Antiques & Fine Art

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.

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.

The signed Munster team jersey from 1978 at Fonsie Mealy's auction in Dublin on July 1

Sport memorabilia the focus of auction

An official team jersey signed by the conquering Munster team which defeated the All-Blacks at Thomond Park in 1978 is among the treasures at Fonsie Mealy’s rare books and collectors’ sale at the Clyde Court Hotel in Dublin on July 1.


Artworks sure to attract interest

ARTWORKS by Norah McGuinness, John Behan and Arthur Maderson are sure to be a draw at Woodward’s summer sale in Cork City centre next Wednesday at 6pm.


Dali sculpture top lot at Adam’s interior auction

Salvador Dali’s Le Cheval a la Montre Molle (Horse Saddled with Time) is at James Adam on June 22 estimated at€11,000-€15,000.


Jewellery, art and lots of interest

Tramore Beach by Arthur Maderson at R.J. Keighery’s sale in Waterford next Monday. The estimate is €4,500-€6,000

One of a pair of matching 19th century giltwood console tables, estimated at 2,000-4,000, from Castle House, Monkstown at Marsh's next weekend.

Rare Cook paintings feature of Marsh’s sale

Irish art and collectibles among 500 items from the Charlie Hennessy estate, Des O’Sullivan reports.

Camel by John Behan at Morgan O'Driscoll's sculpture sale at the RDS next Monday evening. Originally in the Goldberg Collection, Cork, it is estimated at €800-1,200.

Wolfhound woos sculpture buyers

BRONZE Irish wolfhound by Stephen McKeown, occupying a space on Ilen St in Skibbereen, drew great attention over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Ghost Famine Ship by John Behan at Morgan O'Driscoll's sculpture auction. It is estimated at €15,000-€20,000.

RDS auction focus is strictly sculpture

Irish and international work on sale comes from estate of deceased collector.

Goldfinger poster at Whyte's in Dublin today. The estimate is €1,500-€2,000).

Treasure or trivia? Collectors decide

Two sales offer a fertile hunting ground for film and music buffs.

Roderic O'Conor (1860-1940) — Landscape with road and farm buildings at Adams art sale next week (€150,000-€250,000).

O’Conor masterpiece highlight of Adam’s sale

AN early masterpiece by Roderic O’Conor will highlight the James Adam’s sale of Important Irish Art in Dublin next Wednesday, May 28, at 6pm.

Seated Figure: 6.72 by Colin Middleton (1910-1983) at Whyte's Irish art sale in Dublin next Monday (€25,000-€35,000).

Dillon and Reid works lead sale

MASTER works by Gerard Dillon and Nano Reid lead Whyte’s sale of Important Irish Art at the RDS on Monday at 6pm.


Bookcases take centre stage

A pair of 19th century library bookcases will lead a furniture collection on offer at Hegarty’s sale in Carrigaline Court Hotel next Monday, May 19, at 7pm.


O’Connell portrait in the frame at art sale

A PORTRAIT of Daniel O’Connell which was at the Cork and County Club for many years is among many brimful of interest lots at Fonsie Mealy’s sale in Castlecomer May 20 at 10.30am.

This portrait miniature of John Sheares by John Comerford (1773-1832) is at the James Adam Sunday Interiors' auction in Dublin tomorrow (may 11). It is estimated at €250-€350.

Portrait of patriot sure to stir up interest

Miniature of United Irishmen member, who was hung, drawn and quartered, is up for auction, writes Des O’Sullivan.

Tallow Horse Fair by Arthur Maderson at Woodwards in Cork next Wednesday is estimated at €5,000-€6,000.

Irish Regency table among lots

Tallow Horse Fair by Arthur Maderson at Woodwards in Cork next Wednesday is estimated at €5,000-€6,000.

William Scott's 'Quiet Ochre' 1973, is estimated at £100,000-€150,000.

Sotheby’s Irish art sale expects to make €1.15m

William Scott’s Quiet Ochre painted in 1973 makes its first appearance on the auction market estimated at £100,000-€150,000.

The catalogue cover is a charcoal drawing by Sean Keating entitled Susanna estimated at €6,000-€8,000

Webb collection: going, going...

Art and furniture from the collection of artist Kenneth Webb will come under the hammer at Dolan’s May Bank Holiday Monday auction at Kelly’s Hotel, Rosslare at noon.

