A set of forks which belonged to Jonathan Swift have green-stained ivory handles which  carry the initials of the writer and his family coat of arms

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), the renowned Anglo-Irish satirist and Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, used his quill to deadly effect to puncture (...)

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(...)

A portrait of Mrs Mary Power Lalor (nee Ryan) of Long Orchard, Co Tipperary, seated in a black lace dress with pearl and diamond necklace (€3,000-€5,000)

The contents of yet another Irish country house are up for sale. This time it’s Coolavin, Monasteraden, Co Sligo – former home of the MacDermot family(...)

Sheppard’s auctioneers of Durrow, Co Laois has announced what it claims is “the biggest auction of fine art and antiques in Ireland in a quarter of a (...)