Wednesday, 11th April 2012
R. J. Keighery, Auctioneer, Waterford is to Auction the contents of Woodlock House, Portlaw, Co Waterford on Monday 16th April at 11am.
Woodlock was built in 1863 for Frederick Malcomson. George, his brother who lived in Clodiagh House swapped houses with Frederick. He lived there with his wife, Emilie Maud. They lived there for many years with their sons and daughters. When George Malcomson died, Emilie became very ill and was moved to a Dublin hospital. Emilie was taken care of by the Sisters of Cluny. In her will, Emilie left Woodlock to the Sisters who used it as a a retirement home up to recently.
The architect, J.S. Mulvany, designed Woodlock. He also designed other buildings in Portlaw such as The Clodiagh House, the Schoolhouse/Courthouse and the Gate Lodge, which leads into Mayfield House. He was one of the more important architects in Ireland in the mid-nineteenth century.
Included in the Auction:14ft. Mahog dining table + 4 leaves estimated. €3000-5000Set 10 mahog dining chairs €1200-15003 door Mahog. Bookcase Est. €1500-18008ft. Vict. Mahog Irish side table with mirror back, carved with the Power Crest est. €5000-7000Sunk centre brass fender stool est. €900-1200Vict. Mahog dumbwaiter est. €400-600Mahog. Library table €400-600Vict. Mahog Sarcophagus €1800-2400 Cast iron garden seat €400-600
Also sets of chairs, dining tables, crockery, pictures etc. 500 lots
The Auction will take place on Monday 16th of April at 11am. Viewing will take place on Friday 13th, Sat 14th, & Sunday 15th April 12-5pm Admission is by catalogue. Strictly no Children in the house.
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