Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Antique Rooms - Silver Wine Ewer - Irish Silver at its best

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This magnificent Irish silver wine ewer is currently with The Antique Rooms .
It is in the Armada style and has a trigger handle to raise the lid in use.
 The jug features a highly chased body depicting figured work
or winged angels, lions head and floral decoration.
The detail and quality of this piece are exceptional.
The jug has a blank cartouche on either side.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Patrick Howard Antiques - The Home in Ireland for The Antique Walking Stick

Click to View The Finest Collection of Walking Canes in Ireland
This Anglo-Indian Oak Walking Cane
is currently at Patrick Howard Antiques.
 Intricately hand carved all over with
scrolls and flowers and foliage,
last quarter of the Nineteenth Century.
visit Patrick's website for a Super Collection

Friday, February 24, 2012

O'Sullivans Antiques - Pair of George II Stools

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Currently at O'Sullivan Antiques this
stunning Pair of George II mahogany stools,
each with rectangular over-upholstered
 top raised on acanthus carved
cabriole legs ending in claw and ball feet.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Huān yíng to Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping

The Premier Dealers Welcome
the visit of Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping 
to Ireland. Some Members of The Premier Dealer Network
already have major connections with China and this visit
will only enhance an already thriving Buisness.
Special mention to Patrick Howard Antiques which
is regarded by many as the Home of Chinese Antiques
in Ireland - Click the Chinese Flag to View
or visit

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Interesting - The Washington Post - Expiriment about Social Perception - Please Read

Please take the time to read this
Its from 5yrs ago but have we learned anything ?
The link at the bottom brings you to the original W.P. Article

A man sat at a metro station in Washington DC and started to play the violin; it was a cold January morning. He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, since it was ...rush hour, it was calculated that 1,100 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.

Three minutes went by, and a middle aged man noticed there was musician playing. He slowed his pace, and stopped for a few seconds, and then hurried up to meet his schedule.
A minute later, the violinist received his first dollar tip: a woman threw the money in the till and without stopping, and continued to walk.
A few minutes later, someone leaned against the wall to listen to him, but the man looked at his watch and started to walk again. Clearly he was late for work.
The one who paid the most attention was a 3 year old boy. His mother tagged him along, hurried, but the kid stopped to look at the violinist. Finally, the mother pushed hard, and the child continued to walk, turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children. All the parents, without exception, forced them to move on.

In the 45 minutes the musician played, only 6 people stopped and stayed for a while. About 20 gave him money, but continued to walk their normal pace. He collected $32. When he finished playing and silence took over, no one noticed it. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition.

No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the most talented musicians in the world. He had just played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, on a violin worth $3.5 million dollars.
Two days before his playing in the subway, Joshua Bell sold out at a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100.

This is a real story. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste, and priorities of people. The outlines were: in a commonplace environment at an inappropriate hour: Do we perceive beauty? Do we stop to appreciate it? Do we recognize the talent in an unexpected context?

One of the possible conclusions from this experience could be: If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world playing the best music ever written, how many other things are we missing?


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Adam's - Attic Auction - Sunday 19th February 2012 at 11.30am

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James Adam Auction
House, Stephens Green
Auction of over 400 lots including
Decorative Arts, Paintings,
Silver & Period Furniture
Most without reserve
This Sunday 19th Feb

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Super Valentine Gifts at an Antique Store Near You

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for the one you love ?
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you will find a huge selection of Exclusive Antique
meaningful Gifts that will truly let your Partner know
how special they are.
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Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Oriel Gallery - George Gillespie "Mournes from Minerstown, Co. Down"

George Gillespie - Click Picture for Full details
This George Gillespie is currently at
Wonderful Painting

Sunday, February 5, 2012

V.A.T. - The Retail Scheme for "Tourists"

The Retail Export Scheme
"Tax Free Shopping For Tourists"
With the Recent Changes in VAT Rates
I decided that it is a good time to
return to the very clear rules laid down by
the The Irish Tax Authorities.
 Supplies of goods at a zero per cent rate of VAT

"Goods can be sold VAT-free (zero percent rate) if they are exported by or on behalf of the supplier - that is, where the retailer or VAT refund agent posts or dispatches the goods to an address outside the E.U. This is subject to proof in the form of postal or shipping documents showing that the goods have left the E.U.

If the goods are exported by or on behalf of the tourist/traveller, then the supplier does not have proof of export at the time of supply, and the supply should not be zero-rated. If the supplier nonetheless chooses to zero-rate a sale to a tourist/traveller (for example where payment is by credit card), the supplier must account for the VAT due on the sale in the VAT return for the period following the sale unless, at that stage, he/she is in possession of documentary proof that the goods have been exported.
A supplier who zero-rates a sale, and subsequently accounts for the VAT in the next return may claim an adjustment in the following VAT return to account for this if he/she subsequently receives proof that the goods were exported within the three months limit. It is important to note that the traveller has no liability to pay VAT following a zero rated sale, even if he/she fails to provide the necessary proofs of export. The liability to account for VAT on the sale remains with the supplier, whose entitlement to apply the zero rating to a particular sale is retracted if the conditions attached to the scheme are not complied with."
The Above paragraphs are taking directly from The Legislative document on the Export Scheme for Tourists
As I have family Members with Expertise in this very Area  ... I will be happy to
pass on any questions a retailer may have for clarification

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Delphi Antiques - Art Deco Bracelet

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This Stunning and Unusual
Art Deco period ladies diamond set bracelet
is currently at Delphi Antiques
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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Connaught Antiques - Victorian Silver plated sauce Tureens

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This Pair of Silver Plated Sauce Tureens are currently
for sale at Connaught Antiques
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or visit