Fine Arts: How bakelite broke the mould in fashion history
From a plastic bakelite bag to diamante bow shoe buckles, Hegarty’s sale gives an insight into fashion tastes throughout the ages
Anyone for an antique kilt sporran? A 1920s Siberian fox fur shrug wrap, retailed in Belfast? A kelim with an Aztec motif? A taxidermy display that includes 18 animals commonly found in our countryside? A heavy cast-iron, golf novelty money box? A set of bentwood dining chairs? When the antique dealer casts his net, the items that surface give an amazing insight as to the tastes of our ancestors.
Typical is a splendid 1950s handbag due...
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