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One old desk yields up random, dusty gems of life

Liam Collins


The contents of this piece of furniture, bought years ago, are an accidental history of my life, writes Liam Collins

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History desk: Liam Collins with items unearthed while clearing out his old desk at home during the lockdown. Photo: Gerry Mooney

History desk: Liam Collins with items unearthed while clearing out his old desk at home during the lockdown. Photo: Gerry Mooney

History desk: Liam Collins with items unearthed while clearing out his old desk at home during the lockdown. Photo: Gerry Mooney

Although old, the desk is not a family heirloom. It came originally from a music shop in Dublin and some of its drawers still contained violin strings when I bought it about 35 years ago in one of those semi-junk/antique shops along Bachelors Walk.

I had an old house with a couple of big rooms to the front and it was an easy way to fill one of them, as I didn't have anything much else by way of furniture.


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