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    AN ATTIC SALE AT JAMES ADAM ON MONDAY

    Friday, February 5th, 2016

    The Attic Sale at James Adam in Dublin on February 8 offers a variety of lots.  These range from an oil study of a man in a bowler hat estimated at just 50-100 to an Edwardian oak cased canteen of cutlery (80-120). An Edwardian inlaid chiffonier has an estimate of 300-400 and an Irish 19th century lowboy has an estimate of 400-600.  The catalogue lists 443 lots and is online.  Here is a small selection:

    AN EDWARDIAN ROSEWOOD AND MARQUETRY INLAID CHIFFONEER (300-400)

    AN EDWARDIAN ROSEWOOD AND MARQUETRY INLAID CHIFFONEER (300-400)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 180 AT HAMMER

    A VICTORIAN JACOBETHAN CARVED AND STAINED OAK UPRIGHT CABINET (300-500)

    A VICTORIAN JACOBETHAN CARVED AND STAINED OAK UPRIGHT CABINET (300-500)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 100 AT HAMMER

    AN EDWARDIAN OAK CASED CANTEEN CHEST (80-120)

    AN EDWARDIAN OAK CASED CANTEEN CHEST (80-120) UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 160 AT HAMMER

    Study of a man in bowler hat (20th Century English School) (50-100).

    Study of a man in bowler hat (20th Century English School) (50-100).  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 60

    A PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN PAUL HENRY AT ADAMS

    Friday, January 8th, 2016
    Paul Henry (1877-1958) - Connemara Village.

    Paul Henry (1877-1958) – Connemara Village.

    A previously unseen painting of a Connemara village by Paul Henry will be among the highlights at the James Adam sale of Important Irish Art in Dublin in March.

    In fact this classical Henry work, never before seen in public and from the collection of late mid 20th century Fine Gael Taoiseach John A Costello, has never before been on the open market.

    Adams is estimating the work, which measures 12″ x 15 ¾”, at 70,000-100,000.  They promise that the auction on March 30 will be full of interest.

    MAPS AND CHARTS AT ADAMS CARTOGRAPHY AUCTION

    Monday, December 7th, 2015

    John Rocque’s (1705-1762) Chart of Dublin Bay and plan of Dublin and Irlandiae by Baptista Boazio (1588-1606) from a scarce Spanish edition of 1612 are among the treasures of the Richard S.J. Clarke collection of Cartography to be sold at Adams in Dublin on December 15.  The catalogue lists 487 lots from a collection which includes Dutch charts, French charts, Irish and British charts and maps.  Professor Clarke, who was born in 1929, began collecting maps and charts in the 1950’s.  The catalogue for the sale is online.

    UPDATE:  Estimated at 5,000-7,000 Rocque’s chart sold for a hammer price of 12,000.

    Irlandiae by Baptista Boazio (1588-1606) (4,000-6,000).

    Irlandiae by Baptista Boazio (1588-1606) (4,000-6,000).  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    A chart of the south coast of Ireland (1601) by Lucas Janszoon Waghenaer (2,000-4,000).

    A chart of the south coast of Ireland (1601) by Lucas Janszoon Waghenaer (2,000-4,000).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 4,200 AT HAMMER

    JEWELLERY AND WATCHES AT JAMES ADAM AUCTION

    Friday, December 4th, 2015

    A diamond and sapphire bracelet is the most expensively estimated lot at the James Adam sale of fine jewellery and watches in Dublin on December 8.  The 18 cm bracelet is composed of 10.64 carats of diamonds and 29 carats of graduated oval mixed cut sapphires.  The estimate is 85,000-95,000. There are rings, diamond line bracelets, necklaces and the top watch is a gentleman’s Oyster Rolex with an estimate of  27,000-32,000.  The catalogue with 175 lots is online. Here is a small selection:

    A diamond and sapphire bracelet (85,000-95,000).

    A diamond and sapphire bracelet (85,000-95,000).  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    An Allegra Necklace by Bvlgari (11,000-15,000).

    An Allegra Necklace by Bvlgari (11,000-15,000).  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 11,000

    A pair of silver earrings by Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe for Georg Jensen, c1970 (200-400).

    A pair of silver earrings by Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe for Georg Jensen, c1970 (200-400).  UPDATE: THESE WERE UNSOLD

    Gentleman's Oyster Perpetual Day-Date wristwatch by Rolex (27,000-32,000).

    Gentleman’s Oyster Perpetual Day-Date wristwatch by Rolex (27,000-32,000).  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    An Art Deco diamond ring (1,500-2,500).

    An Art Deco diamond ring (1,500-2,500). UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,700 AT HAMMER

    An amethyst three stone ring and bar brooch (300-500).

