Gerard Dillon, ‘A Wet Day, Ireland’, oil on board, 38cm x 52cm, €20,000-€30,000

Irish art took a hit in the recession, but de Veres’ auction may spark fresh interest

A mid-century modern leather and teak armchair from Danish Designer Finn Juhl, valued at €4,950 from The Vintage Hub. This is considered to be the most intricate of the designs that France and Son manufactured and is available at the Irish Antique Dealers Fair at the RDS from September 22-24.

Growing demand for Art Deco and mid-century modern reflected by sellers

‘The Visitor’ (oil-on-board) by Mark O’Neill €2,300

Photographic stills from the film ‘The Quiet Man’ more than double the estimate

 Matthew Floris of Sothebys holding Jack B Yeats’s collapsible top hat (€600-€800). Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

200 items from the ‘Yeats Family Collection’ are being sold by WB Yeats’s grandchildren

Sotheby’s London

Even with the fall in sterling there are hefty costs involved in London sales

‘Railway Refreshment Room’ by Jack B Yeats is one of the paintings for sale

Major art works and memorabilia being sold by the Yeats family go on show in Dublin along with top Irish paintings. All are destin(...)

At Adams an interiors auction will feature furniture, silver, rugs, statuary and jewellery

A cartoon by “Kilroy” of  Dublin’s Archbishop John Charles McQuaid running a family planning clinic, one of the items up for auction.

Whyte’s ‘Eclectic Collector’ lots shed light on Ireland’s social, political and economic past

Audrey Hepburn: one of the most recognisable faces of 20th-century cinema

More than two decades after Audrey Hepburn's death, her family is now selling her art, letters and clothes

Lot 229 at O’Reilly’s, a ruby and diamond “Flamingo” brooch, with rubies of approx. 0.70ct in total, diamonds of approx. 0.72ct in total €2,100 (€1,300-€1,500)

PJ Mara’s desk and bronze statue of Brendan Behan in Adams’ Blackrock auction

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Thinking of investing in rare books? Do it for the love of books, not money, say the experts

Basil Blackshaw’s ‘Laganside at Dusk’

Fine Art auction: The Belfast-based TV company will sell paintings worth up to €300,000 in Dublin

A pair of 12-bore ‘The Premier Quality’ sidelock-ejector guns by EJ Churchill,  built in 1928  and owned by Vincent O’Brien, for auction at  Gleneagles

Vincent O’Brien’s guns to be auctioned in Gleneagles

Irish silver and Art Deco jewels are good investments. But always ask questions

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Mirrors, paintings, some rare silver and a fireplace salvaged from Merrion Square

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Gold sovereign coin and silver Eamon de Valera dinner plate among the sales

Series of 133 letters between William Butler Yeats and his close friend and early lover Olivia Shakespear.  (Estimate: £250,000-£350,000/€281,000-€394,000)

Art, manuscripts and heirlooms of Yeats family for sale after State grants export licence

Jack Butler Yeats: ‘The Sunset Belongs to You’, oil on board. (Estimate: £100,000-£150,000/€113,000-€169,000)

Items worth €2.1m belonging to John Butler and his four influential children for sale

Adelle Hughes, associate director at Whyte’s Auctioneers. “Buy the best you can afford instead of mediocre examples by several artists”

Choose the best work of a lesser artist, not the worst work of a great artist

Early gold sovereign proves its value, but jewellery worth less than original prices paid

Child in Interior, an oil–on–canvas by John Shinnors which sold for €21,500

John Shinnors shines in Connemara sale

Ted Hegarty, antiques auctioneer, Bandon, Co Cork

Brown furniture is unfashionable but a good punt, while oak, rosewood and mid-century modern are a buy

‘Connemara Bogpools’, oil-on-canvas, by Patrick Hennessy (€6,000-€8,000)

Irish photographer John Minihan’s famous study of Diana Spencer dates from 1980

Wassily Kandinsky’s Murnau – Landschaft mit grünem Haus

Ten highlights from the summer auctions

Lot 377 is a set of eight birch art deco dining chairs, made in Paris circa 1927 by André Arvos

Summer sale has some fine furniture for the dinging room and the garden

Stained-glass image, St Patrick Our National Apostle – Pray For Us, on show at Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers

