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01 400 2014

News & Articles

The Jazz Age

A stunning perspex screen depicting semi nude dancer

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 not only the great American author but also to the enduring appeal of the Art […]

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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 Modernist silverware collection, having Luc Lanel, Carl Christian Fjerdingstad, Andre Groult and Jean Bonnet as […]

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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 in Germany.  It was there that he learned the art of under-glazing ceramics.  In 1906 […]

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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 synonymous with d’Argental glass is Paul Nicolas (1875-1952) who originates from the Ecole de Nancy […]

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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 and what could be better than to buy an original piece that will keep its […]

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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 and Bonhams were disappointed with the fate of Irish paintings in their sales.  Only 17 […]

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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 pieces such as a signed cheque by Terence McSwiney, a card signed by De Valera, […]

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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.  Owned by Fintan Daly and Fergal Grogan “Daly Antique Services Ltd.” has become one of […]

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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 will go on sale in Bonhams on 5th of December with an estimated value of […]

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