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    MID CENTURY MODERN AT JAMES ADAM IN DUBLIN

    Sunday, November 11th, 2018

    The vogue for mid 20th century designer furniture is creating new demand and James Adam will offer a good selection at their Mid Century Modern sale in Dublin on November 13 at 6 p.m.  There is lighting, tables, sideboards, cabinets and associated art from the studios of artists like Callum Innes, Hughie O’Donoghue, Albert Irvin, Sean Scully, Felim Egan, Mark Francis, Paddy Graham and Tony O’Malley. Among the most expensively estimated lots are an untitled work by Callum Innes (20,000-30,000), The Pond by Tony O’Malley (12,000-16,000), a ceiling light by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte (10,000-15,000) and a pair of armchairs by Gio Ponti (5,000-7,000). The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    A pair of c1930 Art Deco armchairs, with black laquered arms and
    ivory coloured upholstery  UPDATE: THESE MADE 1,800 AT HAMMER

    MAX INGRAND (1908 – 1969) Model 2127 ceiling light for Fontana Arte, c.1960s  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    CALLUM INNES (B.1962)
    UNTITLED NO.II, 2008  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 20,000 AT HAMMER

    A pair of 1950’s armchairs by Gio Ponti UPDATE: THESE made 4,800

    ASIAN ART AT JAMES ADAM IN DUBLIN

    Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

    The sale of Asian art at James Adam in Dublin on November 3 features Chinese porcelain from a variety of periods and in various colours, Japanese woodblock prints and some lots of furniture and jewellery in a selection of 336 lots. The most expensively estimated lots are a Yongzheng (1723-1735) green chrysanthemum dish (40,000-60,000) and a blue and white bulbous Zhadou with the mark of Zhengde (1506-1521) and a mid 14th century blue and white peony jar, each estimated at 30,000-50,000.

    Yongzheng (1723-1735) green chrysanthemum dish (40,000-60,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 36,000 AT HAMMER

    ARE BLUE AND WHITE PEONY JAR, ‘Guan’ mid 14th century (30,000-50,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 240,000 AT HAMMER

    REPUBLICAN SILVER CUP AT TOWNLEY SALE

    Sunday, October 14th, 2018
    Not least of the remarkable selection of lots at the Country House Collections sale of 730 lots by James Adam at Townley Hall near Drogheda on October 16 is a Republican silver two handled cup made by Egans of Cork at the height of the Civil War in 1922.
    Republican silver is prized by collectors. Only about 80 objects were made by the renowned Cork silversmiths in the period to September 1922 when war conditions made it impossible to send silver to the Assay Office in Dublin. The Dublin writer and surgeon Oliver St. John Gogarty suggested a special hallmark to distinguish this particular period. So Egan’s made a punch based on the Arms of Cork showing a ship between two castles with two masts instead of three.  The punch was destroyed when normal conditions resumed. The loving cup is estimated 10,000-15,000.
    The highlight of the auction is the Armada table made from wood salvaged more than 400 years ago. As many as 27 Spanish ships were lost off the Irish coast in 1588.  The catalogue cover is a 1760’s uniformed portrait of Capt. Edward O’Brien of Dromoland Castle by Robert Hunter (1715-1780).  The estimate is 30,000-40,000.  Two other lots of note from Dromoland are a set of Giant Irish Deer antlers and skull (30,000-50,000) and an iron bound 15th/16th century muniments chest (used for storing documents) at 8,000-12,000. A collection of nearly 50 lots of old Irish glass formed by Mrs. Noel Guinness of the banking family in the early part of the last century is highlighted by a late 18th century Waterford or  Cork fruit bowl (1,500-2,500).  There are decanters, preserve jars, serving dishes, milk jugs with estimates from 100 upwards.

    An exceptional irish George II mahogany drop leaf table is estimated at 30,000-50,000, as is a pair of Irish George I walnut console tables. Among many other furniture lots of note are an Irish George II side table, a Louis Seize style ormolu and marquetry commode, a pair of Georgian style giltwood pier tables and mirrors in the manner of William Kent and a George IV pedestal sideboard.

    (See posts on antiquesandartireland.com for September 15 and October 11, 2018)

    Republican silver loving cup UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    18th century Waterford or Cork fruit bowl. UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,400 AT HAMMER

    COUNTRY HOUSE COLLECTIONS SALE AT TOWNLEY HALL

    Thursday, October 11th, 2018

    The annual James Adam Country House Collection sale at Townley Hall near Drogheda features 730 highly collectible lots with items from Dromoland headed by the Armada Table estimated at 100,000-200,000. There is antique Irish furniture, art, silver, glass and a variety of collectibles,  The catalogue is online and viewing gets underway on October 13. Here is a small selection:

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for September 15, 2018)

    THE DROMOLAND CASTLE MEGALOCEROS GIGANTEUS. Giant Irish Deer antlers and skull, c. 12,000 – 8,000 BC (30,000-50,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 47,000 AT HAMMER

    A 19TH CENTURY CARVED GILTWOOD PIER MIRROR (4,000-6,000)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    A FINE GOTHIC REVIVAL MAHOGANY SIDE TABLE (8,000-12,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 12,000 AT HAMMER

    AN IRISH GEORGE III MAHOGANY BRASS BOUND TURF BUCKET (3,000-5,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 3,000 AT HAMMER

    A 19TH CENTURY GOTHIC REVIVAL STONE WELL-HEAD (5,000-7,000)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 10,000

    AFFORDABLE ART FROM THE UTV COLLECTION AT ADAMS ONLINE

    Thursday, October 4th, 2018

    An opportunity to invest in affordable works of art from a well -regarded Irish corporate collection arises at Adams with the online sale of the balance of works from the UTV collection.  The main artwork from the collection were sold at Adams in 2016. This sale comprises over 135 works of art including oils, watercolours, illustrations and photographic prints.  It runs at Adams until October 8 at 8 pm.

