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    Contemporary design, history and the best of Irish antiques will be assembled at the RDS on September 28, 29 nd 30 for the annual Irish Antique Dealers Association Fair. Increasingly driven by fashion and trends the world of art and antiques is in a continuous state of flux.
    This year the three day autumn fair, entitled Timeless, sets out to broaden the scope of its interest to anyone with an interior to evolve or improve.  Timeless features a carefully selected blend of contemporary and antique-focused exhibitors, allowing all ages to focus on the once-off, yet affordable, design that appeals to them.
    Gormley’s Fine Art will show a collection of 14 works by Spanish artist Salvador Dali, ten sculptures and four prints. Works such as Profile of Time, Dalinian Dancer, Triumphant Elephant and Lady Godiva at the Fair will be featured as part of a build up to a sculpture exhibition at Russborough House next year to commemorate the 30th anniversary of his death.
    Mid 20th century furniture is enjoying a fashion moment and Killian McNulty of Mid-Century Online observes how people are  turning away from mass produced furniture to something a bit more exclusive and niche.  Almost inevitably a Danish rosewood drinks cabinet from the late 1960’s is on display complete with chrome footrest and glass shelving.  Niall Mullen will feature an Art Deco drinks trolley from the late 1920’s in walnut and chrome, complete with receptacles for bottles and glasses, ice pail and cocktail shaker.

    An original Boucheron brooch, made for the opening of their new shop in Paris in 1893, will be on display with John Farrington. The black enamel and diamond piece is an early example of the geometric style and is priced at a cool 65,000.

    ‘Lady Godiva with Butterflies’  – Salvador Dali.

    * Danish Rosewood drinks bar, late 1960’s

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