Jack B Yeats, The Man With The Wrinkled Face

This month’s auction of Irish art is rich in Le Brocquys from a selection of Tain drawings to a 1959 oil from the artist’s ‘white’(...)

‘Dublin Bay from Howth’, by Harry Kernoff. Image courtesy of Sotheby’s

Art collection owned by Irish-American lawyer Brian Burns on the block at Sotheby’s

Le Drop: Johnny Sexton kicks the injury-time drop goal with which Ireland beat France in the Six Nations in Paris in February.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland outhalf’s unbeaten Grand Slam, Pro14 and Champions Cup boots for auction

Diamond double clip brooch by Cartier, €35,000-€36,000 at O’Reilly’s.

Jade seal ‘sleeper’ fetches €280,000 at Sheppards

The restaurant at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Dermot Barry

The Times We Lived In: Published March 31st, 1953. Photograph by Dermot Barry

A 14th-century peony jar: made €240,000 at Adam’s sale of Asian art

Silver would make for a good gift this Christmas – so would Bono’s guitar

Roderic O'Conor, Breton Girl Reading

Bohemian Dublin couple’s art adds flair to a strong collecction at DeVere’s

Mark Coreth Roaring Baboon

Peter Curling, Dede Gold and Mark Coreth join forces for a perfectly beastly exhibition

Dr Annette J Otway-Ruthven, Lecky Professor of History at Trinity College Dublin, in 1968. Photograph: Dermot Barry

Published: February 8th, 1968. Photograph by Dermot Barry

MIlford House, Co Carlow

Contents of Georgian property for sale including family portraits and stately furniture

Gio Ponti Model 516 armchairs

Classic pieces from Italian and Scandi designers worth browsing at St Stephen's Green saleroom

Banksy, Laugh

Monkey print on show with Warhols and a stunning Louis le Brocquy tapestry

Lot 51, Thomas Sydney Cooper, A Sheep Lew, East Kent

A cabinet from the late Garech Browne’s home at Luggala included in Durrow sale of fine furniture, art and dazzling jewellery

The Beatles in dublin in November 1963. Photograph: Dermot O’Shea/The Irish Times.

‘They trooped upstairs to the mezzanine floor, dressed and coiffed as few others in Dublin were then’

Limerick cream jug, 1737-1740, €17,000 from Weldon’s

Rare 18th-century piece among silver, jewellery and art at November antiques fair

Lot 93, an enamel fish basin which would “keep a drowsy emperor awake”

Tiny china dish part of a collection built up by two sisters who moved from US to Ireland

Rory Breslin, Mask of the Suir: sold for €24,000 at Whyte’s

Bidding brisk as auction rooms nationwide experience outstanding results

Author JP Donleavy at home with his two dogs in 1971. Photograph: Dermot Barry

Published: September 5th, 1971. Photograph by Dermot Barry

Coming under the hammer at the Brexit auction in Killenard, Co Laois: a 1930s Rolls Royce

Items include Rolls-Royce, Lambeg drum, and U2 and Michael Schumaker jackets

Blunderbuss by Rigby of Dublin: for sale at Hegarty's of Bandon

Collections from two large private houses up for auction at Hegarty’s of Bandon

Earclips with diamonds, emeralds, sapphires and rubies: Lot 178

Romans believed rubies inspired courage and protected the wearer from harm

Minister for Defence Oscar Traynor, chief of staff Maj Gen Liam Egan (far left), inspecting recruits at Portobello Barracks, Dublin. Cpl Patrick Kavanagh instructs Pvt John Belmont in sighting a rifle. On the far right is Lt Col P Kierse. Photograph: Dermot Barry

Published: February 19th, 1952. Photograph: Dermot Barry

The Armada table sold at Adam’s Country House Collections sale for €360,000 dates from 1558

Auctioneer says piece bought by private buyer and will stay in Ireland

The Fragrant Concubine: painted porcelain image at Mullens Laurel Park is expected to fetch €5,000-€7,000

More than 700 lots of furniture, silver, rugs, paintings and decorative objects at Adam’s

Lot 24, pair of metal pendant lights

As well as lighting options, the Design Auction also includes quality furnishings and art

