What’s coming up in the auction rooms?

A Faberge hat pin, Waterford glass chandeliers and iconic fashion photograph

Auction Results

Christie's March 14th and 15th: The George Michael Collection
The sale raised in excess of €13 million for the late singer's philanthropic work, from bidders in 52 countries. Michael Craig Martin's portrait of the singer achieved £175,000 (reserve £40,000–£60,000).

Forthcoming auctions

Today – Saturday March 23rd: Lynes & Lynes, Carrigtohill, Co Cork.
n executor's sale of the recently sold De Courcey House in Kinsale will offer a fine selection of furniture and paintings from the Georgian property. See lynesandlynes.com

Tomorrow – Sunday March 24th and Monday 25th: Milltown Auction Rooms, Dromiskin, Dundalk.
A two-day sale of 700 lots, to include antiques and curios, such as an antique wool winder and slide projector. See milltownauctionrooms.com

Monday – March 25th: RJ Keighery, William Street, Waterford
800 lots to include; lot 774: 12 branch Waterford Crystal chandelier (€2,500–€3,500) lot 670: a pair of French twin beds with ormolu mounts (€600–€800) and lot 729: a pair of Lalique 1950's nude bookends (€900-€1,200). See antiquesireland.ie


Tuesday – March 26th: John Weldon, Cows Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin
Jewellery auction to include a diamond brooch – with a 3-carat centre stone (€17,000–€20,000); emerald and diamond earrings (€9,000–€12,000) and a Faberge diamond hatpin (€3,000–€4,000), See jwa.ie

Wednesday – March 27th: Victor Mitchell, Roscrea, Co Tipperary.
Over 700 lots to include a 19th century copper samovar (€150–€250) and a rare Georgian brass fire inset (€800–€1,200). See victormitchell.com

Adam's, St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2. The Important Irish Art sale. See Adams.ie

 Sunday – March 30th and Monday 31st: Matthews Auction Rooms, Kells, Co Meath.
Country sale of over 1,000 lots of period furniture, art and jewellery. See matthewsauctionrooms.com

April 2nd, Christie's New York.
Photographs from the Goldstein Collection – a lifetime's collection of 20th century photography to include Richard Avedon's Dovima with Elephants, Evening Dress by Dior, Cirque d'Hiver, Paris, 1955 ($350,000–$550,000); a striking self-portait by Robert Maplethorpe from 1982 ($60,000–$80,000) and Edward Steichen's Greta Garbo, Hollywood, 1928 ($30,000–$50,000)

Forthcoming Fairs

Tomorrow Sunday March 24th:
Antique and Vintage Fair, Sutton Marine Hotel, Co Dublin 11-6pm

Elizabeth Birdthistle

Elizabeth Birdthistle

Elizabeth Birdthistle, a contributor to The Irish Times, writes about property, fine arts, antiques and collectables