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Brian Coyle FSCSI FRICS - Chairman

A fellow of the Society Of Chartered Surveyors Ireland and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Former President of the Board of Visitors of the National Museum.

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James O'Halloran BA FSCSI FRICS - Managing Director

A Fellow of the Society Of Chartered Surveyors Ireland and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Former President of the IAVI. James joined the firm in 1981. He has also lectured in UCD & UL.

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Stuart Cole MSCSI MRICS - Director

A member of the Society Of Chartered Surveyors Ireland and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Stuart joined the firm in 1987 and also lectured in UCD & UL.

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Eamon O'Connor BA - Director

Eamon joined the firm in 1994, was made Associate Director in 2000 and was recently appointed Director in 2011. Eamon has a BA Hons degree in Business & Finance.

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Nicholas Gore Grimes - Associate Director

Nicholas returned to Adam's in 2018 having first started his career here back in 1995. In the interim, he founded and ran the highly respected Cross Gallery on Dublin's Francis Street for 19 years and before that worked in the antiques business in New York.

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Claire-Laurence Mestrallet BA G.G - Associate Director

Claire began her career working for Christies, in New York and later in Geneva, before working for Golay Fils & Stahl in Geneva. She returned to the auction world with Bonhams in London and Geneva where she joined their team to develop their jewellery presence in Switzerland. Claire joined the team at Adam's in 2016 as Senior Jewellery Specialist and was made Associate Director in 2018.

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David Britton BBS ACA - Consultant

A qualified Chartered Accountant, David first joined the firm in 1990. He subsquently went on to set up and run The Frederick Gallery successfully for over ten years and in 2005 we welcomed David back to Adam's

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Nick Nicholson - Consultant

A former HOK Senior Valuer & Consultant. Nick is now in an exclusive consultancy role at Adam's. He is responsible for conducting nationwide valuations and appraisals for both former HOK clients and Adam's existing and new clients.

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Amy McNamara BA MA - Fine Art Department

Amy has a BA in History of Art from Trinity College Dublin and an MA in antiques from The University of Central Lancashire. Amy joined the firm in 2014.

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Ronan Flanagan - Fine Art Department

Ronan has a Post Grad Certificate in Antiques. Ronan started with the firm in 1996.

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Adam Pearson - Fine Art Department

Adam joined the firm in 2010 after studying Art History in UCD.

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Niamh Corcoran - Fine Art Department

Niamh joined the firm in 2016 following the completion of a BA in History of Art and English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.

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Helena Carlyle - Fine Art Administrator

Helena has a BA in Art History & Archeology from UCD. Helena joined the firm in 2015.

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Marcia Kenna - Front of House

Marcia has an IMI Diploma in Strategic HR Management. Marcia joined the firm in 1998.


1. Estimates and Reserves

Estimates are shown below each lot in this sale. All amounts shown are in Euro. The figures shown are provided merely as a guide to prospective purchasers. They are approximate prices which are expected, are not definitive and are subject to revision. Reserves, if any, will not be any higher than the lower estimate.

2. Artists Resale Rights (Droit de Suite) is NOT payable by purchasers

3. Paddle Bidding (In Person)

All intending purchasers must register for a paddle number before the auction. Please allow time for registration. We recommend reading "Buying at Adam's" for first time buyers from our web site for more information. Please be aware that photographic identification by way of passport or driving licence will be required for new registrants, together with a secure valid credit card. This is for security purposes only. Potential purchasers are recommended to register on viewing days.

3. Buyer's Premium, Payment & Delivery

Buyers Premium:

The buyer shall pay the Auctioneer a commission at the rate of 20% on the Hammer Price plus VAT @ 23% (applied only to the commission) on all individual lots.

For example on a hammer price of €1,000, the Buyer's Premium amounts to €200 and the VAT on the Buyer's Premium amounts to €46.00, giving a total amount due of €1,246


All purchases must be paid for within two 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 five 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, subject to a credit card surcharge of 1.5% of the total invoice value, & American Express, subject to a surcharge of 3.65%. Debit cards, including Laser card payments, are not subject to a surcharge, however there are daily limits on Laser Card 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.

Delivery takes place the day after the sale from 10.00am to 5.00pm. Uncollected lots may be subject to storage and handling charges unless specific arrangements have been made with the department. It is important to make contact with us in this regard to avoid any unnecessary charges. Adam's outsource all carriage & shipping requests to recommended third parties whom we deal with on a regular basis. This list is available upon request.

4. VAT Regulations

All lots are sold within the Auctioneer's VAT Margin Scheme unless advised to the contrary. Revenue Regulations require that the Buyer's Premium must be invoiced at a rate which is inclusive of VAT. This is not recoverable by any VAT registered buyer.

The VAT on buyer's premium may be zero rated for lots exported outside of the EU. This facility is available to non-residents and has strict guidelines in relation to availing of this scheme. Please contact a member of the accounts department to enquire further.

5. Absentee and Telephone Bids

We are happy to execute absentee or written bids for bidders who are unable to attend or can arrange for bidding to be conducted by telephone. Bid forms are available from our web site or you can leave absentee bids online by registering on Cancellation of bids must be confirmed 24 hours before the auction.

Bidding by telephone may be booked on lots with a minimum estimate of €500. Early booking is advisable as availability of lines cannot be guaranteed.

6. Condition Reports

The property is sold "as is" therefore imperfections/defects are not stated in the catalogue description. It is up to the intending purchaser to satisfy themselves as to the condition of a lot(s) before bidding. Condition reports may be requested in advance of sale subject to our terms of business. The report is an expression of opinion only and must not be treated as a statement of fact.

7. Conditions of Sale

All lots are being sold under the Conditions of Sale as printed in the sale catalogue and on display in the salerooms or via our web site