Timeless attractions at Dublin fair

Timeless, the Irish Antique Dealers Fair, will take place in Dublin’s RDS Shelbourne Hall on September 13 to 15, featuring an array of antique and contemporary furniture, jewellery and art.

Paul Bereton at Timeless
The Watch Hunter, Paul Brereton, President of the Irish Antique Dealers Association.
Picture: Robbie Reynolds

“Each piece is unique and the real joy of Timeless is discovering that something different, the one magical piece that makes a home,” said Paul Brereton, President of the Irish Antique Dealers Association. “At Timeless it is all about love. Antique dealers love what they do and they want you to have something you love too.”

With a blend of contemporary and antique-focused exhibitors, the organisers said Timeless allows all ages and tastes to explore and discover once-off, yet affordable, pieces that appeal to them.

“The range of furniture is stunning taking in everything from very fashionable mid-20th- century styles, to lovely pieces from the Art Deco and Art Nouveau periods, plus striking classical furniture from the 1750s to 1890s, including wonderful antique gilded mirrors,” said Paul.

Another feature is the extensive selection of jewellery on show. “People are going back to gold, it’s a nostalgia thing with Victorian pieces being rediscovered and repurposed for the 21st century,” said Matty Weldon of Courtville Antiques.

“T-bar chains or pocket watch chains are enjoying a new lease of life as necklaces, while the engagement ring of Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is another reason why Victorian jewellery is having a fashion moment.

“Meghan’s ring is an antique cushion-cut diamond. Where modern stones are cut broadly in the same way, each cushion-cut diamond is totally bespoke and individually crafted for maximum brilliance,” said Matty.

Anne Parsons and her sister Aideen McHenry enjoying a cocktail while resting on a pair of stylish upholstered armchairs at Timeless. Picture: Robbie Reynolds

“This is what people want when they are buying an engagement ring – something no-one else has with its own exclusive shape and magical charm.”

Art lovers will also be catered for with some of the country’s top galleries in attendance at the show.

“At Timeless we bring beautiful things together so you can find that unique and yet affordable item that can transform a space and make the perfect centrepiece for your home,” said Paul Brereton.

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