This Victorian beauty wouldn't look out of place in pared-back surroundings – a daring upholstery fabric pared with sub-Roy Lichtenstein prints and it's lifted from the 19th to the 21st century, as well as becoming the focal point of a room.

Vintage view: Enduring charms of the brown elephant in the auction room.

It’s a curious thing that pieces so highly desired at one stage, can crash so far in just a ...

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Wish list: Mounted prints

Esther N McCarthy goes for bugs, beds and baby stuff for this week’s handful of wishes.

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Put yourself in right frame of mind for picture-hanging

Kya deLonchamps goes though the basics for perfect picture-hanging, installation and alignment skills ...

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11-bar chairs on the table at Woodwards

Des O’Sullivan says collectible set is one of the highlights of sale.

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Sweepstakes family gems offer lotto opportunity at Mealy’s

Des O’Sullivan on the McGrath family estate sale which offers something for all collectors.

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Art Review

Art

Mark Clare

Crawford Art Gallery, Cork

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Kenwood's kMix stand and mixer comes with a glass bowl, so you can make  sure, at a glance, that fruit and nuts are evenly mixed (€499 at Brown Thomas and Arnotts).

Mix ‘n’ match to make Christmas baking easy

Dare I mention the ‘C’ word in October? I’d prefer if it were banned until a week ...

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Clean and crisp in classic white, this Appleby kitchen is lifted by an aqua splash-back. B&Q.

The right ingredients for creating an open and functional space

Kya deLongchamps gives ten tips to blending your kitchen and dining area in an aesthetic way, ...

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Antique brief: Sir Benjamin Lee Guinness portrait

A marble portrait by John Foley (1818-1874) of Sir Benjamin Lee Guinness, third son of Arthur Guinness ...

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Antiques in brief: First place for medals

A collection of Irish medals will be a feature at the sale at Cork Auction Rooms at noon tomorrow. 

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Irish bidder bites for €75,000 Big Apple

A winning bid of €75,000 proved to be the most successful sale at Morgan O’Driscoll’s ...

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French Brisé fan in carvedmother-of-pearl. Late 19thcentury.

Vintage View: The source and maintenance of mother-of-pearl

Sounds as exciting as slurry... “A nacreous, iridescent material deposited on the inside of ...

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Wishlist: The Irish fairy door company

Esther N McCarthy is away with the fairies this week — and has picked up a few other bits ...

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Wish list: fine art by Liam Ó Broin

This week it’s pretty ballerinas, tidy aprons and one cool moonlit cat for Esther N McCarthy.

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Wilmer W Tanner and tiger at the Brigham Young University Life Science Museum. (WIki)

Vintage View: A glass-eyed view of antique taxidermy

Manly knee-slaps rock the polite simmer of exchange in the living-room....“I nailed that one ...

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A winged chair, by Republicof Fritz Hansen, is contemporised by a tailored approach to the defining features of traditional upholstery.

Temptation at London Design Festival is irresistible

The furniture and fittings on display at London Design Festival are so exquisite that it’s best ...

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These Tulikivi soapstone stoves are made from a heat-radiating stone mined in Finland and available from West Cork firm Stoke Hole Stoves. Prices from €5,000- €30,000.www.thestokehole.com

There is no such thing as passive heat gain

Kya deLongchamps says it’s time to make your heating a priority this winter, whether that’s ...

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The Cork Man by Marshall Hutson at Fonsie Mealy next week (€200-€300)

This weeks art and antique events

MARSH’S VIEWING
There is viewing in Cork city centre this morning for ...

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One of a set of six chrome chairs, (Eames Bikini type), by Haus, London at Keighery's in Waterford next Monday (€400-€600).

Mid-century chairs at Keighery’s sale

Vintage fashion, design furniture, jewellery, Waterford Crystal and antique furniture are among the ...

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St. Patrick, in nine panels by the Harry Clarke Studio atFonsie Mealy's auction next week (€1,000-€1,500).

Stained glass work by Harry Clarke carries African history

By Des O’Sullivan says there is a much to choose from at the Chatsworth Fine Art sale where ...

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