Tuesday 20 February 2018

In the salerooms: Antiques and vintage fair

Vagabonds Of The Western World signed by Thin Lizzy
Vagabonds Of The Western World signed by Thin Lizzy

An Antiques and Vintage Fair will take place in the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, on Sunday, April 12 between 11am and 6pm.

Items of furniture on offer will range from antique pieces from Loughgall Antiques and upcycled items of Victorian furniture from Benedict & Beatrice, who salvage old pieces in poor condition and give them a contemporary makeover.

Their work includes dining tables, sideboards, chiffoniers, and occasional tables and chairs. There will also be work from young Irish artists represented by David Whitley Fine Art and a collection of 18th century Japanese woodblock prints.


The 2015 National Antiques Week runs from April 18-25, opening with a two-day public event in Russborough House, Co Wicklow.

The weekend will have an Antiques Roadshow element with members of the Irish Antique Dealers' Association (IADA) available to give free evaluations between 12pm and 5pm, and also providing specialist tours of the house itself.

A series of lectures each day will include: Till Death Do Us Part: Death And Devotion In The Georgian Era, The Cult Of Mourning Jewellery by Zara Power (Saturday 1pm); Art Deco - The Last Great Style & The Irish Influences by Niall Mullen (Sunday 5pm); A Brief Look At Popular Porcelain And Pottery Of The 19th Century by Roxanne Moorehead (Sunday 1pm); and The Time Of My Life: A Background To Restoration Of Interesting Clocks by Kevin Chellar (Sunday 5pm).


U2 showed the leading edge at Whyte's auction of Rock, Pop and Movies on March 28, with a guitar once owned by The Edge selling to a client in Hollywood, California for €21,000.

The original estimate was between €3,000 and €5,000. A copy of The Joshua Tree (1987) signed by all members of U2 and estimated between €600 and €800 sold for €1,250.

Anything Beatles or Elvis related is expected to make good money and a copy of Grapefruit: A Book of Instructions (1970) by Yoko Ono and signed by the author and John Lennon sold for €1,250 (the estimate was between €400 and €500). A copy of 'That's All Right/Blue Moon of Kentucky' (1955), the first and rarest single record by Elvis for Sun, achieved its upper estimate of €1,000. No alarms and no surprises here.

Thin Lizzy's iconic Vagabonds Of The Western World signed by Phil and the lads sold for €300.

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