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Ikea, new website and Art for sale at last….

Posted on Sep 22, 2011

It is good to get things moving again after the summer recess. Rory and Aisling worked very hard to ensure our contents sale at Westbury in Monkstown was a great success. Over 90% of the lots on offer found a new home and prices were very satisfactory, resulting in a sale total over €200,000. Plans are afoot for more of these sales in the future. It does still puzzle me how the younger generation take little interest in period furniture. Despite its bulk a wardrobe made by the respected firm of Strahan, fine cabinet makers of their day, must be a better buy at €200 than a piece from IKEA!

We launch our new website tomorrow, Friday. Central to the site is the ability to view catalogues and gather the information simply. It has amazed me how central to this business the web has become and if I can master the technology there really is no excuse for anybody!

The catalogue for our Irish Art Sale on October 3rd is also now available. There are a number of quality works including two charming plein air oils by Walter Osborne. In the one family for a generation, they are really superb and carry very realistic estimates. A Jack Yeats oil, painted in Kerry in 1913, plus works by Gerard Dillon, George Campbell, Norah McGuiness are of note. There is also a good sculpture section. All serious art buyers should take a look at the sale.

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