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Furnish your home with traditional Irish furniture used in The Banshees of Inisherin

Furnish your home with traditional Irish furniture used in The Banshees of Inisherin

Furniture from the film The Banshees of Inisherin is being sold as part of Dublin-based Adam’s Auctioneers’ ‘Irish Vernacular’ auction taking place in April.

Set on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland, The Banshees of Inisherin follows lifelong friends Padraic (Colin Farrell) and Colm (Brendan Gleeson). With production design by Mark Tildesley and set decoration by Michael Standish the multi award winning film features traditional rural Irish furniture.

The Banshees of Inisherin. Image: Searchlight Pictures

Of the 269 pieces in the Irish Vernacular auction (consisting of traditional Irish furniture, paintings, and collectibles) there are 18 lots from The Banshees film sets.

It transpires that the film’s furniture was offered to Adam’s Auctioneers by a person who was consigned by the film’s production company to procure them. That person has now decided to sell them.

The Banshees of Inisherin. Image: Searchlight Pictures
The Banshees of Inisherin. Image: Searchlight Pictures

James O’Halloran, managing director of Adam’s Auctioneers says “There are some fine pieces in the collection which were seen in the film, and allow a chance for collectors and members of the public who loved ‘The Banshees’ to get their hands on”.

19th-century painted pine settle bed as seen in - Lot 135. Courtesty of Adam's Auctioneers.
19th-century painted pine settle bed as seen in The Banshees of Inisherin. Lot 135. Courtesty of Adam’s Auctioneers.
 

This 19th-century painted pine settle bed shown above featured in the film and makes up Lot 135 of the auction. This piece of furniture was previously exhibited at Bennettsbridge Folk Museum in Kilkenny before appearing in The Banshees. It has an estimate of €1,200.

Also up for auction is a green-painted pine settle press which transforms from a two-door cupboard into a double bed and is valued at €1,500.

The Banshees of Inisherin
Green-painted pine settle press as seen in The Banshees of Inisherin is in Adam’s Auctioneers ‘Irish Vernacular’ auction

According to Adam’s Auctioneers, “Irish vernacular furniture began emerging out of the rural Irish home in the eighteenth century. Each piece was simple and functional inform, yet unique in design. Making use of materials that were affordable and available to the everyday Irish person, it was a non-specialised craft, accessible to those without formal training such as local craftsmen who used traditional techniques and locally sourced materials, including old furniture, and ‘found’ timbers like bogwood or driftwood; it was upcycling in its earliest form, and serves as a reminder of the importance of craftsmanship in Irish culture.”

 

A selection of furniture from The Banshees of Inisherin about to come up for auction.

The auction will take place on 12th April at 11 am, with viewings on 7th, 8th and 11th April.

More information at Adam’s Auctioneers website.

The film is available to stream at home on HBO Max, Amazon, and Hulu.


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