Antiques & Fine Art

1882 Citation

Framed address and citation among collectibles on offer

A framed 1892 address and citation to JW McMullen of Cork Harbour Commissioner’s on his retirement comes up at Woodward’s special auction of Irish and English silver, art, jewellery and collectibles next Saturday (November 29) at 11 am.

Catherine Parr Hair Locket

Queen’s hair locket among Adam’s lots

Alocket of hair inscribed Catherine Parr and crested with a crown motif is one of the more unusual lots at the James Adam Sunday Interiors sale in Dublin tomorrow.

Sick Tinker Child by Louis le Brocquy

Le Brocquy’s Sick Tinker Child on sale

A MAJOR painting from le Brocquy’s celebrated Tinker series will lead the 23 Irish works at Sotheby’s sale of British and Irish art in London on December 10. 

The Witch of Mullaghderg by Colin Middleton

Middleton’s The Witch of Mullaghderg features at sale

IRISH literature, myth and legend inspired the Westerness series by the celebrated Northern Irish painter Colin Middleton (1910-1983).


Ex-army man’s collection is up for grabs in Carrigtwohill sale

Des O’Sullivan on the sale of a unique collection of more than 450 lots from a retired military man.


Mix of styles and genres at art sale

Variety on offer at the Ib Jorgensen Collection, writes Des OSullivan.


Wide variety of Irish art and antiques at Dolan’s sale

Des O’Sullivan says the work of several Limerick artists are featured among the 249 lots on offer.


1916 Rising tricolour among Whyte lots

Iron Age stone heads and gold Torc feature at sale.


South Court Hotel will become Ireland’s biggest antiques ‘shop’

Des O’Sullivan says the two-day National Antiques Fair in Limerick next weekend will have dozens of stand.


Art Review


Mark Clare

Crawford Art Gallery, Cork


Sweepstakes family gems offer lotto opportunity at Mealy’s

Des O’Sullivan on the McGrath family estate sale which offers something for all collectors.


11-bar chairs on the table at Woodwards

Des O’Sullivan says collectible set is one of the highlights of sale.


Irish bidder bites for €75,000 Big Apple

A winning bid of €75,000 proved to be the most successful sale at Morgan O’Driscoll’s online art auction, which ended last Monday evening.


Antiques in brief: First place for medals

A collection of Irish medals will be a feature at the sale at Cork Auction Rooms at noon tomorrow. 


Antique brief: Sir Benjamin Lee Guinness portrait

A marble portrait by John Foley (1818-1874) of Sir Benjamin Lee Guinness, third son of Arthur Guinness and Ann Lee, comes up at Adam’s Country House Collections sale at Slane Castle on tomorrow and Monday and is estimated at €20,000-€30,000.

St. Patrick, in nine panels by the Harry Clarke Studio atFonsie Mealy's auction next week (€1,000-€1,500).

Stained glass work by Harry Clarke carries African history

By Des O’Sullivan says there is a much to choose from at the Chatsworth Fine Art sale where 750 lots are on offer. 

One of a set of six chrome chairs, (Eames Bikini type), by Haus, London at Keighery's in Waterford next Monday (€400-€600).

Mid-century chairs at Keighery’s sale

Vintage fashion, design furniture, jewellery, Waterford Crystal and antique furniture are among the lots on offer at the RJ Keighery sale in Waterford next Monday at 10.30 am.

The Cork Man by Marshall Hutson at Fonsie Mealy next week (€200-€300)

This weeks art and antique events

There is viewing in Cork city centre this morning for the auction which gets underway at Marsh’s at noon. 

A 19th century display cabinet will be at Marsh's on October 4.

Marsh’s Cork Sale

A collection of vintage fishing memorabilia from Day’s of Cork are a feature lot at Marsh’s sale next Saturday at noon. 

Queen Ntombi Twala of Swaziland, from Warhol's ReigningQueen's series, 1985, at Whyte's auction. Est: €4,000-€5,000.

