It’s been a few years since auction rooms were chock full of unwanted show home furniture, going for song. Not since the collapse of the boom has luxury studded upholstry and moderny pop art been so available.
But tonight AuctionXchange in Sandyford are having what would seem a throwback special. They have a great auction every Tuesday night with random quirky items of homewares, furniture and commercial equipment (AuctionXchange). But tonight they have a very special collection.
Hillhouse Show Homes
The luxury Hillhouse development in Rathmichael has recently been completed and mostly sold. And obviously someone didn’t what the stunning brand new show home furniture so they’ve dumped it into the AuctionXchange auction (there may have been a bank involved or something else going on – we don’t want to speculate!). You can see more on Hillhouse here…
Now their loss is your gain. Here’s what you could pick up for a bargain tonight:
With basic furniture you can start with a bargain. This solid oak table and 4 cream leather-backed chairs would go in any home and a steal at €100. Never been sat on!
But if you want to go a little more upmarket, this round table and 6 chairs has an AMV of €800. Sounds a little pricey but that’s a bargain when you see the original RRP was €1,885 for the table and €155 per chair!
If you want some chairs to go with this table they will cost you €180 a pair.
If you are looking for something for your living room then there is plenty of choice. These sumptuous studded sofas would have cost you €1,275 each new, but ‘nearly-new’ they are at an AMV of just €460.
If you want something a bit more old school to go with these or in a study or office, try this highback leather armchair for €450.
Would you believe this 4 meter by 3 meter rug is from Calvin Klein – and would have set you back €1,200. This one is damaged so could be yours for just €280.
If that’s still too pricey for your taste, this handstitched rug would be just €180 (down from €555).
Chest of drawers made out of a trunk? OK! There are two of these so they could be used as bedside tables as they were in the show house. They have an AMV of €160 each, a bargain from RRP €455.
There is a wealthy of fantastic living that have sadly been taken out of this show home. Much of it is in the very popular nautical design:
There is also a great selection of odd and interesting ornaments for around the home:
Looking for something to hang on your wall. Sticking with the traditional theme and nautical trend, you could have this giant map of the world for just €50:
Or for something a bit more out there, what about these dog portraits in seafaring styles:
Head down to AuctionXchange in Sandyford tonight from 6pm to have a chance of winning some of these bargains for your home. Find out more at AuctionXchange.ie