Christian McCann Auctions

Christian McCann Auctions

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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Rare bird volumes auction vital for collectors

A rare set of six original Gracius J. Broinowski books entitled The Birds of Australia, dated 1890 and belonging to well-known Melbourne bird enthusiast the late Barbara Tunbridge, will be a major drawcard at Christian McCann’s forthcoming auction from noon Saturday November 9 at 426 Burnley Street, Richmond.

A recognised artist and leading ornithologist of his day, Broinowski was born in 1837 in Poland and 20 years later arrived at Portland, Victoria after swimming ashore from a windjammer following a trying journey from England.

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Antique scent bottles auction reminiscent of Chinese history

A collection of antique Chinese scent bottles from Toorak-based collector the Honourable Joanna Stone is a major highlight of Christian McCann Auctions forthcoming sale from noon Sunday October 12 at 426 Burnley Street, Richmond.

Built up over many years, the collection features bottles of all shapes and sizes and will be a great find for any serious collector looking to add to his or her collection.

The auction features a major Sydney collection and includes rare 18th century Dutch marquetry furniture and an 18th century Dutch inlaid long case clock.

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Rare Russian icons to attract auction buyers

A third generation Russian Australian’s collection of rare 18th and 19th century Russian icons is one of the major highlights of Christian McCannn Auctions sale from noon Sunday August 31 at 426 Burnley Street, Richmond.

Auctioneer Christian McCann said seldom has he had the chance to offer such an extensive collection of quality antique furniture, art and objets d’art.

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Queens Burmese glass to bring collectors running

About 70 pieces of rare Victorian Queens Burmese glass (hardly ever seen at auction) will be a major highlight of Christian McCann Auctions sale from noon Sunday July 13 at 426 Burnley Street, Richmond.

The Queens Burmese glass, belonging to collector Harold Price, sits among many fine examples of 18th and 19th century antique furniture, porcelain and art from major collections and more than 100 vendors and includes such delights as rare boulle furniture, temple vases and a carved walnut bedroom suite.

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