Andy Warhol: hang him on your wall

A Triptych watercolour of Cork Harbour, probably from around 1864 by John Corbett (1822-1893), is a rarity at Whyte’s sale at the RDS on Monday at 6 pm. 

A Cork freedom box and parchment by Carden Terry and Jane Williams will feature at the Irish Antique dealers association (IADA) Fair at the RDS in Dublin from next Thursday to Sunday, September 28.

Lots of lots and lectures at IADA annual show

Des O’Sullivan gives a run down of the events at next weekend’s Irish Antique Dealers’ Association Fair.

A Cork made hall table is at Lynes and Lynes sale in Carrigtwohill next Saturday (Sep 27). It is estimated at €800-€1,200.

Cork to the fore at Lynes and Lynes antique and artifact sale

Antique furniture made in Cork will feature at the Lynes and Lynes sale in Carrigtwohill next Saturday (Sep 27) at 11 am.


Percussion pistols are among the highlights of Cork auction

Highly collectible militaria among the main draws at Hegarty’s auction in Bandon, says Des O’Sullivan.


Autographs from Dayan to Pasternak

Collection includes Duke of Windsor and Field Marshall Montgomery.


Man Utd jersey sale set to be a devil of a deal in Dublin

Shirts worn for Denis Irwin’s testimonial are going up for sale, says Des O’Sullivan.


Kit yourself out with five-star surrounds

DESPITE the rebound in the hotels sector in Dublin echoes of the crash can be found in The Hotel Sale Part II in Naas on Tuesday at 2pm


‘Islands’ featured lot at RDS art auction

Islands, a magnificent oil on board by Patrick Collins (1911-1994) is a feature lot at Morgan O’Driscoll’s art auction at the RDS on September 15 at 6pm. 


Art and Antique news in brief

Doneraile delights
Auctioneer Aidan Foley will offer collectibles, antique furniture, garden furniture, paintings and prints in Doneraile on Saturday, September 6 at 1pm.


Cork artist features in exhibition

OUGHT just this year The Friends of the Model by the Cork artist Harry Jones Thaddeus (1860-1929) is on display in the Masterpieces from the Collection exhibition now on at the National Gallery of Ireland.


Classic Cork glass a priority at priory

Antique Irish glass features on day one of the Dreweatts and Bloomsbury two-day summer sale at Donnington Priory, Newbury, Berkshire next Thursday (Aug 28).


Crystal chandeliers to light up the paintings on one’s walls

A selection of Waterford glass at RJ Keighery’s auction next Monday at 10.30am is headed by a 12 branch Powerscourt pattern chandelier with an estimate of €3,800-€5,000.


Small wonders put new twist on old tradition

Today we are so technologically-minded we can hardly remember a world where everything was not accessible at the click of a mouse, where a desired item was not instantly purchasable online, but took days,weeks, months to create.


A treasure trove full of Eastern promise

A 19th century incenses storage box from Japan shows a monkey holding a peach; while another is in the shape of a lute.

This black ground Famille Rose bowl with Yongzheng Mark fromthe Alfred Beit Foundation sold for £434,500 in London.

Eastern promise for ceramics and art

Sotheby’s, which sold a black ground Famille Rose bowl from the Alfred Beit Foundation for £434,500 (about €540,000) in London in November, will hold valuation days for Chinese ceramics and art in Dublin on September 1 and 2.

The Marie-Antoinette tapestries also include Le Colin Maillard (Blind Man's Buff).

Royal suite: Marie-Antoinette tapestries under the hammer

NOT every house can boast a suite of tapestries given as a gift by the King of France to his future daughter-in-law, Marie-Antoinette.

One of the Cuala Press woodcuts after Jack B Yeats that's on offer at the Adams attic sale in Dublin (€600-€100). The ever-popular sale takes place on Tuesday.

Reeling in the Waterford buyers at attic auction

Des O’Sullivan previews the lots on offer at next week’s James Adam sale.

Vintage Silver Cross coach-built carriage pram estimated at €250-€300 sold for a hammer price of €530 at Dolan's sale.