Convent stained glass among 1,000 lots at Fonsie Mealy auction

Lot 15, ‘Galway Hookers, Roundstone Bay’ by Ivan Sutton, sold for €1,200 in de Veres online auction

Auctions & Fairs: Pair of sapphire and diamond cufflinks mounted in platinum, with Tiffany box and pouch, fetches €8,500

‘The Wedding Feast’ by Pieter Brueghel the Younger

‘The Wedding Feast’ by Pieter Brueghel the Younger sells for £1.8m at Sotheby’s

A Zulu War medal awarded to Dublin-born Corporal James Bushe after the defence of Rorke’s Drift on offer at Dix, Noonan, Web Auctioneers, London

Colourful collection of Lady Diana’s stepmother, Raine, Countess Spencer at Christie’s of London

Vivien Leigh  in a publicity portrait issued for  ‘Gone with the Wind’: Sotheby’s is to auction approximately 250 pieces of the actor’s    memorabilia with estimates ranging from £100   to £100,000. Photograph: Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)

Vivien Leigh’s memorabilia, art collection and personalised film script on the block

Pair of sapphire and diamond cufflinks made €18,650 at Sotheby’s in London

Sotheby’s selling collection owned by the late Edward Haughey, Lord Ballyedmond

A crew-signed ‘Apollo 11’ emblem flown to the moon by command module pilot Michael Collins

Lunar sample bag used by Neil Armstrong has estimated price of $2m-$4m

Album of 22-year-old killed in the Somme includes valuable Irish memorabilia

A pair of 17th-century riding stirrups, made for Charles I and worn by his grandson William III (King Billy) in the battle of the Boyne, July 1690, failed to sell when bidding stalled at £38,000 – below the lower estimate (£40,000-£60,000)

King Billy’s stirrups from Battle of the Boyne fail to sell

Raine, Countess Spencer lived the high life until her death last year

A pair of 19th century giltwood console tables made €48,000 at Sheppards sale

Late 17th century Brussels tapestry makes €26,500, almost three times the top estimate (€6,000-€9,000)

Sword cane detail on the handle. They were popular among gentlemen who feared being attacked and robbed in the streets

Sword cane of Henry Paget who lost a leg in Waterloo and became Lord Lieutenant of Ireland sells for £8,000

While Kim Kardashian reported to have bought Jackie’s Cartier watch for $379,500

The stirrups can be seen in this painting, ‘The Battle of the Boyne’, by Dutch artist Jan van Huchtenburg

Just in time for ‘The Twelfth’ comes a collectible memento of the Battle of the Boyne

Coolattin House near Shillelagh, Co Wicklow

Sheppard’s to hold two-day house and garden auction in Co Wicklow’s Coolattin House

A 16th-century bone-inlaid box originally in Brackenstown House, Swords, Co Dublin, which is to be auctioned in England on Tuesday

Maroon vintage Model Y Baby Ford Prefect 1939 car fetches €4,000 at RJ Keighery’s City Auction Rooms in Waterford

More modern artists represented in the sale include William Osborne and Henry Robertson Craig

Lot 86, an antique blue-and-white ‘Qing Period’ vase measuring just 23cm sold for €740,000

Spotting the imperial pieces is now the stuff of legend in auction rooms

Reclining tiger painting may appeal to bidders nostalgic for the ‘Celtic Tiger’ days

Section from   “Self Portrait (1988)” by Michael Kane. Estimate: €2,000-€4,000. (Painting formerly thought to be a portrait of the late poet and novelist Anthony Cronin)

Lot at upcoming auction tuns out to be self-portrait not portrait of Anthony Cronin

Lightness of Being, a 2004 photographic portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Chris Levine, sold in London for £187,500

One’s portrait sold for well over estimate at Sotheby’s

Interior (1961), by Tony O’Malley, is estimated at €8,000-€12,000.

Art lover Michael Carroll bought works by O’Malley and Souther among others

Joseph Walsh, whose studio is in Co Cork, has also exhibited in the Pompidou in Paris

Tom Kenny, director of Kenny’s Bookshop and Art Gallery in Galway: “My acting highlight was playing in the first Irish language production of Ag Fanacht Le Godot directed by Alan Simpson.”

An idyllic childhood surrounded by books and encouragement from parents

Roderic O’Conor: “Woman Reading”, €18,000-€25,000.

