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



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.
5. The buyer shall pay a premium of 23% on the “Hammer Price” of each item, inclusive of V.A.T.
6. 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 can not 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.
7. 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.

An online bidding service via for bidders who cannot attend the sale.

Please note that any lots purchased via live auction service will be subject to an additional 3% commission charge + VAT at the rate imposed on the hammer price or no commission for the internet bidding if the ‘Flat Fee’ has been chosen at registration.

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. 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.
11. Mechanical or electrical objects 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 regarding mechanical or electrical items and we accept no subsequent liability for any damage, loss or injury arising from the use of items.
12. 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 buyers’ risk in all respects from the fall of the hammer.

RJK Waterford LTD. Registered office: Irish Companies Registration Office Registered with the Irish Companies Registration Office business no: 295297 PSRA Licence no: 001863
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Antique, Fine Furniture & Collectables Auction

by Antiques Ireland
28th August 2021 from 10am BST
27A William St, Waterford