One of a pair of c1900 important signed marquetry commodes by Francois Linke at Sheppards in Durrow. The estimate is €140,000-€180,000.

Flushed with money? What about marquetry commode?

Des O’Sullivan on some unusual lots at Sheppards three day sale in Durrow next week.

The Rift by Patrick Scott (1921-2014), €4,000-€6,000, at Morgan O'Driscoll's art sale in Dublin next Monday (April 28).

Irish art in frame

FRESH from a very well attending viewing in Skibbereen last weekend Morgan O’Driscoll’s Dublin viewing of Irish art gets underway at the RDS at 11 am today.

A set of eight Cork Georgian six bar dining chairs at Lynes and Lynes next Saturday. They areestimated at €1,200-€1,500.

Cork six bar chairs are among auction rarities

Very rare chairs on offer at Lynes and Lynes auction are prized among collectors.


Watercolour by Yeats in the frame

A sale of Irish art at the RDS will see some top lots under the hammer.

An iconic image of Irish labour history by Cashman shows Jim Larkin in full flow on a platform in O'Connell St (thenSackville St) Dublin. It is estimated at €200-€300 at Adam's history sale in Dublin next Tuesday.

Revolutionary items feature in Adam’s sale

Lady Gregory’s letter and various pictures and medals will be up for auction.

A pair of mahogany library chairs from de Veres design sale in Dublin tomorrow. (€400-€600)

Tapestry highlight of sale

350 lots include Le Brocquy and de Bardyere works, Des O’Sullivan reports.

An original photographic print showing Cork IRA leaders in Cork in 1918 at Adam's history sale: Front (l-r): Tadgh Barry; Tomas MacCurtain; P. O'Higgins; (back) David Cotter; Sean Murphy; Donal Barrett; Terence MacSwiney and Paddy Trahy. (€400-€600).

Copy of MacNeill 1916 order for €30-€50,000

Manuscript commanding Easter Rising step-down is fascinating lot in auction of ‘800 years’ of historical artefacts, says Des O’Sullivan.

A c1925 Paris-made Art Deco chandelier at de Vere's design auction in Dublin on April 13. It is estimated at €1,500-2,500.

Pair of chandeliers starting at €4,000

Waterford cut-glass light fixture among top lots at Woodwards sale, says Des O’Sullivan.

Bon Jour M. Magritte by Aidan Hickey from the 140th anniversary exhibition of the Dublin Painting and Sketching Club in Dun Laoghaire.

A new chapter to begin for rare books at auction

A first edition of novel At Swim Two Birds and a copy of the ‘Irish Proclamation’ are among the lots.

Still life Silver Jug With Pears by Paul Kavanagh from the 140th anniversary exhibition of the Dublin Painting and Sketching Club in Dun Laoghaire.

Two-day antiques fair in Bantry next weekend

Hibernian Antiques Fair is making first visit to West Cork town, Des O’Sullivan reports.

Purple and Gold by Patrick Hennessy at Adams in Dublin next Wednesday (€5,000-€8,000).

De Vere’s auction will be strongest spring sale

In 2013 there were buyers available, but a shortage of work at the top end of the market, writes Des O’Sullivan.

Left: One of a pair of 19th century giltwood mirrors at Mealy's (€2,000-€3,000). Right: This Victorian table with specimen marble top is at Mealy's next Wednesday. The estimate is €3,000-€4,000.

Auction to make a Mealy’s out of it

A Georgian mantlepiece is among the top draws for Des O’Sullivan this week.

An oil on board by Mark O'Neill at the National Antique and Art Fair in Limerick today and tomorrow.

Antique and art fair at Limerick this weekend

THE European Capital of Culture will host the National Antique and Art Fair today and tomorrow (March 15-16).

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Moulin de la Galette, 1887, signed lower left Vincent with Dickinson of London and New York at TEFAF in Maastricht.

Van Gogh at billionaire’s art event

It is not every fair that boasts a Van Gogh for sale but The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) now underway in Maastricht, The Netherlands, bills itself as the world’s leading art fair.


350-year-old lowboy — the one for you boy

One of a pair of cast iron garden seats with an estimate of €1000-€2000.


History, literature, collectibles... bid

A James Bond Dr No film poster with amendments by the Irish censor, including a dress superimposed on Ursula Andress — who is clad in a bikini in the original, is at Whyte’s tomorrow (€600-€800).