57 Francis Street, Dublin 8, Ireland

01 400 2014

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Top Tips For 2012

Quality will be king in the auction rooms this year but also watch out for Irish art from the 1940s and 1950s and Louis le Brocquy works rising in value.  The Irish fine art and antiques market is proving to be remarkably resilient in the face of the worst economic and fiscal crisis in the country’s […]

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The Treasure Trove of Stained-Glass Windows

A fire in St. Mel’s Cathedral, Longford in 2009 brought to light the treasure trove that is to be found in many of our churches and cathedrals throughout the country.  Harry Clarke Studio was to stained glass what Lalique was to cut glass and if the windows bear a signature then they are in a different league.  Although the […]

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Russborough House in New Film Release

The sumptuous setting of Russborough house was used in “Haywire” just released in cinemas throughout the country.  The film, starring Antonio Banderas, Michael Douglas , Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor, Bill Paxton and Gina Carano, was shot in Russborough House during the snow in 2010 and shows the house and its contents in all its glory.  […]

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New World Records in Antique and Art Worlds in 2011

Last year saw an increase in world record prices achieved throughout the world.  The most noteworthy of these are: $8,818,500 for the Taj Mahal diamond Richard Burton gave to Elizabeth Taylor sold by Christies €1,750,000 for a pair of Lalique glass doors sold by Sothebys Paris €1,000,000 for a painting by Jack B Yeats sold […]

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Beware the Fakes!

People who purchase antiques as investments should be conscious that a number of fakes make it onto the marketplace.  In the haste to procure a tangible asset it can happen that you might have purchased a fake.  How can you safeguard yourself against such fraud? 1. Make sure you buy from a well-established reputable antique dealer […]

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Elizabeth Graydon-Stannus piece comes home to Blessington

Elizabeth Graydon-Stannus was born in Lacken outside Blessington in Co. Wicklow in 1876 and was well-known for her creations in glass.  She was greatly influenced by the Art-Deco movement and brought colour to the drab years following the first world war.  She set up the Battersea glass-works in 1925 and hired 12 glassblowers to use […]

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€1.75m doors set new Lalique record

A stunning example of Réné Lalique’s use of glass in architecture set a record in Sotheby’s Paris rooms when a set of doors sold for €2,024,750 in their 20th Century Design auction.  The doors were estimated at between €400,000 and €600,000 but far exceeded expectation when the record price was paid.  Known as “Porte Moineaux […]

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New Showroom

If you have not already heard i have moved to new premises on Francis Street and I now stock a wide spectrum of antiques from different eras as well as the Art-Deco and Art-Nouveau eras which i specialize in.  Come in and have a browse and if you have already been to new showroom please […]

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The Elizabeth Taylor Collection

World records were achieved when the private jewel collection of Elizabeth Taylor was auctioned by Christies in an evening sale in New York on 13th of December.  The famous Taj Mahal Indian Diamond was a present from Richard Burton to Elizabeth on the occasion of her 40th birthday in 1972.  The heart-shaped diamond is large […]

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Antiques Just Got Bigger

I am delighted to announce that I have moved to an impressive new showroom at 57 Francis Street, Dublin 8. The new 2,000 sq. ft. showroom is home to a wonderul array of styles, from 1770 to 1970. My stock continues to have a huge emphasis on small collectable items but I also stock a […]

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