57 Francis Street, Dublin 8, Ireland

01 400 2014

News & Articles

Francis Street Reborn!

Francis Street has been re-branded and details of all shops in the antique quarter can be found at http://www.artsandantiquesquarter.ie/ Please take a look or better still why don’t you come in and have a look at the wide range of choice on offer.  There is something to suit every taste and budget. Easily found in the […]

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Lavery, Lavery Everywhere!

Paintings by the renowned Irish Artist John Lavery are making headlines wherever they appear.  “The Horse Show” painted by him in 1928 is on view in the RDS this weekend at Whytes Art stand and is for sale privately.  Figure disclosed on request but is well in to six figures!!  Elsewhere a 1936 self-portrait of the […]

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Who Wants To Be An Iron Lady?

A tailored  tweed suit once belonging to the “Iron Lady” herself, Margaret Thatcher will be auctioned next month by Christies of London in a sale featuring outfits by the former Prime Minister. Estimated between £1000 and £1500 it is thought that the purchase price will exceed expectations.

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Jane Austen Ring For Auction

A ring owned by Jane Austen is to be sold next month in Sotheby’s of London but it had a whistle-stop tour of Dublin when it went on show for one day only.  The ring is simple in design with a single blue cabochon and still in its original case.  It is estimated between £20 […]

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Shaken and stirred by the art deco bar

AFTER THE horror and economic misery of the first World War, Europeans desperately needed a lift. The age of modernity swept in from the United States on a wave of jazz, flapper girls and “talkie movies”, ushering in the Roaring Twenties. The predominant design style was, of course, art deco and the art, furniture, glass, […]

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Leinster Dinner Service

A superb Leinster dinner service will go on sale in Christies next month.  The silver service which weighs over 5000 ounces in total, cost over £4000 in 18th century Ireland and once belonged to the Fitzgerald Family and graced the tables of Leinster House.  The 7th Duke was forced to sell the 18th century set to […]

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Leonardo da Vinci Drawings On View

Ten drawings by Leonardo da Vinci have gone on show in The Ulster Museum, Belfast in a temporary exhibition which will run until August 27th.  Five hundred years on the drawings show the vast range of talents the artist had, from his works on botany, hydraulics, engineering, anatomy and map-making.  It is a rare opportunity […]

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Art Deco House For Sale

One of Ireland’s first art deco houses, Balnagowan House, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, is being offered for sale with a €1m price tag. The 1.17 acre property located next to the Bon Secours Hospital had been used as the head offices for the Inland Fisheries Service until it moved to purpose-built premises four years ago. Agent […]

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Mount Congreve Collection Sells

The unknown collection of Mount Congreve House in Waterford sold for £3.4million in Christies.  The highest amount paid for a single item was £343,250 for a silver epergne centre piece.  The biggest surprise was a chipped 18th century french porcelain soup bowl which sold for £157,250 despite the damage.  The second half of the Mount […]

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Ireland’s favourite Painting

The critics have debated, the public has spoken and the painting has been selected.  The winner of Ireland’s Favourite was “The Meeting On The Turret Stairs” by Frederick William Burton. It is a great win for a watercolour.

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