Flogging the family silver in times of need has long been a discreet tradition among the no longer wealthy. Selling in London means avoiding the embar(...)

Joseph Walsh is a self-taught furniture designer and first started learning about woodwork at the age of eight from his grandfather, James Duignan. Photograph: Andrew Bradley

In the first or second week of November, Park Avenue in New York will close to traffic for the day to allow a piece of Irish furniture to be craned(...)

Fierce price: Tygers at Play by George Stubbs sold for €9.7 million at Sotheby’s, London

The Irish fine art and antiques market was worth more than €61 million last year and accounted for almost 6,000 jobs. The figures are included in the (...)

Angela McAteer, an expert in Chinese art at Sotheby’s

The major Dublin auctioneers have announced dates for the first big autumn sales. There’s still time to consign items but closing dates are imminent. (...)

A Dublin art collector is the recipient of the latest – and most unexpected – auction windfall. Sotheby’s in London has revealed that a wooden “corpus(...)

Le Modèle by André Derain sold for €120,000

An Irish businessman living in Paris has come in for a financial windfall of €120,000 after discovering a painting by an important French artist.The m(...)

Auctioneer Garrett O’Connor in Dublin holding the prized Damien Hirst painting that sold at an anonymous auction for just €380. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA

It had to be star power: how else do you explain the figures fetched at the Christie’s contemporary art auction in New York last May, as $745 milli(...)

Samuel Beckett and James Joyce were the main focus of Irish interest in Sotheby’s auction of rare books and manuscripts in London on Tuesday. (...)

Samuel Beckett:  The  collection comprised 347 letters and postcards, written in French,  sent by Beckett to his friends, the French artists Henri and Josette Hayden. Photograph:  Jane Bown/Guardian

A collection of letters and postcards written by playwright Samuel Beckett sold for €180,000 at a Sotheby’s auction in London yesterday. The price (...)

Ebay is working with Sotheby’s to make sought-after artwork, antiques and collectibles available for auction online.   Photo: Getty Images

Ebay is working with Sotheby’s to make sought-after artwork, antiques and collectibles available for auction online. The companies will begin by placi(...)