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Achieve enlightenment at Sheppard’s March sale

Achieve enlightenment at Sheppard’s March sale

Headline lots at Sheppard’s in March put the focus on the Age of Enlightenment. The star piece of furniture is a magnificent walnut, herringbone and satinwood inlaid chest-on-chest, circa 1720. Of exceptional honey colour and in original condition, i

Object of desire

Object of desire

One of the most archaeologically correct gothic revival castles built in Victorian times is Dromore Castle in Co Limerick. All its interior furnishings were designed for the third Earl of Limerick by foremost English architect and designer of the day

Swiftian silverware spearheads latest set of Fonsie Mealy lots

Swiftian silverware spearheads latest set of Fonsie Mealy lots

Furniture from Castlemorres, a carved white marble group from Iveagh House, a vintage Louis Vuitton trunk from Coolavin, and a silver ink pot from Lissadel are among lots with serious provenance at Fonsie Mealy’s this week.

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Events calendar

A selection of art events from around the country.

Don’t forget the small print

Don’t forget the small print

With auctions all over the world now accessible to Irish art collectors, the game has changed irreversibly, but make sure you do your homework before getting involved, writes Ros Drinkwater.

Object of desire

Object of desire

A belt of the Crozier

A belt of the Crozier

Events calendar

Events calendar

A selection of art events from around the country.

Hidden gems in family photos

Hidden gems in family photos

Important photographs regularly fetch five figure sums at auction, but images of much humbler provenance can give great pleasure to a collector – and have market value as an investment for the future.

Landscapes, lobsters and Le Rat at Whyte’s sale

Landscapes, lobsters and Le Rat at Whyte’s sale

Leading Whyte’s first sale of the year is an archetypal oil by Paul Henry from the 1940s: Landscape, Connemara, 37.47 × 48.26 centimetres, estimate €60,000-€70,000. A second Irish lot is arguably Daniel O’Neill’s most compelling portrait, a study in

Fine Arts: Events calendar

Fine Arts: Events calendar

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Fine Arts: Object of desire

Fine Arts: Object of desire

Nifty items for thrifty collectors

Nifty items for thrifty collectors

Ali memorabilia expected to fetch a knockout price

Ali memorabilia expected to fetch a knockout price

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Events Calendar