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‘Fabric mosaic’ and Charles II furniture are among six lots to watch

27 June 2022

With estimates from £300-120,000, here are six previews of items coming up at auction this week.

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Double Dublin Asian auctions

30 May 2022

Among the auction houses showing works at the Pagoda will be Irish firm Adam’s, previewing its two Asian spring sales taking place in Dublin on June 28-29.

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Killarneyware chess set checks in at saleroom

21 March 2022

During the 19th century visitors seeking out idyllic lakeland views caused a mild tourist boom in the southwest corner of Ireland.

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Story of a redoubtable Irish nationalist and social reformer

14 March 2022

Kathleen Lynn can be seen very much as a modern woman of her time. The daughter of a County Mayo Church of Ireland rector, her upbringing was conservatively Protestant and Unionist but she became politically radicalised through her exposure to the poverty of Dublin’s slums while she studied medicine.

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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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Michael Collins’ gift for barman who kept his cool

17 January 2022

This late 19th century walking cane with sturdy ebonised shaft and silver-plated handle comes with a letter of provenance stating that it had been a gift from Irish revolutionary soldier and politician Michael Collins (1890-1922) to Patrick Baker, head barman at the Gresham Hotel in Dublin.

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Face coverings compulsory in auction houses and art and antiques shops in England

30 November 2021

Government measures have come into force in England making face coverings compulsory in retail venues and public transport from today (November 30).

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Copies of Rosellini’s exceptional work on ancient Egypt emerges in Irish sale

29 November 2021

An exceptional, expanded and specially cased example of Ippolito Rosellini’s 'I Monumenti dell Egitto e della Nubia' of 1832-34 topped the bidding in a Fonsie Mealy (20% buyer’s premium) sale of the library from Howth Castle.

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Husband-and-wife Henrys in harmony at Whyte’s

01 November 2021

The last 18 months has produced something of a resurgence in the market for Paul Henry (1876-1958).

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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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Classic country house offering brings spectacular selection of lots

04 October 2021

Irish castle home of earls about to be turned into hotel and spa furnishes a remarkable sale

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Swift decision: portrait will remain in Ireland

20 September 2021

A portrait of Anglo-Irish satirist Jonathan Swift that has hung at Howth Castle since 1735 sold for €234,000 (£200,000) this month.

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Rare reward poster for never recovered ‘Irish Crown Jewels’

20 September 2021

The so-called Irish Crown Jewels or State Jewels of Ireland, were created in 1831 for the Sovereign and Grand Master of the Order of St Patrick. The order was established as an Irish equivalent of the English order of the Garter and the Scottish Order of the Thistle.

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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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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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England relaxes coronavirus restrictions but recommendations remain in place

14 July 2021

The UK government has confirmed that from July 19 in England many of the coronavirus restrictions will be relaxed.