Ros Drinkwater

Ros Drinkwater

Bridging a garden's years at Altamont

Bridging a garden's years at Altamont

A stone arch frames the view, a glimpse of sylvan tranquillity down the avenue of mature beech trees known as Nun's Walk.

The Sleeping Beauty wakes

The Sleeping Beauty wakes

On my first visit in 2001, Sleeping Beauty was the only way to describe Knockabbey in Co Louth.

Cork's story in fine paintings

Cork's story in fine paintings

Leading the Cork Sale on May 24 is a painting described by Peter Murray of the Crawford Municipal Gallery as “one of the most important works of art associated with Cork and its history".

Original Eileen Gray chair to be auctioned in Paris

Original Eileen Gray chair to be auctioned in Paris

It is rare that an original Eileen Gray piece comes on the market, but on June 1 a lacquered mermaid chair circa 1912-13 is due to be sold by Camard in Paris with an estimate of €289,855 to €362,318.

Don't let thirst be your ruin

Don't let thirst be your ruin

It has been a funny old spring, with not nearly enough rain for my liking, but what a difference a day (or two) makes!

Irish art returns home

Irish art returns home

Irish art returning to the Irish market after a sojourn in the United States is a trend to be welcomed.

Feet on the ground as chairs sell well

Feet on the ground as chairs sell well

Chairs were the success story at HOK Fine Art's April 7 sale, where prices were satisfactory rather than spectacular, the two top selling lots achieving their lower estimates.

Hungarian tranquillity

Hungarian tranquillity

A sentence in the guide book says it all - “The garden with its lawn, trees, lakes, interesting and beautiful plants is waiting for those wishing to refresh away from the harms of civilisation . . .”

Pop memories under the hammer

Pop memories under the hammer

The star lot at Christie's sale of pop memorabilia on May 5 is a letter with an estimate of stg£40,000 to stg£60,000.

Cork show will feature precious metals a-plenty

Cork show will feature precious metals a-plenty

Four centuries of Cork gold and silver will be celebrated at Airgeadoir, an exhibition which opens at the Crawford Gallery on April 16.

Up for the cup at Christie's

Up for the cup at Christie's

Arguably the most important item of football history ever to be offered at auction will lead Christie's South Kensington sale of football memorabilia on May 19.

Garden sheds to suit all tastes

Garden sheds to suit all tastes

The garden shed is very much in the news these days.

Titanic memorabilia auction

Titanic memorabilia auction

The latest item to be consigned to an upcoming sale of Titanic memorabilia at the British auction house Henry Aldridge is twelve minutes of film that shows the ship sailing to its doom.

Mind-bending works on sale

Mind-bending works on sale

Given the prices sought for very similar works on the internet, the bargains of the week have to be three works by Victor Vasarely going under the hammer at Adam's on April 5.

Jack B Yeats leads the field at DeVere's

Jack B Yeats leads the field at DeVere's

Leading the field at de Vere's on April 12 is a gem of a painting by Jack B Yeats, Sailor Home from Sea, 1924, 23 by 35.5 centimetres.