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    A TIMED ONLINE PICTURE SALE BY JAMES ADAM IN DUBLIN

    Friday, January 27th, 2023
    RICHARD GORMAN RHA (B.1946) – Untitled. Lithograph 4/40 

    With an estimate of €500-800 this untitled lithograph comes up as lot 61 at the current James Adam timed online picture sale. The auction ends from 11 am on January 31. A total of 348 lots are on offer and the catalogue is online.

    GEORGIAN WALNUT COMBINATION DESK MAKES €13,000 AT HAMMER

    Monday, December 19th, 2022

    This rare George I walnut combination desk made a hammer price of €13,000 at the James Adam At Home sale today. It had been estimated at €1,000-€2,000. It is formed with a kneehole desk on one side and a chest of drawers on the other. No less than seven bidders chased this unusual antique piece. A George IV pitch pine circular breakfast table with an estimate of €400-600 made €1,600 at hammer. A Pasha razor and barber brush by Cartier made €1,400, a gold charm bracelet made €3,200, an 1885 full sovereign gold coin in a pendant made €1,800, a pair of Victorian gilt and gesso torchere stands made €2,000, a Victorian giltwood rectangular mirror made €2,400 and a pair of continental porcelain figurines made €2,400 over a top estimate of €400.

    AT HOME WITH ADAMS AND FESTIVE CHEER TOO

    Saturday, December 17th, 2022
    A two seater Chesterfield couch UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,500 AT HAMMER


    A weathered leather couch and club chair at right angles to a blazing fire, a Victorian giltwood mirror and a carved mahogany framed ottoman combine to make an enviably comfortable image on the catalogue cover for Adams timed At Home auction on December 19..  The scene was set in the elegant surroundings of the St. Stephen’s Green Club in Dublin where the decorated Georgian fireplace and Christmas tree added a seasonal touch of cheer.

    Here’s the thing.  There is no reason why this ghost of Christmas past cannot be turned into the ghost of your Christmas future because with the exception of the fireplace all these lots are in the sale.  The two seater button backed brown leather couch and matching armchair are estimated at €1,600-€2,000, the mirror at €500-€700 and the ottoman at €400-€600.

    The most expensively estimated furniture lot is 441, a 19th century neo-Grecian maple and rosewood inlaid centre table (€3,000-€5,000) and there is a good collection of overmantle mirrors.  Among the more unusual offerings are two Afghan war rugs woven with tanks and war apparatus, each estimated at €200-€300, based on the invasion of Afghanistan by the Soviet Union. There is also a rare George I walnut combination piece with knee hole desk on one side and a chest of drawers on the other (€1,000-€2,000).

    19th century neo-Grecian centre table UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    The first 156 lots is made up of jewellery and watches headed by an Italian 18 carat gold necklace and bracelet (€3,200-€3,800).  There is no shortage of gift items like a Pasha razor and barber brush by Cartier. The top art lot is an oil by Joseph Horler (1809-1887) of Criccieth Castle in North Wales (€3,000-€5,000).

    As if all this was not enough Adams will hold a fine wines and spirit auction on December 18.  The catalogues for both sales are online and they are now on view in Dublin.

    AN IRISH WILLIAM IV SIDE CABINET ON HAIRY PAW FEET

    Thursday, December 15th, 2022

    This Irish William IV mahogany side cabinet comes up as lot 362 at the James Adam At Home sale with an estimate of 1,000-1,500. Thought to be made in Cork it has a rope moulded top and is flanked by spiral pilasters on hairy paw feet. Viewing gets underway in Dublin today for two timed online sales at Adams, Vintage Wines and Spirits which closes on December 18 and At Home which closes on December 19. The catalogues for each sale are online.

    JACK B YEATS AND PAUL HENRY SHINE AT ADAMS

    Wednesday, December 7th, 2022
    Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957)  – The Duet (1945) SOLD FOR €70,000 AT HAMMER

    The Sick Bed and The Duet, both by Yeats, made hammer prices of €160,000 and €70,000 respectively at the James Adam sale of Important Irish Art in Dublin tonight. They had been estimated at €150,000-€200,000 and €70,000-€100,000. Connemara Hills by Paul Henry made €92,000 over a top estimate of €60,000. Fantail, an oil on canvas by Louis le Brocquy made €50,000 (€40,000-€60,000) and The Garlanded Goat, an Aubusson tapestry designed by le Brocquy made €46,000 (40,000-€60,000). Abstract Composition by Evie Hone made €34,000 (€15,000-€25,000) and Lighthouse Man’s twin cats and Washing by John Shinnors made €30,000 (€30,000-€50,000). Children playing in a woodland glade by George Russell made €28,000 over a top estimate of €15,000 and Valley Wind, Jemisa by Tony O’Malley made €24,000 at hammer (€15,000-€25,000).

