June 2016


Iconic Australian photographer collection up for auction

The auction of estate photographs by renowned Australian photographer Max Dupain (1911-1992) from noon Sunday June 19 will earmark the official opening of Mossgreen’s new Sydney premises at Woollahra.

Housed in the Bond, the iconic 1880s heritage building and former Masonic Hall at 36-40 Queen Street in the heart of Sydney’s art district, Mossgreen is situated on all three levels and will focus on the auction of single owner collections and gallery exhibitions – the first of which is a commercial display of works by New Zealand 2017 Venice Biennale representative Lisa Reihana.

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Leonard Joel

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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EJ Ainger

French pharmacy bottles to flush out collectors

French pharmacy bottles, sterling silver, crystal and a large collection of Dresden and Wedgwood porcelain are among a range of interesting collectables at E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming weekly sale from 9.30am Tuesday June 7 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The auction includes items from several estates and private consignments throughout Melbourne including Hawthorn, Toorak and Balwyn.

Among the furniture on offer is a John Broadwood and Sons grand piano and a range of Victorian, Edwardian and 1920s furniture.

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Steve Graham Auctioneer

Crystal and glass strong auction drawcards

Waterford and Swarovski crystal and carnival glass are a major collector and dealer drawcard for auctioneer Steve Graham's forthcoming regular fortnightly clearing auction from 11am Tuesday June 7 at 5 Dryden Court, Woodend North.

The 330 – all unreserved – lots also feature vintage clothing, furniture, paintings, prints, records, bottles and old wares and collectables - including an Oscar Schmidt Special 1915 mandolin harp.

Absentee bids welcome.  

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Indigenous art guru collection goes to auction

Aboriginal art works from the Helen Read collection are a major highlight of Mossgreen’s annual Australian Indigenous and Oceanic Art auction from 6.30pm Monday June 6 at 926-930 High Street, Armadale.

For the past three decades, Helen Read has worked to promote a better understanding of Australian indigenous art, people and culture.

Combining her three passions for art, people and aviation, Read established Palya Art which, through tours and exhibitions, aims to highlight the importance, diversity and richness of Australian indigenous culture.

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Leonard Joel

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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Leonard Joel

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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