Shakespeare’s Fourth Folio, from the Jesuit collection known as “the O’Brien Library”, which will go under the hammer in a major auction at Sotheby’s next June. Photograph from Sotheby’s

National Library given some important Irish items but remainder will be sold by Sotheby’s

Portrait of an Aran Woman and her Children, by Sean Keating, sold for €130,000 (estimate €40,000-€50,000), at Mealy’s, Castlecomer

Sean Keating painting is unexpected star of Mealy’s auction

Glory To The Brave Singer by Jack B Yeats, estimated at €250,000-€350,000, failed to reach its undisclosed reserve price and was unsold at Adam’s on Wednesday

Paul Henry and Sean Keating paintings sell for €135,000 and €130,000 at Morgan O’Driscoll auction

From A Series of Eight Sketches in Colour, together with a Chart of the Route of the Voyage of HMS Investigator during the Discovery of the North West Passage by Capt Samuel Gurney Cresswell

Rare books, manuscripts, maps and art in Fonsie Mealy auction in Dublin

Adam’s Fine Art Auctioneers  director Stuart Cole  holding the historic Patrick Pearse surrender letter. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Handwritten Patrick Pearse surrender letter estimated at €1m-€1.5m at Adam’s auction

 Yuan Dynasty, blue-and-white “Yi’ pouring bowl sold to an online bidder in Malaysia for €28,000  (€2,000-€3,000)

Chinese bowl sells for 9 times its top estimate at Sheppard’s in Laois

Sir William Orpen’s Portrait of Mrs Oscar Lewisohn, formerly Miss Edna May was painted in 1915

Artist’s self-portrait and 1915 painting of Edwardian beauty in Adam’s auction

Maureen O’Hara

Starry provenance pushes prices up at New York auction

Porsche Diesel 329 Tractor (€17,500- €22,000) at Mealy’s

Mealy’s auction includes Rolex pendant owned by Countess Markievicz

A rare photograph of Maureen O’Hara.

Bidders from Ireland among large crowd in saleroom for ‘Queen of Technicolor’ effects

 “Cottages, Connemara” by Paul Henry   (€120,000-€180,000)  is photographed beside a bottle of champagne   to show bidders the scale of the painting

Cork-based Morgan O’Driscoll says response extends ‘far beyond expat community’

Taking the Donkey Through the Water, by English artist Harold Harvey, depicts an idyllic countryside scene, and is estimated at €8,000-€12,000.

Viewing for ‘Dublin & Provincial’ and ‘Classic Art’ sales begins in Durrow, Co Laois

Peacocks at Kilmurry, Co Kilkenny, by Mildred Anne Butler (€2,000-€3,000).

RDS auction has paintings from McClelland collection and work by Harry Kernoff

Connemara Girls, by the Victorian artist Sir Thomas Alfred Jones, which is priced at €26,500.

Painting is previously unrecognised masterpiece of ‘Irish Colleen’ genre

Sean Scully pastel makes €165,000 at de Veres, while Maureen O’Hara’s estate set for NY auction

The Golf Links, North Berwick’ by Sir John Lavery is estimated at £300,000-£500,000

Auction includes a Jack B Yeats painting expected to make €230,000

Sotheby’s auctioneer Oliver Barker fields bids at the  sale of David Bowie’s art collection. Photograph: Michael Bowles/Getty Images

Singer’s entire collection is sold, including pieces by Jack B Yeats and Louis le Brocquy

The  IS porringer (€4,600-€7,000)

Bowl made in Dublin in 1659 for auction

An oil portrait of Flight Commander Colin Roy Mac Kenzie by John S. Helier Lander which sold for €1,200

A 1914 Talbot Invincible vintage car sells for €35,000

Figure depicting Chinese war god Guandi sells for £371,000 – 25 times top estimate

Waiting by Leo Whelan, up for auction at €60,000 to €80,000 after selling in 2007 for €265,000

Collection proved a nice earner for owners when it was leased to Four Seasons hotel

Maureen O’Hara with John Wayne in  ‘The Quiet Man’

Items include ‘secret love letters’ sent to her by ‘The Quiet Man’ director John Ford

An 18th-century side table by William Moore and an Escher woodcut are among the lots

A rare set of late 18th-century “Galway” rosary beads: to go under the hammer  next week, estimated at €400-€600

Plain people of Ireland represented at Chatsworth Fine Art Sale by rare rosary beads

The Monarch of the Glen by Sir Edwin Landseer

£10m price tag expected at Christie’s of London

Queen Victoria meeting an Irish colleen: from Punch magazine in 1861

Seasonal catalogues from Galway and Dublin filled with tales of the unexpected

Penny Day, head of Irish art and director of modern British art at Bonhams in London: “One good picture is worth 10 average ones.” Photograph: Martin Maybank

‘I’m secretly a bit of a petrol-head so a Lotto windfall might mean a vintage Jaguar’

This water buffalo head will go under the hammer in Kells, Co Meath with an estimate of €1,500-€1,800.

