Antiques: From a sword to crystal chandeliers and a dictionary

Antiques: From a sword to crystal chandeliers and a dictionary

Des O'Sullivan previews the diverse items that will spark interest among collectors

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Antiques: Bringing home the $84.6m Bacon

Antiques: Bringing home the $84.6m Bacon

Des O'Sullivan reports on an unprecedented series of three auctions conducted remotely

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Game of catch-up has begun in the world of Irish art and antiques

Game of catch-up has begun in the world of Irish art and antiques

Schedules are filling up rapidly as lockdown eases, says Des O'Sullivan

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Antiques: From boardroom painting to music hall posters - Lynes & Lynes auction

Antiques: From boardroom painting to music hall posters - Lynes & Lynes auction

There's something for everyone at Lynes & Lynes' auction, writes Des O'Sullivan

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Antiques: Go find sunny spots and shady nooks

Antiques: Go find sunny spots and shady nooks

Des O'Sullivan looks at the garden sculpture on offer in an upcoming sale

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An infamous heist: Antique sale recalls Britain's biggest robbery

An infamous heist: Antique sale recalls Britain's biggest robbery

The daring heist that was Britain’s biggest robbery is recalled in the sale of a rare £1 million Treasury bill at Dix Noonan Webb in London on June 24.

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From Bandon to London: Covetable collectibles and artworks

From Bandon to London: Covetable collectibles and artworks

There are oriental rugs, antique furniture, jewellery and a variety of collectibles at the sale at Hegarty’s in Bandon tomorrow afternoon at 3pm.

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Antiques: No shortage of online opportunities to collect

Antiques: No shortage of online opportunities to collect

The calendar for upcoming sales is filling up nicely as auctioneers adapt, says Des O’Sullivan

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How art world is putting changed times in picture

How art world is putting changed times in picture

Surveying the global market, Des O’Sullivan says when the going gets tough, the tough get going

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High value diamond adds serious sparkle to online sale

High value diamond adds serious sparkle to online sale

A Spectacular 28.86-carat ring, the largest D-colour diamond ever offered online, will come up at Christie's Jewels in New York from June 16-30.

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Antiques: How to put a post-lockdown world in the frame

Antiques: How to put a post-lockdown world in the frame

A whiff of new normality is in the air, writes Des O'Sullivan

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Bids arriving from across the globe

Bids arriving from across the globe

Online sales are bringing new bidders and buyers to Irish auctioneers from the most unlikely locations. Doneraile-based Aidan Foley, who quickly moved to an online-only ...

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A German hotelier in the wrong place at the right time

A German hotelier in the wrong place at the right time

We've all become unhappily accustomed to restrictions on our movement. One lot at Woodward’s first-ever online-only auction in Cork next Saturday demonstrates ...

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Welcome to the virtual viewing room

Welcome to the virtual viewing room

Des O'Sullivan reports on an auction world that not so long ago was beyond our imaginings

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Kurt Cobain's MTV Unplugged guitar expected to fetch $1m

Kurt Cobain's MTV Unplugged guitar expected to fetch $1m

Des O'Sullivan casts an eye over recent and upcoming sales.

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Antiques: New production line of fakes highlighted at British musueum

Antiques: New production line of fakes highlighted at British musueum

A new production line of fake antiquities in the Middle East was highlighted by the British Museum this week. It is aimed at private individuals with little or no ...

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Antiques: Demand for rare and iconic works continues

Antiques: Demand for rare and iconic works continues

Buyers, sellers and auctioneers are proving resilient, writes Des O'Sullivan

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Antiques: Online sales open new chapter

Antiques: Online sales open new chapter

Des O’Sullivan takes a look at an auction world that’s adjusting to the new normal.

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Irish silver salver sells for $37,500 in New York

Irish silver salver sells for $37,500 in New York

A LARGE Irish silver salver by Thomas Walker, Dublin, with the Doneraile arms sold for $37,500 at Sotheby’s online Style sale in New York on Thursday.

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Antiques: Irish table among highlights of New York sale

Antiques: Irish table among highlights of New York sale

An early 19th-century Irish walnut side table from a private collection in Connecticut is one of a number of Irish pieces at an online sale running at Sotheby's ...

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Antiques: Cork dishes to cause a stir in New York

Antiques: Cork dishes to cause a stir in New York

A set of four silver entree dishes from Fota will come up at Sotheby's Style online sale in New York on April 22.

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Antiques and Fine Art: London calling for miniatures

Antiques and Fine Art: London calling for miniatures

A private collector who has just acquired the Comerford Collection of predominantly Irish miniatures at Chiswick Auctions in London plans to have it displayed at ...

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Antiques and Fine Art: The industry is adapting

Antiques and Fine Art: The industry is adapting

The online sector is growing rapidly as bidders do business from home, reports Des O’Sullivan

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Antiques & FIne Art: What events are put on hold for now?

Antiques & FIne Art: What events are put on hold for now?