Erica Calder with her sons Cian (4) and Tom (13 months) with their new computer at home in Ballinteer, Dublin in 2002. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Published: January 14th, 2002. Photograph by Frank Miller

 Antiques dealer Pat Martin in  his home in Coolattin in Co Wicklow. Photo Nick Bradshaw

More than 600 lots from Pat Martin’s Coolattin home to go under hammer

Lot 73: the armillary sphere sundial from Dromoland Castle

Dromoland crested mahogany chairs also for sale, alongside gold medal won by Tom Kiely

Marilyn Monroe’s wicker picnic basket, Lot 218,  €668-€891

Movie star's wicker basket and a rare copy of Lady Chatterley’s Lover on offer in eclectic London sale

Sir Alfred Chester Beatty signing the roll of freemen of the City of Dublin at the Mansion House, with Lord Mayor Robert Briscoe and  JJ Rowe, clerk to the city council. Photograph: Jack McManus2

Published: July 27th, 1956. Photograph: Jack McManus

Armada table (Lot 101, €100,000-€200,000)

Over 700 lots of fabulous furniture, art, silver and curiosities at Townley Hall sale

John Nankivell's drawing of Ledwithstown, Co Westmeath

The Irish gentry suffered huge losses in the first World War; then their houses declined

Sean Keating’s portrait of Harry Clarke

Sean Keating’s painting among strong works from Yeats and Orpen

The writer John Banville will open the 2018 Dublin Book Fair at the Freemasons’ Hall on Molesworth Street in Dublin next weekend. File photograph: Frank Miller 25.5.05

Dublin Book Fair will see very rare prints and manuscripts at annual gathering

 Actress and Unicef ambassador Audrey Hepburn,  at the Burlington Hotel in Dublin. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Published: October 1st, 1988; Photograph by Matt Kavanagh

Sean Keating's charcoal drawing of an Abbey Players rehearsal

Adams Blackrock don’t do online sales. It’s all about the action in the room

Amada Hilton Sawyer of Irish Girl in Brooklyn confesses to passions that include antiques, mid-century furniture and lighting.

Home Front: Amanda Hilton Sawyer’s interior design; Róisín Lafferty’s parlour tricks

Norah McGuinness, Evening Flight: Adam’s Lot 19

Works of art donated by the late playwright’s wife Anna sold well over estimate

Norah McGuinness, Evening Flight: Adam's Lot 19

Brian Friel’s art collection, a rare Paul Henry found in Germany included in autumn sales

Side table from 1690 at Sheppard's

Sheppards’ autumn auction offers a walk through the history of decorative design

David Webb brooch: Lot 266 at O’Reilly’s.

Original copy of Proclamation sold privately for €100,000

Asher Jay: the National Geographic explorer’s artworks and ad campaigns have focused on the destruction and violence that human beings visit on the natural world. Now she’s changing her mindset.

Asher Jay is on a mission to remind us about biodiversity loss and the importance of wildlife conservation

Three old Dublin trams on a site near Sutton railway station in 1955. Photograph: Eddie Kelly

Published: January 14th, 1955. Photograph: Eddie Kelly

Dali’s Triumphant Elephant

The annual antique dealers’ fair has a new moniker, and will feature works by the surrealist artist

Lot 60,  a pair of ruby and diamond earclips, the clusters of three rubies suggesting a ripe autumn fruit

Flowers offer the most accomplished designers and craftspeople the opportunity to show off their skills

Louis Vuitton trunk: sold for €3,600 at Adam’s

Jack B Yeats ‘Sunday Evening in September’ sells for €441k in Sotheby’s sale of Irish art

‘The Early Morning Catch’ by Vincent Lambe

The show, which opens on September 17th, will present more than 200 paintings in watercolour, gouache and pastel

The number of elephants in the wild is believed to have declined by almost a third in the past decadec

18th-century ‘masterpiece’ cabinet by Thomas Chippendale had its ivory inlay removed and refitted with plastic substitute

Published: February 9th, 2002. Photograph by Joe St Leger

Nearly three metres long, it is made from a variety of timbers including oak and tropical hardwoods.

Dromoland and Bunratty Castle have housed table, which has estimated €100,000 value

Mark Aynsworth, The Alchemist's Garden, Lot 83 at De Vere's 600-900

Over 200 original Irish artworks acquired by Axa Insurance in online auction at De Vere’s

Revolutionary leader Patrick Pearse’s chair  was given to Thomas Ernest Pearse, son of Patrick’s half-brother James, and has been handed down through the family ever since.

