EJ Ainger

EJ Ainger

Giant marble lions "roar" into auction

A giant pair of marble lions is the striking feature of E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming “architectural and art deco almost single vendor” auction, according to managing director John Ainger.

“The lions were part of a Templestowe mansion belonging to a well-known Melbourne business identity that he tore down 10 years ago and have been stored ever since in a Bentleigh warehouse,” he said.

The lions (each of which weighs about two tonnes) are not the only massive architectural feature at the auction, which will be held from 11am Sunday December 2 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

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Model train collection an exciting auction bonus

An extensive model train collection including engines, rolling stock, and accessories is an unusual highlight for E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming auction from 9.30am Tuesday November 13 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

Normally the auction house is busy selling furniture, collectables and art but this collection has come from a deceased estate and is bound to whet the appetite of many Australian model train collectors.

Items from a retired Richmond antique dealer’s warehouse are another drawcard along with the superb Georgian contents of a South Yarra estate.

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Napoleon mezzotint a popular auction choice

A mezzotint of French emperor Napoleon, made about 1800, is among the more fascinating highlights of E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming auction from 9.30am Tuesday October 30 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

Invented by the amateur German artist Ludwig von Siegen (1609-c1680), mezzotint is a print made from an engraved copper or steel plate – the surface of which has been scraped to give respective areas of shade and light.

The technique was popular and much used in the 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries for painting reproductions.

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Auction clocks for all collectors

A brass art nouveau timepiece (lot 529) is a major drawcard among the huge selection of French, English and American mantel and wall clocks to go under the hammer from 9.30am Tuesday September 25 at E.J. Ainger 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

Furniture items are highlighted by a mid-20th century style Space furniture desk (lot 680) purchased at the time for $15,000.

The 1960s and 1970s have not been forgotten in this auction with impressive teak sideboards (lots 815 and 823) on offer – along with a nests of teak tables (lot 793) and dining suites (lot 782).

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Auction garden patio setting for the enthusiastic homeowner

A magnificent iron and marble top patio setting with 10 chairs, settees and chaise longue (lots 786 and 787) are the highlight attractions for cast iron garden furniture and other garden features (lots 690, 729 and 766) being offered by E.J. Ainger at its forthcoming auction from 9.30am Tuesday August 28 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

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Historic racing car among decorative arts auction mix

A ‘Clement’ Austin Seven Special is a major highlight of E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming two-day auction from 11am each day Saturday August 11 and Sunday August 12 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

In 1963, John Clement built this historic Australian racing car and competitively raced it in South Australia for the next three years at the Mallala Motorsport Park and Collingrove Hillclimb track in the Barossa Valley.

Throughout the 1960s, the car appeared in different body configurations including being fitted with a Renault 750cc powerhouse.

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Books, pub signs and furniture in the mix at Aingers auction

Antiquarian and other books (lot 401) and vintage pub signs (lots 446 and 448) join a range of antique furniture at E.J. Ainger’s latest auction from 9.30am Tuesday July 24 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The furniture includes two upright art nouveau display cabinets (lots 603 and 604)and a selection of French queen and double beds (lots 771 and 777).

There are bureau and swivel bookcases in various sizes (lots 745 and 630), a selection of mahogany sideboards and serveries (lots 754 and 827) and English oak and mahogany grandfather clocks (lots 826 and 828).

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Something for everyone at Ainger's auction

Looking for a French gilt metal clock under a glass dome or sterling silver jewellery?

Then E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming auction from 9.30am Tuesday July 10 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond is the place to be.

Other auction attractions include snuff, patch and cigarette boxes and a Johnson Bros dinner service (lot 428).

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Buyer interest in auction fine furniture and collectables

A fine selection of furniture and collectables from Melbourne homes will ensure plenty of buyer interest in E.J Ainger’s forthcoming auction from 9.30am Tuesday June 26 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

One of the highlights is a mahogany sideboard built by Davidson Bros from Aberdeen Scotland (lot 729) while another is the four-door breakfront display cabinet with bronze and ormolu mounts (lot 749).

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Taxidermy and wrought iron an auction goer

Several large taxidermy pieces are a highlight of E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming auction from 9.30am Wednesday June 13 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

Wrought iron garden furniture is another attraction including two garden gazebos, arbours, benches and gates.

There also is a large selection of wrought iron balustrades and architectural pieces, along with wrought iron planters and wrought iron and marble buffets and side tables.

The auction contains large wooden and cast iron courtyard doors and wooden planter shutters.

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