The entire collection of a magnificent country mansion is up for grabs in a two-day auction.
The 19th century Barrettstown House in Newbridge, Co Kildare was put on the market during the summer for 3 million euros.
Now nearly 900 items from the nine-bedroom house on 25 acres of land are due for sale Tuesday and Wednesday by auctioneers based at the Laois Sheppards Irish Auction House.
Lot 86, a silk robe from the Chinese imperial court of the Qing dynasty, is attracting a lot of attention. This is a blue silk summer dressing gown embroidered with colorful silks on silk gauze and depicting gold-plated dragons among clouds, waves and auspicious emblems.
Nine golden dragons pursue the flaming pearl of wisdom and truth, the ninth dragon hidden in the fold, mounted in a museum acrylic conservation display case. Its value is estimated between 3,000 and 5,000 €.
Lot 371 is a 19th century embroidered Indian shawl decorated with intricate golden thread, kept in a museum acrylic box valued at € 1,500.
Chess enthusiasts will be delighted with the lot 164 chess set at a price of 500 €.
The auction will take place online from 10 a.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday.