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    DIAMOND NECKLACE MAKES THREE TIMES ITS LOW ESTIMATE AT ADAMS

    Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
    The circa 1930’s diamond necklace by Cartier, 47.00 carat total sold for 210,000.

    The circa 1930’s diamond necklace by Cartier, 47.00 carat total sold for 210,000.

    A 1930’s diamond necklace by Cartier with an exotic provenance sold for 210,000 at the James Adams auction of jewellery and watches in Dublin tonight.   That is three times the low estimate of 70,000.  The high estimate was 90,000.

    This diamond single stone ring sold for a hammer price of 40,000.

    This diamond single stone ring sold for a hammer price of 40,000.

    The necklace, composed of two rows of graduated old cushion cut diamonds to the front and 47 carats in total, was by descent from the Cahen d’Anvers family of Champs, France.  The Cahen d’Anvers were a noteworthy and wealthy Jewish banking family in France during the fin-de-siecle.

    A 4.02 carat diamond single stone ring sold for 40,000.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for May  14, 2015).

    A 1930’s DIAMOND NECKLACE BY CARTIER, PARIS

    Thursday, May 14th, 2015
    The circa 1930’s diamond necklace by Cartier, 47.00 carat total. (70,000-90,000).

    The circa 1930’s diamond necklace by Cartier, 47.00 carat total. (70,000-90,000).  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 210,000 AT HAMMER

    A 1930’s diamond necklace by Cartier, Paris is the feature lot at the James Adam evening sale of fine jewellery and watches in Dublin on May 19.  The two strand necklace is by descent from the Cahen d’Anvers family, one of the most notable Jewish banking families in France during the fin-de-siecle.  They famously commissioned Renoir to paint portraits of their three young daughters.  The first of Irene in 1880 was completed to much applause, the second, of Alice and Elizabeth, did not meet the family’s approval and was banished to the servants quarters.  The necklace, 47 carats in total, is estimated at 70,000-90,000.  The catalogue for the sale is online. Here is a small selection:

    An 18 carat gold and gem-set Clown pendant by Chopard (1,000-1,500).

    An 18 carat gold and gem-set Clown pendant by Chopard (1,000-1,500).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,200 AT HAMMER

    A circa 1940's 14 carat gold Gentleman's wristwatch by Jaeger-LeCoultre (!,500-2,000).

    A circa 1940’s 14 carat gold Gentleman’s wristwatch by Jaeger-LeCoultre (1,500-2,000).  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    A 9 carat gold charm bracelet, the 18 carat gold fancy-link chain suspending numerous 9 carat gold charms (400-600).

    A 9 carat gold charm bracelet, the 18 carat gold fancy-link chain suspending numerous 9 carat gold charms (400-600).  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 750 AT HAMMER

    An Art Nouveau pearl and diamond pendant (5,000-8,000).

    An Art Nouveau pearl and diamond pendant (5,000-8,000).  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    An Art Deco diamond bar brooch, 3.11 carat total (1,000-2,000).

    An Art Deco diamond bar brooch, 3.11 carat total (1,000-2,000).  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 1,900 AT HAMMER

    An 18 carat gold Macri bangle by Buccellati (3,000-5,000).

    An 18 carat gold Macri bangle by Buccellati (3,000-5,000).  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 4,800 AT HAMMER

     

    RICH PICKINGS AT COURTOWN HOUSE SALE IN CO. KILDARE

    Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

    The James Adam on the premises house contents auction at Courtown House and Stud, Kilcock, Co. Kildare on April 22 offers some expensively estimated fine furniture of interest to international collectors. But there are plenty of pickings for serious collectors of more modest means.  Here is a small selection.  The catalogue is online. (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for April 8, 2015).

    A British public telephone box with Royal cypher (1,000-1,500).

    A British public telephone box with Royal cypher (1,000-1,500).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,800

    A suite of three Irish George III silver salvers, Dublin 1782 (12,000-16,000)

    A suite of three Irish George III silver salvers, Dublin 1782 (12,000-16,000)  UPDATE: THESE WERE UNSOLD

    An Irish George II gilt wood mirror with later carved eagle (6,000-10,000).

