Antiques & Fine Art

French Marble Mantel Clock

Events to look out for in the search for antiques

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. 


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.

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. 


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.


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.


Something old, something yule

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. 


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.


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.

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.

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.

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. 

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).


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.


Mix of styles and genres at art sale

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


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.


1916 Rising tricolour among Whyte lots

Iron Age stone heads and gold Torc feature at sale.


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.


Art Review


Mark Clare

Crawford Art Gallery, Cork


Sweepstakes family gems offer lotto opportunity at Mealy’s

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


11-bar chairs on the table at Woodwards

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


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.


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. 


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.

St. Patrick, in nine panels by the Harry Clarke Studio atFonsie Mealy's auction next week (€1,000-€1,500).

Stained glass work by Harry Clarke carries African history

By Des O’Sullivan says there is a much to choose from at the Chatsworth Fine Art sale where 750 lots are on offer. 

One of a set of six chrome chairs, (Eames Bikini type), by Haus, London at Keighery's in Waterford next Monday (€400-€600).

Mid-century chairs at Keighery’s sale

Vintage fashion, design furniture, jewellery, Waterford Crystal and antique furniture are among the lots on offer at the RJ Keighery sale in Waterford next Monday at 10.30 am.

The Cork Man by Marshall Hutson at Fonsie Mealy next week (€200-€300)

This weeks art and antique events

There is viewing in Cork city centre this morning for the auction which gets underway at Marsh’s at noon. 

A 19th century display cabinet will be at Marsh's on October 4.

Marsh’s Cork Sale

A collection of vintage fishing memorabilia from Day’s of Cork are a feature lot at Marsh’s sale next Saturday at noon. 

Queen Ntombi Twala of Swaziland, from Warhol's ReigningQueen's series, 1985, at Whyte's auction. Est: €4,000-€5,000.

Andy Warhol: hang him on your wall

A Triptych watercolour of Cork Harbour, probably from around 1864 by John Corbett (1822-1893), is a rarity at Whyte’s sale at the RDS on Monday at 6 pm. 

A Cork freedom box and parchment by Carden Terry and Jane Williams will feature at the Irish Antique dealers association (IADA) Fair at the RDS in Dublin from next Thursday to Sunday, September 28.

Lots of lots and lectures at IADA annual show

Des O’Sullivan gives a run down of the events at next weekend’s Irish Antique Dealers’ Association Fair.

A Cork made hall table is at Lynes and Lynes sale in Carrigtwohill next Saturday (Sep 27). It is estimated at €800-€1,200.

Cork to the fore at Lynes and Lynes antique and artifact sale

Antique furniture made in Cork will feature at the Lynes and Lynes sale in Carrigtwohill next Saturday (Sep 27) at 11 am.


Percussion pistols are among the highlights of Cork auction

Highly collectible militaria among the main draws at Hegarty’s auction in Bandon, says Des O’Sullivan.


Autographs from Dayan to Pasternak

Collection includes Duke of Windsor and Field Marshall Montgomery.


Man Utd jersey sale set to be a devil of a deal in Dublin

Shirts worn for Denis Irwin’s testimonial are going up for sale, says Des O’Sullivan.


Kit yourself out with five-star surrounds

DESPITE the rebound in the hotels sector in Dublin echoes of the crash can be found in The Hotel Sale Part II in Naas on Tuesday at 2pm


‘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. 


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.


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.


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).


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.


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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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. 

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,

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.


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.

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.