Taxidermy lots include a Greater Kudu spiral-horned antelope and a bull water buffalo

The oil-on-canvas painting by artist Charles Mountjoy showing West Cork brothers Gary and Paul O’Donovan competing in the Rio Olympics

Auctions in Cork have an oil-on-canvas of Rio heroes and a silver tray carrying IRA history

Edvard Munch painting on sale while Eric Clapton is selling another Gerhard Richter

A Maserati Quattroporte 2006, 4.3 litre V8 car, with 30,000 miles on the clock, sold for €24,500

Second hand Maserati makes €24,500 at Ailesbury Road house contents auction

Irish auction houses take a breather before a busy round of sales in the run-up to Christmas

 PJ Tynan in his garden with his dog Edgar Linton, named after a character in Wuthering Heights

PJ Tynan of Courtwood Books, Stradbally, Co Laois gave up farming to become an antiquarian bookseller

A Maserati with 30,000 miles on the clock is guided at €15,000 - €20,000

Fine Georgian furniture, paintings and a pair of stone sphinxes from Helen Dillon’s garden also feature

The Bonhams auction, which includes work by Paul Henry, Sir John Lavery, Roderic O’Conor and William John Leech, will have a Dubli(...)

George Stacpoole: “I find research fascinating and try and try to pass on to customers as much information as I can find.”

Life’s Work: George Stacpoole, antiques dealer in Adare, Co Limerick, and president of IADA

Exhibited at the Musée D’Orsay in Paris, Vincent Van Gogh’s La Méridienne, also known as La Sieste d’après Millet, which is John de Vere White’s favourite painting.

My Dad – literary editor of ‘The Irish Times’ and the only Catholic allowed into Jack B Yeats’s funeral

Sparkling sales at Weldon’s and clearance sale at All Hallows

Portrait of Thomas Butler, Earl of Ossory, eldest son of James, Duke of Ormond, in armour standing near his charge, was the top priced lot at Adam’s Country House Collection sale, making €68,000

Hammer price totals €1.3 million as 75 per cent of lots are sold

Townley Hall in Co Louth:  the last of the autumn season country house auctions takes place on Tuesday, October 11th, when Adam’s holds its annual Country House Collections sale there

Irish Georgian furniture the star of annual Country House auction previously held at Slane Castle

Loughton House in Moneygall, Co Offaly: 91 per  cent  of 2,700 lots under the hammer were sold and the house is still on the market for €2.75 million.

Papers (1749-1960) include letters, diaries, journals, sketch books and recipe books

A Victorian locket featuring a lid set with “144 rose cut diamonds, 12 pinkish red Burma rubies and 33 cornflower blue sapphires”, at the Hibernian Antiques Fair at the Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Co Dublin,  on October 15th and 16th

Weldon jewellery auction to include Irish gold 22ct 50 ECU coin (1990) to mark Irish presidency of European Economic Community (...)

The Weir by Jack B Yeats, an oil-on-panel measuring nine inches by 14 inches and dating from 1944, which sold for almost twice its £40,000-£60,000 estimate

‘The Weir’ by Jack B Yeats sells for £112,500, nearly double the estimate

One of pair of 18th-century tables formerly owned by Sir Anthony O’Reilly which were the top seller at the  Mealy’s auction at  Kilfane House

Pair of console tables make €145,000, 10 times their estimate

Joe Collins, of Mealy’s, with the tiger head that sold for €1,000 at an auction in Co Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Businessman’s cat head sells for €1,000 while tables go for €145,000 in Mealy’s auction

There is expected to be huge interest in sale of the Tony O’Reilly collection this week

Sale of art collection of renowned critic Brian Sewell

Paul Henry’s  ‘In the Western Mountains’, estimated at €40,000-€60,000,  sold for €52,000 at Adam’s Irish art sale