    An Irish George II gilt wood mirror with later carved eagle (6,000-10,000).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 6,000

    An Irish George III carved gilt wood and rosewood console table (4,000-6,000).

    An Irish George III carved gilt wood and rosewood console table (4,000-6,000).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 3,800 AT HAMMER

    An Irish William IV tea poy by William and Gibton (800-1,200).

    An Irish William IV tea poy by William and Gibton (800-1,200).  UPDATE; THIS MADE 750 AT HAMMER

    A gilt metal standard lamp in Rococo revival style (500-800).

    A gilt metal standard lamp in Rococo revival style (500-800).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 300 AT HAMMER

    A Palladian revival carved gilt wood side table (5,000-7,000).

    A Palladian revival carved gilt wood side table (5,000-7,000).  UPDATE; THIS MADE 5,000 AT HAMMER

    A 19th century carved gilt wood sofa in Louis XVI style (3,000-5,000).

    A 19th century carved gilt wood sofa in Louis XVI style (3,000-5,000).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,800 AT HAMMER

    AN IMPORTANT YEATS AT ADAMS IN DUBLIN IN DECEMBER

    Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

    Jazz Babies, a 1929 work by Jack B. Yeats at Adams. (Click on image to enlarge). UPDATE: THIS MADE A HAMMER PRICE OF 480,000.

    An key transitional work by Jack B. Yeats  – Jazz Babies from 1929 – features at the James Adam sale of important Irish art in Dublin on December 5.  The pre-sale estimate is 500,000-700,000.  Adams achieved one million euro for A Fair Day, Mayo, a 1925 work by Yeats, at their sale in September. Jazz Babies demonstrates a move from his early realism to the more expressionist approach of his later work.   It was first shown at the RHA exhibition of 1929.

    Another Yeats in this sale, Evening Kildare (1936), once belonged to George Bernard Shaw. It is one of 14 works from the Beaulieu House collection.  They are being sold to finance continuing restoration of the finest and best preserved 17th century house in Ireland.

    Beaulieu House in Drogheda remains in the ownership of the family who built it in 1660/7.  Works from here include Mary Swanzy’s lush Gauguinesque view of a banana grove in Samoa dating from 1919/25.  When first exhibited in Paris in 1925 this work received positive reviews from New York Herald critic Georges Bal.  It is estimated at 20,000-30,000. There are two works by Norah McGuinness, a pair of early works by Dan O’Neill and art from Kitty Wilmer O’Brien, Cecil French Salkeld and Colin Middleton from Beaulieu in this auction.

    UPDATE:  Jazz Babies sold for 480,000 at hammer, Evening Kildare made 36,000 and the auction realised 2 million euro, with 80 per cent of lots on offer sold.

    SOME IRISH FURNITURE FROM ADAMS AUCTION IN SLANE CASTLE

    Thursday, October 6th, 2011

    HERE is some Irish furniture from the James Adam Country House Collections sale at Slane Castle, Co.  Meath on October 11.  The auction of 700 lots features fine furniture, silver, glass, porcelain, pictures and photography. You can click on any image to enlarge.  (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for September 30).

    An early 18th century Irish walnut framed wing sofa with modern plaque Apter Fredericks Eighteenth Century English Furniture, 265-167 Fulham Road, London and with the paper label of P.J. Walsh & Sons, 20 Bachelor's Walk, Dublin. Illustrated in Glin/Peill Irish Furniture, No 46 p.215. (10,000-15,000) UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    A satinwood crossbanded and marquetry inlaid commode by James Hicks of Dublin (6,000-10,000). UPDATE. THIS MADE 10,000 AT HAMMER.

    A set of four Irish c1740 red walnut single chairs. Provenance : The Property of The Honourable Irish Society 2,000-3,000. UPDATE: THESE MADE 2,800.

