Auctions and fairs: what’s coming up in art and antiques

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

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

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


Forthcoming auctions and fairs

 Matthews Auction Rooms, Oldcastle, Co Meath.
Antiques and Interiors Two-Day Auction, Saturday and Sunday September 8th and 9th, 1.30pm each day. Furniture, jewellery, silver, paintings, rugs, crystal and decorative objects. Lot 1068, emerald and diamond pendant, €12,000–€18,000. Lot 1049, console table, €1,000–€1,500. Lot 265, mahogany bureau bookcase with astral glazed doors, €400–€700. Lot 733, carved decoy duck, €100–€150. 


Adam’s, 26 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2.
At Home, Sunday September 9th, 11.30am. Furniture, silver, paintings, jewellery and collectibles, including a large collection of silver miniatures. Lot 399, William IV mahogany and marble side table, €4,000–€6,000. Lot 369, Irish George III card table, €1,000–€1,500. Lot 388, Regency convex mirror in lotus-wrapped frame, €1,500–€2,500. Lot 247, pair of landscapes by William Traies, €3,000–€5,000. For online catalogue, viewing times and bidding details see

De Vere’s, 35 Kildare Street, Dublin 2.
Axa Timed Online Auction, Monday September 10th, 6pm. More than 200 original Irish artworks from a collection compiled by Axa Insurance over a period of 20 years. Works were acquired from galleries, the RHA and the annual NCAD graduate show, under the guidance and expertise of the artist Bernadette Madden. Superb opportunity for buyers to obtain quality paintings at modest estimates. All bidding takes place online, with open viewing at Kildare Street this week. For online catalogue, viewing times and bidding details see

John Weldon Auctioneers, Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin 8
Jewellery Auction, Tuesday September 11th, 2pm. Lot 74, diamond single-stone ring with Edwardian full-cut diamond of nearly eight carats, set with baguette-cut shoulders, valued at €24,080 in 2013, guide price €7,000–€9,000. Lot 100, diamond single-stone ring, 2.32 carats, €6,000–€7,000. Also 12 loose diamonds including Lot 252, stone of 1.01 carats, D colour and SI1 clarity, €6,000–€7,000. Lot 297, gent’s Omega Speedmaster wrist watch, €1,100–€1,400. Lot 415, gold peso coin, 41.7 grams, €1,000–€1,500. Silver to include Lot 310, five-piece tea and coffee service by Robert Smyth, Dublin 1854, €1,500–€,500, Lot 324, a four-piece tea service, €800–€1,200, and a number of oriental items including Lot 342, embossed bowl marked Samurai Shokai, €300–€500. For online catalogue, viewing times and bidding details see

Victorian work table from Woodward’s €300–€400
Victorian work table from Woodward’s €300–€400

Joseph Woodward & Sons,  26 Cook St, Cork.
Antiques auction, September 15th, 11am.  Wide selection of furniture, art, silver and glassware, clocks, mirrors and collectibles.  Georgian bureau bookcase, €800–€1,200. Georgian walnut centre table, €500–€800. Victorian ladies work table, €300–€400. Georgian wine cooler, €400–€600. Brass ship’s telegraph, €300–€400. Pair of art deco chandeliers, €500–€800. Pair of garden benches, €1,000–€1,500.  Five-tier fountain, €800–€1,500. For online catalogue, viewing times and bidding details see

North Dublin Antiques & Vintage Fair, Clontarf Castle Hotel, Dublin, Sunday September 9th, 11am-6pm. Admission €3.50.  Antiques, art and vintage traders from across Ireland and the UK will  be selling rare books, coins and other collectibles, jewellery, silver, vintage fashions and a large array of items for the home, including antique furniture and decor. 

The Cork National Antiques Fair,  Cork International Hotel, Cork airport.  Saturday and Sunday September 8th and 9th,  11am to 6pm, admission €3.50, children free.  More than 40 stands of furniture, decorative objects and collectibles. 

An article published in these pages last Saturday, Gilty pleasures: gilded mirrors and mini marvels at Adam’s sale, was attributed in error to Michael Parsons. The article was written by Arminta Wallace