EJ Ainger

EJ Ainger

Opal mine company coughs up its auction treasures in time for Christmas

It could be the ideal Christmas gift for a special loved one – superb opal jewellery from the Melbourne Opal Mine that is part of E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming weekly sale from 9.30 Tuesday December 19 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

An even more unusual gift idea is the collection of Aboriginal didgeridoos and Papua New Guinea Sepik River items.

Architectural pieces and industrial furnishings, including glazed French doors, are other attractions in the weekly auction, which also comprises the usual array of French, English and Australian furniture.

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Historic Hawthorn home setting for special auction

An historic Hawthorn mansion at 31 Shakespeare Grove is the setting for E.J. Ainger’s special December sale from 11am Sunday December 3.

The owners have sold the property and have instructed Aingers to sell the contents to which the auction house has added items retained over the past six months from several estates.

Among the items for auction is a strong representation of works by leading Australian artists including Pro Hart’s Races, Hugh Sawrey’s The Rabbiter and His Missus and Mustering Into The Shed and a J.H. Scheltema oil on canvas.

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Silver objects, military helmets and copper ware in weekly auction

Interesting silver objects, old military helmets and copper ware are among the attractions at E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming weekly auction from 9.30am Tuesday November 28 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

Added to the mix are French and English mantel and carriage clocks and a mahogany case grandfather clock.

Auction goers no doubt will be impressed with the marble bust of Marie Antoinette, wife of King Louis XVI, both of whom were beheaded during the French Revolution.

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Plates and dinner services for the auction diner

Royal Crown Derby jewelled plates, carnival glass, antique glass domes and mint condition dinner services are among the highlights of E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming auction from 9.30am Tuesday November 14 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

A special attraction is Royal Worcester plates signed by R. Austin.

The auction also contains mid-20th century teak furniture including lounge chairs and sideboards, two fine 18th century long case clocks and lounge suites in showroom condition.  

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Auction collectables to bring in the buyers

Carnival glass, Minton and Wedgewood dinner services and Lladro and Royal Doulton figures are among the attractions at E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming auction from 9.30am Tuesday October 31 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The auction also contains a wide selection of kerosene lamps, estate jewellery, sterling silver and Goebel and carved ivory figurines.

Among the furniture on offer is a pair of Moran Chesterfield settees, an impressive cedar desk, a Tasmanian Huon pine wardrobe, a decorative oriental six-fold screen and large gilt and wooden mirrors.

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Auction outdoor furniture the perfect garden solution

With the Australian summer almost here, many homeowners turn their attention to sprucing up their gardens ready for the inevitable barbecues and outdoor entertainment.

E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming auction – from 9.30am Tuesday October 24 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond – may provide the perfect solution to their plans.

On offer are two large and impressive iron garden gazebos, arbors, benches and gates and a large selection of wrought iron balustrades and architectural pieces.

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Furniture to suit a range of auction tastes

Mid-20th century Nathan and G plan teak sideboards, coffee and side tables are a highlight of E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming auction from 9.30am Tuesday October 10 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The auction contains a strong selection of English and French furniture including two exceptional French court cupboards.

Other French furniture of note includes a Louis XIII-style fauteuils, walnut and ormolu mounted vitrine, a Louis XV-style three-drawer bureau plat and a set of 14 Louis XV-style dining chairs.

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Auction a reminder of the great novelist Charles Dickens

Reminders of the famous English author Charles Dickens will be on show at E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming weekly auction when a Victorian mahogany Charles Dickens desk goes under the hammer from 9.30am Tuesday September 26 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

A writer and social critic, Dickens lived from 1812 to 1870 and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. 

His notable works include The Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations.

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Nicholas Dattner tables hit the auction airwaves

Two dining tables by the legendary Australian furniture maker Nicholas Dattner will be up for grabs at E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming auction from 9.30am Tuesday September 12 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

Dattner, who hung up his mitre in 2008 after 25 years in business to pursue other goals in life, was an unashamed promoter of timber furniture and offered what he modestly called “the most beautiful tables in the world”.

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Furniture aplenty for auction

A plethora of English, French and Australian cedar will be available for auction goers when auctioneer John Ainger climbs the podium at E.J. Ainger Pty Ltd forthcoming sale from 9.30am Tuesday August 29 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

Victorian formal dining furniture is a big drawcard with several extension dining tables and sideboards up for grabs.

The auction contains several hallstands including a fine late 19th century ornately carved oak mirror back version.

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