    An amethyst three stone ring and bar brooch (300-500).  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    O’CONOR STILL LIFE MAKES 48,000 AT HAMMER AT ADAMS

    Thursday, December 3rd, 2015
    Roderic O'Conor (1860 - 1940) Still Life Study with Fruit and Pottery on a Mahogany Table

    Roderic O’Conor (1860 – 1940)
    Still Life Study with Fruit and Pottery on a Mahogany Table

    A still life by Roderic O’Conor was the top lot at the James Adam sale of Important Irish Art in Dublin last night. It sold for 48,000 at hammer in a sale which continued a good week of auction results for Irish art in Dublin.  The market is definitely turning.  There was more competitive bidding this season than has been seen for some time and the top lots at Adams, de Veres and Whyte’s all witnessed it. Nearly three million euro worth of Irish art has changed hands since Monday at three auctions in Dublin.

    Top of the Falls and The Creole by Jack Butler Yeats sold for 36,000 and 35,000 respectively at Adams. Other top hammer prices include: Composition XIII by Mainie Jellett (27,000); Portrait of Pamela Mitford by Paul Cesar Helleu (20,000);  Diane by Daniel O’Neill (21,000);  The Pillar by Rowan Gillespie (19,000); Girl at the Piano by John Shinnors (13,000); The House at Dalkey by Camille Souter (13,000); The House Opposite by William John Leech (12,000);  Motherhood by William Conor (10,000);  Bridge over the River by Donald Teskey (10,000); St. Martins by Tony O’Malley (8,000); A Horse Alone by Patrick Hennessy (9,000) and Uaimh 55 by Gwen O’Dowd (4,700).

    O’CONOR STILL LIFE AT JAMES ADAM

    Sunday, November 29th, 2015

    Irish art by Roderic O’Conor and Jack B. Yeats will headline the James Adam sale of Important Irish Art in Dublin on December 2.   A still life study by O’Conor and a 1946 Yeats entitled The Creole  are each estimated at 30,000-50,000.  The sale of 241 lots offers a wide selection.  The catalogue is online.

    William John Leech RHA ROI (1881 - 1968) The House Opposite (10,000-15,000).

    William John Leech RHA ROI (1881 – 1968) The House Opposite (10,000-15,000).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 12,000 AT HAMMER.

    Tony O'Malley HRHA (1913-2003) St Martin's, April (1973) (8,000-12,000).

    Tony O’Malley HRHA (1913-2003) St Martin’s, April (1973) (8,000-12,000).  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 8,000 AT HAMMER

    Paul César Helleu (1859-1927) Portrait of Pamela Mitford (20,000-30,000).

    Paul César Helleu (1859-1927) Portrait of Pamela Mitford (20,000-30,000).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 20,000 AT HAMMER

    Roderic O'Conor (1860 - 1940) Still Life Study with Fruit and Pottery on a Mahogany Table (30,000-50,000).

    Roderic O’Conor (1860 – 1940)
    Still Life Study with Fruit and Pottery on a Mahogany Table (30,000-50,000).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 48,000 AT HAMMER

    MUCH TO INTEREST COLLECTORS AT ADAMS SUNDAY INTERIORS

    Thursday, November 19th, 2015

    The Sunday interiors sale at James Adam at St. Stephen’s Green in Dublin on November 22 offers much of interest to a wide cross section of collectors.  The catalogue, which lists 496 lots, is online. Here is a small selection:

    SAMUEL SPODE (1798-1872) 'Gladiateur' (1,000-2,000).

    SAMUEL SPODE (1798-1872) ‘Gladiateur’ (1,000-2,000).  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    AN EARLY 19TH CENTURY BRASS HEXAGONAL HALL LANTERN (400-600)

    AN EARLY 19TH CENTURY BRASS HEXAGONAL HALL LANTERN (400-600)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 740

    A PAIR OF EARLY VICTORIAN GILTWOOD, PLASTER AND GESSO RECTANGULAR OVERMANTLE MIRRORS (6,000-8,000).

    A PAIR OF EARLY VICTORIAN GILTWOOD, PLASTER AND GESSO RECTANGULAR OVERMANTLE MIRRORS (6,000-8,000).  UPDATE: THIS LOT SOLD FOR 7,000 AT HAMMER

    Alfred de Breanski Junior (1877 - 1957) Early Morning, Derwentwater (3,000-4,000).

    Alfred de Breanski Junior (1877 – 1957)
    Early Morning, Derwentwater (3,000-4,000).  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 2,800

    A LOUIS QUINZE STYLE KINGWOOD VITRINE (1,500-2,500)

    A LOUIS QUINZE STYLE KINGWOOD VITRINE (1,500-2,500)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 1,600

    AN ARTS AND CRAFTS WALNUT UPRIGHT SHEET MUSIC CABINET (400-600).

    AN ARTS AND CRAFTS WALNUT UPRIGHT SHEET MUSIC CABINET (400-600). UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 400

    A BRACE OF JEWELLERY AUCTIONS IN DUBLIN THIS WEEK

    Monday, October 19th, 2015

    A 19th century sapphire or diamond brooch at Adams or a five carat diamond ring at O’Reilly’s of Francis St.?  Dublin jewellery auction goers will have choices to make this week with sales at James Adam on October 20 and at O’Reilly’s of Francis St. on October 21.  Catalogues for each of the sales are online.   The brooch at Adams, lot 76, is estimated at 800-1,200.  The brilliant cut diamond solitaire weighs in at a more hefty estimate of 45,000-50,000.  Each sale offers a big selection of antique and vintage jewellery and watches.

