Pieces and prices to suit range of buyers: James Adam at Home Sale

This Victorian inlaid walnut credenza is at James Adam in Dublin on Sunday week (€1,500-€2,500).

Des O’Sullivan previews the James Adam At Home sale in Dublin.

More than 500 lots of silver, art, jewellery, antique furniture, Persian rugs, Oriental ceramics and collectibles will come under the hammer at the James Adam At Home sale in Dublin next Sunday week.

Estimates are reasonable in this Sunday sale with something to appeal to a wide range of collectors.

There are smaller pieces of furniture like occasional tables, dumbwaiters, work tables, chairs, longcase clocks, a clock garniture, affordable jewellery and a selection of art ranging from the 17th century to contemporary pieces.

This collection of three brass reservoir lamps is at James Adam in Dublin on Sunday week (€200-€400).
This collection of three brass reservoir lamps is at James Adam in Dublin on Sunday week (€200-€400).

The sale offers wall sconces, Japanese ivories, mirrors, Oriental and English porcelain, silver and plate cutlery, warming plates and a pair of c1900 Indian silver pilgrim flasks.

It gets underway at 11.30am on February 24 and it will be on view from next Wednesday at 10am.

In Brief

McKenna exhibition

A Painters Life, Stephen McKenna (1939-2017), is on view at Visual in Carlow until May 19.

The show follows from an invitation to McKenna by Visual in 2016 to create a retrospective for the galleries.

The selected works and exhibition hang were decided by McKenna shortly before his death.

Known for his postmodern figurative paintings, McKenna’s work can be seen at the Tate Galleries, the Imperial War Museum in London, the British Council and at IMMA.

Doneraile sale

Aidan Foley’s sale in Doneraile at noon today will feature Victorian and Edwardian furniture and a selection of books including a 1922 Guy’s Cork Directory. It is on view from 11am.

Antiques fair

Ballygarry House Hotel in Tralee is to be the venue for an antiques fair tomorrow. Hibernian Antiques Fairs will be in attendance from 11am to 6pm.

Tomi Ungerer dies, 87

The artist Tomi Ungerer, who died last week at his home in Goleen, west Cork, was renowned as a cartoonist, author and illustrator.

From Strasbourg, he lived in the US and Canada before settling in Ireland.

He published more than 140 books translated into 30 languages including celebrated children’s books like The Three Robbers and The Moon Man as well as erotic drawings and satirical paintings.

He donated more than 11,000 works to a museum devoted to his life and work in Strasbourg in 2007.

A Painters Life, Stephen McKenna, is on view at Visual, Carlow. Picture: Courtesy McKenna Estate and Kerlin Gallery, Dublin.
A Painters Life, Stephen McKenna, is on view at Visual, Carlow. Picture: Courtesy McKenna Estate and Kerlin Gallery, Dublin.

Durer’s 1498 L’Apocalypse part of Litzler collection in Paris

L’Apocalypse by Albrecht Durer, considered to be the first “painter’s book”, comes up at Christie’s in Paris next Wednesday as part of the Marc Litzler Collection.

Durer breaks with traditional medieval representations of the 15th century with a new personal vision in this book published in 1498.

It was influenced by his trip to Italy to study the works of the Renaissance. It fea-tures more dramatic subjects portrayed through wood engravings.

L’Apolalypse is estimated at €150,000-€200,000. The Litzler is notable for the quality and rarity of its illustrated editions and art books, which comprise the majority of the sale.

It features the Jazz series by Matisse made of 20 stencilled coloured plates made from the artists’ collages and cutouts. Jazz is estimated at €200,000- €300,000.

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