EJ Ainger

EJ Ainger

Estate and English furnishings up for grabs

E.J. Ainger Pty Ltd has a large auction of estate and English furnishings from 9.30am Tuesday September 3 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The auction includes the residual contents of estates in Middle Park and North Balwyn, along with private consignments.

Featured is a good range of Victorian, Edwardian and 1920s furniture, Persian rugs, paintings, engravings, prints and other collectibles.

A pair of leather Chesterfield settees and other lounge furnishing should attract plenty of attention from buyers.

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Roger Bond The Marathon Man

The movie The Marathon Man could well have starred the late Roger Bond for he loved to run marathons. Even when he suffered a heart attack not long after he completed one in his late 60s and had to undergo open-heart surgery, he couldn’t wait to get back to competition.

Earlier this year at age 70, Roger Bond’s big heart finally gave up and he died of a heart attack at home sitting in his favourite chair.

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Boyhood passion burned ever so brightly

Having two grandfathers who are respected antique dealers and silversmiths is bound to influence any young boy in his collecting habits.

Growing up in Worthing, England Graham Chismon was no exception. Although he studied accountancy and later practised at Monsanto in Melbourne, Mr Chismon’s passion for collecting continued to burn – particularly so after 1990 when his family had grown up. An eventual relocation to Victor Harbour in South Australia led to his appointment by Hamilton Museum as an expert in Rockingham porcelain.

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