Antiques & Fine Art

Three sales to lure collectors and interior decor enthusiasts

Des O’Sullivan looks ahead to some unique sales with varied lots on offer, including art and elegant furniture.

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Irish art in abundance at Dublin, Rosslare sales

Summer sales season getting into swing, writes Des O’Sullivan.

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RISING MEMORABILIA
Easter Sunday, 1916 fell on April 23. 

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Lots of interest in Morgan O’Driscoll’s upcoming art sale in Dublin

Des O’Sullivan previews a sale in Dublin, which is already exciting interest in previews in Cork and London.

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Furniture and art sale at Lynes and Lynes in Carrigtwohill

Des O’Sullivan looks ahead to a sale of quality furniture in Carrigtwohill.

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Janis Joplin’s dress is sure to impress

THIS dress worn by Janis Joplin comes up at Julien’s Auctions Rock Icons sale at the Hard Rock Cafe, Times Square, New York on May 21. 

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Cashel sale
Around 1,000 Cashel Palace Hotel lots are to be sold on the premises by Doneraile- based auctioneer Aidan Foley over two days on April 26 and 27. 

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Sale of Terence MacSwiney’s wedding present

Des O’Sullivan reports on an inscribed silver dish ring by Egan’s of Cork.

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The 1798 Battle of Collooney recalled in lots at history sale

Des O’Sullivan investigates lots at an upcoming history sale in Dublin focusing on ‘The Year of The French’.

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A pre-Famine set of Ordnance Survey maps at Hegarty’s sale

Ridgeway collection is from Kilcolman Reserve at Doneraile, writes Des O’Sullivan.

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Christie’s sale sees Tony O’Malley bring home Francis Bacon

Des O’Sullivan reports on a split canvas holding a nude by Francis Bacon. 

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Loyal and regular following at Limerick event this weekend

Des O’Sullivan says more than 100 dealers have assembled at Limerick fair.

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Clock and pewter collections to shine at Castlecomer sale

Des O’Sullivan reports on significant collections amassed by two Munster collectors at Mealy’s latest auction.

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Patrick Hennessy exhibition at the Irish Museum of Modern Art from March 24 to July 24

An exhibition by Cork-born Patrick Hennessy (1915-1980), one of Ireland’s most successful post-war realist painters, runs at the Irish Museum of Modern Art from March 24 to July 24.

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Royal Yacht Squadron escorting Queen Victoria to Cork by George Mounsey Wheatley Atkinson was bought by a private collector from Cobh for €28,000 at Woodward’s auction.

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Mementoes of 1916 Rising in prisoner’s autograph books

Des O’Sullivan reports on the wealth of 1916 memorabilia coming up for auction prior to the centenary.

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Kinsale Silver bowl with mythical status on offer for €45,000

Des O’Sullivan hears of a €45,000 ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ dealer’s find.

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Leondardo da Vinci drawings for Dublin

 

The National Gallery of Ireland is the only Irish venue for a show of 10 drawings by Leonardo da Vinci from May 4 to July 17.

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There is confidence at Woodward’s that the Atkinson painting of the Royal Yacht Squadron escorting Queen Victoria to Cork Harbour in August 1849, (dubbed ‘Famine Queen’ at the time), will find a buyer at auction today. 

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Rare and varied delights under the hammer at Woodward’s in Cork

A Queen Anne bureau bookcase and a Victorian four-poster bed are among the lots at Woodward’s in Cork, writes Des O’Sullivan.

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Wolfe Tone’s fireplace and fine art for sale in Castlecomer

Wolfe Tone’s fireplace is a feature of Fonsie Mealy’s Chatsworth spring fine art sale in Castlecomer .

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A pair of incredibly rare Kinsale silver trefid spoons which Weldons will bring to the National Antiques and Vintage Fair in Limerick.

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Serpentine chest of drawers at Sheppard’s may turn the tide

After years of chests of drawers going for a song, Des O’Sullivan reports on a lot that could fetch €5,000.

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Style contrast of Irish artists in Paris

Des O’Sullivan looks at 20th century Irish art at de Vere’s auction.

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Kate Moss photo by Mike Figgis

This Mike Figgis shot of Kate Moss descending a staircase in a deserted mansion was part of four short films created in 2007 for the lingerie brand Agent Provocateur.

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HENRY AND YEATS UP
Whyte’s sale of over 200 lots of Irish and International Art next Monday at 6 pm is on view from today at the RDS. 

