Live & Online AUCTIONs

Buying with Adam's

Adam's, founded in 1887, are Ireland's leading Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers. Our name is synonymous with the buying, selling and valuing of art, antiques and the decorative arts in Ireland.

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Once registered, you will be able to place bids, create a wishlist, view archives of previous auction results, manage your invoices and set your email alert preferences.


Register to bid

Once registered, you will be able to place bids, create a wishlist, view archives of previous auction results, manage your invoices and set your email alert preferences.

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Buyer Information

Buyers' Premium

Please note Buyer's Premium including VAT is 25%. Lots purchased online with will attract an additional charge for this service in the sum of 4.95% of the hammer price plus VAT at the rate imposed.

Where a lot is being shipped outside of the EU, the VAT on Buyers Premium may be Zero rated for VAT purposes being an Export. Adam's need to secure proof of export from a recommended shipper in order to avail of this facility. Our Accounts team can answer any queries you may have in this regard.


All purchases must be paid for within three calendar days of the sale. Our payment terms are cash, banker's draft or cheque drawn on an Irish bank. Cheques will take a minimum of eight working days to clear the bank, unless they have been vouched to our satisfaction prior to the sale, or you have a previous cheque payment history with Adam's. We also accept the following Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, & American Express (subject to a surcharge of 3.65%). For debit cards including Laser card payments there are daily limits on payments. Bank Transfer details are available on request. Please ensure that all bank charges are paid in addition to the invoice total, in order to avoid delays in release of the items. Goods will only be released upon clearance through the bank of all monies due.

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Collection of purchases is the responsibility of the buyer. We are happy to assist the buyer by recommending a carrier, however goods remain at the buyer's risk from the fall of the hammer. Goods remaining uncollected three days after the auction date may be subject to storage & handling charges, therefore it is important that you make collection within the designated time, as detailed in the important information for purchasers in your sale catalogue. If you are unable to remove your item immediately you will need to arrange storage and shipping. For international deliveries an export licence may be required. While we can provide Certificates of Antiquity, it is the responsibility of the buyer to assess any export and custom requirements. This is intended as a guide only. Should you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us by either telephone or email. We look forward to seeing you at auction.

Conditions of Sale

General Terms & Conditions of Business

The Auctioneer carries on business on the following terms and conditions and on such other terms or conditions as may be expressly agreed with the Auctioneer or set out in any relevant Catalogue. Conditions 17-22 relate mainly to buyers and conditions 24-40 relate mainly to sellers. Words and phrases with special meanings are defined in condition 1. Buyers and sellers are requested to read carefully the Cataloguing Practice and Catalogue Explanations contained in conditions 2 and 8.

Definitions and general conditions

General Conditions

Conditions 17-22 (Inclusive) - Predominantly Concern the Buyer

Conditions 24-40 (Inclusive) - Predominantly Concern the Seller


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How do I get my items Delivered / Collected?

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Are valuations free?

Upcoming Auctions

Fine Watches
Thursday, December 7, 2023
Deadline for Consignments:
Friday, November 10, 2023