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Stills from a photo album depicting the Royal Munster Fusiliers on duty in Rangoon Burma, not long before the outbreak of the first World War

Irish involvement in the first World War – a timely topic as the centenary commemorations get underway – was, for much of the 20th century, largely ig(...)

Detail from the 15th-century Flemish ‘Book of Hours’

All Hallows, the former seminary in Drumcondra, Dublin had hoped to raise up to €60,000 for a 15th-century Flemish ‘Book of Hours’ during the auction (...)

Antique Chinese cloisonné bronze guang – a type of decorative ewer used for pouring rice wine at ritual banquets – sold for €250,000, 10 times the estimate (€20,000-€30,000) at Sheppard’s

Sheppard’s had another stroke of Chinese good fortune this week as the Durrow, Co Laois auctioneers held its first auction since last month’s cancelle(...)

Fr John O’Reilly from  Piercestown, Co Wexford who found the 15th-century Flemish altarpiece during a garage clear-out. It is for auction with an estimate of €80,000-€120,000

Following this week’s extraordinary price paid for Wexford hurler Nickey Rackard’s 1955 All-Ireland medal, the Catholic parishioners of Piercestown, a(...)

1930s Cartier cigarette box, €10,000 (€8,000-€12,000) at O’Reilly’s

Monday, April 28th Morgan O’Driscoll Auctioneers, Irish Art Auction, RDS, Dublin. 78 per cent of lots sold. A Western Landscape, 1919 by Paul Henry €3(...)

A pair of mahogany and marquetry commodes, each 76cm wide by  François Linke,  circa 1900,    €140,000-€180,000, at Sheppard’s

A pair of French mahogany cabinets in Sheppard’s auction next week is expected to sell for up to €180,000. Auctioneer Michael Sheppard describe(...)

The airtight, velvet-lined, mahogany and brass-bound case, made by Weiss of The Strand, London, now contains only a bone saw with a broken blade

A 19th-century surgeon’s instruments’ case which has turned up at Sheppard’s auction house has a possible link to the infamous “Jack the Ripper(...)

Yulin Wang, Dundrum, Dublin with the Chinese vase which sold for €170,000 at Sheppard’s auction in Durrow, Co Laois.

A blue and white Chinese vase sold for €170,000 – more than 60 times the estimate – at Sheppard’s auction in Durrow, Co Laois, on Thursday. The(...)

Madam Qiao Li and Counsellor Wu Lijun from the Chinese embassy

The small town of Durrow in Co Laois has become an unlikely pivotal link in Ireland’s relations with China. Sheppard’s auction house has developed (...)

A pair of Chinese Qing Dynasty cloisonné enamelled candlesticks which sold for €150,000 at Sheppard’s

Chinese bidders, in the saleroom, on the phone and online, once again made their presence felt at Sheppard’s auction in Durrow. The top lot was a pair(...)

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