Adam’s follow Attic with Anglo sale

COLLECTORS never know what they might come across at a house sale.

Adam’s follow Attic with Anglo sale

A mixed bag of lots, equivalent to any house contents auction, crops up at James Adam in Dublin at 11am next Tuesday.

The venerable Dublin auctioneering firm is holding an Attic Sale — a clearout for want of a better word — at their premises on St. Stephen’s Green.

The auction of more than 350 lots kicks off with a 1962 watercolour by Barrie Cooke estimated at €400-€600. It is from the collection of the late Basil Goulding. Among 80 lots of art are portraits, prints, lithographs, cartoons, topographical drawings and landscapes.

Antique furniture on offer includes tables, chairs, sideboards, mirrors and occasional pieces, all at low estimates.

The sale includes Oriental rugs, porcelain, glassware, some jewellery pieces, silver, books and collectibles. The auction is on view from 2pm to 5pm tomorrow and from 10am to 5pm on Monday.

Meanwhile, the art collection of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation, which is in special liquidation, will also be auctioned by James Adam in Dublin on Sept 3, it was announced this week.

This corporate collection of mainly Irish art includes work by Louis le Brocquy, Sean Scully, Tony O’Malley, Stephen McKenna, Felim Egan, Pauline Bewick and others. The 130 lots were displayed in various public and private offices of the former Anglo Irish Bank Corporation.

There are numerous paintings of street scenes in Dublin, Limerick, Cork, Galway and Waterford by artists such as John Horan, Aiden Bradley, Rosita Manahan, and a remarkable monumental panoramic bird’s eye view of Cork City by Kevin Sanquest.

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