Christian McCann Auctions

Christian McCann Auctions

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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Mornington Hotel furniture among auction highlights

A sideboard on display in the Mornington Hotel is one of the highlights of Christian McCann Auctions last sale for the year from noon Sunday December 10 at 426 Burnley Street, Richmond.

It is part of an auction offering of 19th century English and French furniture that includes ormolu mounted boulle and marquetry inlaid occasional pieces along with vitrines and commodes.

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A collection of auction antiques to rival the best

Long-time collector John Wade, who for many years has frequented Melbourne auction rooms, has asked Christian McCann Auctions to sell his collection at its forthcoming sale from noon Sunday November 26 at 426 Burnley Street, Richmond.

The collection joins a Parkville estate and a private estate of fine boulle furnishings, salon clocks and bronzes among the more than 600 items on offer at the auction.

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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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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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Sevres porcelain auction a reminder of Catherine the Great

A Melbourne porcelain lover’s 18th century Sevres porcelain collection is comparable to that of Russian Empress Catherine the Great (1729-1796), according to auctioneer Christian McCann. 

Items from her collection, on loan from Russia's Hermitage Museum, were viewed last year by the Australian public at the National Gallery of Victoria. The museum began as Catherine's personal collection built up during her 34-year rule and now occupies the entire Winter Palace in St Petersburg. 

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"Weary" Dunlop's furniture among strong auction delights

A Boulle credenza and table from Sir Edward “Weary” Dunlop’s estate – among superb examples of 19th century French and English Regency furniture – should set auction goers into raptures when auctioneer Christian McCann climbs the podium to begin his latest sale from noon Sunday July 23 at 426 Burnley Street, Richmond Victoria.

During World War II, the medically trained Sir Edward enlisted in the Australian Army Medical Corps and, in 1942 when Java fell to the Japanese, was a Lieutenant Colonel in command of No. 1 Allied General Hospital at Bandung.

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Antiquities head the billing in McCann auction

Two Egyptian figures once belonging to disgraced Australian businessman the late Christopher Skase are among a more than 40-year-old comprehensive and exquisite private collection of Egyptian, Roman, Greek and Chinese antiquities to be auctioned on site from noon Sunday June 25 at 7 Ottowa Road, Toorak through Christian McCann Auctions.

One is a wood bearded male mask/bust complete with long black painted beard and striped turquoise wig from a New Kingdom Late Period (664-332 BC) Egyptian mummy case.

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