Antiques Ireland
RJ Keighery
Antiques Ireland
27A William St, Waterford
X91 W827
00353 51 873 692
PRSA 001863



RJ Keighery Antiques Waterford is a long-established and renowned antiques shop and auction room. Managed by Rody Keighery with his wife Anne, the business has built a solid reputation, both locally and nationally, based on expertise, experience and integrity.
RJK Antiques was first established in Kilmacthomas, County Waterford in 1949 by the late Patrick Keighery. In 1968 Patrick bought a large stone-front building on William Street in Waterford city and set up a retail furniture and antiques business there. For a while, he ran the shops in both locations but eventually closed the Kilmacthomas outlet to concentrate on the booming city-centre business. Patrick Keighery was a big believer in practical “on the go” experience and Rody served his apprenticeship under Patrick’s supervision. He accompanied him on many trips to London and also did various antique- and valuation-related courses. He took over the business in the city and started selling by auction in the 1980s.
While the antiques shop has been operating successfully for more than 60 years, it is the auctioneering side to the business that has helped the family prosper. As the business progressed, the Keighery reputation spread. What began as a sideline in the 1980s became a fully fledged operation in 1992, when the Keigherys bought a 5,000 sq ft premises adjoining the antiques store, where auctions are regularly held.

1. Subject To The Absolute Discretion Of The Auctioneer, The Highest Bidder To Be The Purchaser And If A Dispute Arises Between Two Or More Bidders The Dispute May Be Settled By The Auctioneer, Or The Lot So In Dispute May Be Immediately Put Up And Resold.
2. The Highest Bidder Shall Be The Buyer At The “HAMMER PRICE”. Any Disputes Will Be Settled At The Auctioneer’s Discretion
3. The Seller Shall Be Entitled To Place A Reserve On Lots At The Discretion Of The Auctioneer. The Auctioneer Shall Have The Right To Bid On Behalf Of The Seller For Any Lot On Which A Reserve Has Been Placed.
4. All Buyers Must Register Before Bidding and the auctioneer has the right to refuse admission to its premises or attendance at its auctions by any person. All bids are legally binding and by bidding either online or in person are treated as such.
5. The Buyer Shall Pay A Premium Of 23% On The “Hammer Price” Of Each Item, Inclusive Of V.A.T.
6. Payment Must Be Made In Cash, Irish Personal Debit, By Bank Draft, Bank Transfer Or Cheque (By Prior Agreement). The Purchase Price Must Be Paid In Full Before A Lot Is Released And Title Passed To The Bidder.
7. Anti -Money Laundering RJK Waterford Ltd. Is Obliged To Report Suspicious Transactions To The Garda Síochana And Revenue Commissioners Under The Criminal Justice (Money Laundering And Terrorist Financing) Act 2010.
In Line With This Legislation We Cannot Accept CASH Payments In Excess Of €3,000.
For All Cash Transactions In Excess Of €500, Our Customers Are Required To Fill Out A Cash Origin Form, Available At The Office Desk.
8. Bidders Who Wish To Bid Live Online Can Do So By Registering With Easyliveauction.Com. Easyliveauctions Charges £3 Or 3% Commission Charge + VAT On The Hammer Price Or No Additional Commission For The Internet Bidding If The ‘Flat Fee’ Has Been Chosen At Registration. Please be aware that even if you register on and select the "Flat Fee" option, bidding live using on the day of the auction will still incur the 3% internet surcharge.
9. Catalogue Descriptions Are Intended To Provide A General Description Of Lots To Help The Prospective Buyer. They Do Not Always Include Details Of Damage Or Condition Of Lots. Buyers Are Advised To View Each Piece Personally Before The Sale. Buyers Are Expected To Form Their Own Opinions As To The Origins, Date, Condition, Provenance Or Attributions Of Lots Catalogued. The Auctioneer, R. J. KEIGHERY, Is Not Responsible For The Correct Description, Genuineness Of, Or Any Default Of Defect In Any Lot, And Make No Warranty Whatever.
10. Glossary of Important Catalogue Terms
a) AF – As Found, item contains some damage that may not be included in the description or photographed in entirety.
b) WW – Wood Worm, item contains some presence of wood worm old or new, treated or untreated.
11. Ample Opportunity Is Given For Inspection Of Lots. Each Purchaser, By Making A Bid On A Lot, Acknowledges That They Are Fully Satisfied Before Bidding, By Physical Inspection Or Otherwise, As To The Description, Condition, And Other Information Relating To The Lot. Despite All Efforts Being Made To Ensure Accurate Descriptions And Estimates, Lots Are Assumed To Be Viewed And Inspected. As Such, All Lots Are Sold With All Faults And Errors Of Description, At The Buyers’ Risk. While The Auctioneer Will Endeavour To Make Certain Observations On The Conditions Of Items, The Buyer Is Reminded That The Condition Report Is Based On Opinion And Should Not Be Taken As A Statement Of Fact.
12. Mechanical Or Electrical Objects Including Clocks, Regardless Of Age Are Not Guaranteed To Be In Working Order. It Is The Duty Of The Buyer To Ensure That Items Are Checked For Compliance With Safety Regulations By A Qualified Expert. The Auctioneer Offers No After Sale Guarantee Whatsoever In Regard To Mechanical Or Electrical Items And We Accept No Subsequent Liability For Any Damage, Loss Or Injury Arising From The Use Of Items.
13. The Property Of A Lot Shall Not Pass To The Buyer Until The Purchase Price Has Been Paid For In Full, But The Lot Will Be At The Buyer’s Risk In All Respects From The Fall Of The Hammer.
14. Furniture Couriers: We Take No Responsibility For Items Brought To/From Our Auction Rooms By Couriers/Delivery Firms. The Following Are Local And Available For Furniture Delivery, Contact Them Directly For Delivery Quotes.
- Marek Gmitter, Transpro Logistics (Nationwide) 0851019211
- Vincent Reilly, Reilly Transport (Nationwide) 0877987784
- Karsten Cullen, Essential Moves (South/Southeast) 0830590284
- Noel Enwright, A-To-B Moving Solutions (South/Southwest) 0862411856

RJK Waterford LTD. Registered office: Irish Companies Registration Office Registered with the Irish Companies Registration Office business no: 295297 PSRA Licence no: 001863
Nationwide & International Delivery Available
GMK Couriers - Marek - 0851019211
Reilly Transport - Vincent - 0877987784
Essential Moves - Karsten- 0830590284
A-B Movers - Noel - 0862411856
Kennedy Movers (UK) - Brian - 0872233288