Fine Arts

Pick up a little screen stardust from John Boorman and Normal People

Triple treat for potential bidders as 3,500 rare and noteworthy items go under the hammer at three major auction houses

The Sheppard’s sale includes this 15.93ct brilliant-cut yellow diamond, estimated at €250,000-€300,000

Auction-goers will be spoilt for choice over the coming days. By my estimation, more than 3,500 items will fall under the hammer through three auction houses, all pieces with individual stories and histories but also that rare and sought-after stardust provenance.

Beginning with Sheppard’s of Durrow, which is offering the contents from The Glebe, Annamoe, the Co Wicklow home of acclaimed film-maker Sir John Boorman and other important clients, the two-day auction of 1,400 lots ...