`Woman Reading' is one of many works featured in Adam's Important Irish Art auction

A letter sent in 1967 by Jackie Kennedy to David Ormsby Gore. It was posted in Waterford

Letters reveal David Ormsby Gore proposed marriage to Jackie Kennedy

Rare ‘dragon’ paint bush washer sells in New York for $1.7m

‘For people starting out as collectors, furniture and art are the obvious choices’

Train your eye before investing in antiques

Antiques dealer PatrickJefferson in his Pimlico shop

Dealer Patrick Jefferson has assembled an impressive range of Irish antiques

One of 33 prints by  Spanish artist, Goya depicting bullfighting scenes

Newly-discovered bullfighting prints set to make more than €500,000

Phyllis MacNamara in Cobwebs at Quay Lane in Galway city. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The joy of jewellery: After 45 years in business, Phyllis MacNamara still gets a thrill from holding a piece of jewellery

Jack B Yeats: From The Woods Shadow, €80,000-€120,000.

Paintings of Ireland at de Veres auction include work by Basil Blackshaw and Jack B Yeats

Some 40 pieces of art from Basil Blackshaw’s studio be auctioned by this month

“Farmstead with Cows Grazing by the River” by Frank McKelvey: Lot 8 (€4,000-€6,000) in the March 6th sale at Morgan O’Driscoll auctioneers, Skibbereen, Co Cork

Portrait of Down-born lord chief justice of England goes for £45,000 above estimate

Sheppard’s auction features diamond brooch given to woman in 1859

An Italian buyer bought this vintage Louis Vuitton steamer trunk  well above the estimate of €3,000-€5,000

A strong start to 2017 auctions in Dublin at Adam’s and Whyte’s

Patrick Meade: “I collect original book illustrations by artists who worked in London during the golden age of book illustration (late 19th and early 20th century).”

Patrick Meade has sold everything from shipwreck treasure to showbiz memorabilia

When the Boats Come In by Walter Frederick Osborne, estimated at £100,000- £150,000, on sale at auction at Bonhams,  London, on Wednesday, March 1st

Two paintings of significant Irish interest at Bonhams, London, 19th century art sale

Spring Flowers (oil-on-copper panel) by Stuart Morle (€1,000-€1,500)

Whyte’s hoping art market recovery will continue in 2017

A replica ‘Resolute’ desk made by a US company specialising in reproduction furniture is expected to make €1,500-€2,000 at Fonsie Mealy’s auction.

Piece modelled on ‘Resolute’ desk made from British ship timbers has €1,500-€2,000 guide

 An 85-piece early Victorian Mason’s Ironstone dinner service, complete with tureens and serving dishes, for 14 place settings, estimated at €2,000-€4,000

Vintage Louis Vuitton steamer trunk or a table, chairs and dinner service for 14

The Edwardian garnet and diamond dress studs and cufflinks in a fitted case which will be auctioned at O’Reilly’s Auction Rooms

African tribal mask sells for over 16 times top estimate to unnamed Irish buyers

Joan Murray: “The very first fair I ran in the Mansion House was at the beginning of December and it snowed. I thought it was going to be a disaster, but we got a huge turnout.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

‘We missed a ferry to Nicaragua – which was lucky as that evening we heard that the Sandinista revolution had started’

Detail from “Untitled 1982” by Jean-Michel Basquiat. Adam Clayton bought the drawing from a Manhattan art gallery in 1990, and it will go on auction at Christie’s in London in March.

Self-portrait by the New York artist, who died aged 27, to be sold at auction

A Roman Marble Torso of Pan made in the 2nd century AD.

Sotheby’s says lots depict ‘love and sex from antiquity to the present day’

Section of a late 19th century Japanese “Satsuma” vase - one of thousands of items  in  the Antiques, Art & Vintage Fair at  Talbot Hotel, Dublin,  Feb 18th & 19th

RIC sword and Michael Collins jug both exceed estimates at Belturbet auction

 Jack B Yeats  claimed £47.5s for three three oil paintings   but was awarded only £26.7s. The correspondence shows that Yeats contested the settlement and wrote to “formally protest against any reduction in the amount”. The committee, however, rejected his complaint

Claims for damages were made to a British committee from artists including Jack B Yeats and John Lavery

Ford caricatured himself on Valentine card in Irish garb with trademark sunglasses and pipe

As a Sotheby’s Specialist, I am involved in sourcing high quality sculptures for our auctions in London

A discovery in Ireland in 2014 ‘caused a sensation in the saleroom’

Jane Beattie

Former Bonhams executive Jane Beattie is striking out on her own

‘Portrait of Two Boys’ by Titian and his studio.

