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    THE IRISH ANTIQUE DEALERS FAIR

    Saturday, September 17th, 2016

    The internet is bringing younger buyers to auction. In an attempt to involve the discriminating younger collector the focus of the Irish Antique Dealers Fair in Dublin has shifted in latter years to include quality contemporary and antique furniture and collectibles.  This years fair, which runs at the RDS from September 23-25, will feature the doyen of American designers Carleton Varney, president of the Dorothy Draper brand, the oldest established design firm in the US.

    He is pro antique and pro brown furniture, believing that for lifestyle you must incorporate the past with the now and leave room for the future. Mr. Varney is associated with the restoration of top hotels around the world including Adare Manor, Dromoland and Ashford Castle in Ireland and the Waldorf Towers and the Plaza Hotel in New York. He designed for five US first ladies from Jackie Kennedy to Barbara Bush. In Dublin he will head a packed programme that these days manages to combine contemporary design with the best of Irish antiques.

    “For the past 51 years, people have been attending the fair to discover something different, that magical piece that can make a home,” said George Stacpoole, chairman of the Irish Antique Dealers Association (IADA), who has been present at every event so far. “The fair is a fascinating insight into great craftsmanship throughout the ages, attracting collectors and connoisseurs of all tastes. We have a carefully selected blend of antique and contemporary exhibitors, allowing all ages to focus on the unique yet affordable design that appeals to them”. Over 15,000 people are expected to attend the fair. There is an invitation only preview on Thursday evening.

    George Stackpoole will bring this Henry Morgan work from 1849  entitled Cork Harbour Light House - Looking out to sea with lithography by William Spreat of Exeter

    George Stackpoole will bring this Henry Morgan work from 1849 entitled Cork Harbour Light House – Looking out to sea with lithography by William Spreat of Exeter

    The Whitley Gallery will feature this Georges Braque - Nature Morte a la Palette - at the 51st annual Irish Antique Dealers Fair

    The Whitley Gallery will feature this Georges Braque – Nature Morte a la Palette – at the 51st annual Irish Antique Dealers Fair

    A WEEKEND OF ANTIQUES AT CASTLETOWN HOUSE

    Saturday, April 9th, 2016
    Castletown House in Celbridge, Co. Kildare is the venue for an Irish Antique Dealers Association Fair in conjunction with the OPW today and tomorrow.  It will run in the stables wing from 10 am to 5 pm on April 9 and 10 with 20 IADA dealers of fine furniture, paintings, silver, jewellery, books, prints, porcelain and works of art.
    Curiosities include buttons embroidered by Countess Markievicz while in jail in England at Courtville Antiques. George Stacpoole of Adare will bring drawings by members of the Gore Booth family. Weldons will show a rare piece of Irish gold jewellery, a c1835 gold pendant by Joseph Johnson with a 6.8 carat mixed cut pink topaz. Vanessa Parker Rare Books will bring a first edition of the Sinn Fein Rebellion Handbook published in 1917 and the Whitley Art Gallery will offer Japanese woodblock prints.

    The First Month (Mitsuki)` , Japanese Woodblock Triptych by Kunisada, 1847-1852

    The First Month (Mitsuki)` , Japanese Woodblock Triptych by Kunisada, 1847-1852

    The Sinn Fein Rebellion Handbook

    The Sinn Fein Rebellion Handbook

    An Irish gold pendant with a topaz

    An Irish gold pendant with a topaz