Mossgreen

Leading Australian conservationist has rare book collection for auction

 An outstanding collection of rare and valuable books belonging to one of Australia’s leading conservationists and founder of the Australian Wildlife Conservancy Fund, the late Martin Copley (1940-2014), will be auctioned from 2pm Sunday October 22 by Mossgreen at 935 High Street, Armadale.

By buying and managing land throughout Australia, the fund has played a vital role in preserving the habitats of endangered mammal and bird species.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Australian architect with enviable auction art collection

Responsible for designing Australia’s Parkroyal Hotels, the late Theodore (Ted) Berman built an enviable reputation as one of the country’s leading commercial architects.

In addition to his efforts with the well-known hotel chain, his legacy can be seen throughout Melbourne in venues such as the Box Hill Central bowling club and the five-bedroom mansion he designed and built in 1964 at 1 Heymount Close, Toorak.

 Here with the help of his wife Miriam, for more than 50 years Ted amassed an impressive collection of art, antiques and collectables.

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EJ Ainger

Auction outdoor furniture the perfect garden solution

With the Australian summer almost here, many homeowners turn their attention to sprucing up their gardens ready for the inevitable barbecues and outdoor entertainment.

E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming auction – from 9.30am Tuesday October 24 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond – may provide the perfect solution to their plans.

On offer are two large and impressive iron garden gazebos, arbors, benches and gates and a large selection of wrought iron balustrades and architectural pieces.

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Christian McCann Auctions

French furniture on auction display at St Kilda home

A major array of antique French furniture – ormolu mounted, boulle salon and kingwood marquetry – is the highlight of Christian McCann Auction’s forthcoming on site sale from noon Sunday October 15 at 42 Barkly Street, St Kilda.

The quality French antiques include vitrines, bureau-plat, commodes and carved giltwood – with the major attraction an exhibition Boulle centre table.

Auction goers also can feast their eyes on carved French provincial and decorator furniture including consoles, bergeres, mirrors, dining and boardroom tables, library bookcases and desks.

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Mossgreen

Multi-million dollar D-type Jaguar at Motorclassica auction

The highest value car ever to go to public auction in Australia – a 1955 Jaguar D-type – should have enthusiasts gasping at this year’s Motorclassica at Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Building.

One of the most iconic and coveted cars among collectors, the vehicle carries an auction estimate of $7 million to $8 million and is the only genuine Jaguar D-type in Australia.

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Leonard Joel

Women artists on their own for first time in Leonard Joel auction

Works by Ludmilla Meilerts will feature strongly at Leonard Joel’s forthcoming first auction devoted only to women artists covering the decades 1900 to 1960.

Meilerts, who lived from 1908 to 1998, fled post World War II Latvia and became a notable Australian artist – a strong testimony to her resilience and determination.

With Fred Williams, she shared fifth prize in Australia’s inaugural 1950 Dunlop Art Prize – with first place going to one of the country’s great modern artists Sidney Nolan.  

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Leonard Joel

International design auction to intrigue auction goers

Marble and alabaster sculptures, sterling silver, glassware, porcelain, clocks, art and unusual furniture are the highlights of Leonard Joel’s forthcoming International Design & Applied Arts auction from 6pm Thursday October 12 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

An early feature (lot 2) is a late 19th century Victorian white marble statue of Ceres, the goddess of agriculture with a branch of flowers in one hand and sickle in the other.

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EJ Ainger

Furniture to suit a range of auction tastes

Mid-20th century Nathan and G plan teak sideboards, coffee and side tables are a highlight of E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming auction from 9.30am Tuesday October 10 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The auction contains a strong selection of English and French furniture including two exceptional French court cupboards.

Other French furniture of note includes a Louis XIII-style fauteuils, walnut and ormolu mounted vitrine, a Louis XV-style three-drawer bureau plat and a set of 14 Louis XV-style dining chairs.

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Mossgreen

Sydney property developer puts his art collection up for auction

Acquiring paintings from the Australian Indigenous Irruntja community – including an early significant work by Tommy Watson – turned Sydney property developer Trevor Chappell into an enthusiastic art collector.

Co-founder of Austcorp Group Limited in 1991 and now a well-known collector, Trevor then extended his art collection to include works by emerging and established Australian and international contemporary artists.

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Leonard Joel

Old books make worthwhile auction reading

Early editions of novels by famous Victorian English author Charles Dickens and manuscripts dating back to the 15th century are among Leonard Joel’s Specialist Books auction – featuring a gentleman’s art and reference library – from 2pm Thursday September 28 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

The three Dickens novels on offer include the well-known works David Copperfield, Bleak House and Martin Chuzzlewit.

A writer and social critic, Dickens lived from 1812 to 1870 and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.

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