Portrait of Thomas Butler, Earl of Ossory, eldest son of James, Duke of Ormond, in armour standing near his charge, was the top priced lot at Adam’s Country House Collection sale, making €68,000

Adam’s realised a hammer price total of €1.3 million in its annual Country House Collections auction on Tuesday, October 11th, at Townley Hall, Droghe(...)

Townley Hall in Co Louth:  the last of the autumn season country house auctions takes place on Tuesday, October 11th, when Adam’s holds its annual Country House Collections sale there

Hot on the heels of Loughton House (Sheppard’s) and Kilfane House (Mealy’s), the last of the autumn season country house auctions takes place on Tuesd(...)

An 18th/19th century Chinese jardinière, which sold for €56,000 at Adam’s. The top estimate was €2,000

The autumn auctions season in Dublin began auspiciously with a major sale at Adam’s in St Stephen’s Green on Tuesday of a collection of art and antiq(...)

Dr Bryan Alton meets Irish president Éamon de Valera and his wife

The first big auction of the autumn season in Dublin will feature a collection of art and antiques owned by the personal physician to Éamon de Valera(...)

Work by Vincent van Gogh has appreciated in value enormously. Above, van Gogh’s Noon, or The Siesta, after Millet. Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France/Bridgeman Images

Oscar Wilde, always good for a quote, once said: “When bankers get together for dinner, they discuss art. When artists get together for dinner, they (...)

 Stuart Purcell: ’Working with collectibles is fascinating, the endless variety is fantastic.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Stuart Purcell is head of collectibles at Whyte’s, 38 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2, one of Ireland’s leading auctioneers of art and collectibles.(...)

 A set of neat vaguely deco-style upholstered dining chairs

We’re all stuck with furniture we’ve fallen out of love with – the sofa that’s just not comfortable; the table that takes up too much space; the pine.(...)

A Connemara Village was first exhibited by the Fine Art Society, New Bond Street, London, in April 1934 and then, in November 1937, at Combridge’s Gallery in Dublin where former taoiseach John A Costello is understood to have bought it for £85.

A painting of a west of Ireland landscape owned by a former Fine Gael taoiseach, the late John A Costello ,has come to light and will be sold at aucti(...)

James O’Halloran of Adam’s fine art auctioneers: “When I get into a house to do an insurance valuation, it is not unusual to see a really expensive painting above an inexpensive Ikea item.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

One of the country’s leading furniture and fine art specialists, James O’Halloran considers himself fortunate that, as a lad fresh out of college at 2(...)

Detail from ‘Early Morning in Donegal’ by Paul Henry which sold for €160,00

Adam’s regards its Christmas Important Irish Art auction as “a barometer of the health of the Irish art market”. Managing director James O’Halloran sa(...)

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