Antiques & Fine Art

Fledgling work on show at the Lavit Gallery in Cork

Des O’Sullivan looks at an exhibition of work by new Crawford graduates.

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Artist Gottfried Helnwein captures the horrors of war and the scars it leaves

Sotheby’s is an important springboard to showcase Irish art like The Disasters of War says Des O’Sullivan.

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Indian oil on ivory has Irish link

THIS miniature oil on ivory represents the Court of the Mughal Emperor Aldwar (Akbar) Shah II at Delhi around 1820.

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SALE TOMORROW
Highlights from the sale at Cork Auction Rooms at noon tomorrow include collection of Beatles memorabilia, a small suit of armour, and some Omega and Zenith wristwatches. 

 

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Autumn kicks off with the sale of the Bryan Alton collection

Old Masters, furniture, and Irish silver are featured in the first auction of the new season, writes Des O’Sullivan.   

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How Penny Dreadful is an inspiration for auctioneers

TV show’s attention to detail is an auctioneering delight, says Des O’Sullivan.

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Lavery’s life-long love of Tangiers on show at Sotheby’s

Des O’Sullivan reports on a September sale in London which features a strong list of top modern Irish artists.

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James Glen Wilson art for Fiji exhibition

Des O’Sullivan reports on an exhibition showcasing James Glen Wilson.

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Property from the estate of Frank Zappa in live online sale at Juliens

Often described as a genius, Frank Zappa was undeniably one of the most innovative musicians of the 20th century. 

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ROSSCARBERY FAIR
The Celtic Ross Hotel in Rosscarbery is the venue for what is a popular annual antique fair tomorrow. 

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Sale of classic vinyl albums is set to be a record at Mealy’s

Auction from a private collection runs until August 22, says Des O’Sullivan.

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Take the time to catch one of the many exhibitions near you

This is a wonderful time of year to visit an art gallery at your leisure, writes Des O’Sullivan. 

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House makes history with 2016 Restoration Award

THE restored library at Combermere Abbey in Shropshire has won the 2016 Restoration Award presented by the Historic Houses Association and sponsored by Sotheby’s. 

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BRAY INTERIORS’ SALE
There is viewing in Bray today for the Interiors’ Sale at Mullens of Laurel Park next Monday at 11am. 

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Strong selection on offer in Bandon sale

Book case and serving table are the star draws at Hegarty’s sale, reports Des O’Sullivan.

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Two-day antiques auction in Connemara over bank holiday weekend

At the height of summer comes this art and antiques auction, writes Des O’Sullivan.    

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Imagine... owning Lennon’s car

 

John Lennon’s iconic 1956 Austin Princess Limousine hearse will be offered at RM Sotheby’s sale at Battersea Park in London on September 7.

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ONLINE AUCTION
Bidding is well underway in Morgan O’Driscoll’s online auction of Irish art which runs until next Tuesday at 6.30 pm. 

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Treasure hunters head to the popular Hibernian in Kinsale

Des O’Sullivan says a full house is guaranteed at popular Hibernian sale.

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All eyes on celebrity collections as they go under the hammer

Des O’Sullivan says two post-summer auctions have star quality and should attract the glitterati.

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David Bowie's record player estimated at €800-€1,200

David Bowie listened to music on this unconventional record player.

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Work by some of Ireland’s top artists at modest prices in Whyte's online-only auction

Des O’Sullivan notices some low estimates on pieces of art by famous Irish artists in Whyte’s online-only auction.

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Art, furniture, and collectibles on sale in Galway and Cork

A plentiful supply of items is coming up next week, writes Des O’Sullivan.

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£3.5m for a Mahler manuscript

The highest-estimated musical manuscript ever offered at auction will come up at Sotheby’s in London on November 29.

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LYNES AND LYNES AUCTION TODAY
More than 400 lots will come under the hammer at Lynes and Lynes in Carrigtwohill at 11 am today. 

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Varied and interesting lots at Lynes & Lynes July auction

Des O’Sullivan previews some of the 400 interesting items up for auction in Carrigtwohill next weekend.

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Art historian’s own collection up for sale at Mealy's sale in Dublin

Des O’Sullivan looks at sales of fine art and of modern Irish first editions.

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Italian chimney piece to warm to

This George III Italian white marble chimney piece from a collection in Ireland was a highlight at the Ronald Phillips stand at the Masterpiece Fair in London this week. 

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CONVENT AUCTION
Contents from the Convent of Mercy at Doon, Co Limerick come under the hammer at noon today.

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Masterpiece is the world’s top event for leading art collectors

Des O’Sullivan reports on an art sale that will suit those with a cross-collecting taste and deep pockets    

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Sale of Limerick convent contents

Des O’Sullivan says 151 years of convent artefacts are to be scattered.

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Brian Maguire at Kerlin Gallery

 

Over our Heads the Hollow Seas Closed Up is the title of an exhibition of new work by the celebrated Irish artist Brian Maguire at Kerlin Gallery in Dublin until August 20.

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This print of Yachts of the water club of the Harbour, Cork is at Lynes and Lynes on July 16.

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Kenneth Webb work among Irish art at specialist auctions

Forthcoming sales feature work by Irish artists, writes Des O’Sullivan.

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Antique dealers and lovers of art head for Limerick Fair

National fair should draw a large summer crowd of browsers and buyers, says Des O’Sullivan.

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Rare Limerick silver coffee pots can be yours for €950,000

Des O’Sullivan looks at rare Limerick silver about to go on the market.

