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English Reformation painting brings important history to Melbourne auction

Gibson’s Auctions Spring Auction Series has delved deep into English history with its offering of a Reformation work by Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680), leading portrait artist to the English court of his day.

Carrying a catalogue estimate of $15,000-$25,000, the painting (lot 119) is part of the auction house sale that begins on 10.30am Monday November 11 at 885-889 High Street, Armadale.

Painted about 1660, the subject matter is Margaret Waller (1627-1694), eldest child of English Parliamentary general during the 1642-45 English Civil War Sir William Waller (1597-1668).

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Melbourne estate auctions works by Archibald Prize winner

Seventeen paintings by Australian artist and 1933 Archibald Prize winner Charles Wheeler (1880-1977) from his own estate will be auctioned from 6.30pm Monday October 14 as part of Gibson’s Auctions Australian and International Art sale at 885-889 High Street, Armadale.

The paintings include a self-portrait (lot 3) painted during his student days and the Untitled (Mooring on the River Thames) (lot 16).

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Melbourne design auction gives everyone a go

With many of Gibson’s Auctions Melbourne-based 20th Century Designs auction pieces carrying catalogue estimates under $1000, auction goers are presented with the perfect opportunity to purchase quality items that will not only adorn their homes but provide many hours of viewing delight.

The auction will be held from 2pm Sunday September 22 at Level 1, 885-889 High Street, Armadale.

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Photographer's life work on display at Melbourne auction

English-born climber, explorer and photographer Alfred Gregory (1913-2010) undoubtedly received his first big break when in 1953 he was chosen as a climbing member of the British team, led by John Hunt, to scale Mount Everest.

The team reached 8500 metres in support of Sir Edmund Hillary-Norgay Tenzig’s historic first successful summit attempt.

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Winter Auction Series on Gibson's first birthday

Gibson’s Auctions is marking its first anniversary in business with a two-day sale entitled The Winter Auction Series, which over three sessions from 1pm Monday August 5 and 11am Tuesday August 6 will offer a comprehensive 789-lot range of jewellery, antique furniture, porcelain, sculptures, clocks, art and other collectables.

To be held at 885-889 High Street Armadale, jewellery will be auctioned on the Monday and features items with estimates ranging from several hundreds of dollars to many thousands – well within the reach of most auction goers.

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Auction still life an impressive convict artist painting

Convict artist William Buelow Gould’s Still Life with Pheasant, (lot 151) which he painted about 1846, is an interesting, if rather, dark study and one of the higher value lots in Gibson Auctions forthcoming sale entitled The Australian Collection.

The auction will be held from 2pm Sunday June 16 at Level 1, 885-889 High Street, Armadale and is notable for its comprehensive range of historic collectables.

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Famous Chinese artist to feature in Australian Red Hill auction

At the end of a picturesque country lane in Red Hill South, a colourful antique and collectables auction will take place from 12pm Sunday April 28 courtesy of Gibson’s Auctions.

37 Ocean View Avenue, Red Hill south is a magnificent property and the perfect setting for a sale that features a fine selection of antique French and English furniture, art, lighting, garden statuary, sculpture, decorative arts and collectables that include jewellery and fashion clothing and accessories.

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Royal cabinetmaker leaves memorable auction legacy

Among the 776 items up for grabs at Gibson’s Auctions forthcoming Autumn Auction Series – from 6.30pm Monday April at Level 1, 885-889 High Street, Armadale – is lot 298, an unusual George III satinwood, padouk and inlaid tripod table attributed to John Cobb (1710-1778).

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Australian charity auction for prostate cancer

The Australian Prostate Centre will be the beneficiary of charity auction funds hosted this year by Gibson’s Auctions for New Directions Art Auction.

The auction to be held from 6pm on Sunday February 17 at Level 1, 885-889 High Street, Armadale and will feature works by many talented artists well respected in the art world.

The Australian Prostate Centre is the only one of its kind in Australia and is available for all men with cancer below the waist.

It is free for all men from both public and private sectors with or without health insurance.

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Historical works to the fore at Melbourne auction

Australian pastoralist Thomas Chirnside (1815-1887) will forever be remembered for building the sandstone Italianate Werribee Park Mansion, now a major tourist landmark in Melbourne’s western suburbs.

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