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(...)

The portrait of the famous Victorian jockey Fred Archer was painted by Rosa Corder in 1883

Sheppard’s is holding an unprecedented “mini-season” of auctions on four consecutive days next week – daily at 10.30am and also broadcast online – sta(...)

Last year, Michael Flatley presented his painting ‘The Walking Dead’ – an abstract depiction of victims of the Famine – to Taoiseach Enda Kenny during a meeting in Government Buildings.

A painting by Michael Flatley titled Rossmore Island is the star lot in Sheppard’s auction next month. The dance star, who is currently on an internat(...)

Roderic O’Conor’s Le Châle Bleu sold for a disappointing €10,000

The first auctions of the autumn sales season may not have featured any record-breaking prices but the various auction houses have reported strong vol(...)

Detail from the 19th century, carved-wood humidor with images of the Taj Mahal, €3,000-€5,000  at Sheppard’s Three Day Auction

The sumptuous Taj Mahal in Agra is India’ most famous building – a white marble mausoleum built in the 17th century by a grief-stricken Mughal empe(...)