Barcelona chair by Mies van der Rohe, produced by Knoll.

Vintage View: The low down on Knoll know-how

IT WAS a €40 conference table in white, but something in the elegance of the executive grey trim, ...

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Wish list: Owl bag

It’s Arabian nights and a bit of Scottish borders too for Esther N McCarthy this week as the ...

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The humble spud is so ubiquitous that we never question its value, but according to Fiann O'Nualláin, it has a long list of healthy, nutritious properties that not only feeds the body, but also helps to heal head and heart.

The humble spud has a long list of healthy, nutritious properties

Fiann Ó Nualláin is on a campaign to reassert the high nutritional value of one of the ...

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Queen Ntombi Twala of Swaziland, from Warhol's ReigningQueen's series, 1985, at Whyte's auction. Est: €4,000-€5,000.

Andy Warhol: hang him on your wall

A Triptych watercolour of Cork Harbour, probably from around 1864 by John Corbett (1822-1893), is ...

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A 19th century display cabinet will be at Marsh's on October 4.

Marsh’s Cork Sale

A collection of vintage fishing memorabilia from Day’s of Cork are a feature lot at Marsh’s ...

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Designer Joseph Walshwith the Lilium II table

International artist/designer Joseph Walsh is ahead of the curve

Everything must change so that everything can remain the same,” said Giuseppe di Lampedusa in ...

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Polished concrete is silken enough for a ballroom or the caress of bare feet and takes under-floor heating on beautifully acting as a natural heat store. Furnishings by BoConcept, Beacon South Quarter, Dublin.

The case for concrete is on a firm footing

Oh no, I hear you scream. No more tangerine and asphalt emulsion. Concrete and turquoise graphic nineteen ...

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Wish List: bench by Snug

 Esther N McCarthy picks tactile fabrics, tasty tones for autumn and some great arts and crafts ...

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Termed a tobacco jar, but not sealed for real use, this this 30cm bird with lid head is by Wallace Robert Martin c 1887. (Courtesy of the V&A Museum)

Vintage View: bird with lid head by Wallace Robert Martin

Kya deLongchamps takes a look at stoneware faces only some brothers and fervent collectors could ...

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A Cork made hall table is at Lynes and Lynes sale in Carrigtwohill next Saturday (Sep 27). It is estimated at €800-€1,200.

Cork to the fore at Lynes and Lynes antique and artifact sale

Antique furniture made in Cork will feature at the Lynes and Lynes sale in Carrigtwohill next Saturday ...

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A Cork freedom box and parchment by Carden Terry and Jane Williams will feature at the Irish Antique dealers association (IADA) Fair at the RDS in Dublin from next Thursday to Sunday, September 28.

Lots of lots and lectures at IADA annual show

Des O’Sullivan gives a run down of the events at next weekend’s Irish Antique Dealers’ ...

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It’s important to get your interior lighting just right

Two months ago the timer on my kitchen lamp was set to come on at 10.45pm.

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An example of fine late 19th century Satsuma Moriage work. Meiji Period, below: Japanese slapstick fantasies for a western taste, 1940s. Ensure you are not buying late vintage or even brand new Satsuma rather than antique (Ebay).

Vintage view: the attractions of Japanese Satsuma ware

IN MY first years of collecting I felt a yawning cultural chasm open wide when confronted with Japanese ...

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Wish list: DFS sofa

Esther N McCarthy digs some retro vibes, hails the love affair between form and function and gives ...

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Avoid the pitfalls when weaving your way through wallpaper maze

Confused about what wallpaper design works best in your room? No need to panic as our expert Kya deLongchamps ...

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Autographs from Dayan to Pasternak

Collection includes Duke of Windsor and Field Marshall Montgomery.

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Percussion pistols are among the highlights of Cork auction

Highly collectible militaria among the main draws at Hegarty’s auction in Bandon, says Des O’Sullivan.


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Wish list

Esther N McCarthy goes hunting for some extra-special products this week, from an over-sized ...

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Nana nicities

Willow pattern, with its Chinese love story playing out on bowls and plates, brings a hint of granny’s ...

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Vintage view: Coffers

Kya deLongchamps gives a quick run down on the precursor to the ATM — the family coffer ...

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