EJ Ainger

EJ Ainger

Conroy collection to go under the hammer

David Conroy was studying surgery in London more than 50 years ago when he first met the much older antiques expert and dealer Bill Johnston.

He and his wife Judith had only recently married and had not long arrived in England to further his medical studies.

During their four years in England they became firm friends and Bill Johnston was able to advise and mould what was to become a lifelong interest in antiques and collectibles.

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Auction items from estates and private homes

E.J. Aingers December 3 auction from 9.30am at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond comprises items from several estates and private house clearances.

The auction includes a large consignment of English, French and Australian period and contemporary furniture.

There also is English and continental ceramics from an East Melbourne estate, and coloured glass, silverware and estate jewellery.  

The auction contains a large consignment of oil paintings, watercolours and graphics along with genuine Persian rugs and light fittings.

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Residual house estates to bring auction goers

The residual contents of estates and house clearances that have been in E.J. Ainger’s storage facility is on offer at its auction from 9.30am Tuesday at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.
Featured is English and Italian dining room furniture, several good quality leather and upholstered lounge suites and chairs.
There also is a pair of Australian cedar chests, a superb French style farm house table with eight matching high back chairs, parquetry coffee tables and English and French occasional furnishings.

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Victorian bookcases amid unusual auction items

An open front Garnett and Sons bookcase is among several Victorian bookcases on offer from 9.30am Tuesday November 12 at E.J. Ainger Pty Ltd 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

In an auction that has thrown up several unusual items, auction goers get the opportunity to purchase a large collection of kerosene lamps, roll-top and French desks, Victorian cast iron inserts and a huge array of decorative French furniture.

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Hairdressing guru and her love of antiques

Madame Verna Greene is probably one of the best-known names in world hairdressing and stylist circles who, when she died on November 1 last year aged 96, left an enduring legacy as a business pioneer, visionary and world judge.

While hairdressing was her life, so too was her magnificent home at Wonga Park (built in 1982 and decorated by the well-known interior designer Colin Bowman), filled with magnificent furniture and collectibles – much of it brought back from the United States.

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Lladro figure to bring crowds to Aingers auction

A Lladro figure of a girl beside a drawing room chair should be a major drawcard for E.J Ainger Pty Ltd’s next auction from 9.30am on Tuesday at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The sale features a large number of estate furnishings and includes English retro teak furniture along with Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian and 1920s furniture items.

Of particular note is a Scottish flame mahogany chest of drawers and bow end walnut display cabinet.

The auction also contains a pair of French spelter musicians, three French Louis XV-style fire fenders and a rocking horse.

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Decorator auction features contents of three luxurious homes

 A Chinese circular walnut low table with glazed mother-of-pearl top and four matching nest of stools should attract plenty of buyer attention at E.J. Ainger Pty Ltd’s next auction from 9.30am Tuesday at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

This decorator’s auction – featuring the contents of three luxurious homes in Templestowe, Flinders and North Balwyn and fine English furniture – has several other unusual items on offer including a 19th century French copper jam pan and a black Chinoiserie.

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Pianola plays auction tune

A German Steck walnut cased player pianola will be a highlight of the 19th and 20th century English, French and Australian furniture on offer from 11am Tuesday at E.J. Ainger Pty Ltd 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

Other furniture items include 19th century mahogany ladies and gents chairs, a Victorian mahogany dressing table and a Victorian burr walnut tilt top table. 

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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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