‘This market understands and appreciates a masterpiece when it sees one’ – Sotheby’s

At Adam’s attic sale, Lot 184, a pair of early 20th century English china vases, made by the Moorcroft art pottery in Burselm, Staffordshire, sold for €6,000

Moorcroft china vases make 12 times top estimate of €500 at Adam’s attic auction

A portion of the archive of rugby material relating to Barney Mullan held by  his daughter, Alison Fergusson. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Barney Mullan among players told to bring ‘clean white knicks’ for Scotland encounter

This  Murano glass sculpture, titled “Head with Fruit - a Homage to Picasso” by Walter Furlan, is expected to fetch  €3,000-€4,000 at Oliver Usher’s Auction Rooms in Co Meath

‘Head with Fruit – a Homage to Picasso’ sculpture expected to fetch up to €4,000

Puppets of Nelson Mandela, Peter Mandelson and Gerry Adams sold at Whyte’s auction for a combined total of €2,150

’Spitting Image’ puppets on way to museum in Northern Ireland after Dublin auction

Bottle of Trump single malt whisky makes £6,000 at auction

 Horologist Kevin Chellar resetting the time on an 18th century mahogany Irish bracket clock by William Boylan of Dublin. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

‘We trace early Irish clocks around world . . . restore them and offer them to Irish buyers’

When the Boats Come In, by Walter Osborne goes under the hammer at Bonhams in London on March 1st, with a top estimate of £150,000/€173,000

Auctioneers are seeking consignments to sell, and they’re especially keen on Irish art

The Monarch of the Glen, by Sir Edwin Landseer, is described as a “masterpiece of Victorian art”.

National Gallery of Scotland to raise funds to buy iconic painting from Diageo

A military OBE and first World War medals, to be offered at John Weldon Auctioneers

Temptation for the ‘Eclectic Collector’, plus jewellery, country house contents and attic clearances

Fantasy buy: The doll’s house of Petronella Oortman in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

‘I became immersed in the excitement of the business while still a schoolgirl’

Lot 203, a black leather box embellished with “the gilt-tooled, crowned Royal Arms of George V and ‘SECRETARY - MR LEMASS’ to the lid” made by A. Armstrong and Co. Ltd., Dublin, is estimated at €250-€350 in  Whyte’s auction

Highlights of Whyte’s ‘Eclectic collector’ auction include Lemass’s ministerial box, Joseph Plunkett’s 1916 medal and a piece of s(...)

‘A Village Kermesse Near Antwerp’  by David Teniers II which Lochlann Quinn bought for €2 million and donated to the National Gallery of Ireland

Two years after they were sent to London to be sold, the paintings are back in Ireland for good

Obama ’08 by Jonathan Horowitz features 43 past US presidents from George Washington to Barack Obama: one of three editions made by the artist sold at a Christie’s auction in New York late last year for $223,500

Photo installation by Jonathan Horowitz turns the presidential portrait on its head

An “Aquarium” cigarette lighter by British maker Alfred Dunhill sold for €4,600 at Whyte’s in Molesworth Street

“Aquarium” lighter features Lucite (acrylic glass) panels decorated with aquatic plants

Meule (Grainstack)by Claude Monet sold for $84.4 million.

David Bowie’s collection included ‘Sleep Sound’ by Jack B Yeats which sold for £233,000

One of a pair of 18th-century marble-top console tables owned by Sir Anthony O’Reilly. They sold for €145,000 – 10 times the estimate – achieving the highest price for antique furniture at auction in 2016

Orpen, Yeats, Henry and Scully continue to dominate with Flatley getting a foothold

Cartoon of banker Seán FitzPatrick as a racing driver by David Rooney, which sold for €3,000

From Roger Casement’s Kerry treasure map to Queen Victoria’s split drawers

The medal awarded to Joseph Plunkett has a reserve of €50,000.

1916 Proclamation signatory’s award to be auctioned by Whyte’s at a reduced price

The IS porringer: “A wonderful object of great historical importance”

Anonymous bidder pays five times top estimate for extremely rare historical artefact

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