Ros Drinkwater

Ros Drinkwater

Welsh maestro's Irish connection

Welsh maestro's Irish connection

Leading Sotheby's sale of 20th Century British and Irish Art this week are three magnificent works by the Welsh maestro Kyffin Williams: Rhoscryman, Anglesey (€21,900-€29,200); A Hill Farmer and his Dog (€26,300-€36,500); and, for my money the best o

Harvesting the best of Chelsea

Harvesting the best of Chelsea

One way to keep children entertained through the long summer break is to invest in an outdoors playhouse, the kind stout enough to give shelter in wet weather, protection from the sun and be a drier alternative to a tent on burned-sausages-by-the-cam

Christie's takes a front seat

Christie's takes a front seat

Alvar Aalto, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Arne Jacobsen, Piero Fornasetti, Charles and Ray Eames, and Philippe Starcke the key players of 20th century decorative arts can all be found in Christie's modern design sale on June 5.

Chelsea Flower Show attracts record number of Irish visitors

Chelsea Flower Show attracts record number of Irish visitors

The Chelsea Flower Show has taken over from Wimbledon and Ascot as the hottest corporate event for movers and shakers in London, and attracted more Irish visitors this year than ever.

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.