Auctions and fairs

The marble bust of Augustus FitzClarence which made €5,500 at Matthews’ sale in Headfort House

The marble bust of Augustus FitzClarence which made €5,500 at Matthews’ sale in Headfort House


Auction results
Sunday (April 13th)
De Veres auction of 20th Century Design, The Pavilion, Leopardstown Racecourse. Seventy-five per cent of lots sold. A 1960s Danish rosewood desk, designed by Svend Aage, €3,200 (€1,500-€2,500); a “Nomos” table, designed by Sir Norman Foster, €2,400 (€1,500-€2,000); a set of eight “Hudson” chairs by Philippe Starck, €2,000 (€1,000- €2,000); a pair of “Pratfall” chairs by Philippe Starck, €1,900 (€1,400- €1,800); a pair of Danish “Swan” chairs by Arne Jacobsen, €1,500 (€1,500- €2,500). Full results at

Sunday (April 13th)
Matthews Auction Rooms’ annual sale at Headfort House, Kells, Co Meath. A 19th-century marble bust of Augustus FitzClarence (the son of Waterford-born Dorothea Bland, a London actress known by the stage name Mrs Jordan, and the Duke of Clarence, later King William IV), €5,500 (€5,000-€8,000).

Forthcoming fairs
Monday (April 21st)

Book Fair, Tara Towers Hotel, Merrion Road, Dublin 4. 11am until 5pm. Dealers selling rare, collectible and antiquarian books, cards and posters including an Irish first World War recruitment poster.
Limerick Bank Holiday Antiques and Art Fair, South Court Hotel, Raheen, Limerick. 11am-6pm.

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