    A 19th century sapphire and diamond brooch at James Adam.

    A 19th century sapphire and diamond brooch at James Adam.

    A five carat diamond solitaire at O'Reilly's.

    A five carat diamond solitaire at O’Reilly’s.

    HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL ADAMS SALE AT SLANE

    Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

    Among the top lots at the highly successful annual Country House Collections sale by James Adam  at Slane Castle on October 13 was an Irish George II Booker mirror (60,000 at hammer) and an Irish Regency three pillar dining table by Morgan of Dublin (38,000).  An Irish William IV bookcase attributed to Mack, Williams and Gibton sold for 33,000, an George III breakfront bookcase sold for 30,000 at hammer and an Italian white carved marble group attributed to Ferdinando Vichi, Florence made 25,000.  A George III triple folding games table sold for 20,000, a Killarney wood breakfast table made 17,000 and a late George II desk attributed to William Vile sold for 16,000.

    A portrait of Arthur Guinness  II by Martin Cregan made 32,000, a pair of George III style carved gilt wood mirrors made 15,000. A shepherdess with her flock by Jacob Roos called Rosa da Napoli sold for 18,000 and a George III four post bed with painted canopy sold for 11,000.  The sale realized over 1.3 million with 70% of lots finding buyers.

    An IRISH FINE WILLIAM IV MAHOGANY BREAKFRONT BOOKCASE, attributed to Mack, Williams & Gibton made 33,000

    An IRISH FINE WILLIAM IV MAHOGANY BREAKFRONT BOOKCASE, attributed to Mack, Williams & Gibton made 33,000

    (See posts on antiquesandartireland.com for October 10 and October 5, 2015)

    An IRISH REGENCY THREE PILLAR DINING TABLE, by Morgan of Dublin made 38,000.

    An IRISH REGENCY THREE PILLAR DINING TABLE, by Morgan of Dublin made 38,000.

    ATTRIBUTED TO FERDINANDO VICHI WORKSHOP, FLORENCE, LATE 19TH CENTURY, an Italian carved white marble group depicting five putti musicians made 25,000 at hammer

    ATTRIBUTED TO FERDINANDO VICHI WORKSHOP, FLORENCE, LATE 19TH CENTURY, an Italian carved white marble group depicting five putti musicians made 25,000 at hammer

    IRISH FURNITURE A FEATURE AT SLANE CASTLE SALE

    Saturday, October 10th, 2015
    IRISH furniture features strongly at the James Adam sale at Slane Castle on October 13 at 11.30 am.  There is an architectural neo-classical mirror made by the Booker Brothers of Dublin 40,000-60,000) and Dublin cabinet makers Mack, Williams and Gibton; Strahan and Company and Anthony Morgan of Henry St. are all represented with library and dining tables, rent tables and cellarettes.
    A small collection of Killarney work includes an oversized davenport desk (7,000-10,000) and a large circular breakfast table (15,000-20,000). There is a Queen Anne long case clock by Francis Mansfield of Cork (6,000-10,000), a George II ebonised bracket clock by Henderson (2,000-4,000) and ancient oak furniture from the Duke of Abercorn and Belle Isle, Co. Fermanagh.
    The catalogue cover lot is a neo-classical portrait of a lady attributed to Matthew William Peters (10,000-15,000).  There is art by Nathanial Hone the Elder, Robert Hunter, James Arthur O’Connor, William Sadler, Jacob Roos, Stephen Catterson Smith and  Martin Cregan’s Portrait of Arthur Guinness II is estimated at 10,000-15,000.

    Collectibles include a finely engraved pale jade Chinese seal, a Grand Master’s chair from Orange Lodge number 579 (2,000-3,000) and an Italian carved marble group Putti Musicanti from the studio of Florence scuptor Ferdinando Vichi (15,000-25,000). More than 600 lots will come under the hammer.  The catalogue is online.  Here is a small selection:

    AN IRISH GEORGE II GILTWOOD PIER MIRROR, mid 18th century, by John and Francis Booker (40,000-50,000)

    AN IRISH GEORGE II GILTWOOD PIER MIRROR, mid 18th century, by John and Francis Booker (40,000-50,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE A HAMMER PRICE OF 60,000

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for October 5, 2015)

    The inlaid top of an Irish pillar table by William Moore (10,000-15,000)

    The inlaid top of an Irish pillar table by William Moore (10,000-15,000)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    An Irish Victorian Killarney davenport (7,000-10,000)

    An Irish Victorian Killarney davenport (7,000-10,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 13,000 AT HAMMER

    The Standard Bearer by Daniel Maclise (1806-1870) (5,000-7,000)

    The Standard Bearer by Daniel Maclise (1806-1870) (5,000-7,000)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD