This unique bronze by Stephanie Hess, called Air Hug II, will be a subtle reminder of the year without hugs for our loved ones. €1,400 at the Solomon Fine Art gallery.

With lockdown curtailing normal shopping activity, members of the Irish Antiques Dealers’ Association have curated a selection of unusual pieces that (...)

Electric Rolls Royce Car (€200-€300) – Oliver Usher online Christmas sale

This coming Monday, December 7th, Kells-based auctioneer Oliver Usher will hold an online Christmas sale. Included in the 500 lots are a number of vin(...)

One of a pair of hot-air balloon light fittings from the Dawson Hotel (€800-€1,200) that will feature at the Niall Mullen and Victor Mee sale.

From way back when we used to socialise, patrons of Dawson Street’s Sam’s bar and the Dawson Hotel – with its industrial art deco fittings and Frank L(...)

Diamond aigrette hairpiece, which also becomes a pendant, Made by Elenton Jewellers c1910, available from JW Weldon €4,500.

Shagreen, the granular material often mistaken for leather, but actually the untanned skin of sharks and stingrays, has lent its subtle beauty to toil(...)

The HMHS Britannic, sister ship of the Titanic, as a hospital ship, shortly before she sank in 1916

Luck can be a double-edged sword. For Irish-Argentinian nurse Violet Jessop, better known throughout maritime history as “Miss Unsinkable”, there(...)

1850s Card Case, hand-turned (€395) Courtville Antiques, Powerscourt Townhouse Centre.

It is that time of year when many feel the dread of trying to choose the ideal gift for a loved one. A greener alternative is to consider antique or v(...)