Antiques & Fine Art

Choice is yours at August weekend auctions and art fairs

Des O’Sullivan reports on a three day flurry of art and antique events around the country this bank holiday.

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Irish Regency card table returns to Fota House

Des O’Sullivan reports from Fonsie Mealy’s sale in Castlecomer last week.

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’El Lissitzky: The Artist and the State’ coming to Ireland

El Lissitzky: The Artist and the State brings an extraordinary body of work by the Russian avant garde artist to Ireland, and in particular to the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) for the first time.

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Hobby Horses (1927) by Jack B Yeats at Dolan's Connemara sale in Clifden (€78,000-€85,000).

Bidder excitement builds for a great summer sale at Clifden

Des O’Sullivan looks forwards to an auction at Dolan’s which promises to be the best bank holiday sale in years.

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Keen interest in sale of collector’s estate

A pair of Louis XV walnut demi-lune side tables with ribbon inlay at Woodwards in Cork next Wednesday (€2,500-€4,000).

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Antiques in brief

Weldon’s will showcase these diamond and sapphire cluster earrings at the Kinsale Antique Fair tomorrow priced at €7,250.

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Nostalgia will be a big factor in sale of old style tractor seats

Des O’Sullivan expects a lot of collector interest in an unusual sale taking place in Castlecomer next week.

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Long case clock top lot in exciting sale

Des O’Sullivan predicts keen interest in a quality Dublin auction.

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Big price for Enigma coder

An unnamed buyer has paid around €215,00 a rare German Enigma machine — used by the German military to send coded messages during the Second World War.

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Donegal carpet chief among a wealth of exciting sale items

Des O’Sullivan looks forward to what promises to be an eventful auction in Castlecomer next Wednesday.

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Exciting recent bidding, with more on the horizon

The sale of Archdeacon Tom Duggan’s military cross, OBE and Second World War medals at Woodwards in Cork last week demonstrates the power of an exceptional lot.

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Meet antique alumnus Marc Allum

Niall Murray talks to the man who’s on the money when it comes to odd items on Antiques Roadshow.

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‘Republican silver" and regency card table from Fota House

Des O’Sullivan says there is plenty to excite at Fonsie Mealy’s two day Chatsworth Fine Art sale.

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Get thee to a nunnery auction for value

Des O’Sullivan reports on what could be a divine sale at Turner’s Cross.

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Medals of Ballinhassig clerical war hero at Woodwards

Medals awarded to Archdeacon Tom Duggan — the first chaplain to be awarded a Military Cross in the Second World War — come up at Woodwards at 6 pm next Wednesday.

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Abundance of fine choices at Sheppards

Fine furniture, Oriental porcelain, carpets and rugs, art, silver, jewellery and collectibles come up in abundance at Sheppards two day sale in Durrow, Co Laois next Tuesday and Wednesday (June 30-July 1).

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Antiques in brief

CONVENT SALE
Lynes and Lynes will offer contents from various convents of the Presentation Order at the Presentation Primary School Hall, Turner’s Cross, Cork on July 11. 

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The combined collection of a painter and sculptor couple

Des O’Sullivan discusses the sale of the lifetime’s treasure trove of artists Nancy Wynne-Jones and Conor Fallon.

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'Maverick House, Boston, Illuminated on 13th November 1837 in Honour of the Whig Victories in New York' by Robert Salmon at the John Mitchell stand at Masterpiece in London.

London welcomes art world to auctions

Masterpiece will live up to its billing once again, says Des O’Sullivan.

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This mahogany coin cabinet made €10,500 at Whyte's Eclectic Collector sale in Dublin.

Antiques in brief

 

ANTIQUES FAIR
The two-day National Antiques and Vintage Fair takes place at the South Court Hotel in Limerick today and tomorrow. Opening times are from 11am to 6pm on both days.

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Irish antique market heads to Limerick fair next weekend

Limerick will be the centre of the Irish antiques trade next weekend. More than 100 dealers, antique shops and galleries will be represented at the National Antiques Art and Vintage Fair at the South Court Hotel on June 20 and 21.

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Some fine furniture at Adam’s sale

With estimates from €50 to €22,000, Adams Sunday Interiors auction at 11.30 am in Dublin tomorrow offers everything from fine antique furniture to equestrian portraits and even a 1914 hat box by Louis Vuitton.

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Postcards to write home about make for an eclectic collection

Des O’Sullivan reports on an unusual offering at Whyte’s auction house in Dublin.

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Irish art back in the frame; money’s up

In Dublin last week Whyte’s sale grossed just over €1 million, the best result since 2008. 

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The Pool in the Bog by Paul Henry at Bonhams in London on June 10. (£15,000-20,000).

Irish art enjoys an enthusiastic response at Whyte’s auction

Des O’Sullivan finds a welcome in the parlour for a very fine collection of Irish art pieces sold in Dublin.

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Military archives at bank holiday sale

Des O’Sullivan anticipates keen interest in a sale at Cork Auction Rooms.

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Finest furniture set to fetch top prices

THE sale at Woodwards in Cork next Wednesday at 6pm is to feature a three-pillar dining table by the O’Connell family of well known Cork furniture makers. It is estimated at €1,000-€2,000.

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Exciting Irish art sales sure to whet appetites of collectors

MORE than 340 lots will come under the hammer at two sales of Important Irish Art in Dublin next week.

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A 19th century scrap album with an original Cork city drawing by John Fitzgerald "Bard of the Lee" at Fonsie Mealy's sale in Kilkenny next Tuesday (€250-€350).