    The collection was built up over the decades and was curated by art historian, author and collector, Theo Snoddy, together with Amanda Croft and supported by the UTV board. The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    Dennis Kelly (20th/21st Century) Innocence and Despair (400-500)

    Rowel Friers (1920-1998)
    The Steeplechase (150-250)

    Wilfred J. Haughton RUA (1921-1999) Farm Pond near Strangford (300-400)

    FRIEL COLLECTION RAISES ALMOST 200,000 FOR HOMELESS CHARITY

    Thursday, September 27th, 2018

    Evening Flight by Norah McGuinness

    The art collection of the late playwright Brian Friel  raised almost 200,000 the the Peter McVerry Trust, a homeless charity, at James Adam in Dublin last night. His widow Anne donated the sale proceeds of the sale of 23 works from well-known Irish artists to thecharity. The Tony award nominee dramatist, short story writer and playwright died aged 86 in 2015.  His works include Dancing at Lughnasa and Philadelphia Here I Come!  He was a co-founder of the Field Day Theatre Company.

    The top lot from the Friel collection was Evening Flight by Norah McGuinness which made a hammer price of 22,000.

    AT HOME SALE AT JAMES ADAM IN DUBLIN

    Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

    Around 500 lots will come under the hammer at the James Adam At Home sale in Dublin on September 9.  There is antique furniture, silver, jewellery, art and a variety of collectibles.  The catalogue is online.  Here is a small selection:

    ENDRE KAMPOCZI BALOGH (HUNGARIAN 1911 – 1977)
    Still life, flowers in a vase (700-1,000)  UPDATE: 700

    A VICTORIAN GILTWOOD TRIPLE COMPARTMENTED OVERMANTLE MIRROR (800-1,000)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    A GEORGE III IRISH BRIGHT CUT SILVER CREAM JUG, Dublin 1794, maker’s mark rubbed (200-300)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 200 AT HAMMER

    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY SLOPE FRONT BUREAU, c1800 (500-700)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 550 AT HAMMER

    BRIAN FRIEL COLLECTION TO BENEFIT PETER McVERRY TRUST

    Thursday, July 26th, 2018

    ‘Herding the Horses’ by Patrick Hennessy

    Paintings from the collection of the late playwright Brian Friel and his wife Anne will come up at the James Adam sale of important Irish art in Dublin on September 27.  Proceeds from the 23 works will be donated to the Peter McVerry Trust which aims to reduce homelessness and the harm caused by drug abuse.  The collection is expected to generate at least 100,000 for the charity.

    Artists in the collection include Patrick Hennessy, Sean MacSweeney, Tony O’Malley, Norah McGuinness and Patrick Scott.

    OSBORNE AND YEATS THE TOP LOTS AT ADAMS

    Thursday, May 31st, 2018

    Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957)
    The Belle of Chinatown (1943)

    Counting the flock by Walter Osborne sold for a hammer price of 165,000 to become the top lot at the James Adam sale of Important Irish Art in Dublin last night. It had been estimated at 100,000-150,000.  The Belle of Chinatown by Jack Butler Yeats made 108,000 at hammer. It had been estimated at 80,000-120,000.

    Among the other top hammer prices were Mainie Jellett’s Abstract Composition (39,000); Belfast Street with children by Colin Middleton (17,000); A bog pool in Wicklow by Paul Henry (44,000); The Liffey by Norah McGuinness (14,000);  Evening on the house top, Tangier by Sir John Lavery (23,000); A glimpse of Lough Neagh by Frank McKelvey (10,000); Mask of the Atlantic by Rory Breslin (14,000); Mid week sale by Mark O’Neill (11,000);  and Osborne’s Beached rowing boat and figures by the shore (23,000).

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for May 27, 2018)

    ART AND HISTORY AT JAMES ADAM SALE IN DUBLIN

    Sunday, May 27th, 2018
    Art and history coincide in a large watercolour by James Mahony of some lost Cork city fabric at the James Adam evening sale of important Irish art in Dublin on May 30.  The 1852 work is of the opening of the National Exhibition of the Arts, Manufactures and Products of Ireland in a building designed by the brilliant John Benson which stood where Cork City Hall now graces the riverside. Benson designed some iconic Cork buildings such as the English Market, the Waterworks, the Firkin Crane and the Butter Market.  Because they were mostly made of wood all of them have lost their original truss roofs as a result of fire. After the exhibition the building shown here was dismantled, sold and re-erected beside the Cork School of Art. Named The Atheneaeum it was used for lectures, exhibitions and performances. Re-named Cork Opera House in 1877 it was destroyed by fire in 1855.

    Walter Osborne’s Counting the Flock is the main lot of the auction, estimated at 100,000-150,000. There are works by Paul Henry, Jack Yeats, a Tangier painting  by Sir John Lavery and an abstract by Mainie Jellett.  There are two sculptures by Eilis O’Connell from the collection of the late John Hunt and works by Louis le Brocquy, George Campbell, Norah McGuinness, Colin Middleton, Patrick Hickey, Charles Tyrrell and Richard Gorman. Viewing at Adams is from 2 pm to 5 pm tomorrow and from 10 am to 5 pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

    The Official Opening of the National Exhibition of the Arts, Manufactures and Products of Ireland, Cork 1852 by James Mahony ARHA (1810-1879)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 4,200 AT HAMMER

    Counting the Flock by Walter Osborne (1859-1903)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 165,000 AT HAMMER