Artist’s ‘In the Western Mountains’ among the 194 lots that sold for total of €450,000

‘Sleeper’ engraving at Sheppard’s makes 60 times the estimate

North Dublin beach scene fetches double the estimate, making it unlikely star of art sale

Pair of Danish rosewood Diplomat chairs designed in 1962 by Finn Juhl estimated at €1,000-€1,500

Auction of 20th Century and Contemporary Design Furniture mainly from 1950s-1970s

A 1991 Mitsubishi Pajero, branded for “Dr James Reilly” and “Fine Gael” for use during election campaigns, was withdrawn from the auction.

Daimler from FG deputy leader’s collection sold for €12,500 - at lower end of expectations

Henry Street 1916 by Liam O’Herlihy, on show at the Water Colour Society exhibition at the Concourse Gallery in Dún Laoghaire County Hall

Anniversary watercolour show to feature works by more than 120 artists

A Man Doing Accounts, by Jack B Yeats, for auction at Adam’s (€200,000-€300,000)

Derek Quinlan bought Yeats in the boom while building his property empire; it was sold by Nama, and now it’s for sale again

Fine Gael deputy leader and Senator Dr James Reilly: in 2001, he and his wife Dorothy bought Loughton House, a 13-bedroom Georgian mansion on 82 acres outside the village of Moneygall, Co Offaly

With 2,700 lots, the sale of the contents of Loughton House will run for four days

Almost 3,000 props from ‘Penny Dreadful’ were sold over three days

A Patrick Scott oil on canvas makes €2,300; lots of rare books at Fonsie Mealy’s; the IADA annual fair

‘Genius of Germany’ course covers diverse topics such as German Baroque architecture and Rococo interiors

Fine and decorative arts diploma run over two days a week

Diamonds from John Farrington jewellers of Drury Street, Dublin, who is exhibiting at the Irish antique dealers’ fair

Antiques dealers’ fair will combine contemporary design history with the best of Irish antiques

George McClelland with artist Dan O’Neill

Ex-RUC man turned art dealer George McClelland and is wife Maura built up a vast art collection, the last of which is being sold (...)

Detail of The Cello Player, by Sir John Lavery, sold at Sotheby’s Irish art sale in London

Several other surprises sprung as Sotheby’s sale of Irish art in London makes €2.1m

Relics to be offered for sale by Whyte’s auctioneers consist of a lock of Fr John O’Brien’s hair and a fragment of his cassock contained in a carved ivory box. File photograph: Whytes.ie

Columban Fathers missionary Fr John O’Brien was murdered during war in 1950

A 1960s Jaguar Mark 2 model - apparently adapted for use by a fire service - and known as a “Fire Chief Jaguar”, with a top estimate of €15,000.

Deputy Fine Gael leader will include large collection of cars in sale of contents of Offaly mansion

Soft furnishings are among the Castlemartin contents to be auctioned

Contents of Castlemartin House to go under the hammer in effort to reduce bank debts

‘Prescriptions Accurately Prepared’, by John Doherty, is part of Sotheby’s Irish Sale in London on Tuesday, September 13th (£15,000-£20,000)

Highlights of Sotheby’s upcoming Irish Sale, plus art and antiques in Cork and jewellery in Dublin

A travel poster, “It’s sunny at Howth”, published by the Great Northern Railway Company in 1931 (€800-€1,200)

Whyte’s sale includes military, political, and curious collectibles

John Weldon: ‘I get most excited when people arrive in with Lidl or Dunnes Stores bags as usually these yield items of more interest than an upmarket bag’

‘I held my first auction on 9/11’

A collection of Nazi memorabilia that goes on sale in Whyte’s gallery this month includes a roll of Nazi toilet paper

‘Wartime luxury . . . in unused condition’ to be sold as part of private collection in Dublin

An All-Ireland hurling final programme from 1950 featuring Tipperary and Kilkenny

1950 All-Ireland hurling final programme and original Croke Park turnstiles among lots on offer

View of Tintern Abbey, Co Wexford, by Dublin Liberties-born artist George Barret (1732-1784) is guiding €8,000-€10,000

The Alton Collection, contents of Annaglog House, Ardee, Co Louth, and Irish art online auction

