Antiques & Fine Art

Collection by prolific but forgotten Bandon novelist LT Meade represents a lifetime of careful collecting

LT Meade penned over 300 books in a long career, writes Des O’Sullivan.

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Buck family miniatures at Lynes and Lynes auction in Carrigtwohill

Auction will also include lots from Cashel Palace Hotel and a Lismore estate, writes Des O’Sullivan.

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Vintage View: The Vespa scooter

Kya deLongchamps takes a look at “a motorcycle of a rational complexity of organs and elements combined with a frame with mudguards and a casing covering the whole mechanical part”, a patent for the Vespa scooter lodged in Florence.

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The season of attic and thrift sales is ideal for auction beginners

New housebuyers will find value at most auctions and fairs if they hold their nerve, writes Des O’Sullivan.

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1916 Rising GPO keys to be auctioned in April

Des O’Sullivan says the GPO keys are being sold in time for the centenary 

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Cork silver, netsuke, bog oak and more at major antiques fair

Des O’Sullivan says there will be a focus on antique furniture from north and south of the border at Cork fair.

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Quality furniture at Hegarty’s latest sale in Bandon

West Cork country house contents on offer, writes Des O’Sullivan.     

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Freudian background to Sotheby’s sale of portrait of Bernadine Coverley

Bernardine Coverley, daughter of Irish parents who ran a pub in Brixton, met the painter, Lucian Freud when she was 16 and he was 20 years her senior.

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Range of items at auction for bidders at Woodward’s, Cork

Des O’Sullivan looks ahead to auctions in Cork this coming week.    

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Auction of a range of contents from Adare Manor next week

Des O’Sullivan looks at what’s up for grabs at the Limerick hotel acquired by the McManus family for €30m. 

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US exhibition of work by 19th century Cork artist MacDonald

Des O’Sullivan reviews a forthcoming show of work by the artist who was brave enough to paint the Famine. 

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Irish artists to fore in Skibbereen sale

Des O’Sullivan looks at the latest list of artists for O’Driscoll’s online sale.    

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New book charts Archduke Ferdinand’s visit to Kinsale

Des O’Sullivan tells a tale of bad weather in Kinsale that left a legacy.

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Historic Cork photographs are the top lot at Dolan’s auction

Des O’Sullivan says the Lawrence collection and a good selection of affordable art are the draw at Sunday sale. 

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Auction rooms ready for 1916 centenary

Des O’Sullivan says that auction rooms are gearing up for commemorative items to come up for sale.

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Art review: Cork-born artist Adam Buck

Des O’Sullivan reviews new Crawford exhibition on work of Adam Buck.

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GAA beats rugby at Whyte’s sale of sport and entertainment memorabilia

The scoreline at Whyte’s sale of sport and entertainment memorabilia on Monday could be summed up as GAA one, rugby nil. And James Bond trumped Madonna.

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Looking back on a record year for sales of art and sculpture

Des O’Sullivan says that 2015 has been a year when records were broken for sales of art and sculpture.

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A Christmas rush of auctions for quality antique shoppers

Des O’Sullivan looks at a number of interesting lots on offer next week, including a copy of Boole’s theory.    

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1899 Ireland rugby shirt to sell for over €25,000 at Whyte’s in Dublin

Des O’Sullivan says sale highlight is the earliest ever to come to auction.

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Yeats, Paul Henry,Francis Bacon and Michael Flatley star at RDS auction

Des O’Sullivan looks at highlights of Morgan O’Driscoll’s RDS auction. 

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Books that provide a pathway to a magical world inhabited by art and artists

New books about art can add understanding to one’s enjoyment, and make a great gift, writes Des O’Sullivan.

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Antique sales Hegarty’s and Sheppard’s with varied offerings

An Irish Regency brass inlaid sofa table (€3,000-€5,000) and a marquetry inlaid display cabinet (€2,500-€3,500) are among the delights at Hegarty’s sale in Bandon next Tuesday at 6pm.

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A busy week in prospect for collectors of high-end Irish art

Sales at Whyte’s, de Veres, Adams and Morgan O’Driscoll will offer plenty of choice, writes Des O’Sullivan.

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Block off a good day to enjoy a winter trip to Hampton Court Palace

Rose Martin suggests a return ticket stocking-filler to see one of the glories of the Tudor Age and a house of two sides, Hampton Court Palace.

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More rare antiques coming to market at Adams in Dublin

Des O’Sullivan says Adam’s sale includes highly collectible chess sets.