    A 19th century Irish mahogany centre table in Georgian style, 3,000-5,000. UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,000

    A c1800 Irish George III mahogany hunt table, 10,000-15,000. UPDATE: THIS MADE 16,000

     

    An 18th century Irish mahogany tilt top tea table (600-1,000). UPDATE: THIS MADE 3,400.

    FINE IRISH FURNITURE AT ADAMS IN SLANE CASTLE

    Friday, September 30th, 2011

    A set of five Irish neoclassical hall chairs from Rokeby Hall, County Louth, (3000-5000) (Click to enlarge).

    This rare Irish Georgian mirror is a highlight at Adams Slane Castle sale. UPDATE: IT WAS ESTIMATED AT 15,000-25,000 BUT FAILED TO SELL.

    THERE is an emphasis on fine furniture at the James Adam Country House Collections sale at Slane Castle, Co.  Meath on October 11.  The auction of 700 lots features fine furniture, silver, glass, porcelain, pictures and photography.

    There are pieces from the late Senator Edward McGuire and from the estate of Henriette and Serge Boissevain formely of Ballynatray House, Co Waterford.

    The strong silver section centres on items commissioned by Archbishop Ryder of Tuam in the mid-18th century.

    Highlights include the rare Irish Georgian giltwood mirror illustrated here.  Exceptionally decorated, it is expected to make up to 20,000.

    The sale is on view at Slane Castle from Saturday, October 8.  UPDATE: THERE WAS A 70 PER CENT SELL RATE IN A SALE THAT REALISED 960,000 AT HAMMER.

    A George III mahogany longcase clock signed Thomas Sanderson of Dublin. Provenance:The Hon. A.E. Guinness (3,000-5,000). Click to enlarge.

    A nest of three Chinese hardwood tea tables. Provenance : Estate of the late Henriette and Serge Boissevain, formerly of Ballynatray, Youghal, Co Cork 300-500. (Click on image to enlarge).

    YEATS MASTERPIECE MAKES A MILLION AT ADAMS

    Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

    A Fair Day, Mayo by Jack Yeats sold for one million at Adams.

    A Jack Yeats masterpiece made a hammer price of one million euro at the James Adam auction of Irish art this evening to become the most expensive Irish picture to sell at auction this year. This gives an Irish art market a much needed shot in the arm.  The Irish market has lingered in the recessionary despite a strong recovery in the international art market.

    A Fair Day, Mayo which dates to 1925 also became the highest priced painting ever sold at auction in Ireland.  The best of Irish art has made its top prices at the London Irish art sales.

    The painting, which once hung in the office of Eamon de Valera, had been in the same family for 67 years.  It was chased by four bidders. The underbidder was a London agent acting on behalf of an unnamed client. A number of telephone lines were booked in advance of the sale.  There was spirited bidding in the room before the painting eventually wold on the telephone to an anonymous bidder.  Adams believe the picture will stay in Ireland.   A Fair Day, Mayo’, was originally sold for IR£250 to Mr. J. P. Reihill Snr in 1944 by Leo Smith and has remained in the Reihill family ever since.    After it was painted, the artist lent the picture to the leader of the new Fianna Fail party, Eamon de Valera who displayed it in his offices at Suffolk Place in Dublin. The subject is a bustling country fair and probably appealed to de Valera’s vision of Ireland.

    “The 24 x 36” work had never been on the market before, yet had been seen in a number of very prestigious exhibitions including “Images in Yeats” at Monte Carlo in 1990 and at  “The Moderns” at IMMA earlier this year.” A second painting by  Yeats – ‘The Dawn” – also featured in the sale and made 80,000.

    Adams managing director James O’Halloran said: “This picture was one of the largest and most valuable works by Yeats to appear on the market for many years and this evening’s result now proves that the market for Irish art is clearly here in Dublin, with Adam’s.

    See antiquesandartireland.com posts for September 19 and September 23.