Practical piece of furniture speaks volumes about its owner’s famously frugal lifestyle

Sir Alfred Chester Beatty

Rare jewellery given to Sheila Wingfield, Lady Powerscourt, set for Bonhams auction

At the Irish carriage-driving championships in Birr Castle, Co Offaly, this weekend, Hi-fi pulls a Ralli car owned by Colonel A. L. Pennefather and driven by Mrs A. L. Pennefather in the cross-country section. Photograph: Jack McManus

Published: September 10th, 1982 Photograph by Jack McManus

Edward Hopper’s ‘Chop Suey’ (1929)

Masterpiece is just one of the paintings on sale from collection of American Modernism

Nano Nagle Place: a renovated space for Cork’s 21st-century communities

From Augustus Pugin to French postcards, a guide to lectures taking place this autumn

Austin 10

Collectible motors, Olympic top hats and tribal treasures at Victor Mitchell

Lot 354, detail of bird carving on gilt mirror

Sunday auction includes rare doll’s house furniture and grown-up pieces to match

CBS Primary School, Synge Street, Dublin, in 1956. Photograph: Dermot Barry

Published: May 22nd, 1956. Photograph by Dermot Barry

Visitors to Duckett’s Grove will be able  to view the walled gardens, restored  since its purchase 10 years ago by Carlow County Council. There will also be croquet, archery and traditional games

Duckett’s Grove house is in ruins but Carlow Tourism and the GAA is reviving it for a day

Emerald and diamond brooch by Van Cleef & Arpels from O’Reilly’s, €16,000-€24,000

Van Cleef & Arpels jewellery and Cartier disco ball pendant among the treasures

Artists Catherine Barron, Monica Crowley and Blaise Smith RHA load up their Nissan Figaro for the Art Car Boot Fair at Russborough House on Sunday, September 9th.

Blaise Smith, PJ Lynch, Vera Klute and Joe Dunne among 40 artists taking part

“Our students are always interested in silver,” says Roxane Moorhead. “And at auction, it always sells.”

Fine and decorative arts courses on topics ranging from the history of painting to domestic architecture

 Stillorgan Shopping Centre in 1967.  Photograph : Dermot Barry.

Published: December 11th, 1967. Photograph: Dermot Barry

View through a gate at Johnstown Castle to the visitors centre. Photograph: Mary Browne

The public will be able to visit once a breathtaking €7.5m renovation is complete

Danish drinks bar from the Vintage Hub (€2,500) with Kandya stools by Frank Guille (€225 each)

Furniture from the late 1920s to the mid-1970s is getting a new lease of life as young professionals seek out original pieces

Noirin Collins  and Margaret Hegarty  in the “blue room” at Hegarty’s Auction Rooms

Auction at Hegarty’s in Bandon on August 26th based around Denniss Collection from a country house in Schull

 Irish George I silver candlesticks by John Hamilton, available from Charles and Sarah Vivian at the West Cork Antique Fair, Rosscarbery,  August 26th

Collectibles in many categories for buyers in counties Offaly, Dublin and Cork

Dublin City Marathon 1983 - A young boy looking after the water for the marathon runners. Photograph: Dermot O’Shea

Published: October 31st, 1983Photograph: Dermot O’Shea

Keighery’s auction house is good place to hunt for vintage Waterford glass

Tourmaline crystals from Afghanistan, coming under the hammer in Texas this week, estimate $30,000-$50,000.

Sale of eclectic and decorative furniture from owners of Ashford Castle

Paul Newman: a Rolex Daytona Cosmograph watch he gave to his daughter’s boyfriend in 1984 sold for $15.5 million in 2017, the most expensive watch ever sold at auction. Photograph: Getty Images

Rolex, Patek Philippe make up the A-list of sought-after vintage watches, followed by Omega, Cartier and Longines

The rug being moved at the  furniture and fine art auction at Powerstown House, Clonee, Co Meath in 1996. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Published: July 8th, 1996. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Mitchell’s Cruiskeen Lawn whiskey advertising mirror, doubled its top estimate to make €11,500 at Victor Mee Auctions

Contents of old Donegal pub, Sweeneys of Ballyshannon, among top sellling lots at Victor Mee auction in Cavan

The Comforter by Jack B Yeats

Yeats, Sean Keating, Mary Swanzy and Francis Bacon all feature on Ian Whyte’s list

Part of the Corpus Christi procession from the Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Mourne Road, Drimnagh in June 1982.Photograph: Eddie Kelly

Published June 11th or 14th 1982. Photograph by Eddie Kelly

George Mealy on his years in the auctioneering business: “It has been a passion – an absolute passion. There was something new every day. I’ve loved every minute of it.”

