October 2017

Leonard Joel

Modern design auction category continues to expand

Leonard Joel continues to develop its Modern Design category and the latest auction – from 6.30pm Thursday November 2 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra – further examines the relationship between architecture and furniture design.

Writing in the auction catalogue, modern design specialist Anna Grassham claims there is no better example of this symbiotic design collaboration than with Italian luxury furniture manufacturer Cassina.

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Leonard Joel

Watch the auction lots go under the hammer

Watch lovers will be in their element when the Robert Herbert collection of Seiko wristwatches and associated items goes under the hammers from 6pm Wednesday November 1 at Leonard Joel 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

All 228 lots carry very affordable catalogue estimates of a few hundred dollars and there are plenty of bargains to be obtained.

Highlights include a 2006-2016 divers automatic wristwatch and a 1973 chronograph automatic both with day, date and stainless steel cases.

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EJ Ainger

Auction collectables to bring in the buyers

Carnival glass, Minton and Wedgewood dinner services and Lladro and Royal Doulton figures are among the attractions at E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming auction from 9.30am Tuesday October 31 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The auction also contains a wide selection of kerosene lamps, estate jewellery, sterling silver and Goebel and carved ivory figurines.

Among the furniture on offer is a pair of Moran Chesterfield settees, an impressive cedar desk, a Tasmanian Huon pine wardrobe, a decorative oriental six-fold screen and large gilt and wooden mirrors.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Australian architect with enviable auction art collection

Responsible for designing Australia’s Parkroyal Hotels, the late Theodore (Ted) Berman built an enviable reputation as one of the country’s leading commercial architects.

In addition to his efforts with the well-known hotel chain, his legacy can be seen throughout Melbourne in venues such as the Box Hill Central bowling club and the five-bedroom mansion he designed and built in 1964 at 1 Heymount Close, Toorak.

 Here with the help of his wife Miriam, for more than 50 years Ted amassed an impressive collection of art, antiques and collectables.

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Mossgreen

Historic Australian homestead collection goes under the hammer

In 1847, John Smith leased vast tracts of land among the rolling pastoral vista of New South Wales mid west and established a giant Merino empire that remained a family legacy for 175 years.

Originally called Buree after the Aboriginal tribe which resided there, the property came to be known as Boree Cabonne – Boree after the Myall trees that grew in the valley and Cabonne meaning a big collection or assembly.

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EJ Ainger

Auction outdoor furniture the perfect garden solution

With the Australian summer almost here, many homeowners turn their attention to sprucing up their gardens ready for the inevitable barbecues and outdoor entertainment.

E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming auction – from 9.30am Tuesday October 24 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond – may provide the perfect solution to their plans.

On offer are two large and impressive iron garden gazebos, arbors, benches and gates and a large selection of wrought iron balustrades and architectural pieces.

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Sothebys Australia

Rare Chiparus figure to flush out auction collectors

A rare Demétre Chiparus figurine is a major highlight of Sotheby’s Australia forthcoming Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design auction from 6pm Tuesday October 24 in Sydney at The Hughenden 14 Queen Street, Woollahra.

The circa 1925 Dancer of Kapurthala has been held in the distinguished South Australian Angas family collection for more than 90 years.

With a catalogue estimate of $80,000-$100,000, the direct inspiration source for the alluringly slender figure appears to be the Spanish flamenco dancer Anita Delgado.

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Mossgreen

Leading Australian conservationist has rare book collection for auction

 An outstanding collection of rare and valuable books belonging to one of Australia’s leading conservationists and founder of the Australian Wildlife Conservancy Fund, the late Martin Copley (1940-2014), will be auctioned from 2pm Sunday October 22 by Mossgreen at 935 High Street, Armadale.

By buying and managing land throughout Australia, the fund has played a vital role in preserving the habitats of endangered mammal and bird species.

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Christian McCann Auctions

French furniture on auction display at St Kilda home

A major array of antique French furniture – ormolu mounted, boulle salon and kingwood marquetry – is the highlight of Christian McCann Auction’s forthcoming on site sale from noon Sunday October 15 at 42 Barkly Street, St Kilda.

The quality French antiques include vitrines, bureau-plat, commodes and carved giltwood – with the major attraction an exhibition Boulle centre table.

Auction goers also can feast their eyes on carved French provincial and decorator furniture including consoles, bergeres, mirrors, dining and boardroom tables, library bookcases and desks.

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Mossgreen

Multi-million dollar D-type Jaguar at Motorclassica auction

The highest value car ever to go to public auction in Australia – a 1955 Jaguar D-type – should have enthusiasts gasping at this year’s Motorclassica at Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Building.

One of the most iconic and coveted cars among collectors, the vehicle carries an auction estimate of $7 million to $8 million and is the only genuine Jaguar D-type in Australia.

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