Antiques & Fine Art

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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Big auction bids put Irish antique and arts market in global spotlight

Des O’Sullivan reports on a remarkable week at Ireland’s top auctions.

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A sale that truly has something for everyone in the audience

Des O’Sullivan looks ahead to a jam-packed, varied and hugely anticipated sale in Limerick this weekend.

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Wealth of fine pieces to go under hammer at Sheppards auction next week

There is good selection of antique furniture, silver, rugs, art, porcelain, military, glass and collectibles at three days of sales at Sheppards of Durrow next week.

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Mahogany table in spotlight at Woodwards auction

Des O’Sullivan reports on a selection of upcoming sales as well as results from a number of recent auctions.

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A sapphire ring at O'Reilly's sale in Francis St, Dublin next Wednesday. It is estimated at €8,000-€9,000.

Joseph Johns’ rarity has Fonsie Mealy up for the cup

The Chatsworth Spring Fine Art sale on Wednesday is full of glorious rarities, writes Des O’Sullivan.       

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Revolution by Mary Swanzy (1882-1978) at Whyte's art auction at the RDS next Monday at 6pm.

Spotlight on Irish women modernists at Whyte’s

THERE are strong examples by Irish women artists at Whyte’s sale at the RDS next Monday at 6pm.

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Spotlight on Irish women modernists at Whyte’s

                    Des O’Sullivan finds a dazzling selection on offer 

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A Photorealist North African painting by Cork-born artist, Patrick Hennessy (1915 – 1980), goes under the hammer at Whyte's in the RDS.

Still life and Photorealist art a feature of Whyte’s RDS sale

Des O’Sullivan reports on the important sale of Irish and International art in Dublin on February 23.

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This bust of John Wayne playing The Quiet Man sold for €3,900 atAidan Foley's Ashford Castle contents auction.

The Quiet Man bust for fistful of dollars

Des O’Sullivan reports on the auction of Ashford Castle contents.

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Two Studies for a Self Portrait by Francis Bacon sold for £14.7 million at Sotheby's, London, this week.

Antique in brief: Hot lots in Birr

Hibernian Antique Fairs are in Birr, Co Offaly from 11 am to 6 pm tomorrow. 

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Victorian trap among lots at O’Donovan sale in Co Limerick

A Victorian horse trap in superb condition is among the offerings at the sale by O’Donovan and Associates in Newcastlewest, Co Limerick on Saturday February 14.

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Fantastic furniture value at auction houses

Those lucky enough to get on the property ladder can find great furniture bargains, says Des O’Sullivan.

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This Spanish or south French Corpus Christi, from a collection in Dublin, recently sold for £278,500 atSotheby's auction house.

Grand Tourists leave wealthy legacy just hanging around

Ireland’s great houses have a habit of throwing up the odd spectacular piece, writes Des O’Sulivan.

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A piece of architectural history: The entrance portico to the long-demolished Mote Park House in Co Roscommon.

Remnant of house sure to draw interest in Roscommon

Des O’Sullivan reports on an unusual contents’ sale in Roscommon.

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This 1838 gold sovereign depicting a young Queen Victoria sold for a hammer price of €1,500 at Hegarty's in Bandon last Sunday.

Your guide to the week’s events in the arts and antiques world

ANTIQUES FAIRS
There will be an antiques fair at Fels Point Hotel, Tralee and at Celbridge Manor Hotel in Co Kildare tomorrow. Both fairs will run from 11 am to 6 pm.

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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.

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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.

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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.    

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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.

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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.

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It’s January — it’s Dolan’s Cork sale

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

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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.

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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.

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