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    ALL THE FUN OF THE IADA FAIR AT THE RDS

    Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

    The 51st annual Irish Antique Dealers Fair previews tonight at the RDS in Dublin. The best of antique furniture, silver, glass, silver, contemporary Irish art and design will be on display in a weekend fair which is expected to draw up to 15,000 people between now and closing on Sunday evening.  Legendary US interior designer Carleton Varney, who has designed for five US first ladies in a row from Jackie Kennedy to Barbara Bush and this year received four nominations in the international hotel awards, is among the speakers at the event.

    Julian Radcliffe of the Art Loss Register will host a talk on Protecting Irish Heritage, Recovering Stolen Art and Antiques in Ireland.  Antiques dealer Niall Mullen predicts a bumper year for the fair with an increase in demand for antique furniture driven by a strong domestic property market.  Here is a small selection from the very large offering available at the fair.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for September 17, 2016)

    An Irish William IV rosewood tea caddy at Treasures

    An Irish William IV rosewood tea caddy at Treasures

    An antique lock at The Store Yard

    An antique lock at The Store Yard

     Harp brooch by Waterhouse of Dublin c1850 at The Silver Shop.

    Harp brooch by Waterhouse of Dublin c1850 at The Silver Shop.

    A c1870 Archaeological Revival hinged bangle at Cobwebs.

    A c1870 Archaeological Revival hinged bangle at Cobwebs.

    A Victorian Louis XVI style French Kingwood bureau-de-dame at Adam Antiques.

    A Victorian Louis XVI style French Kingwood bureau-de-dame at Adam Antiques.

    ENID BLYTON’S DIAMONDS AT IRISH ANTIQUE FAIR

    Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

    Enid Blyton's diamond and emerald necklace.

    Enid Blyton’s emerald and diamond necklace is one feature item at the 12th Irish & International Art & Antiques Fair. Dating from 1880, it contains approximately eight carats of natural Colombian emeralds and 10 carats of old cut diamonds.  The necklace is  set in 18 carat gold and silver and can be found at the stand of London based antique jewellery dealer Saul Greenstein.

    The fair runs at the RDS Dublin from March 25 to March 27.  It is aimed at both the seasoned connoisseur and the new collector.