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“The White Stag” Group From 1940’s

Posted in News on 14th January 2012

Anyone interested in paintings by famous artists such as Basil Rakoczi, Kenneth Hall, will be able to view them in an exhibition until Feb 13th at Adams Showrooms, St....

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Napoleon’s Snuff Box And Victoria’s Bloomers

Posted in News on 12th January 2012

A solid gold presentation snuff box, (monogrammed with N for Napoleon and one of 100 gold boxes the emperor had made in 1806 as gifts for his friends and...

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Heirs Of Artists To Benefit From Resale

Posted in News on 11th January 2012

As and from January 1st 2012 the heirs of artists are entitled to a percentage of the sale price of works of art.  Currently this royalty only applies to...

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“Portrait of Mary” by Sir John Lavery

Posted in News on 10th January 2012

A painting by Sir John Lavery entitled “Portrait of Mary” together with a letter from the artist to the sitter is to be auctioned by McTears next week.  Estimated...

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Rare Beethoven Letter Discovered

Posted in News on 10th January 2012

A rare letter by composer Ludwig van Beethoven has been bequeathed to the Brahms Institute in Luebeck, Germany.  The six page letter written in 1823 bears the signature and...

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Irish Giant Deer Antlers To Be Auctioned

Posted in News on 10th January 2012

A sixteen point set of Irish Giant Deer antlers is to be auctioned by Christies on January 22nd.  The antlers date from circa 10500-8500 BC and measure 54″ high,...

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Irish Furniture Exhibition Opens in National Museum

Posted in News on 10th January 2012

The National Museum of Ireland houses an exhibition of Irish furniture at its furniture galleries in Collins Barracks.  This exhibition is unique because it shows the Irish furniture in...

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Farewell Letter By Scott Of The Antarctic To Be Sold

Posted in News on 10th January 2012

The farewell letter written by Scott of the Antarctic to his family is to be sold by Bonhams in March of this year.  In the letter Scott expresses his...

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Audrey Hepburn Dress Sells For £84000

Posted in News on 9th January 2012

The “Lucky” ivory coloured dress worn to the 1954 Oscars ceremony by iconic screen legend Audrey Hepburn was sold at the Kerry Taylor Auction Rooms in November 2011.  The dress designed by Edith Head...

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Imperial Vase Sells for £1million Over Highest Estimate

Posted in News on 9th January 2012

A stunning Chinese Imperial vase estimated between £6 and £8million sold for £9,001,250 in Bonhams London Asian Art Week.  The turquoise vase decorated with chrysanthemums was one of 700...

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