    VARIETY OF LOTS AT ADAMS IN DUBLIN ON JULY 12

    Monday, July 4th, 2011

    An interiors and collectibles sale at James Adam in Dublin on July 12 will feature more than 650 varied lots.  There is furniture, silver, books of Irish historical interest,  arms, medals, militaria,  art, glass and toys.  The entire catalogue is on-line at www.adams.ie

    Here is a small selection from the catalogue:

    A large George IV giltwood girandole convex mirror is estimated at 6,000-10,000. UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    Sir Frederic William Burton RHA, Portrait of Mary Florence Vanderbyl, dated August 5, 1870 (2,000-4,000) UPDATE: THIS MADE 3,200

    This William IV rosewood breakfast table is estimated at 2,000-3,000. UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,000

    A Victorian display cabinet with a large collection of stuffed birds and butterflies estimated at 800-1,200. UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,300

    An Edwardian painted and inlaid occasional table estimated at 400-600. UPDATE: THIS MADE 450

    This c1800 Irish sideboard is estimated at 2,000-3,000. UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    CONTENTS FROM THE KELLY COLLECTION AT 24 FITZWILLIAM SQUARE, DUBLIN

    Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

    The James Adam auction of the Kelly Collection brought in over half a million euro on June 21.  The sale of contents from the elegant interior of a stately Georgian home at 24 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin, attracted large numbers of buyers.  There was some disappointment when the top lots failed to sell in these recessionary times but buyers were out in force for some of the less expensively estimated lots. The contents were on view at Fitzwilliam Square, the sale took place at the James Adam salesroom on St. Stephen’s Green.

    There were posts about the sale on antiquesandartireland.com on June 7 and June 17.  Here is a selection of some lots which were sold, (click on any image to enlarge it):

    This George III breakfront sideboard, possibly Irish, made 4,600.

    One of a pair of Louis XVI painted fauteuils, attributed to G.W. Gourdin and upholstered in blue silk, which made 16,500.

    A LATE 18th CENTURY FRENCH FRUITWOOD SECRETAIRE À ABBATANT made 2,600.

    A George III inlaid serpentine serving table made 4,000.

    A pair of French ormolu cylindrical hall lanters in the Louis XVI style made 7,000.

    One of a set of four Regency dining chairs which sold for 1,500.

    A George III fruitwood chest sold for 2,800.

    A Georgian style chandelier made 3,400.

    This George III Pembroke table made 2,600.

    One of a pair of Napoleon III giltwood console tables in the Louis XV style which made 6,000.

    SUPERIOR DUBLIN INTERIOR UNDER THE HAMMER AT ADAMS

    Friday, June 17th, 2011

    IN Dublin James Adam will auction the contents of the superior interior of 24 Fitzwilliam Square on Tuesday, June 21 at 11 a.m.  The sale takes place at the James Adam Salerooms on St. Stephen’s Green. It is on view on Saturday, Sunday and Monday at nearby Fitzwilliam Square.

    See antiquesandartireland.com post for June 7.

    UPDATE: Trade buyers were in short supply in a sale which brought in a hammer price of 510,000 against a lower estimate of 700,000.  The most expensive pieces were left unsold, which seems to be a developing trend of the moment in major international antique furniture events. There were some remarkable prices for the less expensively estimated pieces.

    Here is a selection of some of the lots on offer:

    This Directoire games table, purchased from Galerie Saint-Germain, Monte Carlo, 1995, is estimated at 2,000-4,000. Update: this was unsold.

    An Irish George III brass bound mahogany plate bucket is estimated at 800-1,200. UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,600.

    A George III terrestrial globe by W & T.M. Bardin, London, estimate 10,000-15,000. UPDATE: THIS MADE 16,000.

    Sir Godfrey Kneller (German, 1646-1723), Portrait of a Young Lady estimated at 25,000-35,000. UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD.

    A Lyon and silk damask double bed, headboard and canopy estimated at 3,000-5,000. UPDATE: THIS MADE 3,000.

    A Louis XV ormolu mounted kingwood and amaranth commode with rouge marble top is estimated at 1,500-2,000. UPDATE: This made 2,100.