Four-day sal­vage sell-off in Dublin 8 will be a haven for in­te­ri­ors and bar­gain hunters

The Irish Times - Thursday - Property - - Property The Market -

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

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