AUCTION RESULTS: Tuesday (July 10th)Sotheby’s, London. An auction of rare books and manuscripts including three major lots of Irish interest.
The first Duke of Dorset’s three-volume correspondence concerning early 18th-century government of Ireland, including a letter bemoaning the poor quality of wine in Dublin Castle, £91,250 (bought by a “UK dealer”); an album of watercolours and sketches of the Anglo-Zulu war by the Co Waterford soldier and artist, William Whitelocke Lloyd, £49,250 (bought by a “UK private collector”); seven letters written by Jonathan Swift, £49,250 (bought by the “US trade”).
Wednesday (July 11th)Bonhams, London. Auction of 19th-century art. Feeding The Chickens by Irish artist Walter Frederick Osborne failed to sell despite attracting a bid of £420,000. The estimate was £500,000-£700,000.
Tuesday (July 17th)Oliver Usher’s Auction Rooms, John Street, Kells, Co Meath. Antiques auction at 5 p.m.
Wednesday (July 18th)Woodward’s, Cook Street, Cork. Summer antiques auction at 11am.
Saturday and Sunday (July 21st and 22nd)National Antiques and Art Fair, South Court Hotel, Limerick.