Christian McCann Auctions

Christian McCann Auctions

Time doesn't stop - not even for an auction

Christian McCann Auctions final sale for 2015 – from noon Sunday December 6 at 426 Burnley Street, Richmond – caps off a highly successful year for the auction house.

This last auction will offer what auctioneer Christian McCann describes as “without doubt the finest French furniture on the open market, superb French antique porcelain, Australian art, antique clocks and antique bronze sculptures – and should not be missed by any serious collector”.

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Auction in magnificent country estate setting

A magnificent garden on just over one hectare in Sassafras is the setting for Christian McCann’s latest fine and decorative arts auction from noon Sunday October 25.

This country estate and garden – Wynchelm at 10 The Crescent – has been intricately planned and developed over the past 50 years by the Fletcher family – and is now recognised as one of the finest homes and gardens ever created in the Dandenong Ranges.

The centrepiece attraction is a three-tiered lake complete with Parisian walking bridge traversing it.

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French Sevres collection unlikely to be seen again at auction

A world-class collection of 19th century French Sevres leads the charge atChristian McCann Auctions forthcoming sale from noon Sunday September 27 at 426 Burnley Street, Richmond.

The Sevres collection, comprising 40 mainly ormolu mounted Celeste and Cobalt blue pieces, is unlikely to be matched in the foreseeable future.

The Sevres collection is supported by European and English porcelain, including Royal Worcester, Dresden vases and figures and rare porcelain clocks.

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McCann forced to move his on site Toorak auction

Christian McCann’s on site sale last month of the contents of the nearby property “Moonya” so impressed the owner of 15 Linlithgow Street, Toorak she was prompted to contact him to perform a similar auction at her house.

“It was only a quick settlement of the sale of the house that prevented the auction going ahead in her home,” he said.

So now the sale is being held from noon Sunday August 23 in Christian McCann Auctions room at 426 Burnley Street, Richmond.

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Fine art in McCann's "repeat" sale

A woman whose Mount Macedon estate auctioneer Christian McCann sold four years ago has once again asked him to dispose of the contents of her Toorak property “Moonya” on site at 6 Evans Court from midday Sunday July 12.

The auction, which also includes items from her Brisbane property, features the finest Australian art McCann claims he has had the pleasure of selling.

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Boulle furniture leads the procession at Christian McCann Auctions

Furnishings from the historic Essendon mansion Rosebank will be part of Christian McCann Auctions forthcoming sale from noon on Sunday June 14 at 426 Burnley Street, Richmond.

Originally built in 1892 by Melbourne pioneer entrepreneur Thomas Napier, the mansion – complete with iron lacework return verandahs, balconies and sweeping central staircase – is a well-known local landmark and was a convent for many years before being recently restored to its former glory.

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Iconic art work hits auction scene

Two works – one of them a major painting entitled The Garden of the Graces – by famous 19th century water colourist Ebenezer Wake Cook (1843-1926) lead a strong art section at Christian McCann Auctions forthcoming sale from noon Sunday May 3 at 426 Burnley Street, Richmond.

The painting was inspired by Greek mythology The Three Graces (in Roman mythology Gratiae) – goddesses of such virtues as charm, beauty and creativity.

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House contents feature art and antiques for on site auction

Situated in Templestowe’s golden mile, the contents of 152 Serpelles Road, Templestowe includes a fine collection of French and English antiques, Australian art, antique Chinese porcelain furniture and jade and original Persian carpets and object d’art.

These will be auctioned on site from noon Sunday March 22 by Christian McCann Auctions.

The French furniture includes ormolu mounted Boulle antiques, commodes, vitrines, bureau-plats, carved giltwood cabinets, salon and occasional pieces, and mirrors and pedestals.

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Magnificent French furniture collection on auction market

Sydney-based Peter Orlando’s collection is the highlight of Christian McCann Auctions first sale for the year.

According to auctioneer Christian McCann, this is the finest collection of French antique furniture, mirrors, chandeliers, clocks, sculpture and objets d’art to be offered in Melbourne for many years.

“I first met Peter many years ago while exhibiting at the James Johnson great Sydney antique fairs,” he said.

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Silver inlaid antique rifles make interesting Christmas presents

A rare collection of silver inlaid antique rifles should bring militaria buffs running when the hammer falls for the first time from noon Sunday December 14 at Christian McCann Auctions 426 Burnley Street, Richmond.

The auction has something for everyone and many of the items will make ideal Christmas presents as the festive season gets into full swing.

There are major bronze and marble sculptures and an original 19th century cast iron cherub fountain.

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