Vintage sale with lots of promise

This spiraling emerald and diamond cluster ring by Oscar Heyman will be at Weldon's stand at the Kinsale antique and art fair at Acton's Hotel, tomorrow. It is priced at €15,500.

Des O’Sullivan looks forward to an auction of fine art items.

JEWELLERY and silver, antique furniture, Irish art, china and porcelain, clocks, toys, books and vintage fashion will be found in abundance at an antique fair at Acton’s Hotel in Kinsale, Co Cork, tomorrow.

Dealers from around the country and Northern Ireland will be in attendance with everything from an 18th century wirework silver dish ring at Weldon’s of Dublin to a selection of vintage fashions at Eily Henry of Co Waterford and vintage toys from the Co Cork-based dealer Alex Chamberlain.

Dealers in attendance will include a number who are members of the Irish Antique Dealers Association with a nationwide spread.

There will be silver and jewellery dealers from Dublin, Kerry, Belfast, Laois and Limerick, furniture dealers from Limerick, Kerry and Cork and art from dealers who are based in Athlone, Wicklow and Dublin.

Many of the thousands of people who regularly attend these fairs are in pursuit of smaller, rarer pieces like porcelain, glass and books and they can generally find something at prices that will not break the bank.

Hibernian antique fairs, who regard Kinsale as one of their top three fairs of the year, will be in attendance from 11am to 7pm.

Vintage items in abundance at exciting weekend auction


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