A photograph dating from October 1878 which shows Oscar Wilde at extreme right, then unknown and aged 23, during a house party at Ashford Castle in Co Mayo.

Album containing photograph set to fetch up to €8,000 at auction in October

Detail from the 19th century, carved-wood humidor with images of the Taj Mahal, €3,000-€5,000  at Sheppard’s Three Day Auction

From a stuffed bobcat to a bronze Buddha, the Laois auction is an eclectic mix

Study after The Tipperary Hurler by Sean Keating. Keating’s original oil painting, The Tipperary Hurler, was completed in 1928 and exhibited at the Olympic Games in Amsterdam and in New York, and donated to the Hugh Lane Gallery in 1957

Today is a good day for Sean Keating’s charcoal drawing of his own painting, ‘The Tipperary Hurler’, to go on auction in Dublin

A soldier’s medals – including a Victoria Cross presented personally by Queen Victoria – sold for €290,000 in London auction

Ian Whyte: “There is an acute shortage of top-quality art and collectibles for auction.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Lack of new homes means the art market is suffering from a shortage of wall space

Silver Freedom Box awarded to John Redmond in 1907 on display at the Irish Antique Dealers’ Association fair in the RDS

Memento of John Redmond at Irish Antique Dealers’ Association event at RDS

O’Connell Street, Winter Morning, a watercolour by Patrick Cahill is on show at the Concourse Arts Gallery, Dún Laoghaire

More than 270 selected paintings, prints and drawings will be on sale by more than 100 leading Irish contemporary watercolour arti(...)

The Viscountess Castlerosse, Palm Springs, 1938 by Sir John Lavery, an oil-on-board painting measuring 20x24 in (50.8x61cm), is estimated at €50,000 to €70,000. Right, Viscountess Castlerosse with a friend in Deauville, 1936

Painting of Viscountess Castlerosse is the highlight of the next de Veres auction

A Georgian wicker-handled, silver saffron teapot, made in Dublin circa 1750

Organisers of three-day fair at the RDS hope spending will exceed last year’s €3.6 million

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