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: Whytes.ie

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

Loughton House, a 13-bedroom Georgian mansion in Moneygall, Co Offaly

As Dr James Reilly and his wife, Dorothy, prepare to sell their Anglo-Irish mansion on 82 acres in Co Offaly, along with their col(...)

A Jack B Yeats painting owned by the late  David Bowie is to be auctioned soon. Sleep Sound, an oil-on-canvas measuring 18x 24 inches, has been valued at up to £180,000 (€208,000) and is to be sold by Sotheby’s in London in November.

‘Sleep Sound’ oil-on-canvas valued at up to £180,000 to be sold by Sotheby’s in November

Dr Bryan Alton meets Irish president Éamon de Valera and his wife

Dr Bryan Alton was physician to de Valera and Haughey and a well-known collector

Adelle Hughes, head of the art department, Whyte’s, Dublin

‘Francis Bacon’s studio in the Dublin City Gallery is my favourite work of art’

Auctioneers choose Townley Hall for its annual sale of period furniture and paintings

Actors Josh Hartnett, Eva Green, Danny Sapani, Harry Treadaway and Timothy Dalton as Sir Malcolm in the ‘Penny Dreadful’ fantasy-horror series. Photograph: Jonathan Hession/Showtime

Ashgrove Auctions Group to sell thousands of props which include real antiques

George Williams: “I remember as a child lying under pieces of furniture studying the construction joints and glue blocks.”

“After the hammer fell there was a huge burst of thunder and lightning outside”

The Weir by Jack B Yeats, an oil-on-panel measuring nine inches by 14 inches and dating from 1944 is estimated at £40,000-£60,000.

Colletion of Leslie Waddington, art dealer to Jack B Yeats and host of others, to be auctioned in London

Only 29 models of the Mercedes-Benz 500K Special Roadster, arguably the world’s most beautiful car were made and this one has survived against the odds.

Mercedes-Benz made more than 80 years ago expected to sell for up to €7 million at auction

‘Prescriptions Accurately Prepared’, by John Doherty, shows the front of D.W. Parke – chemist and optician – at Gladstone Street in Clonmel, Co Tipperary

John Doherty’s shopfront painting is part of Sotheby’s Irish Art Sale, with a top estimate of £20,000

American flag diamond, sapphire, and ruby ring by Bulgari, estimated at $5,000-$8,000

Items for auction include jewellery, gifts, and silver beakers from Margaret Thatcher

Good pieces of antique furniture don’t tend to depreciate, and can be sold on when you tire of them

Our Lady - Queen of Ireland by Leo Whelan, sold for €700 (€150-€200)

A signed colour print of the painting ‘Our Lady - Queen of Ireland’ by Leo Whelan sells for €700

Burning of the Kelp on Clare Island, by Tony O’Malley

Paintings which recall artist’s time in New Ross will be among 500 lots auctioned

Burning of the Kelp on Clare Island, by Tony O’Malley

Liam O’Neill’s painting ‘Turning for Home’ the top lot in online auction

Robert Grimes at Mulrany, Co Mayo

‘My advice is to buy now because prices are ridiculously low but things are beginning to rise’

The gallery’s name  and logo  derive from the local legend that a mermaid was fished from the River Nore in the 12th century

Seasonal Inistioge gallery features 20th-century Irish art as well as contemporary work

A diamond spray convertible to a brooch, with attachments of a tortoise-shell hair comb, tiara and a crest of white egret’s feathers made  €3,500 (€3,000- €5,000) at John Weldon

Ships’ models, a diamond spray and Georgian garden seats all exceeded their estimates

Detail of a signed print of  ‘Our Lady – Queen of Ireland’ by Leo Whelan (€150-€200)

A novice collector could do well at an internet sale that emphasises affordable pieces

Because the market reputedly abounds in fakes, prospective collectors need to do their homework

Auctioneer Ted Hegarty:  “I don’t really personally collect anything in particular – the dealer in me doesn’t allow it. Everything is for sale.”

Hegarty and his wife specialise in the sale of Irish furniture, silver, glass and paintings

The Jaws first edition also included a drawing by the author, Peter Benchley. The book’s popularity was boosted by the film (bottom right)

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the auction house . . . A first edition of Jaws and a drawing by its author are sn(...)

