Adam's

James Adam and Sons Ltd, trading as Adam's, is Ireland's leading Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers. Founded in 1887, it is situated in the heart of Dublin on St Stephen's Green.

Over the last century the company has developed its expertise in many fields and currently offer specialist sales ranging from Important Irish Art, Fine Period Furniture, Silver & Object's Of Vertu, Contemporary & Modern Art, Militaria & Memorabilia as well as Vintage Wine Sales and are adept at the appraisal and sale of private collections.

Adam's also off er a comprehensive valuation service for the purposes of insurance, probate, family division etc. Adam's is proud of its relationship with its clientele and as a privately held company, can off er flexible and competitive terms. Numerous world records have been achieved in these salerooms, particularly in the sale of Irish art. Today, James Adam & Sons, is one of the fastest growing companies in its field, offering a service of distinction as Ireland's principal auction house.

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A SILVER SNUFF BOX PREVIOUSLY THE PROPERTY OF TOM CLARKE

A SILVER SNUFF BOX PREVIOUSLY THE PROPERTY OF TOM CLARKE, Birmingham 1903, mark of Joseph Cook & Son, of rectangular form with integral hinged lid, decorated with an inlaid Connemara marble harp in a bed of chased and engraved shamrocks and enclosed within a gadrooned border, the inside of the lid inscribed: "From Hannah Clarke to Michael O'C. Maguire, the Property of Tom Clarke First President Irish Republic 1916". 4.5 x 3cm, When the Proclamation of the Irish Republic was signed on 18 April 1916, Thomas Clarke (1857-1916) was given the honour of being the first signatory. It has been said that Clarke would have been the declared president but he refused any military rank and such honours. Born in England, Tom Clarke grew up in Dungannon, Co Tyrone, where he qualified as an assistant teacher. However he was horrified by the poverty, injustice and desolation which he saw all around him and joined the Irish Republican Brotherhood in 1879. After joining, he spent time in New York where he trained in using explosives. He was sent to England on a dynamite campaign but was arrested shortly afterwards and spent fifteen years in prison there. After being released in 1898 he returned to Dublin where he was reunited with his mother and sister Hannah. Shortly afterwards he met and fell in love with Kathleen, niece of his close friend John Daly. The couple were married and spent some time in New York before returning to Dublin where Tom set up a tobacconist, s shop. Letters from Tom Clarke to his wife Kathleen in the collection of the National Library of Ireland show that Tom, s sister Hannah was heavily involved in the setting up of the shop and assisted him in the process of organising suppliers. Over the next few years, this shop would become an important base from which Clarke would revive the IRB, recruiting new members and subsequently founding the Irish Volunteers in 1914. He was instrumental in the success of the movement and it was he who identified PH Pearse and facilitated his success as a public speaker. When Clarke, s name was read first on the Proclamation on 24 April 1916, he was standing next to Pearse on the steps of the headquarters of the GPO and is said to have been moved by this tribute. It was an acknowledgement of the central role he played in bringing the Rising to fruition. Tom Clarke was executed at dawn on May 3, 1916, with Patrick Pearse and Thomas MacDonaghRead more

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2 600 GBP

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Attributed to Henry Jones Thaddeus RHA (1859 - 1929) Girl with a Yellow
Attributed to Henry Jones Thaddeus RHA (1859 - 1929) Girl with a Yellow Scarf Oil on canvas, 53 x 43cm (21 x 17'') Signed and dated Presented in a Victorian gilt frame with masonic symbols Literature: Rooney, Brendan, The Life and Work of Henry Jones Thaddeus'', listed under possible attributions, page 278 Provenance: De Veres, 17th June 1997, Lot 87, where fully catalogued as a work by Henry Jones Thaddeus and where purchased by current owner Adam's
A CHINESE 'IMARI' VASE, 19th century, decorated in a typical blue
A CHINESE 'IMARI' VASE, 19th century, decorated in a typical blue and neutral palette, with flared neck. 31cm Adam's
A JAPANESE LACQUER AND MOTHER OF PEARL INLAID TABLE CABINET of compact
A JAPANESE LACQUER AND MOTHER OF PEARL INLAID TABLE CABINET of compact rectangular form, with twin panel doors and applied strapwork mounts enclosing an arrangement of short drawers over a single long drawer decorated with blossoming prunus. 30cm wide Adam's
AN UPHOLSTERED RECTANGULAR OTTOMAN, the top covered in buttoned silk
AN UPHOLSTERED RECTANGULAR OTTOMAN, the top covered in buttoned silk damask and raised on turned legs. 71 x 146cm Adam's
Four Victorian copper and brass basins; one a deep circular basin
Four Victorian copper and brass basins; one a deep circular basin with twin handles in copper; one a deep oval basin with twin handles in copper; one a shallow oval basin with twin handles in copper; one a shallow circular brass basin with twin copper handles, together with a large copper jug, and a circular copper warming pan with turned timber handle. [6] Adam's

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Adam's
26 St Stephen's Green
Dublin 2, Ireland
Tel: + 353 1 676 0261
E: info@adams.ie
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