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    DESIGN AT DE VERES, APPETISING HOUSE CONTENTS AT FONSIE MEALY

    Saturday, May 15th, 2021

    From Italian and Danish furniture in the 1950’s, ’60’s and  ’70’s at de Veres to a crocquet set and an 18th century engraved Irish map with plans of  Drogheda, Derry, Kinsale Harbour, Cork Harbour, Kilkenny, Cork, Waterford and Limerick at Fonsie Mealy’s there is plenty to choose from at online sales next week. The Design of our Times timed online sale at de Veres until May 18 offers classic 20th century design, period Irish Georgian and Victorian furniture and contemporary and traditional art.   Among the artists featured are Donald Teskey, Bridget Riley, Mark Francis, Kenneth Webb, Erskine Nichol and Edwin Hayes. Renowned designers from Eileen Gray, le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe to Arne Jacobsen, Finn Juhl, Eero Saarinen, Ron Arad and Verner Panton all feature in a sale of nearly 400 lots.

    The Egg chair designed by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen at de Veres. UPDATE: THIS MADE 8,000 AT HAMMER

    Fine furniture, antiques, ceramics, paintings, outdoor and garden effects and wines will feature at Fonsie Mealy’s online sale of contents  from Killoughter House, Ashford, Co. Wicklow on May 18. Among more than 600 lots are a pair of miniature pencil portraits of Philip Somerville of The Prairie, Schull, Co. Cork and his wife Henrietta Townsend, an 18th century engraved Irish map, a pair of minature portraits of Brisbane Warren of Union Hall and his wife Mary, daughter of Philip Somerville. Furniture includes a large 19th century French gilt console table once in the collection of Sir Alfred Chester Beatty.

    A rare and original Advertising Mirror, “The Shamrock Whiskey” by Kirker, Greer & Co. Ltd.,
    Belfast,” c. 1910 at Fonsie Mealy. UPDATE: THIS MADE 4,000 AT HAMMER

    IRISH ART UNDER THE HAMMER AT DE VERES

    Sunday, March 28th, 2021

    The 150 lot Irish art auction at de Veres next Tuesday on March 30 offers opportunities for collectors in the €1,000-€10,000 bracket with major Irish art names.  There is work by William Crozier, Letitia Hamilton, Gerard Dillon, Peter Collis, Liam Belton, Tony O’Malley, Evie Hone, Patrick Scott, Hughie O’Donoghue, Barrie Cooke, Ciaran Lennon, Neil Shawcross and many other artists. The catalogue is online.

    Anthony Scott RUA, b.1968 FOAL (bronze, edition 1/9) (3,000-5,000). UPDATE: THIS MADE 4,000 AT HAMMER

    HENRY LANDSCAPE PROVOKES BIDDING BATTLE AT DE VERES

    Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

    After a bidding battle Paul Henry’s Western Landscape from 1932-35 sold for a hammer price of 330,000 at de Veres online sale of Irish art in Dublin this evening. This was more than double the top estimate for this painting which measures 16′ x 24′. In the same private collection since the 1950’s this luminous panoramic landscape had been estimated at 120,000-160,000 and attracted no less than 50 bids. The mountains in the background are almost certainly the Maamturks, viewed south eastwards from Kylemore Lough near Letterfrack.

    Paul Henry – Western Landscape

    A BUSY FEW DAYS FOR SALES OF IRISH ART

    Monday, December 7th, 2020

    The winter art sale season in Dublin – online this year – kicks off this evening at Whyte’s, followed tomorrow by de Veres and on Wednesday at James Adam. These auctions, coupled with an online sale of affordable Irish art by Morgan O’Driscoll this evening, have never been more accessible. All you need these days is a computer and if 2020 has demonstrated anything it is that this does not bother buyers in the slightest. It promises to be a busy few days for Irish art with buyers out in force for an appetising and wide ranging selection across all price points.

    Bog Farm by Norah McGuinness at Whyte’s. UPDATE: THIS MADE 19,000 AT HAMMER

    IRISH ART MARKET IN HEALTHY STATE WITH BIG SALES COMING UP

    Saturday, December 5th, 2020

    It is a mark of the healthy state of the Irish art market that just over 400 lots coming under the hammer at evening sales by Whytes, de Veres and Adams next week can be confidently expected to bring in millions. Collectors of Irish art across all price ranges have shown themselves to be not backward about coming forward in this year of pandemic.  There will be plenty of stiff competition for the appetising selection at these three major Dublin sales where no less than 11 lots have estimates in excess of €100,000.

    Artists like William Scott, Walter Osborne, Sean Scully, Jack B. Yeats, Paul Henry, Louis le Brocquy, William Orpen and Gerard Dillon contribute the most expensively estimated lots to the catalogues of these auctions.  But never mind if your budget will not stretch that far, there is much to choose from in the lower reaches. At Whytes on December 7 there is no shortage of work in the €1,000-€10,000 range with a wide selection from artists including Donald Teskey, Kenneth Webb, Peter Collis, Arthur Maderson, Maurice MacGonigal, John Kingerlee and Derek Hill.  A number of major Paul Henry’s, including The Blue Hills of Connemara (€200,000-€300,000), Killary Bay (€150,000-€200,000) and The Stony Fields of Kerry (€90,000-€150,000) feature. Other top estimated works are: A Tale of the Sea by Walter Osborne (€300,000-€400,000), Sergeant Murphy by Sir William Orpen (€250,000-€350,000), Sculling by Jack Butler Yeats €200,000-€300,000) and The Tinker Family by Gerard Dillon (€80,000-€120,000).

