First auctions and sales of 2016

Fine art and furniture auctions around the country

In Bray, Co Wicklow an auction of fine art and furniture will take place at Mullen's Laurel Park, on Monday (January 11th) at 11am with over 850 lots including 19th and 20th century Irish, English and continental paintings, a selection of chandeliers; antique furniture, silver, china, light fittings and garden statuary. Viewing today and tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday, 10am-5pm. For further details see mullenslaurelpark.com.

In Mulranny, Co Mayo, rare books dealer Vanessa Parker and antiques dealer Roger Grimes are offering a reduction of at least 20 per cent until the end of January in their shop, The Old Thatch, and online: vanessaparkerrarebooks.com and rogergrimesantiques.com In Skibbereen, Co Cork, Morgan O'Driscoll is holding an online art auction, "off the Wall" and bidding ends on January 18th. Lots include: The Shaded Corner, Villefranche by Mark O'Neill, an oil-on-board, 60cm x 86cm, estimated at €4,000-€6,000; and Stormont Gate Lodge by Colin Davidson (the Northern Ireland artist who painted the recent Time magazine cover portrait of German chancellor Angela Merkel), an oil-on-canvas, 60cm x 76cm, estimated at €2,000-€3,000. To view the catalogue and bid online see morganodriscoll.com.

In Kilkenny, Hibernian Antique Fairs starts its 2016 programme with an antiques fair at the Newpark Hotel tomorrow, Sunday, January 10th, 11am-6pm.

Sheppard's Irish Auction House in Durrow, Co Laois will hold an Attic Sale on Tuesday, January 26th (see sheppards.ie).

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Adam's, St Stephen's Green, Dublin will hold an Attic Sale on Wednesday, January 27th.