Antiques & Fine Art

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).

Bengal Tiger, Splash is the title of this painting by Joan Sharrock. Last sold at Christie's in 1998 it is at Marsh's sale in Cork next Saturday.

Good Georgian pieces at knockdown prices

Des O’Sullivan says that despite rising financial markets, antiques prices are still low at auction.

An early Chinese scallop shaped bowl is estimated at €80-120 at the sale at Cork Auction Rooms this weekend.

Sheppard’s cornering expat Asian market

Sales of oriental and Chinese items have given the firm a firm following, says Des O’Sullivan.

The Twelve Pins, Renvyle, Connemara by Harry Kernoff was the top lot at Morgan O'Driscoll's online Irish art sale which ended last Monday. It sold for €19,000.

Plenty to interest dealers at Cork Fair

Jewellery and antiquarian books strong attraction at Cork National Antique Fair.

HCS Warren Hastings Off Ascension Island by the Cobh artist George Mounsey Wheatley Atkinson at Whyte's sale of Irish and British art on February 24. It is estimated at €5,000-€7,000.

Osborne study is prime lot at sale

Whyte’s British and Irish art sale at the RDS, Dublin, features 216 lots.

This Killarney wood table is at Woodwards next Wednesday.

c1890 occasional table is tip top feature at sale

Opening Woodwards sale of year features host of furniture and collectibles.

The Voster sundial and a detail from the piece showing the date 1752 and the makers name at Lynes and Lynes sale in Carrigtwohill, Co Cork next Saturday.

Scientific interest in early sundial

A rare Cork sundial comes up at Lynes and Lynes sale next week.


350 lots at Limerick Auction Rooms

Antique furniture, collectibles, including Irish Currency Commission notes, books, silver and porcelain are among the lots on offer at Limerick Auction Rooms, Garryglass Industrial Estate, next Wednesday, 5pm.


Capital gains at art extravaganza

A glittering fortnight of art sales at the upper end of the market gets underway in London next week.

Chinese Landscape by Patrick Scott. Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA). A major exhibition of the work of this Irish artist, now in his '90's, opens at IMMA and at Visual, Carlow in February.

Artist Scott’s 70-year career requires two-gallery show

Retrospective opens simultaneously at Dublin’s IMMA and Carlow’s Visual, says Des O’Sullivan.

This Victorian garden bench is at the sale at Cork Auction Rooms tomorrow. The estimate is €300-€400.

300 collectible lots under hammer

Adam Attic Sale features decorative arts, Des O’Sullivan reports.

Poppies by Kenneth Webb will be on view at Dolan's Cork sale tomorrow. (€8,000-€12,000).

Fresh work and old vie for bidders in Cork

New and established names feature at Dolan’s sale in the Rochestown Park Hotel tomorrow, says Des O’Sullivan.

Delphi, Connemara, and oil on canvas by Eileen Meagher will be at the Kinsale Art Gallery stand at the Dromoland Castle antique and art fair today and tomorrow.

Collector’s hunting ground

Dromoland antique fair is a good place to truffle for collectibles and quality items, says Des O’Sullivan.

This unique inverted Cork pear shaped teapot by Stephen Walshe c1750, is available to the National Museum if a sponsor can be found by the end of February.

Sponsor sought to keep silver collection intact

National Museum silver holdings could be transformed to world-class by acquisition.

This chaise longue designed in Brazil by Joaquim Tenreiro in the 1950's is at R 2Oth century at the upcoming Winter Antiques Show in New York.

Post-1945 dealer adds to show

New York’s Winter Antiques Show celebrates its diamond jubilee this year, with exceptional pieces showcased by 73 renowned experts.

The Ferry by Walter Osborne made €495,000 at de Vere's — one of the most expensive in the recent spate of Irish sales.

Sales show Irish art market gradually returning to form

Slowly, the Irish art market is climbing out of recession.


Ruby-diamond ring is ‘seasonally’ decorative

WE are into December and the auction houses are far from immune to the allure of the season.


Sharp work could fetch over €10k

A LANDSCAPE by British artist Dorothea Sharp (1875-1955) is the highlight at Hegarty’s sale in Bandon next Tuesday at 7pm.

One of a number of first day covers, this one commemorating the Irish poet, singer and songwriter Thomas Moore, at Woodward's stamp auction in Cork today.

Luxford collection gets stamp of approval

A diverse collection will draw the crowds to Woodward’s sale today, writes Des O’Sullivan.

Detail from A Figure of Erin by Daniel Maclise which has an estimate of £120,000-£160,000 at Adam's sale next Wednesday.

Major Maclise, Hovenden sale

177 lots at Adams sale include Lavery, Yeats and Henry, Des O’Sullivan reports.

Little Peggy by Charles Henry Cook at Morgan O'Driscoll's next sale on December 2. The estimate is €7,000-€10,000.

Portrait of a working woman in the spotlight

A depiction of a young, working milkmaid, writes Des O’Sullivan, is the highlight at an upcoming sale of Irish art.

A George II Cork silver basket, probably made by John Williams and marked STERLING at James Adam in Dublin tomorrow, (Nov 24). The estimate is €1,000-€2,000.

Sunday silver at your service

Des O’Sullivan reports on this weekend’s James Adam sale.