Danny Kinahan Fine Art and Antiques
Incorporating Castle Upton Art Gallery



After two decades of experience in the auction world as the Christie’s representative in Ireland, both North and South, Danny Kinahan set up his own Fine Art and Antique business, which has been growing from strength to strength over the last five years.   Discreetly located in the privately owned Castle Upton Estate in Templepatrick, only fifteen minutes from Belfast just off the road to the International Airport, the office of Danny Kinahan Fine Art is extremely welcoming and can cater to the needs of any visitor which allows clients to visit with complete privacy and discretion.

In cases of house contents or furniture valuations, whether for insurance, current market or probate purposes, a member of Danny Kinahan Fine Art  is happy to visit the client at home at an agreed convenient time, thereby minimising any disruption and conducting valuations in an extremely thorough, discreet and unobtrusive manner. They are one of the few valuation businesses in Northern Ireland who can cover virtually all areas of the market, whether Irish, British, Continental or Old Master pictures, silver, furniture or even dolls and toys, in fact any area of Collectibles.

Danny Kinahan Fine Art also has unparalleled connections in all the major auction houses both in Ireland and the UK, together with a wide knowledge of many private collectors, both individual and corporate.   Almost any piece of fine art or antique to be sold can be placed where it maximises its potential.  The company appreciates the many different reasons clients will have for selling and can offer confidential, tailored advice.

Even in these more uncertain times it is encouraging that the demand for good quality paintings, furniture and objects is still high. Amongst their many transactions in the last twelve months, Danny Kinahan Fine Art has arranged the private sale of an important Old Master European painting to a private client in London, the sale of a Paul Henry painting at auction in Christie’s London for three times its estimate, and the sale of a large collection of military medals which also greatly outperformed its overall estimate in Spink’s in London.


Danny Kinahan Fine Art has developed and maintained strong links to the major auction houses throughout Ireland and the U.K., including de Vere’s and Adam’s in Dublin, John Ross and Co. in Belfast, and Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Lyon and Turnbull in England and Scotland, among others. This in depth knowledge of the current auction markets enables the company to assess the best place for the sale of any individual item or collection.

Equally advice and assistance can be given to those who wish to purchase specific art or furniture.  The company follows the fluctuations of the art and antiques market, advising to the best advantage of the client.

Whether you are looking for a verbal valuation, an up-to-date inventory of your house contents in light of today’s market values or wish to sell or buy important pieces of Irish Art, Danny Kinahan Fine Art has the impartiality, the knowledge and the experience to advise and guide the client towards achieving the best result.

If you would like to discuss any of the above further, do please contact us - dkfa@castleuptongallery.com

     Clock sold privately 2008  Paul henry sold in christies 2008  Sideboard sold in ross's 2008  Glass sold in lyon and turnbull 2008  Bureau bookcase sold in lyon and turnbull 2008  Frank mckelvey sold in ross's 2008

         Scarce albert medal 1st class Medal sold in Spink's April 2009 for 15,000

 James Humbert Craig oil 
                                                                  'Near Doorchary, Donegal' 
                                                                        sold in Ross's 2009 for 7,000

Castle Upton, Templepatrick, Co Antrim, BT39 0AH
T: 028 9443 3480 M: 0780 264 4228 E: dannykinahan@castleuptongallery.com