Antiques & Fine Art

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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French Marble Mantel Clock

Events to look out for in the search for antiques

CREMIN COLLECTION
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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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Something old, something yule

ANTIQUE SELECTION
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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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).

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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.

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Mix of styles and genres at art sale

Variety on offer at the Ib Jorgensen Collection, writes Des OSullivan.

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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.

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1916 Rising tricolour among Whyte lots

Iron Age stone heads and gold Torc feature at sale.

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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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Art Review

Art

Mark Clare

Crawford Art Gallery, Cork

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Sweepstakes family gems offer lotto opportunity at Mealy’s

Des O’Sullivan on the McGrath family estate sale which offers something for all collectors.

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11-bar chairs on the table at Woodwards

Des O’Sullivan says collectible set is one of the highlights of sale.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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