Pearse’s school chair makes €7,800, diamond necklace, €150,000

Original copy of Proclamation sold privately for €100,000

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

Sales results

Whyte's, Eclectic Collector sale, Freemasons' Hall, 17 Molesworth Street, September 15th: Rib from the wing of the first plane to cross the Atlantic, €8,500 (€6,000-€8,000). Padraig Pearse's chair from St Enda's, €7,800 (€1,500-€2,000). 1899 GAA all-Ireland hurling medal, €4,400 (€3,000-€5,000). 1917 Marine-Nachtglas binoculars, €3,200 (€800-€1,200).  Ship's log from Famine times, €3,000 (€1,000-€1,500). An original copy of the Proclamation was sold privately for €100,000. For more results, see

Patrick Pearse’s chair: made four times its estimate at Whyte’s.

Adam's, Fine Jewellery & Watches, September 18th: Diamond riviere necklace by Mauboussin, €150,000 (€120,000-€180,000). Diamond line necklace by Cartier, €40,000 (€25,000-€35,000). En tremblant corsage ornament, €22,000 (€20,000-€30,000). Ruby and diamond earclips, €7,500 (€5,000-€6,000). For more results, see

Forthcoming sales and events

Dublin International Coin Fair, Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Co Dublin: Saturday, September 22nd, 10am to 6pm, and Sunday, 10am to 5pm.

Morgan O'Driscoll, 1 Ilen Street, Skibbereen, Co Cork: Irish Art Online. Bidding ends Monday, September 24th, 6.30-9.30pm. For online catalogue, viewing times and bidding details, see


O'Reilly's Fine Art, 126 Francis Street, Dublin 8: Auction of Fine Jewellery, Watches and Silver, Wednesday, September 26th, 1pm. Lot 266, multi-gem and diamond brooch by David Webb, €18,000-€27,000. For online catalogue, viewing times and bidding details, see

Matthews Auction Rooms, Oldcastle, Co Meath: On-the-premises contents auction at large Georgian townhouse and drapery shop, O'Sullivan's, 19 Oliver Plunkett Street, Mullingar. Saturday and Sunday, September 29th and 30th. A family collection built up over nearly a century; 900-plus lots, to include some fine old shop fittings. Estimates from €10 to €8,000. See

Lev Mitchell PC & Sons, Slane, Co Meath: Complete clearance for Newgrange Antiques, Conyngham Arms Hotel, Slane. Sunday, September 30th, 12 noon. 600 lots. See

Arminta Wallace

Arminta Wallace

Arminta Wallace is a former Irish Times journalist