The public are being given the chance to recreate the Shelbourne Hotel’s suites at home when 250 lots of rare furniture from the iconic Dublin hotel are auctioned next week.
Plush upholstered chairs and specially-made mahogany furniture are among the items from the hotel’s famous suites going under the hammer at The Heritage Hotel in Killenard, Co Laois on Wednesday, November 29.
The two container loads of stock from the Shelbourne Hotel, which is located on St Stephen's Green, includes many unused items of furniture which are still in their original packaging.
The stock is being sold by Niall Mullen, who recently held the biggest auction in the history of the State – the 14-hour disposal of the contents of the former Central Bank in Dame Street.
“Because the rooms in the Shelbourne are quite large and they had a reputation for luxury, each of the rooms contained a double-ended window seat, an upholstered chair and matching stool,” said Niall.
“These were complemented with Sheraton-style mahogany side tables and cabinets.
“All of these items are in the auction giving a unique opportunity to recreate designed luxury in your home at a discounted price.”
The auction also includes 1,000 lots from the famous Brown’s Barn bar and restaurant on the Naas Road.
The Brown’s Bar collection includes the famous 30-foot stainless steel central bar structure, and every item of furniture and memorabilia, removed with care from the venue.
“The team involved have carefully removed the entire contents and recreated them with care in Killenard, again presenting a unique opportunity for businesses and homeowners to capture a piece of an iconic building.
“The auction also includes 150 eclectic pieces including oversized lanterns, taxidermy and antique Irish pine objects.”