Wish list: Parfois travel case

This week Esther N McCarthy picks from a wide range of summer goodies for your delectation.

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A lava lamp, but no ordinary pretender, this is the Mathmos Telstar- a proudly tapered rocket of liquid and atrophied wax supported by large zinc fins.

Vintage view: Mathmos Telstar lava lamp

Kya deLongchamp explores some car boot classics for collectors.

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Jesse Italian shelving by Lomi (Ireland) in three depth and width choices, €2,500.

Tune your TV space into something special

With the rise of the flat-screen, it’s never been easier to make sure your TV is arftully and ...

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Music of Freedom on the cards for Carrigtwohill auction

This early Irish Georgian dining table is at Lynes and Lynes in Carrigtwohill on July 26. Also up for ...

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Turn outdoor space into living space

A GREAT patio offers visual focus, a sense of permanence and a stable support to entertain, complimenting ...

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A stark contemporary room is softened by the warm Xsmall sofa (LOMI €2,975), while the eye is drawn downwards from the double height ceiling by a prominent canvas and tree branches with a sculptural aesthetic.

Find a harmony between old and modern objects

Mixing antique and contemporary elements is an enduring look and helps to pull together different styles ...

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Wish list: the SIKA chair

Hot metal, cool stools, fluttering butterflies and expensive wild leather furniture, crafted by hand. ...

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Madame Mystery, c.1780. Zwischengoldglas salt, a tasty collectable picked up while browsing in Bygone Times in Dungarvan, Co Waterford.

Vintage view: Tasty collectable

Kya deLongchamps believes browsing through smaller collectables can bring its own rewards.

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Tattoo your floor with a gorgeous hand knottedrug from www.floorstory.co.uk

Web watch: Floor story

This is trainspotting for rug nerds.

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A set of 10 Regency dining chairs at the second day of Mealy's sale in Castlecomer next Wednesday (€2,700-€3,500).

Just a few things from the house...

Some high-class bric à brac from a single owner forms the backbone of Mealy’s sale.

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An 18th century Irish silver sugar bowl at Hegarty's in Bandon on July 20 (€800-€1,200).

Silver surfers likely for antique collection

High-quality 19 century oil paintings star in this auction in West Cork.

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Pinched

FOR some women it’s chocolate and shoes.

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International interest expected in Durrow sale

A pair of wonderful Dublin-made Gainsborough armchairs, a large early 19th century Chippendale hall lantern; ...

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Women’s role in Irish art in focus

The role played by women in the history of Irish art is the focus of the summer loan exhibition at James ...

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Vintage View: Eames’ chairs

The achievement of an unqualified architect, Charles Eames (1907-1978) and his remarkable wife Ray (1912-1988) ...

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Wish list: Dancing Robot Speaker

Dancing Rapper robots, lightweight lamps and scrabble scatter cushions all make up Esther N McCarthy’s ...

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Kevin Barry's last letter to his mother at Fonsie Mealy's sale inDublin next Tuesday (July 1). (€700-€1,000).

Book sale is ‘first’ for first editions

FROM a 15th century book of hours to photographs of the Co Clare RIC, the Fonsie Mealy rare book and ...

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The drawing room of Bantry House with an Aubusson tapestry on the left.

Bantry House contents to woo foreign buyers

INTERNATIONAL interest in the October auction of contents from Bantry House will centre on tapestries, ...

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