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The Jazz Age

The roaring 20s are back with a regeneration in all things Art Deco thanks to the new film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s (1896-1940) now famous novel “The Great Gatsby”.  The film is a chic, sleek and sophisticated homage to … Continue reading

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Christofle of France

Christofle was founded in 1830 by Charles Christofle (1805-1863) as a jewellery manufacturing plant but when it purchased the patent of electroplating from Elkington & Co, England it diversed to include silverware to its products.  It became famous for the … Continue reading

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Focus On Catteau!

 Catteau was born in Douai, France in 1880 and on completion  of a ceramics course in the National Ceramics School of Sevres he joined the National Porcelain Factory in the same town.  In 1904 he transferred to the Nymphenburg Porcelain Factory … Continue reading

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D’Argental Glass

D’Argental glass originated from the the town of that name in the province of Lorraine in France.  The skill involved in producing cameo glass to the quality that D’Argental has become famous for was intricate, precise and organised.  The name … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

I would like to wish all my customers past and present a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year. Best wishes Niall

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Perfect Christmas Present!

If you are still wondering what to get  that special someone for Christmas why not come in to my showroom and have a look around?  As you can see from my website there is something to match all price ranges … Continue reading

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The Art Market

Irish Art is booming in the US while it disappoints in London.  The different viewpoints can be seen in terms of recent sales where a Francis Bacon painting sold for a staggering $29.7 million in New York while both Sotheby’s … Continue reading

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Young Collector 2012

The first recipient of the title of Young Collector in association with the Irish Antique Dealers Association is James O’Floinn, an 11 year old boy from Monkstown.  His military memorabilia collection is only two years old but already includes impressive … Continue reading

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Antiques Restoration Service

If you are looking to have a family heirloom or a favourite piece restored and are searching for a trusted professional furniture restorer then take a look at  www.dalyantiqueservices.com where you will find details of the many services they offer.  … Continue reading

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Money Under A Bed!

Just when you think the world of antiques could not surprise you again it throws up a treasure in the guise of a Chamber Pot.  Thought to be from a very illustrious family the Meissen chamber pot dating from 1724 … Continue reading

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