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Optimism around Whyte’s sale of Irish art at the RDS

Des O’Sullivan reports on renewed confidence in the rising Irish art market on the basis of encouraging sales.

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A glazed rarity at Adam’s interior sale in Dublin

Des O’Sullivan finds much of the collectible in an upcoming Dublin sale.

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Paris Fashion Week in the bag

The third edition of Christie’s handbags and accessories auction in Paris on March 5 during fashion week, will feature exceptional handbags, trunks, and accessories.

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BUCK MINIATURES
Lynes and Lynes will offer an important collection of miniatures from the Buck family and lots from the recently-sold Cashel Palace Hotel in Carrigtwohill, Co Cork, at 11am today. 

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Collection by prolific but forgotten Bandon novelist LT Meade represents a lifetime of careful collecting

LT Meade penned over 300 books in a long career, writes Des O’Sullivan.

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Buck family miniatures at Lynes and Lynes auction in Carrigtwohill

Auction will also include lots from Cashel Palace Hotel and a Lismore estate, writes Des O’Sullivan.

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Vintage View: The Vespa scooter

Kya deLongchamps takes a look at “a motorcycle of a rational complexity of organs and elements combined with a frame with mudguards and a casing covering the whole mechanical part”, a patent for the Vespa scooter lodged in Florence.

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The season of attic and thrift sales is ideal for auction beginners

New housebuyers will find value at most auctions and fairs if they hold their nerve, writes Des O’Sullivan.

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1916 Rising GPO keys to be auctioned in April

Des O’Sullivan says the GPO keys are being sold in time for the centenary 

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Cork silver, netsuke, bog oak and more at major antiques fair

Des O’Sullivan says there will be a focus on antique furniture from north and south of the border at Cork fair.

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Quality furniture at Hegarty’s latest sale in Bandon

West Cork country house contents on offer, writes Des O’Sullivan.     

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Freudian background to Sotheby’s sale of portrait of Bernadine Coverley

Bernardine Coverley, daughter of Irish parents who ran a pub in Brixton, met the painter, Lucian Freud when she was 16 and he was 20 years her senior.

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Range of items at auction for bidders at Woodward’s, Cork

Des O’Sullivan looks ahead to auctions in Cork this coming week.    

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Auction of a range of contents from Adare Manor next week

Des O’Sullivan looks at what’s up for grabs at the Limerick hotel acquired by the McManus family for €30m. 

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US exhibition of work by 19th century Cork artist MacDonald

Des O’Sullivan reviews a forthcoming show of work by the artist who was brave enough to paint the Famine. 

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Irish artists to fore in Skibbereen sale

Des O’Sullivan looks at the latest list of artists for O’Driscoll’s online sale.    

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New book charts Archduke Ferdinand’s visit to Kinsale

Des O’Sullivan tells a tale of bad weather in Kinsale that left a legacy.

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Historic Cork photographs are the top lot at Dolan’s auction

Des O’Sullivan says the Lawrence collection and a good selection of affordable art are the draw at Sunday sale. 

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Auction rooms ready for 1916 centenary

Des O’Sullivan says that auction rooms are gearing up for commemorative items to come up for sale.

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Art review: Cork-born artist Adam Buck

Des O’Sullivan reviews new Crawford exhibition on work of Adam Buck.

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GAA beats rugby at Whyte’s sale of sport and entertainment memorabilia

The scoreline at Whyte’s sale of sport and entertainment memorabilia on Monday could be summed up as GAA one, rugby nil. And James Bond trumped Madonna.

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Looking back on a record year for sales of art and sculpture

Des O’Sullivan says that 2015 has been a year when records were broken for sales of art and sculpture.

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A Christmas rush of auctions for quality antique shoppers

Des O’Sullivan looks at a number of interesting lots on offer next week, including a copy of Boole’s theory.    

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1899 Ireland rugby shirt to sell for over €25,000 at Whyte’s in Dublin

Des O’Sullivan says sale highlight is the earliest ever to come to auction.

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Yeats, Paul Henry,Francis Bacon and Michael Flatley star at RDS auction

Des O’Sullivan looks at highlights of Morgan O’Driscoll’s RDS auction. 

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Books that provide a pathway to a magical world inhabited by art and artists

New books about art can add understanding to one’s enjoyment, and make a great gift, writes Des O’Sullivan.

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