Online and phone bidding have taken the fun out of the saleroom, says veteran auctioneer

Seán Keating’s  Fear Agus Bean ón Oileán (lot 193, €25,000-€30,000)

Ballyconneely auction of art, furniture, silver and handbags designed to attract buyers on a break

Photographers train their cameras on the Guinness home. Photograph: Tom Lawlor

Published: April 12th, 1986. Photograph: Tom Lawlor

June Blake’s garden, wrapped around her Victorian farmsteward’s cottage. Photograph: Wicklow Tourism

Don’t overlook these alternatives to Powerscourt and Mount Usher

Longlisted for Man Booker Prize 2018: Sally Rooney, Donal Ryan and Anna Burns. Photographs: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times; Man Booker

Sally Rooney, Donal Ryan and Anna Burns in running for £50,000 prize

‘Herding the Horses’ by Patrick Hennessy

Playwright’s widow selling Irish paintings to donate to Peter McVerry Trust

Victor Mee with some of the items from this week’s sale

Contents of old Donegal pub, Sweeneys of Ballyshannon, among top lots at Victor Mee

Rare chronometer timepiece doubled its lower estimate to make €25,000 at Fonsie Mealy’s summer sale in Castlecomer.

Results from the salerooms and forthcoming event

The Times We Lived In: House on Inis M, Aran Islands. Photograph: Eddie Kelly

The Times We Lived In – Taken: November 26th, 1955. Photograph by Eddie Kelly

Colin Walsh won last year’s Francis McManus short story prize but says that if you look at the economics of writing, it doesn’t really bode well.

Your book may be a page-turner, but it probably won’t be a money-maker

Bluthner boudoir piano at Adams

A boudoir grand piano, silver and art with reasonable reserves to be found at Adams

Arthur Devis Preston, portrait of James and Emily Fitzgerald, Count and Countess of Kildare, sold at Bonham’s for €262,000

Records smashed in salerooms last week show Old Masters are never out of fashion

Teapot by Etaoin O’Reilly, at In Flux

Catch an exhibition of students’ work and see behind the scenes of ‘The Breadwinner’

David Bowie backing group in action at Slane Castle. Photograph: Dermot O’Shea

Published: July 13th, 1987.Photograph by Dermot O’Shea

Map of the Hundred Acre Wood, at €487,000 the most expensive book illustration ever sold at auction

1926 map of the Hundred Acre Wood was unseen for nearly half a century

6 Broadford Walk, Ballinteer, Dublin 16

Five homes to view this weekend

Lot 200: emerald and diamond ring

What’s due to go under the hammer in the art and antiques salerooms?

The “Love Cup” and a letter from US president Bill Clinton is expected to sell for ¤1,000 to ¤1,500 at Whyte’s auction

Pewter cup featuring pop artist Robert Indiana’s LOVE design set for Whyte’s sale

Lot 451, Lady Kildare’s writing desk

Fonsie Mealy’s summer sale includes objects from Carton House and Morristown Lattin

Lady Fingall, right, presenting the Joseph R O’Reilly memorial cup to Mrs B Allan, wife of the owner of the winning horse Copp. Photograph: Dermot Barry

Published: May 21st, 1954.Photograph by Dermot Barry

Northern comfort chair from Gabriel Furniture, a father and son team who are showcasing their designs at Irish Design Works 2018

Irish Design Works 2018 show features furniture, lighting, sculpture and more

Pauline Bewick, ‘Fossett’s Horse Rides’, 2001 (lot 104A).

Whyte’s summer sale of art has many small works by big-name artists

Herman & Wilkinson is putting together its third sale of collectables from the East

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