Thursday, June 30, 2011

Francis Street - On Facebook - Become a Fan

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Its Masterpiece 2011 - Treasurs all in one Place

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It's about Excellence
Now in its new setting, the South Grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, Masterpiece London reloads its winning formula from 30th June to 5th July . This is no ordinary antiques fair, but a forum for distinctive design and aesthetic excellence where every exhibit is of superb quality. From Bugatti to bronzes, Cartier to Cognac, Picasso to pink diamonds, the choice is yours. Whether you are looking for that single, sensational piece, or just enjoying temptation on a grand scale, there is nowhere better than Masterpiece London 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

O'Sullivans Antiques - George III Mahogany Games Table c.1780

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George III Mahogany Games Table with baize
lined fold over top above single drawer, scallop
shell design on frieze, raised on
skull carved cabriole legs, claw and ball feet c. 1780

Sunday, June 19, 2011

James Adam & Sons - The Kelly Collection Sale

Auction 21st June at 11am
The Contents of 24 Fitzwilliam Square will
go for Auction with James Adam of Stephens Green
on Tue 21st June.
The Kelly Collection can be viewed by
clicking the Picture or just visit

Friday, June 17, 2011

Connaught Antiques - French Clock - Circa 1860

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Magnificent & Rare French Mantel Clock
with gilt bronze featuring . This Clock is in excellent
condition and depicts a playful
scene of Children supporting
the Timepiece all raised on a Marble Base
with Gilt Bronze detail.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Joseph Smyth - Antique Mirror - Picture Frame Restorer

When it comes to Mirror or Picture Frames
that need Repair - One of the Top Names in the
Restoration Business is
Joseph Smyth
Joseph has Many Years in the Frame Restoration
Business and is used by most of the Antique Dealers
on Francis Street.
Joseph's Workshop is based at
Unit 2, Marks Alley West, Dublin 8
or Phone 087 9308222
(going direct to Joseph - saves you money)
Premier Dealers Recommend Joseph Smyth
and Endorsements from the Premier Dealers
are not Paid for so rest assured with this
objective advice

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Patrick Howard Antiques - Georgian Silver Toast Rack William Burwash 1819

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Rare English Georgian Silver Six Section Toast or
Letters Rack of rectangular form, raised on four claw feet.
Mark of William Burwash, London 1819.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Francis Street - On Facebook

The Iveagh Market - Click the Picture to Become a Facebook Fan

There is a long tradition of street selling in the Liberties. The Iveagh Market was built in 1902 by the Earl of Iveagh to give the people a dry place to sell their goods. The market stands on a site that had once been taken up by an import...ant brewery. The market itself is a fine piece of architecture, with its Queen Anne-style facade on Francis Street and spacious galleried interior. The keystones of the several arches at the front of the building are ornamented with carved heads, which represent the various trading nations of the world.
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Monday, June 6, 2011

BBC Antiques Roadshow, Brooch discovery shocks owner and expert Geoffrey Munn alike

Rare brooch by Victorian designer William Burgess

When Jill Cousins tuned in to a recent episode of the programme, she could scarcely believe her eyes when Geoffrey Munn, one of the show's jewellery experts, held up a series of watercolour sketches of jewellery designs by William Burges, the Victorian architect and designer who created Cardiff Castle.
Mr Munn announced that the six brooches in the designs were his "most wanted" items in the world, for which he had been searching for more than 20 years.
But as there was no evidence to suggest that they had ever even been made, with jewellery by Burges extremely rare, he felt sure that he would never see any of the brooches in the sketches, which are held at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Mrs Cousins raced upstairs to the jewellery box on her dressing table, to inspect a broken silver brooch, set with a heart-shaped garnet and turquoises fashioned as forget-me-nots that had lain neglected at the bottom of her jewellery box, and her mother's before her, for more than 40 years.
Geoffrey Munn valued the Brooch at £10,000.00
so, if like Jill Cousins, you are planning to bring a brooch to your local market to sell it for a "few pounds" ..... maybe you should think again!  

William Burges

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Record Sales at Spring Auction Sales in Hong Kong

Chinese Snuff Box Sold for over £3 Million !
Hong Kong enjoys record spring
auction sales

Christie's has raised a record HK$4 billion (£315 million) at its Asian auctions in the first half of 2011, as a range of high-end goods exceeded their pre-sale estimates. According to the auction house, sales in the first half were up 68 per cent over the first half of 2010, indicating an extremely buoyant market for everything from fine wines to antiques.