In the salerooms
Hermann Wilkinson of Rathmines has scheduled the next Fine Art and Antique for February 12, with viewing on Tuesday (2pm-5pm) and Wednesday (10am-9pm).
"We've got an 18th-century carved oak blanket chest (est €200-€400) and an assortment of militia including a 19th-century ceremonial cocked hat (est €200-€400)," says David Hermann. "And there's a large 19th-century portrait of a Spanish lady (est €400-€600). She needs a bit of work but she's a very imposing lady. There's also a 19th-century painting of a school room with the crankiest looking teacher and a gang of school children (est €400-€600)."
Other delights include a Norwegian Peel Armchair, designed to look like a peeled orange (est €200-€400) and a cast-iron famine cauldron (est €200-€400).
Irish silver continues to shine internationally with a George III silver teapot bearing the mark of John Stoyte of Dublin, 1791, selling for £688 (€920) at Christie's Interiors auction in London on January 28. The previous day of the same auction, an 18th-century Irish silver dish sold for £1,500 (€2,000).
Antiques & Vintage Fair
An Antiques & Vintage Fair will take place at the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, on Sunday from 11am-6pm. Expect 40 traders taking part in a mixed event that ranges from antique furniture, art and fine silver, to rare coins, books and vintage fashion.
The Irish Spring Antique & Fine Art Fair will take place in Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin, from March 20-22. Expect to find many members of the Irish Antiques Dealers Association with high-end antique furniture and fine art, as well as silver and jewellery experts. There will also be top quality vintage accessories and toys available. The event, under the management of Hibernian Antique Fairs, replaces the Irish International Antiques and Contemporary Art Fair, which traditionally took place in the RDS.