Antique focus

Martin Fennelly

Despite the growing modern digital business in the Liberties, a stroll through Francis Street’s antique quarter will charm you with the unique traditions of the past.

Its history as an Anglo-Norman townland, united with the city, but under its own jurisdiction, lends the area a distinctive quality that is encapsulated by these antiques all located on Francis Street.


Yeats Country Antiques specialises in fine Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian period furniture, lighting, mirrors and collectables. This 18th Century Edwardian Inlaid Rosewood Kidney Shaped Desk was made by ‘Edwards And Roberts’ whose work favoured the Georgian designs. They were recognized for restoring and adapting older pieces of antique furniture to match modern needs. The quality of timber used was the finest with burr walnuts, finely figured mahogany and lighter toned satinwood. The brass detailing and leather on top make this desk exceptional.

Martin Fennelly Antiques sells a premier assortment of fine Irish Antiques to include a wide collection of fine early furniture and items such as writing slopes, tea caddies, jewellery caskets and further small related wooden items. This Killarneyware Table was made in Co.Kerry circa 1870 and was constructed from Arbutus and Yew Wood. The table is in full original condition with four celtic harps on the front representing the four Irish provinces and portraying 100 years of Irish statehood.

Yeats Country Antiques

Johnston Antiques specialises in 18th Century furniture displayed across three exhibitions and have built several important collections of Irish Georgian Furniture. This Irish Walnut Marble Top Side Table Circa 1730 is walnut laid to an oak frame. The scrolled frieze has a shell in the center and the scrolled legs have acanthus leaf decoration and terminate in faceted feet with an African Breccia top. This table is part of an exhibition of Irish 18th Century furniture.

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