Des O'Sullivan gives an overview of the changed dates for much-anticipated sales

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Buyers adapt with ease to bid online while grounded

Buyers adapt with ease to bid online while grounded

Virtual auctions a welcome distraction, writes Des O’Sullivan

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Sotheby's to auction Francis Bacon's Oresteia of Aeschylus in New York

Sotheby's to auction Francis Bacon's Oresteia of Aeschylus in New York

Bacon’s 1981 triptych (one of 28 large-format works created between 1962 and 1991) will be offered with an estimate north of $60m (€55m).

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Knocking it out of the park

Knocking it out of the park

Des O'Sullivan reports on a bidding battle over a poster featuring baseball players.

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Scott and Yeats to headline Irish contents sale at Sotheby’s

Scott and Yeats to headline Irish contents sale at Sotheby’s

THE global attention Ireland enjoys on St Patrick’s Day in normal circumstances is set to continue at Sotheby’s in London on March 18 with the auction ...

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History, travel, sport and literature at rare book sale

History, travel, sport and literature at rare book sale

THERE is history, travel, sporting memorabilia and a little bit of whatever you are having yourself at Fonsie Mealy’s Rare Book sale in Castlecomer next Wednesday. ...

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London calling for Irish banknotes and a Cork shilling

London calling for Irish banknotes and a Cork shilling

Auction will help boost charity coffers, says Des O'Sullivan.

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Under the hammer: Your guide to what's on

Under the hammer: Your guide to what's on

The sale of Irish and International art by Whyte’s goes on view at the RDS in Dublin today.

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Under the hammer: Your guide to auctions and art events

Under the hammer: Your guide to auctions and art events

The February auction at Woodward’s in Cork got underway today at 11am. There is a selection of antique furniture, garden furniture, art, and collectibles on ...

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Something new in the old

Something new in the old

Des O’Sullivan previews Sheppard’s three-day sale.

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It’s open season for art auctioneers Whyte's

It’s open season for art auctioneers Whyte's

Whyte's kicks off its art-selling season. Des O'Sullivan reports

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Under the hammer: Your guide to upcoming auctions

Under the hammer: Your guide to upcoming auctions

The annual Members Exhibition now underway at the Lavit Gallery in Cork features 92 works from 72 artists.The exhibition runs until March 7.

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Auctions: Sale full of eastern promise

Auctions: Sale full of eastern promise

There’s an oriental theme at the James Adam ‘At Home’ auction in Dublin, says Des O’Sullivan

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Rolling Stones memorabilia going under the hammer

Rolling Stones memorabilia going under the hammer

Des O'Sullivan takes a look at Bill Wyman's Rolling Stones memorabilia

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Antiques and Fine Art: all set for iconic sales

Antiques and Fine Art: all set for iconic sales

There's plenty to interest auctiongoers in Ireland right now, says Des O'Sullivan

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Big names to watch out for in London's contemporary art sale

Big names to watch out for in London's contemporary art sale

Klein, Hockney, Bacon and Warhol are among the artists in the upcoming contemporary art sales, says Des O'Sullivan.

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London's first post-Brexit global art sales

London's first post-Brexit global art sales

Des O’Sullivan previews London’s major February auctions.

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Time travellers are packing their suitcases for New York this week

Time travellers are packing their suitcases for New York this week

The Winter Show, which gets underway in New York this Friday, is a celebration of world cultures, from antiquity to the present.

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London calling for Claddagh ring collection at Sotheby's

London calling for Claddagh ring collection at Sotheby's

Des O’Sullivan previews the furniture, paintings and collectibles featuring prominently in a 250-lot auction.

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Why you should catch Yeats and Freud’s IMMA show

Why you should catch Yeats and Freud’s IMMA show

Des O’Sullivan urges you to catch Yeats and Freud’s IMMA show.

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An auction that will turn a global spotlight on Ireland

An auction that will turn a global spotlight on Ireland

An auction that will turn a global spotlight on Ireland is one to look out for this year, says Des O’Sullivan.

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A rare chance to view famed watercolours

A rare chance to view famed watercolours

THIS year the annual January exhibition of Turner watercolours at the National Gallery of Ireland is being complemented by works from over 20 artists inspired by ...

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Putting a good year in the frame for Irish art

Putting a good year in the frame for Irish art

There were standout sales in 2019 but the next tier of Irish artists needs to emerge soon to maintain our high level of success at auctions, writes Des O’Sullivan ...

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All set for home run: See what's on offer at the James Adam sale in Dublin

All set for home run: See what's on offer at the James Adam sale in Dublin

Furniture, paintings, jewellery and silver are on offer at James Adam in Dublin, writes Des O’Sullivan

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A flurry of auctions in Munster sets the scene for Christmas

A flurry of auctions in Munster sets the scene for Christmas

It’s not too late to hunt out a unique gift. Des O’Sullivan previews sales in the lead-up to the festive season

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Your chance to buy drawings by Roald Dahl illustrator Quentin Blake

Your chance to buy drawings by Roald Dahl illustrator Quentin Blake

Unique drawings by Quentin Blake, one of Britain’s best-loved illustrators, are available at a Christie’s online auction which runs until December 17.

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Irish art auction fetches record €5.5m

Irish art auction fetches record €5.5m

Des O’Sullivan reports on stellar prices and previews upcoming sales

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