Auction room action hots up

An improvement in the market this year means that Christmas buyers have a good range of art and antiques to choose from.

25th November, 2012
Auction room action hots up
Rory Guthrie of DeVeres with a bronze Irish wolfhound (guide price €1,500) and Jack B Yeats oil on canvas, Safe Harbour (guide price €80,000-€120,000). Photo: Maura Hickey

An improvement in the market this year means that Christmas buyers have a good range of art and antiques to choose from.

The word on the street is that, for the art and antique market, the worst of the recession could be over. Due to the huge increase in the volume of consignments, 2012 has given collectors buying at auction the widest choice they've had in a decade, and the results of those auctions show...

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