Paul Henry early drawings will be highlight of September sale

Two early works, unseen since the 1940’s, were acquired directly from the artist, Des O’Sullivan reports.

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Vintage view: The history and character of old delft tiles in Amsterdam

Imagine yourself a velvet-dressed gentleman, your boot tops frothy with lace, lounging around Amsterdam in 1602. 

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Wish list: Some warming and delicious buys for the house this September

Want to warm up all that gorgeous grey? The secret is wood, soft textures and a little shine. 

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Limerick craft hub is a clever market response

The notion of a craft maker beavering away in a little rural workshop is not far from the truth. 

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Lofty aspirations from Sheppard’s attic auction

A pair of French- designed polished steel and leather standard lamps and a 19th century Italian faience miniature violin are among the highlights at Sheppard’s first-ever attic sale in Durrow next Tuesday.

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Solutions for styling, storage and delicious slumber in the bedroom

The master bedroom is somewhere you should feel invited to drop your guard, sloughing off your clothes and the emotional trials and tribulations of the day.

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A look at an enterprise that re-designs pre-loved items

By now we’ve all heard of upcycling, the process of taking a piece of tired and unloved furniture and giving it a little cosmetic enhancement so it escapes certain death at landfill.

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1,200 lots on offer at Waterford auction

Items at Monday’s sale range from chandeliers to toys, says Des O’Sullivan.

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Nude Girl Reading, another portrait of Orpen's lover, Aubicq, is estimated at £300,000-£500,000 and comes up at Sotheby's Irish Art sale in London on October 21.

Legendary myth of Orpen painting lives on in sale value

The Irish artist created an intriguing story about paintings of his lover Yvonne Aubicq, writes Des O’Sullivan.

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Vintage View: The heroic life of Thomas Francis Meagher

Kya deLongchamps celebrates the heroic and unlikely life of Thomas Francis Meagher (1823-1867) nearly 150 years since his mysterious disappearance.

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Wish List: Wool felt wraps, cool lighting and slinky drawings

Faith Ryan chooses svelte felt, cool lighting and slinky drawings for the home    

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Wish List: Honest design and craft for the home

From glorious glass to new names in Irish art, Faith Ryan picks some honest design and craft for the home.

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Natural swimming pools and ponds are making a splash in the UK and European market

Kya deLongchamps takes a look at the new trend flooding the market in the UK and Europe — natural swimming pools — and they’re coming here too.

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The work of Irish designer Mainie Jellett

 

It’s a strange habit we’ve had in Ireland of not celebrating success, rooted in a culture of begrudgery that ignored and even ostracised creativity and innovation, and instead honoured herd thinking.

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Rosscarbery fair is all about quality

The annual high summer fair at the Celtic Ross Hotel in Rosscarbery tomorrow is all about quality according to Robin O’Donnell of Hibernian Antique Fairs.

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Vintage View: Ten Tips to Hammer Auction Day

With auction season on the way, Kya deLongchamps offers sound advice to behold, bid and bag that bargain. 

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Wish List: New buys to set style and nostalgia humming all over the house

This Yell Maxi Sofa in a collage of striking fabrics will brighten up any space.

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Embrace Irish design at Cork Craft Month festival

Summer time should mean expeditions and adventures out of doors but it feels like we haven’t moved beyond March.

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First UK exhibition for Eileen Gray

Des O’Sullivan on a show of the work of the world-renowned designer.

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Auction to cater to a variety of eclectic tastes at Hegarty’s

Des O’Sullivan reports on a sale that includes gold medals celebrating the Battle of Hastings by Spink, London.

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