    The auction brought in  €1.135m gross and recorded a sold rate of 78%.

    IMPORTANT IRISH ART AT JAMES ADAM

    Monday, December 5th, 2022
     Line by John Shinnor. UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    Economic uncertainty is no bad thing for the art market and John Shinnors, Hughie O’Donoghue and John Doherty are among the more contemporary blue chip Irish artists that Adams will bank on to deliver a good sale of Important Irish Art on the evening of December 7. Yeats, Paul Henry and Louis le Brocquy are there too.

    Line, one of John Shinnors larger works and one of his most significant, is an arresting response to Frank Bramley’s Domino at the Crawford Gallery and is estimated at €60,000-€80,000. Two fine oils by Yeats head this auction of 144 lots.  The Sick Bed failed to sell when it came up in 2020 with an estimate of €250,000-€300,000 and is now estimated at €150,000-€200,000. The Duet (€70,000-€100,000) is a more joyful work and graces the catalogue cover.The Garlanded Goat, an Aubusson tapestry and an oil of canvas of a fantail pigeons, both by le Brocquy, and Paul Henry’s deeply atmospheric Connemara Hills are all estimated at €40,000-€60,000.  Other top lots include Lighthouse, Man’s Twin Cats and Washing by Shinnors, The Canal Turn, Aintree by Peter Curling, Jasper’s Here … O’Donovan, Union Hall by John Doherty and Afloat by Hughie O’Donoghue. The sale is on view at St. Stephen’s Green and the catalogue is online.

    The Canal Turn, Aintree by Peter Curling. UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    ANYONE FOR AN IMPORTANT DIAMOND NECKLACE?

    Thursday, December 1st, 2022
    AN IMPORTANT DIAMOND NECKLACE. UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    Set with three continuous rows of princess-cut diamonds this necklace comes up at the James Adam sale of Fine Jewellery and Watches in Dublin on December 6. Billed as an important diamond necklace with 45-50 carats in total it is estimated at €40,000-€60,000 and is the most expensively estimated lot in the sale. There are diamonds rings, earrings, brooches, pendants, bracelets, sapphires, pearls, rubies and gold galore to choose from among 261 lots with estimates from €200 up. The catalogue is online.

    THE COLLECTION OF MAHMUT BALKIR AT JAMES ADAM IN DUBLIN

    Monday, November 21st, 2022
    ANTIQUE ISFAHAN WOOL CARPET, CENTRAL IRAN, CA 1920. UPDATE: THIS MADE 10,000 AT HAMMER

    This fine wool carpet from central Iran, circa 1920, is among the top lots at the James Adam sale of the Collection of Mahmut Balkir in Dublin on November 23. The central field is woven with a large flowerhead medallion in blue, red, brown, and navy tones, against a cream ground. It is contained within a broad red ground border decorated with floral vignettes and flowerheads, with guard stripes. The estimate for lot 168 is €15,000-20,000. A third generation rug dealer Mahmut Balkir runs The Oriental Rug Company on Francis St. in Dublin.

    COMPETITIVE BIDDING FOR JOSEPH WALSH ASH TABLE AT ADAMS

    Tuesday, November 8th, 2022
    Ebb by Joseph Walsh made 9,500 at hammer

    A total of 31 bids later the seven bidders competing for this Joseph Walsh Studio piece at the James Adam Mid Century Modern sale today saw it knocked down for a hammer price of 9,500 over an estimate of 2,000-3,000. The table is Ash was purchased from the Joseph Walsh Studio and came complete with an official certificate, Niamh Barry’s Touch Vessels failed to find a buyer, a pair of c1950 valet stands by Fratelli Reguitti made 8,500, a pair of lady chairs by Marco Zanuso made 7,000, a set of eight Danish Model 62 rosewood chairs by Niels Otto Moller made 15,000, a teak Spade chair by Finn Juhl made 5,500, an oil on panel portrait of a young girl by Harrington Mann made 11,000 (1864-1937), a charcoal drawing by Alice Maher entitled Lovers made 5,500 and Rhapink Nudge by Richard Gorman made 5,000.

    DANISH 1960 SIDEBOARD AT ADAMS MID-CENTURY MODERN SALE

    Monday, November 7th, 2022
    SIDEBOARD BY ARNE HOVMAND OLSEN. UPDATE: THIS MADE 5,000 AT HAMMER

    THIS rosewood sideboard by Arne Hovmand Olsen comes up as lot 37 at the James Adam Mid Century Modern sale in Dublin on November 8. The c1960 model for Mogens Kold, Denmark is titled MK 5II. The estimate if 5,000-8,000. This is a timed online sale which features furniture, art and collectibles and the catalogue is online.