Christian McCann Auctions

Christian McCann Auctions

English porcelain, silver and clock collection to tempt Melbourne auction buyers

A fine collection of English 18th century porcelain, sterling silver, clocks and telescopes assembled over the past 45 years by Melbourne collector Paul Mitchell will hit the auction market from 12pm Sunday June 19 through Christian McCann Auctions at 7 Harper Street, Abbotsford.

The impending sale follows Paul’s decision to follow his book binding passion and head to England to further pursue it.

Complementing the Mitchell collection is a selection of English Regency and George III furniture and fine Australian and English art.

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Gorgeous Melbourne mansion the venue for auction delights

Auctioneer Christian McCann has a fantastic venue for his next auction – the beautifully restored mansion at 15 Grandview Grove, Prahran which was once a boarding house.

The auction, from 12pm Sunday June 5, features fine French and English antique furniture and collectables, traditional Australian and European art and garden statuary.

McCann has known the family for 15 years during which time he has helped them build a collection to complement the grandeur of each historic room.

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A feast of quality furniture and collectables at Melbourne auction

Antique English furniture from Melbourne’s historic mansion Stonington, formerly owned by Menzies art auction house founder the late Rod Menzies, joins part two of the Pascoe collection of tea caddies, French antiques and Australian art at Christian McCann Auctions forthcoming sale from 12pm Sunday May 22 at 7 Harper Street, Abbotsford. 

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History all wrapped up in Melbourne auction

 For those auction goers who value history, a trip to Melbourne-based Christian McCann Auctions rooms at 7 Harper Street, Abbotsford to view his forthcoming sale from 12pm on Sunday May 1 is a must.

On display is the rarest English 18th and 19th century furniture from Queen Anne burr walnut to English Regency rosewood in an auction that offers valuable items at every turn.

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A tea caddy or two will rope in tea lovers at Melbourne auction

Tea lovers the world over can now find the perfect place to store their favourite beverage. Australian collectors Neil and Jannis Pascoe have spent a lifetime collecting antique wooden tea caddies in all shapes and sizes and are now parting with their collection of more than 70 examples – all in fantastic condition.

Melbourne-based Christian McCann Auctions will auction the entire Pascoe collection, which also includes rare quality Australian colonial furniture, as part of its forthcoming auction from 12pm Sunday April 3 at 7 Harper Street, Abbotsford.

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Rich auction pickings in art and antiquities at Melbourne sale

It is rich pickings for collectors of art, antique furniture and historic antiquities at Christian McCann Auctions forthcoming onsite Melbourne sale with paintings and collectables that have never before seen the insides of an auction room.

The auction, which is in two parts at 31 Gordon Street, Hampton, begins at 12pm on Sunday March 20 – with the second section featuring Stewart Macciolli’s collection of Roman and Grecian antiquities and collectables designed for the late 1600s and 1700s Grand Tour market starting at 4pm.  

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Murdered designer's skills on display at Victorian country mansion auction

The skills of internationally famous Melbourne interior designer the late Stuart Rattle – murdered in 2013 by mentally disturbed boyfriend Michael O’Neill – will be on display to auction goers who attend Christian McCann Auctions next on site sale from 12pm Sunday March 6 at 67 Shoreham Road, Red Hill.

The home is one of the finest properties on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula and is widely renowned for its impeccable gardens that include fine garden statuary.

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An Australian auction collection fit for a diplomat

During his lifetime Robert (Bob) Robertson served in many ambassadorial roles for the Australian Government.

A career diplomat with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, he and his wife Isabelle travelled the world meeting important national leaders such as Queen Elizabeth II and former United States President George W. Bush, along with many other foreign dignitaries.

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Fine antiques and art in Melbourne timed online auction

The opening lot of Melbourne-based Christian McCann Auctions timed online sale – due to end from 6pm Sunday January 23 – gives a marvellous indication of the finest antiques and art on offer over the next 140 items.

It is a rare 19th century Chinese pewter tea caddy with engraved floral decorations and a fitted interior and from there the auction only gets better.

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Australian medico's art collection an auction healer

Being the doctor for one of Australia’s better known artists – in this case John Perceval (1923-2000), the last surviving member of a group known as the Angry Penguins who redefined Australian art in the 1940s – has its benefits if you happen to be a collector.

For the late Raymond Petersen and his wife Margaret (Peg), it was a bonus having Perceval as one of his patients because he ended up with signed works from the artist.

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