Vintage View: Alessi coffee pot

YEARS ago, caught up in rush-hour traffic on a bus, I was thrust up against a warring young couple.
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The high art of Anouska Hempel

Rose Martin looks at a new book on the life’s work of the self-taught and New Zealand-born creator ...

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Catherine Parr Hair Locket

Queen’s hair locket among Adam’s lots

Alocket of hair inscribed Catherine Parr and crested with a crown motif is one of the more unusual ...

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1882 Citation

Framed address and citation among collectibles on offer

A framed 1892 address and citation to JW McMullen of Cork Harbour Commissioner’s on his retirement ...

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The chamber pot

Vintage View: The chamber pot

When I was a child, my brother and I regularly came up from the country and stayed with a more ancient ...

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Keeping the country style in the kitchen

DESPITE a design world frenzied by terraces of blocky base units, pumping with colour and sharply ...

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Carmel Creaner's napkins. Set of two €30

Get a fair deal at craft fairs and galleries this Christmas

THE thought of weekend Christmas shopping and the prospect of a rain-sodden experience worsened by ...

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Wishlist: Babyboo bandana bibs

Clever and really cute baby stuff is top of the list for Esther N McCarthy this week.

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The Witch of Mullaghderg by Colin Middleton

Middleton’s The Witch of Mullaghderg features at sale

IRISH literature, myth and legend inspired the Westerness series by the celebrated Northern Irish ...

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Sick Tinker Child by Louis le Brocquy

Le Brocquy’s Sick Tinker Child on sale

A MAJOR painting from le Brocquy’s celebrated Tinker series will lead the 23 Irish works at ...

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Mix of styles and genres at art sale

Variety on offer at the Ib Jorgensen Collection, writes Des OSullivan.

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Ex-army man’s collection is up for grabs in Carrigtwohill sale

Des O’Sullivan on the sale of a unique collection of more than 450 lots from a retired military ...

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Vintage View: The Hope Diamond

When it comes to a single jewel, without doubt the most famous diamond on earth is what the Court ...

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Wishlist: Baskets to order

This week Esther N McCarthy fills her hand-made basket with some early seasonal treats.

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Jazz up your style with deep heavy blues

It’s all change in the colour department with traditional autumn hues jostled out of poll position ...

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Tips to ensure your home survives the big chill and other disasters

There’s always something isn’t there? Having a house is an open road to material ...

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The warm laid-back look lasts the course in classic style

Rural-inspired styling is a perennial favourite, harvested in a variety of forms from season to season.


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Vintage view: Antique ware

A bang of the tooth on a pearl, a sharp sniff at the Bakelite with loupe pinched to the eyeball — ...

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Wish List: Quirky porcelain pottery

There’s a certain snug, indoorsy feel to this week’s pick from Esther N McCarthy.

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Go all out for an old-fashioned afternoon tea

BATTEN down the hatches and put on the kettle: the season of gloomy Sunday afternoons is upon us — ...

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