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01 400 2014

News & Articles

Art Deco House For Sale

One of Ireland’s first art deco houses, Balnagowan House, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, is being offered for sale with a €1m price tag. The 1.17 acre property located next to the Bon Secours Hospital had been used as the head offices for the Inland Fisheries Service until it moved to purpose-built premises four years ago. Agent […]

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Mount Congreve Collection Sells

The unknown collection of Mount Congreve House in Waterford sold for £3.4million in Christies.  The highest amount paid for a single item was £343,250 for a silver epergne centre piece.  The biggest surprise was a chipped 18th century french porcelain soup bowl which sold for £157,250 despite the damage.  The second half of the Mount […]

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Ireland’s favourite Painting

The critics have debated, the public has spoken and the painting has been selected.  The winner of Ireland’s Favourite was “The Meeting On The Turret Stairs” by Frederick William Burton. It is a great win for a watercolour.

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Batman Causes A Stir

The estate of the late Billy Wright from Virginia turned up a few surprises when comics bought by him as a boy made a total of $3.5million with a copy of a comic named Detective Comics No.27 making $523,000 on its own.  The reason for its price tag was because Batman was first introduced in […]

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Princess Margaret Brooch

A brooch once owned by Princess Margaret and made by Tiffany is to be auctioned in Adams next week.  Cast in 18ct gold the brooch in the shape of a scalloped shell comes with a certificate of provenance from Kensington Palace.  It was sold in 2006 as part of The Princess Margaret Jewellery Collection in […]

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Vintage Clothing

Due to the popularity of the hit TV show “Mad Men” an interest in all vintage clothing but especially of 50s and 60s fashion has been rekindled.  So before you discard of old items consider making some money from them.  If they are vintage designer wear then you have more options available to you i.e consign them […]

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Louis Le Brocquy Tapestries

The first items to test the market since Louis Le Brocquy died will go to auction In Whyte’s saleroom next week.  The series of tapestries by the artist were consigned some months prior to his death.  The guide price is €250,000 to €300,000 but because of international interest the sale price is expected to double.  […]

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Irish Artists At Christies

Christies will hold a sale of 20th century Irish and English art on May 24th in London.  Lowry, Yeats, Henry to mention but a few will be on offer and the prices reflect the popularity of Irish Art outside our Isle. Results will be posted after sale.

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World’s Most Expensive Painting?

The fate of this iconic painting was sealed in just under 12 minutes when it came up for auction this week in Sotheby’s.  Two telephone bidders battled to be owner of the only copy of “The Scream” to be owned privately and the final bill came to just under a cool $120million.  It is the […]

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