Hoteliers and restaurant owners are likely to take a keen interest in an auction of the contents of Dublin pub Café en Seine.
They ar being sold in advance of a major re-fit of the Dawson St. pub by new owners Mercantile Group.
Developed by Liam O'Dwyer and inspired by the Paris of the early 1900s, Cafe en Seine's highly decorative interiors included spectacular mirrors and sculptural bronze statues, giant urns, beautiful upholstery and decorative art nouveau panelling and fireplaces.
The two-day sale at the Heritage Hotel, Killenard, on June 19-20, will include more than 100 bronze pieces . The auction, which will feature 3,000 items, also include.s complete bars, sound systems and catering equipment.
The auction will feature bronze pieces including a copy of Coming Through The Rye (estimated value €4,000-€5,000) by American sculptor Fredrick Remington whose Bronco Buster statue sits in the White House Oval Office.
The venue is now owned by the Mercantile Group who plan a refurbishment in excess of €3m in a more modernist art deco style.
The auction, being held in partnership with Victor Mee Auctioneers, will include other items from Mercantile Group venues, including memorabilia from Whelan's pub of Camden Street.
Viewing for this Niall Mullen Signature Auction takes place at the Heritage Golf Resort, Killenard, from this Wednesday until June 18, from 10am to 6pm.
The auction catalogue is available to view at www.victormeeauctions.ie.