Faberge 1885 sapphire and diamond brooch €1,200–€1,800

Throughout history, sapphires have been revered for their beauty, strength and durability, and their perceived powers of wellness and protection. In (...)

Collection of early 18th-century Catholic altar pieces from the Kirwan family has been bought by the National Museum of Ireland

A silver Irish chalice due to be auctioned at Adam’s next week has been bought in advance by the National Museum of Ireland for an undisclosed sum. Th(...)

The Farm at Lezaven, Finistère, 1894 Photograph:   National Gallery of Ireland

Applications are open for the 2020-2021 programme of fine and decorative arts courses run by IPAV, the Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Val(...)

A tiny Tunbridge Ware sewing kit in the form of a grand piano achieved €2,400 (€200-€300) through Mullen’s of Laurel Park

Recent sales at Irish auctions and indeed international auctions with Irish connections, realised some strong results. It was a particularly good week(...)

Lot 224: Taxiderny of an entire lion €3,000- €5,000

Old libraries are a little like time machines - where ghosts of the past reside. A shelter for collectibles, and an expression of our passion for anti(...)

Image from 2002 of auctioneer Denis Drum. File photograph: Frank Miller

Tributes have been paid to Malahide-based auctioneer Denis Drum, who died on Wednesday. Mr Drum was a well-known figure on the Irish auction scene, (...)

The Armada table sold at Adam’s Country House Collections sale for €360,000 dates from 1558

Going, going: but not gone. The Armada table of the O’Briens, princes of Thomond, has been sold at auction for €360,000. Made from the timbers of a sh(...)

Armada table (Lot 101, €100,000-€200,000)

From the panoramic to the intimate, the exquisite to the outlandish, all aspects of the Irish country house are celebrated in Adam’s on-site sale at T(...)

Nearly three metres long, it is made from a variety of timbers including oak and tropical hardwoods.

The name Doonbeg has become synonymous with US president Donald Trump, and whether he might visit his golf course should his on-again, off-again visit(...)

Top of the sales lists was Jack B Yeats, whose Morning Glory rose above its top estimate to make €175,000 (€80,000–€120,000)

Is Irish art finally coming out of the shadow of recession and back into the sun? There were certainly some glittering prices at Whyte’s Important Ir(...)

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