OUR STORY

Straffan Antiques is a family run business with over three decades of experience, established in 1988 by John and Marie Ryan. Marie's Antiques & Pianos traded for 16 years in the centre of Clane, Co. Kildare. We then moved to the historic farm buildings of Barberstown House in Straffan.

Since the move, Straffan Design and the Victorian Tea Rooms have also been established. The businesses have evolved into four main areas: antiques, pianos, design (fashion, home and giftware) and the tea rooms, each run by members of the Ryan family. The businesses complement each other and make the 18th century courtyard the ideal destination for shopping and casual dining.

In June 2024, we open our second shop on Francis Street, Dublin 8. Now there are two great venues to view our stock.

Our antiques showroom showcases the very best of 18th and 19th century Irish, English and continental furniture.  We take pride in our showroom which stocks one of the finest collections of antique furniture for sale in Ireland.

 

 

OUR EXPERIENCE

Eoin was brought up in the antiques business. He has been surrounded by antiques since he was a young boy helping in his parents’ business.  He later formalised his training by studying furniture design and manufacture in GMIT Letterfrack.  Eoin then moved to the UK where he studied conservation and restoration in West Dean College. Hethen went on to gain his MA, Antique Furniture Conservation and Restoration, from Buckinghamshire College, where his thesis focused on Irish antique furniture and Irish antique furniture makers. 

Eoin is a council member of the Irish Antique Dealers Association, who work to ensure the integrity of the trade in Ireland. 

Over the last few years Eoin has developed a team of restorers here in Straffan.  The team includes gilders, upholsters, French polishers and cabinet makers, with decades of experience between them.  All pieces on our show room floor first go through our workshop to ensure your chosen piece is at its very best.

 

OUR SERVICE

Here in our showrooms, we will work with you to find a piece that best suits your needs, large or small.  However, if we do not have something suitable we can source the right item for you.  We have helped furnish and style individual rooms, whole houses, offices and public places. We will guarantee the quality of every piece in our showroom. Our service includes delivery, and installation, for all larger pieces of furniture and mirrors.

Something to sell? If you wish to sell a piece, please get in touch with us via email, include photos of the piece, any information you may have about it, and a contact phone number.