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Five auctions to watch this week (October 15-21 2018)

15 October 2018

From an Armada table to a Titanic return poster, here are five previews from upcoming sales this week.

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Wexford fair in tune with opera festival event

15 October 2018

Since the first Festival of Music and the Arts took place in 1951, the annual Wexford Festival Opera in the south-east Irish town has specialised in neglected works and has become one of the world’s leading opera festivals.

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Saleroom selection: Five pieces of furniture on offer at auctions this week (October 8-14)

08 October 2018

With plenty of material now available for a few hundred pounds or even below, here ATG selects six upcoming lots pitched between £200 and £3000.

British and Irish book auctions: October 9-20, 2018

08 October 2018

ATG’s calendar of book auctions taking place in the UK and Ireland from October 9-20, 2018.

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Where to be: Five places to buy art, antiques and vintage in Ireland this month

05 October 2018

From rare books to vintage furniture to contemporary painting, here’s a look at some of the best placed to buy art and antiques around Dublin (and beyond) this month.

British and Irish book auctions: October 2-12, 2018

01 October 2018

Our round-up of British and Irish book sales coming up from October 2-12, 2018.

Armada table at Adams auction

Table made of Spanish Armada ship parts up for auction at Adam's in Ireland

27 September 2018

A table made of wood and sculptural elements from a Spanish Armada galleon that was shipwrecked off Ireland’s west coast 430 years ago, and described as “one of the most important and earliest pieces of Irish furniture”, is to be offered by auction house Adam’s in October.

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Previews: £30,000 plus

24 September 2018

Gracing the catalogue cover of Whyte’s Irish & International Art auction in Dublin on October 1 is this work by Séan Keating (1889-1977).

British and Irish book auctions: September 25-October 6, 2018

24 September 2018

Our round-up of British and Irish book sales coming up from September 25-October 6, 2018.

British and Irish book auctions: September 18-27, 2018

17 September 2018

Our round-up of British and Irish book sales coming up from September 18-27, 2018.

British and Irish book auctions: September 11-21, 2018

10 September 2018

Our round-up of British and Irish book sales coming up from September 11-21, 2018.

British and Irish book auctions: September 4-15, 2018

03 September 2018

Our round-up of British and Irish book sales coming up from September 4-15, 2018.

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10 highlights from Sotheby’s Irish art sales going on view in Dublin

30 August 2018

Works from two prominent collections of Irish art are going on view at the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin this week ahead of being offered at Sotheby’s in London. They feature works by some of Ireland's greatest painters.

British and Irish book auctions August 28-September 9, 2018

27 August 2018

Our round-up of British and Irish book sales coming up from August 28-September 9, 2018.

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Mealy’s Fine Art ceases trading after 84 years in Kilkenny

13 August 2018

One of Ireland’s leading provincial auction houses, Mealy’s Fine Art of Castlecomer, County Kilkenny, has ceased trading after 84 years.

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End of an era in Irish auctioneering as Mealy’s Fine Art closes its doors

07 August 2018

One of Ireland’s leading provincial auctioneers, Mealy’s Fine Art of Castlecomer, County Kilkenny, has ceased to trade after 84 years as its principal, George Mealy Snr, has decided to retire from auctioneering.

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Long tongs pick up impressive result in Irish auction

23 July 2018

These outsize tongs, below, proved the major surprise at Adam’s (20% buyer’s premium) in Dublin on June 17.

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Russian items bear up at auction

16 July 2018

Irish silver was popular at Adam’s (20% buyer’s premium) in June – see ATG next week – and Irish furniture did well enough, with a c.1830 serpentine side table with marble-and-malachite top getting away at €8000 (£7000).

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Female Irish artists pack a punch at auction

11 June 2018

Though their output was dwarfed by their male counterparts, talented 20th century Irish female artists pack a punch in the saleroom when their art does appear at auction.

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Sunny outlook for Irish art in Dublin

11 June 2018

John Magnier, the Irish horse breeder and art collector, reportedly made a five-fold return on his Amadeo Modigliani reclining nude when it sold at Sotheby’s New York last month for $139m (£102.2m).