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February 10, 2023

Now that Winter has well and truly left us, you might be considering your annual Spring clean. What better or more opportune moment there is to root through your items at home? Whether you are decluttering or looking to fill cleared spaces, taking a peek at our upcoming auctions might be worth your while. We have a wide array of sales coming up this season from Important Irish Art to Fine Jewellery to Mid-Century Modern. However, our very next auction will be the At Home sale, going under the hammer this Valentine’s Day. Perhaps, bringing your spouse or partner to an auction for date night will provide the spark that has been missing for some time now.

 

Personally, the At Home sales are one of my favourites as they have something for everyone. The sale begins with Antique Silver including many rarities which make for the most unusual gift. For those who wish to immortalise their relationship we have a silver model of a couple (lot 23)– a symbolic rather than literal representation of your love. For anyone who loves breakfast in bed or would like to make a subtle hint encouraging your partner to do so, our silver salvers and serving trays are for you. For the more seasoned collector we have a George III silver pitcher with a York Town mark.

 

Despite the cliché, gifting jewellery for Valentine’s Day can make for a wonderful experience. However, buyers be warned – jewellery is a very personal thing and hopefully, you (particularly the men) have endeavoured in figuring out your partner’s taste to avoid any disappointment. Just know that if your partner suddenly loses their gift post-valentines, they most likely did a charity shop run, meaning you must do some research in future. Firstly, there are both ladies and gent’s watches including a lady’s ceramic and diamond set watch by Rado c.2020 (Lot 48). We also have a fine selection of Tudor watches for any gentleman. Again, this sale includes a broad selection of items to suit various tastes and styles from emeralds, sapphires or rubies to aquamarines appearing on rings, earrings, brooches or hat pins. Pearls are always lovely and should be a part of any ladies’ collection. Of course, we also have diamonds for those of you looking to propose or if you simple would like to dazzle your partner. It’s safe to say that the jewellery section can keep you preoccupied for some time.

 

Finally, we have the main event of the sale, art furniture and effects. A St Louis crystal ice bucket might catch the eye of any champagne lovers (Lot 352). We have various glassware, porcelain and pottery which make for lovely gifts for the domestically inclined. The John Ffrench hand painted ceramics are a delight to the eyes and would look well situated in any home (Lot 271 – 274). We also have a very regal brass mounted serving table, for those who enjoy entertaining guests (Lot 252). Perhaps you fancy a robust Jacobean-stained oak settee (Lot 212). On the other hand, we also have ‘duresta’ Trafalgar pattern couch which are not only aesthetically attractive but comfortable as well.

As I said, we have something for everyone so why not pop into us at 26 St Stephen’s Green. Viewing times are as follows:

Saturday 11th February 1pm - 5pm

Sunday 12th February 1pm - 5pm

Monday 13th February 10am - 5pm

Our auction begins Tuesday the 14th at 11am for those of you who favour something different this Valentine's Day.

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