Detail from Sir John Lavery’s The Maid was in the Garden Hanging out the Clothes is estimated at £300,000-£500,000

Last month, Japanese Switzerland, a painting by Sir John Lavery was the top lot at Sotheby’s “Irish Sale” in London where it sold for £509,000 (app(...)

A ‘poison’ or ‘relic’ ring with a hidden compartment

Results: Wednesday (November 11th) Bonhams, London. A copy of the so-called Wicked Bible – published in London in 1631 – containing the infamously (...)

Hastings Railway Station by Walter Frederick Osborne: sold for £62,500 at Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s much-anticipated Irish art sale in London on Wednesday afternoon didn’t quite live up to expectations, with 26 of the 71 lots remaining unso(...)

View from Howth by Sir William Orpen, estimated at £80,000- £120,000

Sotheby’s first auction in London dedicated to Irish Art took place 20 years ago, in 1995, and quickly became established as an annual landmark eve(...)

David (2012) by Jackie Nickerson (copyright Jackie Nickerson/courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, NY); and a portrait of Charles Coote, 1st Earl of Bellamont, by Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792; National Gallery of Ireland)

Uniform – A collaboration with Jackie Nickerson National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin ***** Long associated with privilege and prestige(...)

An 18th century mahogany table sold for £19,500

Auction Results Tuesday (September 8th) John Weldon Auctioneers, Cows Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin. Rare coins. An Irish 1943 Half-crown €1,000 (€1(...)

Detail from ‘Boy with Flute’ by Paul Henry

Two drawings by artist Paul Henry – one previously unknown – which have been in a private collection in New Zealand for over 70 years have been ret(...)

James O’Halloran of Adam’s fine art auctioneers: “When I get into a house to do an insurance valuation, it is not unusual to see a really expensive painting above an inexpensive Ikea item.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

One of the country’s leading furniture and fine art specialists, James O’Halloran considers himself fortunate that, as a lad fresh out of college at 2(...)

This week is the perfect time to launch a new dating show, given that Vanity Fair has just written about the grim impact of Tinder on America’s dat(...)

Denis Russell with the paintings before they were taken away by gardaí

Art theft is a difficult crime to track not least because some paintings undergo a name change through the years. On Tuesday, gardaí in Baltinglass sa(...)