Antiques & Fine Art

‘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. 

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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. 

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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,

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Watercolour by Yeats in the frame

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

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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.

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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.

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