Sporting rarity sure to excite collectors at Fonsie Mealy sale

Des O’Sullivan expects strong competition among sporting collectors for a rare nine-carat gold All Ireland medal.

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Lusitania artefacts top of auction menu

Des O’Sullivan anticipates keen interest in a sale in Carrigtwohill, Co Cork.

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My Pond by Kenneth Webb at Morgan O'Driscoll's online art auction which runs until next Monday at 6.30pm. It is estimated at €1,500-€2,500.

Auction of Irish art

Morgan O’Driscoll’s online sale of 325 Irish art lots runs until next Monday, 6.30pm. www.morganodriscoll.com 

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Collins, O’Donovan Rossa and Pearse items under hammer

Des O’Sullivan looks forward to an exciting sale of artefacts featuring the most famous names in Irish history.

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This spiraling emerald and diamond cluster ring by Oscar Heyman will be at Weldon's stand at the Kinsale antique and art fair at Acton's Hotel, tomorrow. It is priced at €15,500.

Vintage sale with lots of promise

Des O’Sullivan looks forward to an auction of fine art items.

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History captured on 1916-1922 newsreel

Ireland’s War of Independence captured on film will feature at Whyte’s auction of History and Literature in Dublin next Saturday (May 9) at 1pm.

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This re-discovered work by Francis Bacon, Three Studies for Self-Portrait, 1980 oil on canvas, each: 35.5 by 30.5cm come up at Sotheby's in London on July 1. The estimate is £10-15 million (Copyright Sotheby's).

Stunning Republican artefacts at James Adam history sale

Des O’Sullivan reports of what are sure to be some prized lots at forthcoming sale.

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Lots of interest at Kelly’s auction

Billed by Dolan’s as the first of the big summer marquee auctions, the antiques and collectibles sale at Kelly’s Resort Hotel, Rosslare, at 1pm tomorrow offers much to interest collectors.

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Antiques in brief

The Sunrise Ruby, a “pigeon’s blood” hued stone in a ring mounted by Cartier at Sotheby’s, Geneva on May 12 ($12-18 million)

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The Power by Michael Flatley sold for a hammer price of €77,500 at Morgan O'Driscoll's sale in Dublin on Monday evening. Another work by the same artist sold for €44,000 at hammer.

Antiques in brief

EXCEPTIONAL EXHIBITS
Picasso, Matisse, Bacon, Calder, Freud and Chagall all feature in Reconfigurations, Prints of the 20th Century, the acclaimed exhibition at the Crawford Gallery in Cork until June 8.

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Faberge cigarette case at Sheppards

A Faberge cigarette case and an Elizabethan refectory table are among the lots on offer at Sheppard’s two-day sale in Durrow, Co Laois next Tuesday and Wednesday. 

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Two Munster auctions sure to add a frisson of freshness

A PAIR of upcoming auctions will offer fresh to market works to Munster collectors.

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Furniture set to fetch top prices at stately home contents sale

AVERY impressive Gillingtons style c1820 mahogany dining table at the James Adam house contents sale at Courtown House, Kilcock, Co Kildare, next Wednesday at 11am can be traced back to the original Courtown House contents auction in 1963.

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Foreshore with Figures by Dan O'Neill from Morgan O'Driscoll's art auction at the RDS next Monday evening (€30,000-€50,000).

Antique briefs

 

RDS auction
Fresh from a very successful viewing in London this week, Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish and International Art auction is now on view at the RDS.

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Far Country by Hughie O'Donoghue at Morgan O'Driscoll's art auction in Dublin on April 20 (€9,000-€1

Morgan O’Driscoll’s art auction blazing a trail

Des O’Sullivan looks at an auction that is drawing the crowds.

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A set of Cork 11-bar chairs at Woodwards next Wednesday.

O’Connell chairs and Eileen Gray tables feature in Woodwards sale

Des O’Sullivan finds considerable variety on display at Woodwards upcoming event.

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Flatley licks this painting lark after dipping his toes in genre

Des O’Sullivan on the Lord of the Dance’s canvas creations which go on sale in Dublin later this month.

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A film poster of Dr. No sold for 1,400 at Whyte's in Dublin last Saturday.

All Whyte on night as guitar edges it and film ‘n frets excite

 

U2 man’s student guitar top lot but Hitchcock and Bond reel in the years, Des O’Sullivan reports.

 

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Picasso Les Femmes dAlgare

Lynes three-day sale does the business

A George III style three pod dining table sold for €1,650 at Lynes and Lynes in Carrigtwohill. 

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Rock ’n roll time as celebrity memorabilia delights at Whyte’s

Hot stuff from Sun as That’s All Right Mama and Gallagher programme feature, reports Des O’Sullivan.

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Affordability the key at Adam sale of important Irish art

Des O’Sullivan says a 1936 oil by Jack B Yeats, ‘Hearing The Nightingale’, is exciting featured lot.

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Cork auction viewings today

The antiques and collectors auction at Cork Auction Rooms beginning at noon tomorrow will feature around 700 lots including a stamp collection, military, glassware, furniture, pictures and prints.

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Collectors excited as hammer poised for private estate sale in Rathcormac, Cork

Des O’Sullivan anticipates keen interest as Margaret Hegarty’s estate goes to auction in Dublin on Wednesday.

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Period gems amid wealth of antiques in Carrigtwohill

Des O’Sullivan looks ahead to a sale in Carrigtwohill next Saturday.

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Dutch auction sure to excite attention

Des O’Sullivan looks forward to a sale spanning 7,000 years of history.

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Rare British gems set to put Bandon show centre stage

Des O’Sullivan outlines some of the intriguing items exciting interest among collectors of antiques.

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