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50th Irish Antique Dealer's Fair

  • Judith Miller
  • 18 Sep 2015, 6:47 PM

When & where: September 25-27, RDS Main Hall
Admission: €10, available at the door.
More info and full programme of lectures available online at

Mark Hill and I will head a packed programme which has been organised to celebrate the golden jubilee of the annual fair that manages to combine contemporary design history with the best of Irish antiques.

Over 15,000 people are expected to discover the delights of Irish antiques at the 50th Irish Antique Dealers Fair at the RDS.

The Fair, the second oldest of its kind in the world, was founded by Louis O'Sullivan at a time when most antiques were being exported from the country and it has been acknowledged as the springboard for the success of the indigenous Irish antiques industry.

A special celebratory preview night will be opened by the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys, on Thursday, 24 September.

"For the past 50 years, people have been attending the fair to discover something different, that magical piece that can make a home,” said George Stacpoole, chairman of the Irish Antique Dealers Association (IADA), who has been present at every event so far.

"We have a carefully selected a blend of antique and contemporary exhibitors, allowing all ages to focus on the unique yet affordable design that appeals to them.”

A host of lectures have been organised around the fair, with Mark Hill and I speaking about our favourite things and also presenting our best finds at the fair. 

Julian Radcliffe will present a fascinating talk on Fake and Fences – protecting the dealer and their clients, while Ib Jorgenson will present on his life and times as a fashion designer and art dealer.

Other topics covered over 13 lectures include Irish Country House Sales, changing trends in jewellery, Irish furniture, what makes diamonds sparkle and the cult of mourning jewellery in the Georgian era.

See you there!

Hello and welcome back to the Miller’s blog!

  • Judith Miller
  • 01 Sep 2015, 5:41 PM

It’s been a busy summer with the Antiques Roadshow but now the sun is waning and it seems the wet weather is well and truly back making for a rather damp start to autumn. Luckily, there are plenty of events coming up to distract us from these cooler climes. I hope we may meet on one (or many) of these dates!
The Antiques Roadshow continues in only a few days on 10th September at Lyme Park in Stockport and in Harrogate on 28th October – have a good rummage in your cupboards, attics and basements and come along! You never know what you may discover.
I’ll be joining my good friend, Mark Hill, for a Show & Tell event at Henry Wood Hall on 15th September which is free. Turn up with family heirlooms, household treasures and car boot bargains for inspection, free advice and valuation. More details here .
I’m looking forward to delivering talks at the Dublin Antiques Show (24th – 26th September) and, of course, attending the NEC Antiques for Everyone – do visit the Miller’s stand from 18th – 22nd November at the NEC Birmingham.
Finally, I hope you may join me at the Chorleywood Festival on 13th November for a talk and valuation evening. Details to follow.
This autumn, I’ll be updating the blog with further details of upcoming events, round-ups of fairs and talks and much more. Be sure to check back in a couple of weeks to hear all about the next Antiques Roadshow!
Don’t forget you can catch up with all things Miller’s antiques on Twitter at @millersantiques and you can pre-order your copy of Miller’s Antiques Handbook & Price Guide 2016 – 2017 online here

                                       Antiques Handbook & Price Guide 2016-17


2015 Roadshow!

  • Judith Miller
  • 03 Jun 2015, 3:59 PM

It's come around to the season of filming the Antiques Roadshow again, and luckily the weather is on our side!

Last week I visited RAF Coningsby at Woodhall Spa in Lincolnshire, and currently am on my way to Plas Newydd on Anglesey for tomorrow's filming.

ggLater dates I am giving valuations at include:

Broughton Castle near Banbury, Oxfordshire on 21st June
Bolsover Castle, near Chesterfield, Derbyshire on 9th July
Balmoral, Ballater, Aberdeenshire on 30th July

If you have something interesting lying around, do come along!

I will also be at the NEC 'Antiques for Everyone' Summer fair again from 23rd to 26th July, so it's going to be a busy summer.

Early 2015 update!

  • Anonymous
  • 24 Feb 2015, 5:24 PM

We've been working hard on the upcoming Miller's Antiques Handbook & Price Guide 2016-17 and it's coming together! With this, we've teamed up again with Mark Hill to start working on the Collectables Price Guide.

 We will also be at the Antiques for Everyone Spring Fair which takes place 9-12 April 2015. Read more and keep updated with the event here.

If you haven't managed to take a read, you can find my latest Telegraph Luxury article here.  Recently, Woolley & Wallis' Nick Rocke sale showcased a fantastic array of Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts pieces, and overall, it was the ceramics took my fancy.

Antiques for Everyone Winter 2014

  • Judith Miller
  • 25 Nov 2014, 5:24 PM

Join me next week at the NEC in Birmingham for the Antiques for Everyone Winter fair 2014.


Find us at the Miller’s stand, G46, for advice, book signing or just a chat.


I will be judging the best stand awards for both Section 1 and 2. These will be awarded to the stands with the best design and layout. Judging will take place on Vetting Day and the winners will be announced before the fair opens on Thursday 4 December.


Fellows Auctioneers will once again be sponsoring a Section 1 stand prize, the winner of which will receive £500. Birmingham Living magazine will award £250 to Section 2’s winner.


Good luck and best wishes!


The fair is taking place between 4 - 7 December 2014. Opening times are:


Thursday      4th December 2014      11am - 6pm
Friday          5th December 2014      11am - 6pm
Saturday      6th December 2014      11am - 6pm
Sunday        7th December 2014      11am - 5pm


Click here for more information.