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Vintage View: Half-dolls

I won’t lie, and I have revealed myself before on this topic. I find dolls and overly cutesy human figurines deeply creepy. 

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Hard to come by Cork artists offered in two sales next week

HARD to come by paintings by Cork artists of a bygone era, feature at two auctions in Cork next week.

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James Barry work in Brian Sewell’s collection to be auctioned at Christie’s

THE collection of the late art critic Brian Sewell to be auctioned at Christie’s next September, includes a work by the Cork born artist James Barry (1741-1806).

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Pele hits the back of the net with his unique memorabilia

One of the best, and best-known, sportspeople of all time is selling his personal collection, writes Des O’Sullivan.

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Antique furniture and art at Hegarty’s

Sale includes contents from Old Rectory in Douglas, writes Des O’Sullivan.

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Georgian seats for fine setting

This pair of fine Georgian garden seats are described by Lynes and Lynes as coming from the estate of a recently deceased garden expert.

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LISMORE FESTIVAL ANTIQUES FAIR 
The Lismore Opera Festival Antiques Fair takes place today and tomorrow at Lismore Community Hall. 

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Lotabeg sale lived up to expectations

Top lot was a portrait of the 1st Duke of Ormonde, reports Des O’Sullivan.

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Art sales in Dublin next week reflect Irish collectors’ tastes

Des O’Sullivan says an upsurge in interest at some sales might indicate a change in Irish buying patterns.

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Lotabeg House open viewing will be a Cork crowd-puller

Des O’Sullivan gives the final rundown on the ground-breaking auction at Glanmire taking place on Tuesday.

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A Killarney games table at Adam’s sale

A Killarney table is among a number of lots of wide appeal to all sorts of collectors at the James Adam fine period interiors auction in Dublin at noon tomorrow. 

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Irish art the subject of Dublin sales

The influence of Cezanne can be clearly seen in Roderic O’Conor’s Still Life with Apples on a White Cloth. 

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ATKINSON AT SALE
Woodwards sale in Cork at 11am today is headed by a George Mounsey Wheatley Atkinson oil painting of the White Squadron. It is estimated at €40,000-60,000. 

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Atkinson’s vision of Royal Squadron may fetch €60,000

Des O’Sullivan previews the upcoming Woodward’s auction next week.

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Lowe Stopford painting depicts life in the famine era

1848 work illustrates the Queen’s Old Castle department store and is estimated at €2,500 says Des O’Sullivan.

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DOZEN GAA MEDALS
A collection of 12, Co Cork Gaelic football medals will come up at Whyte’s Eclectic Collector sale, in Dublin, today. 

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From Napoleon’s hair to GAA medals, Whyte’s Collector sale proves eclectic

Whyte’s Eclectic Collector sale more than lives up to its name, writes Des O’Sullivan. 

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Francis Bacon self-portraits at Sotheby’s in New York estimated at €19.1m-€26.1m

An optimistic Francis Bacon double self portrait will lead Sotheby’s sale of contemporary art in New York next Wednesday evening.

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Georgia O’Keeffe work estimated at $8m+ in New York

Major American modernists and 19th century masters will feature at the Spring sale of American art at Christie’s in New York on May 19.

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Kinsale offers a little bit of everything

Dealers will flock to the Cork town tomorrow, writes Des O’Sullivan.

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INSPIRED SKETCHES
The 138th annual exhibition of the Dublin Painting and Sketching Club runs at Dun Laoghaire County Hall for two weeks from next Monday. 

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Exciting sale of the year at Lotabeg, Glanmire

Des O’Sullivan describes one of the highlight auctions of the year with contents from Lotabeg going under the hammer.

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Plenty to choose from this weekend in Bandon, Dublin and Rosslare

Collectors have plenty to choose from this May Bank Holiday weekend.

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Avedon’s ‘real’ Marilyn Monroe

According to the celebrated mid 20th century fashion photograph Richard Avedon this is an image of the real Marilyn Monroe. 

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DA VINCI DRAWINGS
Next week, ten drawings by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) from the Royal Collection in Britain will go on display at the National Gallery in Dublin. 

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Three sales to lure collectors and interior decor enthusiasts

Des O’Sullivan looks ahead to some unique sales with varied lots on offer, including art and elegant furniture.

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Irish art in abundance at Dublin, Rosslare sales

Summer sales season getting into swing, writes Des O’Sullivan.

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RISING MEMORABILIA
Easter Sunday, 1916 fell on April 23. 

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Lots of interest in Morgan O’Driscoll’s upcoming art sale in Dublin

Des O’Sullivan previews a sale in Dublin, which is already exciting interest in previews in Cork and London.

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Furniture and art sale at Lynes and Lynes in Carrigtwohill

Des O’Sullivan looks ahead to a sale of quality furniture in Carrigtwohill.

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Janis Joplin’s dress is sure to impress

THIS dress worn by Janis Joplin comes up at Julien’s Auctions Rock Icons sale at the Hard Rock Cafe, Times Square, New York on May 21. 

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Cashel sale
Around 1,000 Cashel Palace Hotel lots are to be sold on the premises by Doneraile- based auctioneer Aidan Foley over two days on April 26 and 27. 

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Sale of Terence MacSwiney’s wedding present

Des O’Sullivan reports on an inscribed silver dish ring by Egan’s of Cork.

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The 1798 Battle of Collooney recalled in lots at history sale

Des O’Sullivan investigates lots at an upcoming history sale in Dublin focusing on ‘The Year of The French’.

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