    William Scott’s Still Life with Frying Pan at de Veres on December 8 is estimated at €200,000-€300,000. Untitled 3-7-86 by Sean Scully has an estimate of €80,000-€120,000 in a sale which de Veres rightly describe as being of outstanding quality which includes significant works by Paul Henry, Jack B. Yeats, Dan O’Neill, Patrick Scott, Hughie O’Donoghue, Evie Hone, Roderic O’Conor, Norah McGuinness and Louis le Brocquy.

    A large colourful oil by Yeats, Sleep by Falling Water (€150,000-€200,000) is the most expensively estimated lot in the sale at Adams on December 9. There is a fine Aubusson tapestry by Louis le Brocquy entitled Mille Tetes B with an estimate of €50,000-€80,000 and a great selection which includes Walter Osborne, Tony O’Malley, Dan O’Neill, Colin Middleton and Norah McGuinness.All catalogues are online.

    Inscape by Tony O’Malley at Whyte’s. UPDATE: THIS MADE 11,000 AT HAMMER

    TRAGEDY AND ROMANCE AT DE VERES IRISH ART SALE

    Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

    A Romeo and Juliet oil on canvas by Jack B. Yeats which sold for £62,562 at Bonhams earlier this year comes up at de Veres in Dublin on December 8 with an estimate of €100,000-150,000. Romeo and Juliet, The Last Act is from 1927 and is based on a performance of Gounod’s opera at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin in 1926. UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 195,000 AT HAMMER

    (See posts on antiquesandartireland.com for June 3 and February 8, 2019)

    Here is a video about the work from de Veres.

    MILLIONS OF EURO WORTH OF IRISH ART TO CHANGE HANDS

    Thursday, November 19th, 2020

    Millions of euro work of Irish art is due to come under the hammer at four pre-Christmas sales by Morgan O’Driscoll (November 23); Whyte’s (December 7); de Veres (December 8) and James Adam (December 9). More than 560 lots will come under the hammer at these sales. It is a mark of the improving condition of the Irish art market that no less than nine of them have estimates in excess of 100,000. Predictably the front runners are Jack B. Yeats, William Orpen, Walter Osborne, Paul Henry and William Scott. These stellar artists notwithstanding the upcoming sales offer an appetising selection by a wide variety of artists across all price points. The number of works with high estimates recalls an oft quoted phrase of modernising Irish Taoiseach Sean Lemass in the 1960’s – “a rising tide lifts all boats”. Irish art values are once again on the up and not before time.

    William Scott CBE RA, (1913-1989 STILL LIFE WITH FRYING PAN (1946) (200,000-300,000) at de Veres UPDATE: THIS MADE 200,000 AT HAMMER

    ART AND DESIGN AT DE VERES TIMED SALE

    Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

    The catalogue for de Veres Art and Design auction on October 20 is now online. There is a mix of classic design furniture and Irish art in this timed online sale of around 200 lots. There are sideboards, cocktail tables, sofas, dining chairs, coffee tables, lighting, easy chairs, mirrors and sculpture. Among the artworks on offer is work by Tony O’Malley, Patrick Scott, Hughie O’Donoghue, Liam O’Neill and Colin Davidson.

    Two from a set of xi Model 79 dining chairs by Niels Otto Moller, Danish, 1960’s  UPDATE: THESE MADE 3,200 AT HAMMER

    TOP LOTS AT DE VERES IRISH ART SALE

    Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

    TOP lots at de Veres sale of outstanding Irish Art and Sculpture online in Dublin this evening included the following hammer prices: The Street Performer by Jack B. Yeats (184,000); Achill Cottage, Lough Corrib by Pau Henry (116,000); Life Study by Louis le Brocquy (114,000); Head of Francis Bacon by le Brocquy (90,000) and Peonies and Iris in a vase and a bowl of fruit by Roderic O’Conor (78,000). The most expensively estimated lot in the auction, Double Window by Sean Scully (600,000-900,000) failed to sell.

    The auction totalled 1.25 million and 85% of lots were sold.

    Paul Henry RHA, 1877-1958
    ACHILL COTTAGE, LOUGH CORRIB

    BIRD OF PREY AT ONLINE ART AUCTION

    Thursday, July 16th, 2020

    A bronze hawk by Oisin Kelly RHA, cast in the Dublin Art Foundry during the 1970’s, comes up at de Veres sale of outstanding Irish art and sculpture which runs until July 23. Estimated at 4,000-6,000 it is one of an issue of seven.  The artist derived many of his themes from the natural world and had a particular fondness for birds. His earliest major public work was his ‘Children of Lir’ in the Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square, Dublin, which was dedicated by An Taoiseach, Jack Lynch, in August 1971. 

    Oisin Kelly RHA, 1915 – 1981 HAWK. UPDATE: THIS MADE 5,500 AT HAMMER