Auctions and Fairs

Auction Results Tuesday (September 15th) Adams Blackrock, 38 Main St Blackrock, Co Dublin: Autumn fine art and antiques auction.

A George IV mahogany serving table sold for €11,000 (€5,000-€7,000); Figure Study (painting) by Arthur Maderson €1,950 (€1,200- €1,800); Still Life: Summer Flowers by Markey Robinson €1,900 (€1,500-€2,500); a 19th century brass skeleton clock 1, €350 (€400 –€ 600).

Sunday (September 20th) Adam's, 26 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2: Fine Period Interiors auction. 68 per cent of lots sold.

Shipping off the Coast at Genoa (oil-on-canvas) by Edwin Hayes €8,200 (€6,000- €8,000); a large 19th century mahogany telescopic dining table €7,700 (€4,000-€6,000); A Portrait of Mary Preston (oil-on-canvas) by Hugh Douglas Hamilton €4,800 (€5,000-€8,000).


Monday (September 21st) Bonhams, New York: History of Science and Technology auction. A new world record at auction for a letter by Charles Darwin when a letter he wrote (in 1880 re his religious beliefs) sold for $ 197,000 above the estimate ($ 70,000- $90,000).

Tuesday (September 22nd) Oliver Usher Auctioneers auction on the premises of Smithstown House, Julianstown, Drogheda, Co Meath: A pair of Napoleonic Prisoner-of- War, Dieppe carved bone mirrors €8,000 (€5,000- €7,000).

Forthcoming Auctions

Monday (September 28th) Mullens Laurel Park, Bray, Co Wicklow: Fine Art & Furniture Auction at 11am. 800 lots. Viewing under way. A Victorian walnut inlaid fold-over card table €1,500-€2,000; an Edwardian mahogany and walnut case Vienna clock €250-€350; a Regency mahogany tea caddy €100-€150.

Forthcoming Fairs

Saturday & Sunday (September 26th & 27th) 50th Irish antique Dealers' Association Fair at the RDS, Dublin 4.

Sunday (September 27th) Antiques and Vintage Fair, Mount Wolseley Hotel, Tullow, Co Carlow. On from 11.30am - 6pm.