Rare Arts and Crafts piece comes to market

A central watercolour is surmounted by an embossed panel with stylised dragons and Celtic knots

15th November, 2015
A copper Arts and Crafts overmantel dating from 1907, which is selling with an estimate of €1,400-€2,100

We are experiencing a growing disquiet over the alleged detrimental influence of social networking on society, particularly the mobile phone-obsessed younger generation.

In the late 19th century, the Arts and Crafts movement was born to counter a similar dilemma, the backlash then being against the mass produced goods of the industrial age.

Here’s what WB Yeats had to say: “The mere business of living, of making money, of amusing oneself, occupies people more and more,...

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