‘Peatstacks, Connemara’ by George Gillespie

Auction results Sunday (January 25th) Hegarty’s, Bandon, Co Cork. An early Queen Victoria gold sovereign, dated 1838, €1,500 (€1,000-€1,500). (...)

Detail from ‘Une Parisienne’ by Ernest Ange Duez

Results: Sunday (January 18th) Dolan’s Art Auction House, Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork. Towards the Lake Isle of Innisfree by Arthur K Maderson(...)

An ‘Aquarium’ vintage Dunhill cigarette lighter

A two-day auction at Bonhams in London on Tuesday and Wednesday is titled the “Gentleman’s Library Sale” and “features all kinds of objects that may h(...)

Detail from ‘Une Parisienne’, by Ernest Ange Duez, £60,000-£80,000 at Bonhams in London

After the harrowing images in recent news reports, Francophiles will find solace in beautiful paintings of Paris which feature in the catalogue for a (...)

The boom – or bubble – in the international art market looks set to continue in 2015. The big international art auction houses are benefiting from unp(...)

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(...)

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(...)

‘The Bathing Hour, Lido, Venice’ by Sir John Lavery sells for £686,500

Monday, November 17th Bonhams, London. Paysage Breton by Roderic O’Conor £135,000 (£150,000 -£200,000). Tuesday, November 18th Sotheby’s, London. A w(...)

Christie’s: John Lavery’s The Bathing Hour, Lido, Venice.

Next week’s art auctions in London feature some notable lots of Irish interest. On Monday evening at Bonhams in New Bond Street, Paysage Breton, by Ro(...)

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

The aristocratic Coote family left Ireland after the War of Independence and returned to England. Ballyfin in Co Laois - their magnificent house in th(...)