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 (...)

‘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

From the Orpen archive. Photograph:  National Gallery of Ireland

Collection of ‘unique aesthetic and research value’ bought for ‘substantial six-figure sum’

Russborough House: a  spokesman said the 200-acre estate near Blessington had “about 105,000 visitors” in 2016 – a new record. Photograph: Eric Luke

Sell-off of paintings has raises €7m for stately home

Russborough House, near Blessington in Co Wicklow, built  in 1741.

Of the Beit paintings controversially earmarked for auction, three avoided the hammer

Minehan ‘remained calm . . . at one stage bayoneting a warrior who had grabbed him by the leg’

Kieran O’Boyle has a degree in History of Art and Information Studies from UCD

Kieran O’Boyle leaves Adam’s to join international auction house

A Christmas Carol (oil on canvas) by Augustus Edwin Mulready, which sold at Adam’s for €1,300

Victorian sketches of Arctic exploration make €24,000

Oscar Wilde’s cell at Reading Gaol. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Key to cell at Reading Gaol – scene of author’s ballad – auctioned at Sotheby’s in London

The key used to open cell 3, on landing 3 of block 3 at Reading Gaol, where Oscar Wilde was incarcerated from November 19th, 1895 to May 18th, 1897.

Historic item from Reading Gaol is expected to fetch at least €4,800 in Sotheby’s sale

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:

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

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