Not wishing to patronise any of you but this type of scam is something you should be aware of – I have received a number of variations of this email from assorted addresses in recent months. It’s more professional than your usual “I have millions of dollars in Burkina Faso and you can have 40% of it if you can help me get it out of the country” but it’s still a pretty obvious scam attempt. That said, it must work sometimes or why would they keep sending the emails. If you don’t believe me you could always drop George Woodgate an email!
Two giants of the Irish Art World face off at the forthcoming Alderfer Auction, Pennsylvania, USA on Thursday 12th December.
Paul Henry’s iconic oil on panel “Lough Derg” (24″ x 22″) carries a low estimate of $30,000/$50,000 and comes with the provenance of at one time belonging to the late Sean T O’Kelly, President of Ireland (1945-59). This painting was used on various railway company and tourist industry posters over the years but they are as nothing to the original which has a real “wow” factor to it.
Up against this masterpiece is yet another indescribable oil on board daub from Jack B Yeats titled “Sea and Lake” (9.25″ x 14″) and carrying the same estimate as the Paul Henry! I know which I’d rather hang on my wall.
Online bidding is available through the invaluable.com auction portal at: www.invaluable.com/catalog/u4odjych7m
One for the one you love and one for the mother-in law?
Update: the Paul Henry sold for $37,500 and the Yeats for $42,500 both plus 25% buyer’s premium.
With 40 specialist and eclectic traders taking part, there will be a huge array of items, spread over two floors, at this Sunday’s South Dublin Antiques & Vintage Fair at The Royal Marine Hotel. From antique and vintage furniture and retro décor to vintage fashions and accessories, plus antique silver, tableware and jewellery, along with fine art, plus rare coins, medals, memorabilia and other collectables (not to mention countless quirky curios); there will literally be something to suit all tastes, interests and budgets.
First up, Greene’s Antiques of Drogheda will be among those specialising in antique and vintage furniture, along with both Handlebar Antiques and William Huey Antiques, together offering a large range of furniture from traditional Victorian and Edwardian pieces, to upcycled vintage pieces and everything in between.
Antique and vintage jewellery exhibitors taking part include Nessador Antiques, Janet Greeves of Belfast, Strictly Vintage, and Delights Antiques, along with Marie Curran of Dublin, exhibiting both antique jewellery and silver, and Bluedot Antiques who will be exhibiting antique jewellery along with a selection of carefully-curated items for the home.
A number of traditional collectables traders will also be in attendance, including traders specialising in coins, medals, postcards, vintage and antiquarian books and more. Meanwhile, Granny’s Attic Vintage of Newry will present a huge range of items, including authentic vintage fashion, accessories and more, along with Lola Blue Vintage and others.
In addition, you can expect to find countless items for the home, including antique and vintage tableware and kitchenalia, whose beauty and design have withstood the tests of time and changing tastes, along with television, movie and music memorabilia, fine art and so much more With thousands of items on display, you can look forward to a day of pleasant surprises as you delve into the past and explore the artefacts of a bygone era.
All the latest information here: www.vintageireland.eu