EJ Ainger

Quality furniture and porcelain to goad auction goers

A Wertheim walnut cased upright piano is among a range of furnishings featuring English retro teak dining room pieces and Victorian walnut and mahogany mirror backed credenzas at E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming weekly sale from 9.30am Tuesday August 30 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The auction, which includes several estates and private consignments from several of Melbourne’s wealthier suburbs, contains Regency and Victorian-style dining room settings and an impressive oak D-end dining table with 14 matching chairs.

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Mossgreen

Auction an "outer space" experience

Two large diamond rings – one 5.5 carats and the other 5.09 carats – are major highlights of Mossgreen’s forthcoming Fine Jewels & Watches sale from 6pm Tuesday August 30 at 926-930 High Street, Armadale.

Both are accompanied by GIA Diamond Grading Reports denoting their colour and clarity and carry respective catalogue estimates of $80,000-$120,000 and $80,000-$90,000.

The auction is notable for several fine pieces including a 1970s diamond bracelet (estimate $32,000-$38,000) and a collection of mid-Victorian 18-carat gold, diamond and emerald jewellery.

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Mossgreen

"Beast" attacks auction with gusto

Mossgreen CEO Paul Sumner has described Albert Tucker’s extraordinary painting Attack of the Beast 1953-55-86 as so powerful, it stops any viewer in their tracks.

“This brilliant work was painted at an important time in the artist’s career,” he says in the introduction to the Fine Australian and International Art catalogue for an auction which will be held from 6.30pm Monday August 29 and continue the following day from 2.30pm at 926-930 High Street, Armadale.

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Mossgreen

Leading Australian artists on show at Sydney grand home auction venue

Prince Albert House in the Sydney suburb of Mosman – a grand merchant’s house built about 1907 – is the imposing venue for a collection of paintings featuring some of the best known names in Australian art to go under the hammer through Mossgreen from 2pm Sunday August 21.

The home, at 13 Prince Albert Street, reflects the heritage and grandeur of its history and is a fitting auction location for a collection that also includes furniture and objects, decorative arts and fine wines acquired from some of Australia’s most iconic collections.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Rare sculpture provides auction appeal

A rare 19th century marble sculpture is one of the appealing items for auction goers at Christian McCann Auctions forthcoming sale from noon Sunday August 21 at 426 Burnley Street, Richmond.

Signed antique bronze figures and figure groups are among other sculptured attractions – along with a solid selection of antique Chinese and Japanese carved ivory figures.

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EJ Ainger

Fine furniture fills up auction room

An R. Lipp & Sohn upright piano is among the attractions at E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming weekly auction from 9.30am Tuesday August 16 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The sale, including estate furnishings from Melbourne’s eastern and south-eastern suburbs, is particularly notable for the vast selection of Victorian burr walnut and flame mahogany furniture.

Auction goers also should be impressed at the range of English retro teak dining room furniture, 19th and 20th century items, Middle Eastern rugs and decorative mirrors.

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Mossgreen

Classic car auction a motoring enthusiast's delight

Motoring enthusiasts will be over the moon at the prospect of picking up a rare 1988 Ferrari 328GTB “Gran Turismo Berlinetta” factory right hand drive at Mossgreen’s forthcoming Collectors’ Cars, Motorcycles & Automobilia auction from noon Sunday August 14 at 935 High Street, Armadale.

The Ferrari 328, with a catalogue estimate of $225,000-$250,000, has a 3.2-litre V8, four valve per cylinder layout and a top speed of 267 km/h – reaching 160km/h in 13 seconds.

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Leonard Joel

1960s fashion photographers vie for auction limelight

Works by 1960s fashion photographer Henry Talbot – who currently has an exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria – will be among some of the more appealing photographs in Leonard Joel’s forthcoming Specialist Prints & Photography auction from 11.30am Thursday August 11 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Leonard Joel holds four specialist print auctions each year and this sale features works by other fashion photographers from the same period including Bruno Benini, Rennie Ellis and Wolfgang Sievers.

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Sothebys Australia

Designer jewellery has auction appeal

Sotheby’s Australia’s latest designer jewellery auction is bound to appeal to auction goers looking for that individual or memorable piece.

One of the major highlights of the auction, from 6pm Tuesday August 9 in the InterContinental Sydney at 117 Macquarie Street, is an impressive selection of jewels by the designer Cartier.

The catalogued cover depicts a platinum and diamond panther ring with a rotating head and eyes accented with pear-shaped emeralds (lot 129).

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EJ Ainger

McPherson family collection goes under the hammer

An Emmanuel Phillips Fox painting entitled The Avenue that has not been seen in public for 100 years is a major highlight of the estates of Lady Sidney Orme McPherson and her daughter Marion Orme Page to be auctioned from 10am on site at 216 Domain Road, South Yarra through E.J. Ainger.

In its original John Thallon frame, the painting was originally part of the artist’s estate sale on February 29, 1916 at the Upper Athenaeum Hall in Collins Street, Melbourne where it sold for 15 guineas.

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