Stone sculpture of a bearded man, €400-€600, Sheppard’s

To truly appreciate ornamental garden architecture requires a backdrop other than the yard of an auction room to allow would-be buyers to see how piec(...)

Lot 18 Important Venetian vioin attributed to the Pelizon family €15,000- 20,000

Sheppard’s upcoming sale in Durrow Co Laois on May 16th has just over 100 lots – far shy of the usual 1,000-plus items that usually feature in its mon(...)

Lot 849: A pair of Chinese Qing dynasty peach bowls.

A frantic bidding war which ended in just three minutes saw two small Chinese peach bowls sell at Sheppard’s auction house in Durrow for €100,000 – al(...)

A baboon taxidermy achieved €1,200 (€500-€600) at Usher Auction Rooms, Kells.

Auction Results Whytes, 38 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2 January 26th: Sean Kearns Postcard collection was a “white glove sale”, where every lot sold. (...)

Lot 48: 18th century Chinese jar €30- €50

Sheppard’s will hold its first auction of 2019 on January 29th, with 817 lots in a sale it’s calling Décor Decoded. Paintings, mirrors, period furnitu(...)

Coolattin House near Shillelagh, Co Wicklow

Country house auctions always attract a crowd and Sheppard’s expects over 3,000 people at this week’s big bash in Coolattin House near Shillelagh, Co (...)

Lot 86, an antique blue-and-white ‘Qing Period’ vase measuring just 23cm sold for €740,000

“Chinese vase sells for record price. ” Heard it before? Well, here we go again. Last Saturday, a bidding war lasting seven minutes unexpectedly erup(...)

The 1976 silver-grey Silver Shadow Rolls Royce which is for for sale

Sheppard’s is entering the classic cars market, with a section of its forthcoming auction devoted to this niche area of collecting. Classic and vint(...)

Lot 153, a 19th-century painting by English artist John Whitehead Walton

The world of ancient Greece may seem utterly remote from the perspective of the Slieve Bloom mountains in Co Laois but, just outside the village of Ro(...)

Paul Sieffert’s study of a nude, sold by Sheppard’s this week

Study of a Female Nude, an oil-on-canvas probably painted in the 1920s, by French artist Paul Sieffert sold for €19,000 – comfortably above its estima(...)

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