Christian McCann Auctions

Christian McCann Auctions

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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Artists feeling good about auction sale

The entire stock of Feeling in Artists Gallery in Smith Street Collingwood, which closed four months ago, will be auctioned without reserve at Christian McCann Auctions forthcoming sale over two days from noon Saturday June 23 and continuing from the same time Sunday June 24 at 419 Burnley Street, Richmond.

The gallery items include a Brighton-based art collection, Chinese antique porcelain and French furniture.

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Australian industry stalwart calls it a day with auction goodies

Melbourne antique industry stalwart Graham Geddes has finally called it a day after 50 years in the business and stepped down as head and director of Graham Geddes Antiques in favour of his two daughters, Lil and Liv.

As a result, Christian McCann Auctions has been asked to auction Geddes entire stock on site at his antique shop at 883 High Street, Armadale over two days from midday Saturday May 19 and Sunday May 20.

Graham Geddes finally retiring from the business he had built up over half a century is a significant event.

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Only the best items for this auction

English and continental furniture from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries will be among the highlights of Christian McCann Auctions latest sale when the entire contents of 51 Hopetoun Road, Toorak goes under the hammer on site from midday Sunday April 22.

These include draw leaf extension tables, library bookcases and French centre and console tables – most purchased from major Melbourne antique shops such as John Dunn Antiques, Graham Geddes Antiques, Glenleigh Antiques and Sotheby’s, and many with the original receipts.

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Rare 17th century furniture an auction feature

A collection of rare 17th and 18th century oak furniture, Roman antiquities and 18th century lacquered cabinets are the highlights of Christian McCann Auctions forthcoming sale from noon Sunday April 15 on site at 69 Avoca Street, South Yarra.

The collection belongs to a retired gentleman, who does not wish to be named, and who is relocating to his Sorrento residence on the Mornington Peninsula.

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Rare 17th century furniture an auction feature

A collection of rare 17th and 18th century oak furniture, Roman antiquities and 18th century lacquered cabinets are the highlights of Christian McCann Auctions forthcoming sale from noon Sunday April 15 on site at 69 Avoca Street, South Yarra.

The collection belongs to a retired gentleman, who does not wish to be named, and who is relocating to his Sorrento residence on the Mornington Peninsula.

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Rare cars and antiques an important auction mix

Christian McCann is over the moon about his latest auction of rare cars and antiques – describing it as the most important sale Australia has seen in many years.

It certainly is impressive, featuring a collection of rare vintage cars, motorcycles and automobile memorabilia along with antique furniture, fine art, porcelain, clocks, Georgian glassware and garden statuary – all housed in a picturesque 11.33-hectare property at 525 Mount Pleasant Road, Research.

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Signed French antique furniture an auction rarity

One of the best collections of signed antique French furniture to go to auction in Australia – featuring famous cabinetmakers such as Henry Dasson, Mathieu Befort Jeune, Hippolyte-Edme Pretot and Paul Sormani – will be the highlight of Christian McCann Auctions first sale for 2018 from noon Sunday February 11 at 426 Burnley Street, Richmond in Melbourne.

Henry Dasson (1825-1896) was a renowned 19th century Parisian maker of gilt-bronze mounted furniture.

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