Detail from The Learner by Jack B Yeats, one of the paintings already consigned to The Irish Sale at Sotheby’s in London on October 21st

Thinking of selling art or antiques? Some auctioneers have already announced auction dates and are actively seeking consignments this month. All offer(...)

The tiger skin, which has been carefully preserved, was brought home to Ireland as a souvenir of the British Raj 1:55

Chance items in auction salerooms can bring to life the most unexpected aspects of our history. Among the lots on view at Sheppard’s in Durrow, Co Lao(...)

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 celadon jade seal, of a pale, olive- green colour and double-gourd shape has a carving depicting three hornless dragons from Chinese mythology

A matchbox-sized piece of carved jade sold for €260,000 at Sheppard’s auction in Dublin on Tuesday morning – the highest price achieved in any Irish f(...)

Sheppard’s has already established a reputation for selling Chinese porcelain

Sheppard’s auctioneers, in Durrow, Co Laois, is to hold its first auction in Dublin later this month, a move signalling increased competition in the c(...)

An early 20th-century flying machine guiding at €3,000-€5,000

An unusual Victorian regimental military helmet, of a type known as a “chapka”, that belonged to an officer in the 5th (Royal Irish) Lancers – a 19th (...)

Detail from ‘Benefits Supervisor Resting’ by Lucien Freud, which goes under the hammer at Christie’s, New York, in May

The nude is one of the most ubiquitous subjects in western art – and the most challenging and difficult to get right. The greatest examples were creat(...)

Detail from ‘Cardinal with Cats’ by M Joron, which sold for €2,600 at Sheppard’s

The internet is profoundly changing the Irish fine art and antiques business. At Sheppard’s three-day auction this week more than 70 per cent of the l(...)

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(...)

‘Returning Home, Connemara’ attributed to James John Hill was sold for €3,700

Sheppard’s held an unprecedented four-day series of auctions last week – including an evening art auction – and 76 per cent of the more than 2,000 lo(...)