 

 

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Katie Taylor's gloves among the many attractions at Dolan’s Limerick sale

Rare comics, as well as gloves signed by Katie Taylor, Andy Lee and Bernard Dunne are on offer at Dolan’s Limerick sale, writes Des O’Sullivan. 

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Plenty to whet the appetite at the National Antique, Art and Vintage Fair in Limerick

Des O’Sullivan says this two-day event can be tremendous fun and can bring out the hunter in collectors.    

 

 

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Blonde Traveller by Basil Blackshaw a big hit at Bonham’s auction in London

Irish artist’s portrait acclaimed for its raw colour, writes Des O’Sullivan.    

 

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Biannual silver sale due at Woodwards

Des O’Sullivan says forthcoming sale features work of renowned smiths. 

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Unusual selection of Gothic furniture on offer in Kerry sale

Des O’Sullivan reports on Puginesque lots for sale from Mercy Convents in Tralee and Rosscarbery in Co Cork.

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Hollywood opens its costume closets to world of movie fans

Costumes ranging from ‘Catwoman’ to ‘Citizen Kane’ are up for grabs in California, says Des O’Sullivan.

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Value still to be had in Irish art market

Des O’Sullivan says Sotheby’s are discovering new appetite for Irish art.

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Finest Blue Period Picasso a huge draw

Des O’Sullivan says La Gommeuse is from the fabulous Koch collection.

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A strong selection of furniture to feature at Hegarty’s auction

Des O’Sullivan reports on the wide range of antiques, art and collectibles at auction in Bandon next week.

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Castles, manors and mansions at Sheppard’s sale next week

Nearly 1,600 lots of furniture, paintings, and other collectibles are up for grabs next week, writes Des O’Sullivan.

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A pistol to stop you in your tracks

Des O’Sullivan says Mealy’s sale has 1,400 lots and will run over two days.

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Antiques in brief

 

JAPANESE IMARI
A collection of Japanese Imari porcelain, including a pair of ginger jars, a bowl and plaques will come up at Woodward’s in Cork next Wednesday at 6pm. 

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The Standard Bearer by Daniel Maclise (1806-1870) at Adams sale in Slane Castle (5,000-7,000).

Booker Brothers’ mirror reflects strong Irish showing at sale

Des O’Sullivan previews the seventh annual James Adam Country House Collections’ sale at Slane Castle.

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First World War, Dev, and Blueshirts

Des O’Sullivan looks at what’s under the hammer at Freemason’s Hall.

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Tabletop still life by Thomas Ryan from Morgan O'Driscoll's online art auction which runs until next Monday (3,000-4,000)

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MARSH’S SALE
Old chandeliers and brass wall lamps are a feature at Marsh’s sale of contents from the Victoria Hotel, Patrick St, Cork next Saturday at noon. 

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The Spirit Of Justice By Daniel Maclise

Naas auction to sell The Spirit of Justice by Daniel Maclise

Des O’Sullivan finds Ireland represented as a female figure in The Spirit of Justice under the hammer in Co Kildare.

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Shelbourne Hotel by Patrick Cahill from the Watercolour Society of Ireland's 161st annual exhibition which continues at Dun Laoghaire County Hall this weekend.

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Viewing at Keighery’s
In Waterford there is a viewing at Keighery’s City Auction Rooms from noon to 5pm today and tomorrow for an antique auction which takes place on Monday at 10.30am. 

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Hell for Leather by Peter Curling at de Vere's (€25,000-€35,000).

A busy three days in Dublin as leading works under hammer

Des O’Sullivan looks at a number of different art works on offer through three auction houses in the capital.

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Maire MacSwiney Brugha, Terence Mac Swiney's daughter,accompanied by her aunt on her way back from Germany, possiblyon board the Innisfallen, in 1932. The photo is at Hegarty's in Bandon next Tuesday.

Antique furniture at Hegarty’s in Bandon

Des O’Sullivan on the sale of historic Irish documents and paintings.

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COLLECTIBLE TOYS
A large, single-owner collection of around 300 mint and boxed die cast metal collectible toys, will feature at the antique and collectors’ sale at Cork Auction Rooms at noon tomorrow. 

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Moments of Cork and Irish history on show at Whyte’s

Des O’Sullivan on the work of 19th century artist, James Mahony, who painted the major events of his time.

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Coalbrookdale seats at Woodward’s sale

Des O’Sullivan reports on a sale that includes vintage wine and port.

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