Buyers hold fire on world war wagon

A Silver Cross pram made double its guide, says Des O’Sullivan.

Vinegar Hill, Wexford by Kenneth Webb at Dolan's auction in Clifden on Monday. It is estimated at €3,500-€4,500.

All roads lead west for auction fans at two-day Clifden event

Go west young auction-goer, go west. Auction junkies in need of a fix this August Bank Holiday weekend should head to Clifden where viewing is now underway for the two day Connemara art and antiques auction by Dolans next Monday and Tuesday (aug 4-5).

West Cork III by William Crozier is for sale in Morgan O'Driscoll's on-line auction which runs until Tuesday. Estimate is €2,500-€3,500.

Art on show in Skibb for local fundraiser

The August weekend is normally the busiest one of the year in Skibbereen and this year there is plenty to attract art lovers. 

An album of mounted photographs sowing the daily progress of the building of a 54-tonne trolley wagon for a rail gun at Gateshead Works dated September 13, 1914. The 47 photographs are estimated at €1,000-€1,500.

Interest builds in gun gallery ahead of Clifden auction

One of the more collectible lots at Dolan’s August auction in Clifden is a century-old album of mounted photographs relating to the manufacture of armaments for the First World War,

An oil on aluminium by Charles Tyrrell which will be sold in aid of the West Cork Arts Centre building fund.

Art for art’s sake at O’Driscoll sale

Paintings from Morgan O’Driscoll’s online auction of Irish art are being sold to help fund the new West Cork Arts Centre, the building of which is now nearing completion at Skibbereen.


Kinsale for vintage and antiques

An etching of the head of a young girl, by Paul Cezanne, will feature on the stand of The Whitley Art Gallery at a day-long antique fair at Acton’s Hotel in Kinsale tomorrow, July 27.


Music of Freedom on the cards for Carrigtwohill auction

This early Irish Georgian dining table is at Lynes and Lynes in Carrigtwohill on July 26. Also up for sale is a copy of ‘The Music of Freedom’ by patriot Terence MacSwiney.

This diamond solitaire ring is estimated at €65,000-€75,000 for a sale at O'Reilly's of Francis St., Dublin, next Wednesday.

6.54-carat diamond ring sells for €87,000

A diamond solitaire to be auctioned next week for €65,000 to €75,000.

An 18th century Irish silver sugar bowl at Hegarty's in Bandon on July 20 (€800-€1,200).

Silver surfers likely for antique collection

High-quality 19 century oil paintings star in this auction in West Cork.

A set of 10 Regency dining chairs at the second day of Mealy's sale in Castlecomer next Wednesday (€2,700-€3,500).

Just a few things from the house...

Some high-class bric à brac from a single owner forms the backbone of Mealy’s sale.


Women’s role in Irish art in focus

The role played by women in the history of Irish art is the focus of the summer loan exhibition at James Adam.


International interest expected in Durrow sale

A pair of wonderful Dublin-made Gainsborough armchairs, a large early 19th century Chippendale hall lantern; a 19th century Dresden pen and ink stand; a Flemish alterpiece from the 15th century; an 18th-19th century cloisonne Guang or ritual vessel; a Dublin 1744 printing of the Life of Robinson Crusoe and a portrait by Sir John Lavery of Cardinal Hayes are among the lots to feature at three days of sales at Sheppard’s in Durrow next week.

The drawing room of Bantry House with an Aubusson tapestry on the left.

Bantry House contents to woo foreign buyers

INTERNATIONAL interest in the October auction of contents from Bantry House will centre on tapestries, icons and furniture.

Kevin Barry's last letter to his mother at Fonsie Mealy's sale inDublin next Tuesday (July 1). (€700-€1,000).

Book sale is ‘first’ for first editions

FROM a 15th century book of hours to photographs of the Co Clare RIC, the Fonsie Mealy rare book and collectors’ sale, in Dublin next Tuesday, goes on view today.