Leonard Joel

Leonard Joel

Unusual estates add excitement to auction sale

Two significant estates are part of Leonard Joel’s forthcoming Jewels & Objets D’Art auction from 6pm Monday June 27 at the NCJWA Hall, 11 Queen Street, Woollahra in Sydney.

One of the estates belonged to Hungarian-born Vera Salgo who spent her time residing in both Australia and Monaco.

Well travelled, it took her many years attending auction houses and haunting dealer premises to amass her collection, which features mainly decorative arts that incorporates a European (mainly Hungarian) art component – an interesting and curious mixture of portraits and landscapes.

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Specialist rug auction features rare Middle Eastern designs

A rare design pure silk superfine qum rug containing bas-relief images of Achamenian kings is among many scarce examples from Afghanistan and neighbouring Middle East countries as part of a specialist rug auction from 2pm Thursday June 16 at Leonard Joel 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

The rugs are a real find for any auction goer looking to adorn the floor or wall of their home with these ancient examples of intricate craftsmanship.

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Jewellery auction features jeweller's estate

Items from the estate of jeweller Andree Elizabeth Shiel will be a major drawcard at Leonard Joel’s forthcoming jewellery auction from 6pm Monday June 6 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Shiel undertook her jewellery training during the late 1970s and early 1980s at Sir John Cass College in London – at the time one of the premier London institutes for the study of art, architecture, jewellery and design.

On completion of her studies, Shiel established a range of contacts with jewellers and suppliers in Hatton Garden.

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Iconic store collection goes under the hammer

The collection of an impressive Malvern corner store that has become a mecca for decorators and vintage collectors will go under the hammer from 12pm Sunday June 5 at Leonard Joel 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra as the business relocates to new Hawthorn showrooms.

The store, Warehouse 8 Interiors, is just up the road from the auction house and is owned by Pamela Ashton-Rickardt and Mathew Matheou.

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Prominent artists a bargain at print auction

Leonard Joel’s specialist prints and photography auction features strong images and bold colours to particularly attract younger buyers keen to hang them in their homes or apartments.

With many of the items carrying estimates under $1000, it is the perfect opportunity for buyers to purchase works by well-known Australian artists at a fraction of the price they would pay for paintings.

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Economist leaves Aboriginal art auction legacy

Better known as an economist who from 1975 as a senior Department of Treasury member helped shape Australia’s economic future, Alan Boxer also was an inveterate art collector.

Born in Hong Kong in 1927 and educated in Melbourne, Boxer completed Economics degrees at both Melbourne and Oxford universities.

He became an Academy of Science fellow, was a University of Melbourne academic, Economics Record editor and the author of books on foreign aid, tax reforms and the Australian economy.

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Early steeplechase trophy part of auction smorgasbord

The 1853 “First Hunt Steeplechase Trophy” – offered for auction for the first time in 163 years – is a major highlight of Leonard Joel’s Asian Art, Classic Furniture & Objects auction from noon Sunday May 15 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Ironically, the Leonard Joel’s sale takes place only a few blocks from where the trophy (won by colonial pioneer Alexander McLean Hunter’s horse Benedict) was originally presented – the former Prahran Course located in the precinct between what is now Toorak Road and Fawkner Park in Melbourne’s South Yarra.

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Unique single collection to attract special art auction lovers

Richard Boland holds a unique place among single owner Australian art collectors whose works are now going to auction.

While many serious collectors work with advisers and dealers to obtain well-known quality pieces often to maximise investment potential, Boland’s main motivation for purchasing a work was its intrinsic visual appeal.

This might have reflected his work in the early years of television when pioneers were still learning about the importance of visual methods of communication.

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Modern design auction focuses on innovation

Leonard Joel’s latest modern design auction focuses on the innovation and moving trends of the 1970s and 1980s – a time where innovating surrounding space and form were cleverly incorporated into furniture design.

More than 30 years later, these designs are highly sought after for personal living spaces by auction goers and collectors and Leonard Joel offers a comprehensive range of items in its forthcoming auction from 6.30pm Thursday April 14 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

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Art collection to suit younger auction buyers

A small collection of paintings and sculptures comprise Leonard Joel’s second petite contemporary art auction from 11.30am Thursday March 24 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

The inaugural petite contemorary art auction was held in 2015.

This collection includes street art, Roar school and minimalist works that appear to be favourites among younger buyers or discerning purchasers looking for something different.

Most of the works carry estimates of several hundreds of dollars.

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