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In 1887, James Adam boldly opened his auctioneering business on the edge of Stephen’s Green. Without internet or even phones, he relied on a small ad in The Irish Times and word of mouth in order to grow his business.

135 years later and we’re still here! But, whilst we may trade in antiques, we don’t want to operate as one and hence, the Adam’s Stories are born. In this space, we, the employees, hope to share a glimpse into our world
– i.e, the chaotic whirlwind of glamorous jewels, priceless artworks, dusty pieces of history and enough oddities to keep even the most curious of humankind busy. We will give you sneak peeks into our auction setups, articles on our most interesting lots and insights from outside influences who have made their living in the design world.

If there’s one thing that all who work in Adam’s can safely agree to it’s that we never stop learning. Even the most seasoned of us can be stumped at times and forced to retreat to the knowledge of a specialised book or two. With some luck, we’ll be able to share this knowledge with you.

So watch this space to find out the latest from no.26!

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Featured Article

Sustainability starts At Home
June 7, 2024

Sustainability starts At Home

2024 is a year in which Adam’s wants to recognise the key role buying antique furniture and furnishings at auction contributes greatly to the sustainable initiative. In 2019 the Environmental Protection Agency reported stark figures that each year in Ireland 1.2 million reusable bulky items, primarily furniture goes into landfill. Similar to the problem of ‘fast fashion’, the constant production and consumption of new items is leading to rapidly growing waste problem. We want to acknowledge those who are already buying second hand or antique furniture at auction and to encourage new buyers by highlighting the benefits of acquiring affordable, well-made quality items that are built to last.

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June 7, 2024

Sustainability starts At Home

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May 24, 2024

Walter Frederick Osborne and Jack Butler Yeats Lead Important Irish Art Auction

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"The only Italian Elizabeth Taylor knows, is Bulgari"

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April 17, 2024

Revolutionary Headquarters for General George Washington 1777

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November 30, 2023

Through the Eyes of Indy Parsons

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November 30, 2023

Leading Lots in Important Irish Art Sale

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November 13, 2023

The Louis Vuitton Travel Trunk - A Hallmark of Travelling in Style

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November 10, 2023

Patrick Pye - A Personal Collection : Online Pictures Sale

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November 1, 2023

Mid-Century Modern Auction

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October 12, 2023

Highlights of the 'Country House Collection' Sale

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