A FINE IRISH MAHOGANY GEORGE III HALL TABLE, C.1740
Price Realised: €68,750
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ROBERT LUCIUS WEST (C.1774 - 1850) Portrait of William Hoare Hume, of Humewood standing in a Wicklow Landscape
Price Realised: €25,000
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AN IMPORTANT PAIR OF MAHOGANY ELLIPTICAL SIDE TABLES, TO A DESIGN BY WYATT, 1776
Price Realised: €62,500
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THE 'BLESSINGTON COMMODE' ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN KIRKHOFFER (c. 1745) An important Irish walnut and seaweed marquetry serpentine chest
PURCHASED PRIOR TO AUCTION BY THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF IRELAND
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JOHN FERNELEY SNR (1782-1860) Mr Hugh Dick's Favourite Mare and Pointer outside Humewood House, County Wicklow (1809)
Price Realised €118,750
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A FRENCH CARVED WOOD MODEL OF MADONNA AND CHILD (Probably 16th century) The crowned Madonna seated with Jesus in her lap reaching for the globus cruciger
€20,000
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ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM VAN DER HAGEN (FL. 1720-1745) King William III off the coast of Ireland, June 1690, with an English Royal Yacht and the Lord High Admiral’s First-rate Flying the Royal Standard
Price Realised €40,000
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A FINE IRISH MAHOGANY GEORGE III HALL TABLE, C.1740
Price Realised: €68,750
ROBERT LUCIUS WEST (C.1774 - 1850) Portrait of William Hoare Hume, of Humewood standing in a Wicklow Landscape
Price Realised: €25,000
AN IMPORTANT PAIR OF MAHOGANY ELLIPTICAL SIDE TABLES, TO A DESIGN BY WYATT, 1776
Price Realised: €62,500
THE 'BLESSINGTON COMMODE' ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN KIRKHOFFER (c. 1745) An important Irish walnut and seaweed marquetry serpentine chest
PURCHASED PRIOR TO AUCTION BY THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF IRELAND
JOHN FERNELEY SNR (1782-1860) Mr Hugh Dick's Favourite Mare and Pointer outside Humewood House, County Wicklow (1809)
Price Realised €118,750
A FRENCH CARVED WOOD MODEL OF MADONNA AND CHILD (Probably 16th century) The crowned Madonna seated with Jesus in her lap reaching for the globus cruciger
€20,000
ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM VAN DER HAGEN (FL. 1720-1745) King William III off the coast of Ireland, June 1690, with an English Royal Yacht and the Lord High Admiral’s First-rate Flying the Royal Standard
Price Realised €40,000

Fine Period Furniture & Decorative Arts

Whether you are thinking of selling, or are seeking advice on buying, our team is always on hand to guide you and can offer expert advice on furniture, porcelain, silver, glass, bronze and all manner of decorative arts.

We hold quarterly general sales of furniture and decorative arts and European paintings entitled the 'At Home' auction.
In addition to this, our annual ‘Country House Collections’ auction takes place every October at Townley Hall, Co. Louth.
A much-anticipated sale, ‘Country House Collections’ is marked as a must see in the diaries of international collectors and promises unique pieces of period furniture, artworks by European masters and charming rarities not often glimpsed in the salerooms.

Adam’s is always open to the possibility of holding single vendor sales for exceptional collections, either in our St. Stephen’s Green premises or on location at the site of the collection.

If you are interested in buying or selling furniture or decorative arts in Ireland, then please contact one of our specialists in total confidence and without any obligation.

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Period Furniture & Decorative Arts

Fine Period Furniture & Decorative Arts

Whether you are thinking of selling, or are seeking advice on buying, our team is always on hand to guide you and can offer expert advice on furniture, porcelain, silver, glass, bronze and all manner of decorative arts.

We hold quarterly general sales of furniture and decorative arts and European paintings entitled the 'At Home' auction.
In addition to this, our annual ‘Country House Collections’ auction takes place every October at Townley Hall, Co. Louth.
A much-anticipated sale, ‘Country House Collections’ is marked as a must see in the diaries of international collectors and promises unique pieces of period furniture, artworks by European masters and charming rarities not often glimpsed in the salerooms.

Adam’s is always open to the possibility of holding single vendor sales for exceptional collections, either in our St. Stephen’s Green premises or on location at the site of the collection.

If you are interested in buying or selling furniture or decorative arts in Ireland, then please contact one of our specialists in total confidence and without any obligation.

Contacts for this department

 Stuart Cole
Managing Director

Stuart Cole

MSCSI MRICS

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James O'Halloran
Director

James O'Halloran

BA FSCSI FRICS

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Niamh Corcoran
Fine Art Department

Niamh Corcoran

BA

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About Private Sales

Buying Private FAQs | Selling Private FAQs

Adams private sales provides a tailored service where you can meet one-on-one with a Claire, a graduate gemmologist to discuss your requirements. Our skilled specialists are delighted to offer advise if you are considering buying and selling at auction or you can simply view particular pieces without being tied to the auction calendar.

This bespoke service offers customers a discreet meeting for engagement ring consultation, where we can guide and help you choose a beautiful quality piece for that special occasion.

Our international contacts guarantee that you can count on Adams for unique and signature pieces at fantastic prices. We invite you to contact Claire at claire@adams.ie or Tel: + 353 1 676 0261

STONE INFORMATION

How to Value Diamonds based on the Four C’s
Carat

A carat is the international metric unit of weight for a diamond. Large diamonds are much rarer than small ones, so the value of a diamond rises in proportion to its carat weight.

Colour

Diamonds are graded on a colour scale from D to Z, D being colourless and Z having a light colour tint. All D to Z diamonds are considered white, although they contain varying degrees of colour. With white diamonds the absence of colour is most sought after and so too the value increases with lack of body colour. Diamonds do come in a variety of colours such as pinks, blues and yellows, known as fancy colours. Although fancy colour diamonds are graded on a separate colour scale.

Clarity

The “birthmarks” or small imperfections on the surface (called blemishes) and inside the diamond (called inclusions) are known as clarity characteristics. Clarity refers to the degree to which clarity characteristics are present.  The clarity scale has 6 categories (FL, IF, VVS’s, VS’s, SI’s and I’s) divided into 11 grades and diamonds with less inclusions have a higher value.

Cut

The ability of a transparent diamond to play with white light is largely down to the cut of a stone. The faceted faces of a diamond act like a hall of mirrors bouncing light inside a diamond and returning it as brilliance (white light), fire (flashes of colour) and scintillation (pleasing pattern of light and dark areas). A well-cut diamond is very lively and bright. Round brilliant diamonds are more expensive than fancy-cut diamonds, as more rough is cut to produce the diamond.

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