EJ Ainger

EJ Ainger

Rare plantation chair in auction spotlight

A rare Australian cedar plantation chair purchased from the Chirnside family’s Mount Rothwell homestead and a rare Australian cedar sideboard are major highlights of E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming weekly auction from 9.30am Tuesday November 8 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

In addition to owning the Mount Rothwell homestead, between 1874 and 1877 pastoralist brothers Thomas and Andrew Chirnside built the Italianate-style Werribee Park Mansion west of Melbourne and it became one of Victoria’s most famous landmarks.

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Quality Toorak antiques find their way to auction

A magnificent collection of antiques that belonged to Toorak couple the late Bruce Reid and his late wife Joy Gertrude Beattie is the highlight of E.J. Ainger’s special two-day sale from 11am on both Saturday October 22 and Sunday October 23 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

Bruce’s great-grandfather William Reid, a prominent banking and racing identity of the early 20th century, started the collection, which has been cherished and handed down through several generations.

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French oak hallstand auction drawcard

A large French oak hallstand is one of several antique furniture items bound to appeal auction goers at E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming auction from 9.30am Tuesday October 4 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The auction includes the residual contents from estates in Glen Iris, Surrey Hills, Malvern East, Brighton and Kew.

Other antique furniture includes Victorian, Edwardian, 1920s and Australian cedar.

Of particular appeal could be a Chippendale style dining room suite, retro teak items and a pair of brand new leather settees.

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Quality furniture and porcelain to goad auction goers

A Wertheim walnut cased upright piano is among a range of furnishings featuring English retro teak dining room pieces and Victorian walnut and mahogany mirror backed credenzas at E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming weekly sale from 9.30am Tuesday August 30 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The auction, which includes several estates and private consignments from several of Melbourne’s wealthier suburbs, contains Regency and Victorian-style dining room settings and an impressive oak D-end dining table with 14 matching chairs.

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Fine furniture fills up auction room

An R. Lipp & Sohn upright piano is among the attractions at E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming weekly auction from 9.30am Tuesday August 16 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The sale, including estate furnishings from Melbourne’s eastern and south-eastern suburbs, is particularly notable for the vast selection of Victorian burr walnut and flame mahogany furniture.

Auction goers also should be impressed at the range of English retro teak dining room furniture, 19th and 20th century items, Middle Eastern rugs and decorative mirrors.

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McPherson family collection goes under the hammer

An Emmanuel Phillips Fox painting entitled The Avenue that has not been seen in public for 100 years is a major highlight of the estates of Lady Sidney Orme McPherson and her daughter Marion Orme Page to be auctioned from 10am on site at 216 Domain Road, South Yarra through E.J. Ainger.

In its original John Thallon frame, the painting was originally part of the artist’s estate sale on February 29, 1916 at the Upper Athenaeum Hall in Collins Street, Melbourne where it sold for 15 guineas.

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Seascape and landscape paintings auction for art collectors

A collection of seascape and landscape paintings are highlights of E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming weekly sale from 9.30am Tuesday August 2 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The auction contains Goebel figurines and a pair of large Blackamoor figure lamps – along with pocket watches and porcelain.

Among the large range of estate furnishings is Victorian burr walnut and mahogany, a French walnut 12-seat dining room table, mahogany and cedar chests, a Moran leather lounge suite and retro dining room furniture.

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Tahitian pearls an auction appetiser

A large collection of jewellery, Persian rugs, Victorian furniture, crystal, porcelain and art belonging to Kew socialite Sue Fincham will be auctioned on site in her parent’s former prestigious property at 16 Swinton Avenue, Kew from 11am Sunday July 24 through E.J. Ainger Pty Ltd.

The jewellery collection includes a Tahitian pearl necklace, ring and earrings, a Cartier watch  – and ruby, diamond and sapphire earrings.

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Carvings and artefacts among auction collectables

A large single owner collection of Papua New Guinea, African and Australian indigenous carvings and artefacts are among the highlights of E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming weekly auction from 9.30am Tuesday July 19 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The auction, which features several estates and private consignments from different parts of Melbourne, includes a comprehensive range of Victorian, Edwardian and retro teak furniture with items such as occasional dining room and oriental pieces, decorative mirrors and rugs.

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Clifford Possum paintings auction for Aboriginal art lovers

Two Clifford Possum paintings entitled Man’s Dreaming and Lizard Dreaming should attract Aboriginal art lovers to E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming weekly sale from 9.30am at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The artworks, each with catalogue estimates of $3000-$5000, are among a selection of paintings and graphics in the auction bound to interest auction goers.

There is a range of collectables and items of interest including Lladro, crystal and ruby glass, and Dresden porcelain.

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