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Auctions in Ireland and Staffordshire show enduring appeal of the ‘country house’ format

05 November 2018

“It was a great deal of work,” said Adam’s (20% buyer’s premium) managing director James O’Halloran of the operation involving the removal of 700 lots – including the ‘Armada Table’ and other massive pieces – to the Drogheda stately home venue of Townley Hall for sale.

British and Irish book auctions: October 30-November 9, 2018

29 October 2018

ATG’s calendar of book auctions taking place in the UK and Ireland from October 30-November 9, 2018.

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Chairs sit pretty in salerooms among furniture auction selections

22 October 2018

At a time when catering for niche interests is a profitable path for auctioneers, recent sales in Scotland, Ireland and England have shown that the furniture market can still come to life – provided it meets three criteria.

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Names to watch out for in Irish sculpture scene

22 October 2018

Representing just a fraction of the international art market and often overshadowed by the demand for 2D art, Irish sculpture has undergone a quieter recovery.

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Looking out for fresh Irish art

22 October 2018

While demand is encouraging, a scarcity of high-quality work is hitting the supply side

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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.

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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.