Courtown Demesne was bought by Luke Comer, a Co Galway-born, Monaco-resident developer, for a reputed €10.2 million

Auctions of country house contents always draw a crowd and Adam’s is expecting plenty of interest in a sale entitled “The Contents of Courtown House a(...)

Detail from ‘Woman and Child Feeding Hens’ by Frank McKelvey, the Northern Ireland artist who died in 1974

The international art market may be dominated by abstract, contemporary art, but Irish collectors continue, overwhelmingly, to prefer traditional repr(...)

‘The Bang the Door Boys’, a 1944 painting by Jack B Yeats, sold to a private Irish collector for €95,000

Results from three big auctions in Dublin this week suggest the market for fine art and antiques is in robust shape. On Tuesday, Adams Blackrock in so(...)

Detail from ‘The Coming of Spring’ sculpture at Christie’s London which made £194,500

Sunday (March 8th) Adam’s, 26 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. Sunday Interiors Auction: 80 per cent of lots sold. An Irish George III silver four(...)

Detail from ‘Portrait of a Grey in a Stable’ by Samuel Spode, which has an estimate of €2,000 -€3,000

Annesley Bridge, which crosses the River Tolka at Fairview in Dublin, opened to the public in 1797. The first stone had been laid five years earlier, (...)

Sick Tinker Child by Louis le Brocquy sold for £266,500 in London, having sold in Dublin for €963,000 in 2006

Three paintings by Louis le Brocquy, which last changed hands at auction in Dublin in 2006, have fallen dramatically in value by two-thirds. They went(...)

Detail from ‘Early Morning in Donegal’ by Paul Henry which sold for €160,00

Adam’s regards its Christmas Important Irish Art auction as “a barometer of the health of the Irish art market”. Managing director James O’Halloran sa(...)

Four volumes containing the unique copies of ‘The Flapper’, a magazine produced in 1904-1910 by the Shaw children of Bushy Park House, Terenure, Dublin sold for €4,400

Auction results: Friday (December 5th) Bonhams, London. A Kunstkammer table-top cabinet made in Augsburg, Germany during the mid-17th century, and fo(...)

A Cartier plantinum ring set with “an intense yellow brilliant-cut diamond weighing 7.06 carats” at Adam’s (€200,000-€400,000)

Three major jewellery auctions in Dublin next week may help to solve some Christmas shopping conundrums for men – always a fraught business. The Te(...)

An ivory and bone inlaid rosewood and ebony curiosity cabinet (€5,000-€7,000)

Both Adam’s and de Veres are holding Sunday “Interiors” auctions in Dublin tomorrow. The sale at Adam’s begins at 11am. More than 600 lots will go und(...)