Antiques & Fine Art

Lots of furniture on offer at Woodwards

A set of Cork inlaid 11-bar dining chairs and a pair of cast-iron benches are among the highlights at Woodward’s opening auction of 2015 in Cork next Wednesday at 6pm.


Dealers from all over the country in Cork for antique fair

Des O’Sullivan says Silver Springs Moran Hotel will be a mecca for treasure hunters this weekend.


One-owner collection of 300 lots on offer at Bandon sale

<B>Des O’Sullivan </b>says Cork silver basting spoon dating to 1800 is among the lots at Hegarty’s January auction.    


Irish art high on agenda at Cork sale

Viewing is now underway at Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork for tomorrow’s Irish art and antiques auction by Dolan’s.


Chicago to showcase 18th century Irish art and culture

<B>Des O’Sullivan </b>looks forward to an exhibition that will celebrate the Irish as artists, collectors, and patrons.


It’s January — it’s Dolan’s Cork sale

Auction includes a number of lots from Tulira Castle, says <B>Des O’Sullivan.</b>


Hi-ho silver lining for those who know their hallmarks

An extremely rare and early Cork silver mug which turned up in a job lot at a New York auction house in December was bought for $6,500 by the Irish silver dealer William Crofton of L and W Duvallier, now based at the London Silver Vaults on Chancery Lane.


All’s fair in art and antiques as auction houses sail ahead

Compared to other years the New Year in the Irish art and antiques market should hit the ground running.

French Marble Mantel Clock

Events to look out for in the search for antiques

The Lynes and Lynes auction at Carrigtwohill at 11am today comprises the second part of the estate of the late collector Patrick Cremin and includes large quantities of glass and china, medals and coins. 


ESB art collection sale dominated by affordable Irish landscapes

Highlights from the sale of 148 lots from the ESB Collection at James Adam in Dublin next Tuesday include works by Patrick Collins, Norah McGuinness, Patrick Hennessy and Frank McKelvey.

Travelling Through Kerry By Dan O'Neill

Good end of year boost for Irish art

Dan O’Neill’s distinctive and atmospheric oil on board with blue hues entitled Travelling Through Kerry was the top lot at Morgan O’Driscoll’s sale at the RDS on Monday. 


Irish art features in Dublin and London

Irish art will come under the hammer in Dublin and London next week. Fresh from his viewing in Skibbereen last weekend Morgan O’Driscoll will bring 124 lots to the RDS for auction on Monday at 6 pm.


Rich pickings for furniture and collectible hunters at Bandon

A 19th century Irish breakfront bookcase, a marquetry and ormolu mounted bracket clock and a serpentine boulle credenza all feature at Hegarty’s final auction of the year in Bandon at 3 pm tomorrow.


Something old, something yule

In Cork city centre the auction at Marsh’s, which kicks off at noon today, offers a good selection of antique furniture as well as silver, jewellery, glass and collectibles. 


Yeats, Henry, Osborne works feature in important Irish sales

Des O’Sullivan reports on a major sale of Irish art which includes a widely exhibited painting by Jack Yeats.


Durrow sale delivers lots of variety

The variety contained in 2,000 lots at four days of auctions at Sheppards in Durrow, Co Laois next week is enormous.

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.


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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