Ros Drinkwater

Ros Drinkwater

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.

Chandler's California

Chandler's California

Some journeys take years to accomplish. I earmarked this one a decade ago when I read Raymond Chandler's final novel in a single sitting.

Live wire gives gardens something new

Live wire gives gardens something new

If ever there were a Cinderella material, wire is it. I first became aware of its potential in Soweto, where the favourite toys - as I recall, the only toys - were the little wheeled carts the children loved to run with, homemade in all sizes and sha

Lots on offer at Irish furniture sale

Lots on offer at Irish furniture sale

An exceptionally beautiful Dutch longcase clock, an outstanding mid-18th century Irish side table, a rare Irish provincial settee bed and a unique set of chairs are among the highlights at HOK Fine Art's sale on April 7.

Careers in fine art get the royal stamp of approval

Careers in fine art get the royal stamp of approval

In the 1960s, hairdressers and photographers occupied the high-profile job slots presently taken by, among others, celebrity chefs.

Kennedy family artefacts highlight at Sotheby's

Kennedy family artefacts highlight at Sotheby's

Certain monograms can set a collector's scalp tingling, and none more than 'JFK'.