The contents of Carrigglass Manor will be the main attraction at the Fourth Irish Country House Collection Sale, hosted by Adam’s Auctioneers at Slane Castle next Tuesday.
The auction includes an extensive range of antique furniture, fine siver, old master paintings, and porcelain collected by several generations of the Lefroy family, who lived at Carrigglass Manor from the time of its construction in the 18th century until recently.
One of the most notable members of the family, Thomas Langlois Lefroy, served as Lord Chief Justice of Ireland and is celebrated as the man who broke Jane Austen’s heart, inspiring her novel ‘Pride and Prejudice’.
Highlights from the items on offer include a George IV centre table with an inset black and grey Italian marble top, which is valued at €10,000, while a painting of a river landscape with ruins by 18th century Dutch artist Willem van der Hagen is estimated to be worth between €20,000-€30,000.
All items to be auctioned in the sale will be on display at Slane Castle from this Saturday, October 6 until Tuesday, October 9 when the auction takes place.