One of the estimated 25 original copies of the Proclamation still in private hands, this is for auction with an estimate of €100,000-€150,000

The last of the 2016 history auctions will take place in Dublin next Saturday, April 23rd. It is the eve of the centenary of the Easter Rising, which (...)

‘The Taking of Christ’ by Michelangelo MerisiCaravaggio (1602). Photograph courtesy of the National Gallery of Ireland and the Jesuit Community, Leeson Street, Dublin who acknowledge the generosity of the late Dr Marie Lea-Wilson

One of the most interesting items consigned to Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers’ big “history” sale in Dublin next month, on the eve of the actual centenary (...)

An 18th-century Carrara marble fireplace that was once in Wolfe Tone’s house made €36,000

A late 19th-century Italian marble neoclassical sculpture of a girl sold for €50,000 – more than three times the top estimate – at Fonsie Mealy Auctio(...)

Medals awarded to Seán T O’Kelly, one of the Volunteers who was in the GPO and who later became the second president of Ireland, will be auctioned in New York next Thursday, with an estimate of $12,000-$15,000

Cometh the hour, cometh the auctioneer. After much anticipation, collectors of 1916 Rising memorabilia will discover the real value of their mementoes(...)

Picasso’s ‘Les Femmes D’Alger’ sold for €158 million

The past 12 months saw a recovery in the Irish market and a continuing boom in international art and antique sales. Auctioneers face 2016 with confid(...)

The 18th-century clock, described as “highly important” and of great historical significance, was loaned to the Houses of the Oireachtas in 2007 by Mayo businessman Frank Kerins.

A valuable grandfather clock that plays God Save The Queen has been removed from the main hall in Leinster House after suffering damage from hot ai(...)

 One of the designs of the London home of the 18th-century Prince of Wales, contained in a pocket book sent to his friend Thomas Conolly, of Castletown House, Co Kildare

In 1789, while the revolting French were sharpening the guillotine for plump aristocratic necks, in London an untroubled Prince of Wales was enjoying (...)

Mount Vesuvius Erupting, a painting from the 19th-century Neapolitan School, made €3,400 (€700-€1,000)

There were some very strong prices – and some big surprises – during the two-day Chatsworth fine art sale at Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers which ended o(...)

In February, a “Native American” outfit sold for €320,000 at Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers

Auction Results: Monday (June 1st) Victor Mee Auctions on-the-premises sale of house contents at Emo House, Emo, Co Laois. A Georgian mahogany four(...)

The back of a  medal awarded to one of the Clare team who  won the All-Ireland hurling final in 1914

GAA memorabilia seems to be growing in popularity among collectors in Ireland and throughout the diaspora. Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers has an interesting(...)