Adam's

James Adam and Sons, trading as Adam’s, are fine art auctioneers in Dublin, Ireland. They hold dedicated sales in specialties such as Irish Art, silver, furniture, vintage wines and modern and contemporary art.

Established in 1887, the auction house also offers valuation services for the purposes of probate and insurance.


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Bumper sales totals reveal Dreweatts now takes top spot in the regions

24 January 2022

Auction figures for firms outside London show a shake-up of the status quo

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Asian art: A new frontier as Vietnamese market opens up

17 January 2022

Multi-estimate bidding is no longer just the preserve of Chinese works of art. During the recent Asian art sales, Vietnamese market objects excelled.

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Eastern furniture proves no sleepy market as huanghuali bed makes £140,000

17 January 2022

The market for Chinese furniture has come on leaps and bounds in 20 years.

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Jack B Yeats trademark mix swirls in to lead Dublin sale

01 November 2021

Leading the latest Irish art sale at Adam’s (25% buyer’s premium) was a small work by market stalwart Jack Butler Yeats (1871-1957).

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Strahan bed potted by eagle-eyed bidders

01 November 2021

The frame to this Irish mahogany day bed with its bold paw feet and eagle uprights bears both the Strahan name and number stamp as well as an original paper trade label.

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Dublin auction highlights include École des Beaux-Arts de l’Indochine work

18 October 2021

The École des Beaux-Arts de l’Indochine was essentially a French art academy in Vietnam.

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Asian art auction previews: Sunset over snowy mountains

11 October 2021

Adam’s Asian art sale in Dublin on November 23 includes this landscape titled Sunset Kanchenjunga by Jamini Prokash Gangooly (1876-1953) estimated at €4000-6000.

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Sterlé’s rare birds soar in Sussex and Dublin

20 September 2021

Combining technical mastery with recurring motifs derived from nature, Pierre Sterlé’s (1905-1978) style is instantly recognisable.

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Bill Hardie collection among a Celtic quartet of single-owner sales

16 August 2021

Among a glut of upcoming single-owner collections on offer from Scottish and Irish salerooms, Glasgow firm Great Western Auctions will sell items from the estate of curator, dealer and writer William ‘Bill’ Hardie (1941-2021) later this month.

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Hu knew? Yongzheng vase takes over 700-times estimate in Irish auction

26 July 2021

Bidders deem Yongzheng Guan ware to be of the period as estimate is demolished

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Paul Henry peak power

12 July 2021

A classic west of Ireland landscape by Paul Henry (1877-1958) was among the top-sellers at the latest round of Irish art sales in Dublin.

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Dublin corkscrews and wine ewers draw strong competition at Adam’s

15 March 2021

Georgian silver bow corkscrews by Dublin makers are rare beasts and appeal to both silver collectors and helixophiles.

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Previews

07 December 2020

A special focus on stand-out lots in decorative art & design auctions coming up this month.

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Yeats makes waves in Dublin

09 November 2020

As with fellow Dublin saleroom Whyte’s, Adam’s (25% buyer’s premium inc VAT) latest Irish art sale was led by a Paul Henry.

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Affordable art: Three works sold for under £2100 including a Harry Clarke stained-glass window design

31 August 2020

Three modestly valued works selling at regional sales including a Harry Clarke.

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Coronavirus: some Irish auctioneers bank on internet bidding as Adam's and DeVeres postpone sales

18 March 2020

Irish auctioneers are split on whether to postpone sales to comply with the country's coronavirus social distancing rules, with some banking on internet bidding to continue to host auctions.

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Artist's Irish glass collection features in Dublin auction

20 January 2020

A collection of Irish glass built in the 1930s by artist Jean (Musgrave) Jameson was topped by a pair of c.1800 flat-cut urns and covers Adam’s (23% buyer’s premium) of Dublin.

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Sensitive portrait of ‘quiet Ulsterman’ grabs the attention

20 January 2020

A sensitive portrait of a First World War soldier by the Irish painter William Orpen (1878-1931) was among a series of valuable lots chased by bidders at art sales in Dublin.

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Guinness is toast of Irish sales

21 October 2019

Cubist work by often-overlooked artist fuels keen bidding before heading to California.

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Romantic Russians in figure form

15 July 2019

The Patriotic War of 1812 stirred up powerful feelings of national pride in Russia.

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