers will arrange the transport of items nationwide and overseas through their in-house carrier. Viewing is on Wednesday, May 16th and Thursday May 17th between 10am and 5pm,and on the mornings before each auction between 9am and 11am.
View the catalogue at matthewsauctionrooms.com
A pulpit and organ from a Welsh church are among the items