Christian McCann Auctions

Christian McCann Auctions

Renaissance silver cup an auction reminder of Tasmanian governor

In 1868, the British Conservative Party MP for North Essex Sir Charles Du Cane was appointed the third Governor of Tasmania – a position he held until November 30, 1874.

Before he left England, his constituents and friends presented Sir Charles with a Renaissance silver cup which will be among items to be auctioned from noon Sunday April 28 by Christian McCann Auctions at 429 Burnley Street, Richmond.

The lid is embossed with the goddess Diana, her dog and hunting scenes while the lower section features a satyr seated on a rocky mound.

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Australian antiquities icon holds special warehouse auction

With more than 50 years as an Australian dealer in antiquities and decorative and fine arts, Graham Geddes has become somewhat of an icon and world expert of the industry.

His three distinct showrooms in Melbourne’s High Street, Armadale – a perpetuation of the family business – are an ongoing testimony to his credentials and love of the rare and prestigious pieces which he handles.

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Linke commode a major Melbourne auction feature

A 19th century commode signed by master cabinetmaker Francois Linke is one of the more important French furniture pieces to be auctioned from noon Sunday March 17 by Christian McCann Auctions at 426 Burnley Street, Richmond as part of the company’s forthcoming antiques, fine art, porcelain and sculpture sale.

The auction will be preceded at the same venue by a fine quality jewellery sale from 4pm Saturday March 16 featuring rings, necklaces, brooches and bracelets.

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Hey Hey Its Saturday producer auction on a Sunday

Many Australian TV followers will remember Gavan Disney as executive producer and the brains behind the creation of Channel 9’s long running variety show Hey Hey Its Saturday hosted by Daryl Sommers.

He also was the co-creator of Network Ten’s lifestyle program Healthy, Wealthy and Wise and veteran TV personality Bert Newton claims Disney resurrected his career when he offered him the host spot on Good Morning Australia.

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Quality French furniture and other attractions at McCann auction

When auction goers turn up to Christian McCann Auctions forthcoming on site sale from noon Sunday December 2 at 25 Monomeath Avenue, Canterbury, they will be greeted by some of the finest quality 19th century French furniture that Australia has seen for many years, according to auctioneer Christian McCann.

“One of these is an exhibition quality breakfront kingwood vitrine with fine marquetry inlay and ormolu mounts (lot 47) and another is similar quality serpentine shaped salon cabinet with hand painted panels (lot 154),” he said.

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Roman marble statues to fascinate at auction

Followers of early Roman times will be fascinated by Christian McCann Auctions forthcoming on site sale of a Brighton collector’s important selection of five Roman marble statues which once belonged to French barrister Alexandre Nicolai (1865-1952).

The auction will take place from noon Sunday November 18 at 24 Grosvenor Streeet, Brighton.

A collector and enthusiastic archaeologist, Nicolai was a barrister at the Bordeaux Bar while actively participating in many excavations and publishing books on the Gallo-Roman period.

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Prominent artists a strong auction feature

A private art collection from a Collins Street, Melbourne premises featuring original works by some of Australia’s greatest artists including John Glover and Jans Hendrick Scheltema and international painters such as James Wilson (also known as John) Carmichael is the hallmark of Christian McCann Auctions forthcoming two-day sale from noon Saturday October 27 at 426 Burnley Street, Richmond and continuing from noon the following day.

Carmichael (1800-1868) was an English marine painter born in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.

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McCann Auctions establishes its own jewellery department

Eight years after establishing Christian McCann Auctions and with a solid reputation in dealing with both high-end decorative arts and fine art, founder Christian McCann has acceded to client requests for a separate fine jewellery department within his auction premises at 426 Burnley Street, Richmond.

“We have been dealing with high-end jewellery for some time and now felt like the right time to do it,” he explained. “And it is a natural progression from our decorative arts and fine art sales.”

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Lifetime collection goes under the hammer at palatial home

Emmeline McFadyen was a well-known customer at leading Melbourne antique shops and auction rooms in the late 1980s and early 1990s and over her life amassed a fantastic collection of antiques and collectables for her palatial home “Lindsay” at 31 Wrixon Street, Kew.

Now Christian McCann Auctions has been asked to auction her comprehensive collection – the entire contents of the home – on site from noon Sunday August 12.

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Paul Sormani commode an Australian auction drawcard

Christian McCann Auctions is proudly offering a 19th century kingwood commode made by master cabinet maker Paul Sormani (with a catalogue estimate of $80,000-$100,000) at its forthcoming auction from noon Sunday July 29 at 426 Burnley Street, Richmond.

One of Europe’s leading cabinet makers at the time, Sormani was recognised for his expertise in fruitwood marquetry, producing furniture in both the Louis XV and Louis XVI styles.

Born in 1817 in Venice, at age 30 he opened his first shop in Paris where he specialised in making necessaries and fantasy furniture.

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