EJ Ainger

EJ Ainger

Lost Buckmaster self-portrait a lucky auction find

A 1960 self-portrait of Australian artist Ernest Buckmaster has been discovered as the backing for another of his paintings earmarked for auction at E.J. Ainger’s two-day special sale from 11am Saturday May 21 and Sunday May 22 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

Discovered by the restorer who was busy cleaning the auction painting for Aingers (a seascape of Mentone – where Buckmaster lived during the 1930s and 1940s), the self-portrait has been fitted to a canvas, mounted in a beautiful period frame and also will be part of the sale.

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Sealed storeroom items add to auction mystique

The contents of an enormous storeroom sealed since 2003 has added an air of mystique to E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming weekly sale from 9.30am Tuesday May 3 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

Luxurious lounge, dining and sitting room, and bedroom furniture are among the items along with gilded and decorative mirrors and rugs.

There also are Chesterfield settees, a superb Victorian exhibition display cabinet, bookcases, a cedar four-door sideboard, and large extension tables and chairs.

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Furniture and art to satisfy auction goers

A Cutler desk, Cuban mahogany extension dining table, French style chairs, and Dutch style bureau bookcase are among reproduction and contemporary furniture highlights at E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming weekly auction from 9.30am Tuesday April 19 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

Many of the auction items are from several estates in Glen Iris, Armadale, Kew and Camberwell.

The auction contains several retro teak sideboards, dining room suites, a leather Moran settee and leather chairs alongside a range of Victorian, Edwardian and 1920s furniture.

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Estate furnishings a big auction attraction

Estate furnishings from Melbourne suburbs and country Victoria are the highlight of E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming auction from 9.30am Tuesday April 12 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The auction includes the residual contents of a Harcourt Street, Hawthorn home, a Camberwell residence and a retired Brunswick antique dealer’s stock.

Other properties of note are a country cherry farm in Seville and a Shepparton home.

Featured is a good selection of antique Victorian, Australian, French, Edwardian and retro furniture – along with lounges and occasional items.

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Coca-Cola mirrored in auction items

Two mirrors advertising Coca-Cola are among several gilded antique and contemporary looking glasses at E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming weekly auction from 9.30am Tuesday April 5 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The auction contains a collection of interesting vintage cameras, camera accessories and vintage radios, and a large library of books from several estates.

The residual contents of Toorak, Malvern and Kew estates – along with various ones through Equity Trustees – are another auction feature.

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Leather highlights in auction furniture fiesta

A Moran leather lounge is the highlight of E.J. Ainger’s forthcomings weekly sale from 9.30am Tuesday March 22 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

Other items bound to attract auction goers include an Australian cedar four-door sideboard and grandfather clock.

Among the French furniture is a commode and inlaid secretaire, mirrors and occasional pieces.

The auction also contains Chinese cabinets and a large selection of collectables. 

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Rare 18th century furniture an auction bonus

Rare 18th century English and French oak, elm and country furniture from a single estate is the highlight of E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming weekly sale from 9.30am Tuesday March 8 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The auction also contains luxurious lounge furnishings and English antique furniture from an apartment in Tintern Avenue, Toorak.

Other items include a French baker’s stand, settle and several pairs of fauteuils along with sets of dining room chairs.

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Large estates feature in massive weekly auction

The residual contents of two large estates at St Georges Road, Toorak and in Rosebud are an interesting feature of E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming weekly sale from 9.30am Tuesday March 1 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

This massive auction highlights a varied collection of furniture, collectables and glass domes for enthusiastic auction goers.

Included is retro, contemporary, and antique English, French and Australian furniture.

An unusual attraction are the architectural doors, while French mirrors, paintings, tapestries and Persian rugs are interesting items.

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Furniture and porcelain range for all auction tastes

A Rojo walnut desk, Tessa lounge suite and Chesterfield lounges should appeal to auction goers on the hunt for furniture at E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming weekly sale from 9.30am Tuesday February 16 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

These are the major features of a sale heavy with furniture including retro teak, Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian and 1920s furniture.

These include teak dining room suites, tall Victorian mahogany bookcases, Georgian bureaus and period Chippendale carver chairs.

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Marble fireplaces to adorn any fine home

Three superb marble fireplaces – still in place in their Toorak mansion abode – will be offered for auction from 9.30am Tuesday February 9 at E.J. Ainger’s latest weekly sale at 433 Bridge road, Richmond.

The fireplaces join an extensive range of collectables including porcelain, crystal, oriental items pictures and cloisonné that are the residual contents of estates in North Balwyn, St Kilda and Armadale.

 

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