Founder and operator of Kilkenny Fine Art, Bill Canning, has had a lifelong passion for fine art and antiques. He uses his many years of expertise to supply beautiful paintings and pieces of furniture to clients throughout Ireland and internationally, with past inquiries having come from as far away as Dubai and China.

Growing up in the small Kilkenny town of Goresbridge, Bill inherited his love of period art and furniture from his parents. His mother Peggy had an antiques shop in Carlow which was extremely well renowned, while his father Michael, a local GP, had a vast knowledge in all areas of collecting. It is with great pride that Bill continues his family’s involvement in antiques to this day.

Bill specialises in high quality and highly collectable Victorian art and furniture, especially paintings by Irish and British 19th century artists. They are carefully chosen, lovingly restored, and then presented for sale in all their glory. Bill believes they have great investment potential as well as being things of beauty, particularly as collectors in the Middle East are becoming increasingly interested in the Victorian era.

Prices at Kilkenny Fine Art are possibly the most competitive in the industry, and customer service is paramount at all times. Bill guarantees you the utmost attention to detail, and he goes to great lengths to ensure that every client is happy with every purchase.

Bill’s commitment to expertise and quality is also evidenced by how Kilkenny Fine Art has been a proud member since 2011 of the Irish Antique Dealers Association (IADA),which represents the leading antique dealers and antique shops in Ireland. Its goals are to set the standard for trading in the antiques business in Ireland, and to establish and maintain confidence between its members and the public in buying and selling. The Association also provides safeguards for those who deal with its members, including independent arbitration, to ensure that members of the public can buy with confidence.

Clients and potential clients are welcome to view the Kilkenny Fine Art collection at the showroom at Carlow Gateway Business Centre, with viewing by appointment only, to guarantee personal attention. Simply contact us to make an appointment.

Article written by : Michael Parsons, Irish Times