Christine Ryall

Life’s Work: Christine Ryall, now Ireland consultant to Christie’s, escaped to West Germany with her family as a girl

Meissen porcelain ewer, made circa 1880, after the model by JJ Kaendler, emblematic of The Element Fire

A Meissen porcelain ewer, circa 1880, fetches €12,000 in Kilkenny

A rare aigrette tiara headdress with a diamond spray that is convertible to a brooch, with attachments of a tortoiseshell comb (right), tiara and a crest of white egret’s feathers, which are up for auction

Aigrette tiaras occasionally turn up for auction, but very rarely with the actual feathers

John Donohoe in his shop in Athlone. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

John Donohoe, bookseller, Athlone, Co Westmeath

At the launch of the Rising commemorative medallions in 1966 were Hungarian sculptor Paul Vincze, then minister for justice Brian Lenihan snr and then chief justice (later president of Ireland) Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh

Not quite yet, as more memorabilia goes to auction

Aurora and Cephalus, a drawing by François Boucher, went for £74,500 at Christie’s

Three Beit Old Masters sold at Christie’s in London, including a Rubens for £1.3m

First editions of To Kill a Mockingbird and The Ballroom of Romance, to be auctioned next week

How a retired book-collecting Sligo GP managed to get a copy of DH Lawrence’s banned book while still at school

Venus Supplicating Jupiter by Sir Peter Paul Rubens, the 17th century Flemish painter, has been acquired by an unnamed bidder.

Venus Supplicating Jupiter by Flemish Old Master acquired by an unnamed bidder

Aurora and Cephalus, by François Boucher: the sale is  the latest in a   series by the Alfred Beit Foundation, the charitable trust that runs Russborough House in Co Wicklow

Sale of ‘Aurora and Cephalus’ precedes auction of paintings by Guardi and Rubens

Nuns from the Convent of Mercy in Doon, Co Limerick

The auction features some 400 lots, including antique furniture, a Victorian pipe organ, a confession box, religious prints and st(...)

James Gorry in his gallery on Molesworth Street, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

James Gorry, a Dublin picture restorer and art dealer, shares his wisdom

Sir Alfred and Lady Beit in Russborough House. Photograph: Dermot O’Shea

Three paintings from Russborough House head back to auction

Adam’s auction of Fine Jewellery & Watches includes Lot 118, a novelty gold brooch by Cartier designed as a rabbit with ruby eyes and onyx nose, munching on a coral carrot (€6,000-€8,000)

A kilo of silver makes three times its estimate at John Weldon Auctioneers

Coolattin House, near the village of Shillelagh, was at the centre of one of the biggest and wealthiest Anglo-Irish estates.

Wide variety of lots from several estates on offer with estimates from €40-€80,000

Morgan O’Driscoll: “When I was 15, we went to the Louvre, an experience I found mindblowing. I was totally overwhelmed, not just by the beauty, but the power of the things that we saw.”

‘The idea of art as a career never entered my head until a school trip to France when 15’

Furze finds: Portrait de femme au chapeau [Portrait of a woman wearing a hat], by Sir John Lavery; The Fern in the Area, by Jack B Yeats; and Landscape with Cottage, by Paul Henry.

Lavery, Henry and Yeats pictures found in ditch go under the hammer

‘The Children of Oliver St John Gogarty, Dermot, Brenda and Noll at Renvyle, Connemara with the Twelve Pins’, estimated at €10,000-€15,000, at the Fonsie Mealy auction.

Portrait shows privileged children of Oliver St John Gogarty at Connemara holiday home

The 1976 silver-grey Silver Shadow Rolls Royce which is for for sale

Classic and vintage cars widely collected in Ireland

Antiques dealer John McGrane pictured in his Gormanston, Co Meath premises. Photograph: Dave Meehan

“I eventually found the money hidden underneath my own bathroom’s shower tray”

Kate Middleton wearing her sapphire engagement ring which was once owned by Lady Diana

Popularity partly due to the “Duchess of Cambridge effect”

Michelle Brophy, auctions co-ordinator with Sheppard’s Irish Auction House, the art and antiques auctioneers based in Durrow, Co Laois. Photograph: Frank Miller

“I should have gone to China to learn Mandarin”

Top row: (left-to-right): 1 P.E. Sweeney; 2 J.J. Walsh; 3 T Hunter; 4 W Tobin.  Middle Row: 5 J Byrne; 6 P Beazley; 7 D O’Callaghan; 8 J Bevan.  Bottom row: 9 P.C. Doyle;  10 J Melinn; 11 J.J. Hughes; 12 “unknown”.

Rare police mugshots of Easter Rising rebels to be auctioned in London - but who is the 12th man?

Detail from Sir Peter Paul Rubens’s Venus and Jupiter, oil on oak panel, which is to be sold by the Alfred Beit Foundation to raise funds for the upkeep of the house.

Auction of valuable works set for next month after being delayed following public outcry

Paul Henry’s “Connemara Landscape”, a traditional image of thatched cottages, turf stacks and cumulous clouds, made €100,000

Paul Henry and Jack B Yeats are still the top names

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