David Collins: his friendship with Madonna  is recalled in two photographic prints, dated 2006, by Steven Klein titled Madonna Rides Again. Photograph: Luke White/The Interior Archive
All in good taste

The estate of David Collins – the ‘charming Prada-suited Irishman who became the set-designer for ‘Cool Britannia’ – is to be sold(...)

A marble bust of Homer by Francis Harwood, previously the property of a parish priest of Kilcullen, has an estimate of between £70,000 and £100,000 at Sotheby’s London

Sotheby’s to sell another Irish “find” in London sale of Old Masters

The cabinet or kunstkammer is described as representing “a zenith in continental decorative furniture-making”

Cabinet in Bonhams auction is made of ebony, silver and Italian ‘pietre dure’ panels

A seven-piece tea service catalogued as “presented to Sean Lemass on a visit to UAE” made €1,400

O’Reilly’s auction in Francis St, Dublin on included silver gifts presented to the late Seán Lemass, a former Fianna Fáil leader(...)

Page from duty log of Dublin Fire Brigade Ambulance service, 24th April, 1916 (the day the Easter Rising started) to be auctioned at Whyte’s Molesworth St, Dublin on November  8th.

Log ‘rescued from a skip’ to be auctioned, expected to sell for up to €5,000

A levée dress uniform with the rank insignia of a colonel, “accompanied by the appropriate kilt, sporran, plaid, trousers, cross-belt with plate, stockings and kid gaiters”, to be auctioned in Dublin on November 8th

Uniforms worn by British military leader who suppressed 1916 rebellion also to be sold

 An “Asian silver 7-piece tea service”, estimated at €600 to €800 and catalogued as “Presented to Sean Lemass on a visit to UAE”.  However, the United Arab Emirates was only formally established as an independent state in December 1971 – seven months after Lemass died

Items presented to former taoiseach Seán Lemass to go on sale

Mementos from the Irish Sweepstake are among some interesting pieces being auctioned

A marble bust of Benjamin Lee Guinness

Unpublished Oscar Wilde photo snapped up for €7,000 at Adam’s art auction in Slane

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