Billie Piper as Lily in the Sky Atlantic series ‘Penny Dreadful’. The faux-Victorian oil paintings in the background are among the lots in a three-day auction of thousands of props from the show. Photograph: Jonathan Hession

Props from the popular TV series filmed in Ireland go under the hammer at Punchestown

ARABELLA_BISHOP_83_PRINT Arabella Bishop: offers advice on buying at Sotheby’s auctions, which are held in salerooms worldwide, and assists clients with a growing number of private sales

‘You never know what the next telephone call or meeting might bring’

Kieran O’Boyle: ‘The digital space is where our industry has most transformed in the past decade’

‘I don’t have the time to paint any more. Now I just finger-paint with my three-year-old daughter’

The Town of Books Festival in Graiguenamanagh, Co Kilkenny,  includes pop-up bookshops and a valuation event. Photograph: Pat Moore

Art auction in Blackrock, Oliver McCarron house contents sale and a Co Kilkenny book event

Four paintings from late singer’s collection will be on display in RHA Gallery in advance of sale

Sir John Lavery’s ‘Mary Borden and her family at Bisham Abbey’ ((£150,000-£250,000) at Sotheby’s Irish Art sale next month

A ‘Ballymaloe’ Yeats and a ‘Downton Abbey’-style Lavery are among the highlights

Loughton House, a 13-bedroom Georgian mansion in Moneygall, Co Offaly

As Dr James Reilly and his wife, Dorothy, prepare to sell their Anglo-Irish mansion on 82 acres in Co Offaly, along with their col(...)

A Jack B Yeats painting owned by the late  David Bowie is to be auctioned soon. Sleep Sound, an oil-on-canvas measuring 18x 24 inches, has been valued at up to £180,000 (€208,000) and is to be sold by Sotheby’s in London in November.

‘Sleep Sound’ oil-on-canvas valued at up to £180,000 to be sold by Sotheby’s in November

Dr Bryan Alton meets Irish president Éamon de Valera and his wife

Dr Bryan Alton was physician to de Valera and Haughey and a well-known collector

Adelle Hughes, head of the art department, Whyte’s, Dublin

‘Francis Bacon’s studio in the Dublin City Gallery is my favourite work of art’

Auctioneers choose Townley Hall for its annual sale of period furniture and paintings

Actors Josh Hartnett, Eva Green, Danny Sapani, Harry Treadaway and Timothy Dalton as Sir Malcolm in the ‘Penny Dreadful’ fantasy-horror series. Photograph: Jonathan Hession/Showtime

Ashgrove Auctions Group to sell thousands of props which include real antiques

George Williams: “I remember as a child lying under pieces of furniture studying the construction joints and glue blocks.”

“After the hammer fell there was a huge burst of thunder and lightning outside”

The Weir by Jack B Yeats, an oil-on-panel measuring nine inches by 14 inches and dating from 1944 is estimated at £40,000-£60,000.

Colletion of Leslie Waddington, art dealer to Jack B Yeats and host of others, to be auctioned in London

Only 29 models of the Mercedes-Benz 500K Special Roadster, arguably the world’s most beautiful car were made and this one has survived against the odds.

Mercedes-Benz made more than 80 years ago expected to sell for up to €7 million at auction

‘Prescriptions Accurately Prepared’, by John Doherty, shows the front of D.W. Parke – chemist and optician – at Gladstone Street in Clonmel, Co Tipperary

John Doherty’s shopfront painting is part of Sotheby’s Irish Art Sale, with a top estimate of £20,000

American flag diamond, sapphire, and ruby ring by Bulgari, estimated at $5,000-$8,000

Items for auction include jewellery, gifts, and silver beakers from Margaret Thatcher

Good pieces of antique furniture don’t tend to depreciate, and can be sold on when you tire of them

Our Lady - Queen of Ireland by Leo Whelan, sold for €700 (€150-€200)

A signed colour print of the painting ‘Our Lady - Queen of Ireland’ by Leo Whelan sells for €700

Burning of the Kelp on Clare Island, by Tony O’Malley

Paintings which recall artist’s time in New Ross will be among 500 lots auctioned

Burning of the Kelp on Clare Island, by Tony O’Malley

Liam O’Neill’s painting ‘Turning for Home’ the top lot in online auction

Robert Grimes at Mulrany, Co Mayo

‘My advice is to buy now because prices are ridiculously low but things are beginning to rise’

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