Whyte’s, founded in 1783, are today Ireland’s premier specialist art and collectibles auction house. They hold six to eight sales per year, featuring a wide range of Irish art and collectibles, primarily from private collections and estates.

Whyte’s major art sales are conducted at the Royal Dublin Society’s Clyde Rooms, while their other sales (including History, Literature and Collectibles auctions) are held at their Molesworth St. premises and the historic Freemasons Hall. The Molesworth St. terrace that houses Whyte’s galleries is the last remaining intact terrace of Georgian shopfronts in Dublin, completed 1831.

Whyte’s combines their 200-year history of business in Dublin with an enthusiasm for modern technologies, offering both the advantages of a traditional auction house and the convenience of live web bidding.

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The eclectic collector is invited to Dublin!
The popular auction series by Whyte’s is back on Saturday 5 May. The selection is wide-ranging as usual, with historic artefacts, manuscripts, advertising signs and posters, coins and curios on offer.
How the Butler Yeats family became part of the fabric of 20th century Ireland
During the 20th century, the Butler Yeats family made an incredible impact on the political, literary and art fabric of Ireland. In 1841, William Butler Yeats married Susan Pollexfen. The couple had six children William Butler Yeats; Susan Mary "Lily" Yeats; Elizabeth Corbett "Lolly" Yeats; Robert Corbet Yeats; John "Jack" Butler Yeats; and Jane Grace Yeats.
Moments that made history: The Easter Rising and The Good Friday agreement
On 21st January, Whyte's Eclectic Collector sale features historical items from two significant periods of The Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland's history.
The Society of Dublin Painters and the beginnings of Irish modernism
Born in Belfast, Paul Henry holds his place in the artistic canon as one of Ireland's most important 20th century artists. His depictions of the west of Ireland are an important part of Irish art history.
Artist Spotlight: Harry Kernoff
Harry Kernoff, was a leading figure in Irish Modernism and is best remembered for capturing the people of Dublin with a sympathetic paintbrush.

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Two 20th century silver trays.
Two 20th century silver trays. A silver circular tray, the pie-crust rim enclosing a central reserve engraved with signatures on scroll feet, hallmarked for Sheffield, 1926; and a smaller silver tray, Sheffield, 1993. Total weight 17oz troy (541g). The larger tray's diameter h:8.25 in. Whyte's
1942 - 1943 New Year''s Greeting from Hitler''s envoy in Dublin.
1942 - 1943 New Year''s Greeting from Hitler''s envoy in Dublin. A printed calling card, ''Edward Hempel - Deutscher Gesandter - Dublin'', inscribed in ink ''and Frau Hempel with all their very best wishes for 1943!'' Hempel as Nazi Germany''s envoy to Dublin ignored Ireland''s neutrality and throughout the second World War, his embassy sent thousands of telegraphs to the Third Reich with intelligence such as meteorological and shipping reports. Whyte's
Séamus O'Colmáin (1915-1990) ST. AUDEON'S, DUBLIN
signed lower right; with Ritchie Hendriks Gallery label on reverse Whyte's
Louis le Brocquy HRHA (1916-2012) STUDY OF SELF
inscribed in pencil lower right and numbered lower left Whyte's
Edith Piaf signed letter.
Edith Piaf signed letter. 1945 (4 October) typed letter to Serge Veber concerning an article he wrote in La Bataille, which "ma profondément touchée" ("touched me profoundly"), signed in ink "Edith Piaf". Written from her home at 41 Montaigne, Paris, with a business card of the restaurant that now occupies that famous address. Whyte's
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38 Molesworth Street
Dublin 2
+353 (0)1 676 2888