October 2017

Leonard Joel

Women artists on their own for first time in Leonard Joel auction

Works by Ludmilla Meilerts will feature strongly at Leonard Joel’s forthcoming first auction devoted only to women artists covering the decades 1900 to 1960.

Meilerts, who lived from 1908 to 1998, fled post World War II Latvia and became a notable Australian artist – a strong testimony to her resilience and determination.

With Fred Williams, she shared fifth prize in Australia’s inaugural 1950 Dunlop Art Prize – with first place going to one of the country’s great modern artists Sidney Nolan.  

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Leonard Joel

International design auction to intrigue auction goers

Marble and alabaster sculptures, sterling silver, glassware, porcelain, clocks, art and unusual furniture are the highlights of Leonard Joel’s forthcoming International Design & Applied Arts auction from 6pm Thursday October 12 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

An early feature (lot 2) is a late 19th century Victorian white marble statue of Ceres, the goddess of agriculture with a branch of flowers in one hand and sickle in the other.

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EJ Ainger

Furniture to suit a range of auction tastes

Mid-20th century Nathan and G plan teak sideboards, coffee and side tables are a highlight of E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming auction from 9.30am Tuesday October 10 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The auction contains a strong selection of English and French furniture including two exceptional French court cupboards.

Other French furniture of note includes a Louis XIII-style fauteuils, walnut and ormolu mounted vitrine, a Louis XV-style three-drawer bureau plat and a set of 14 Louis XV-style dining chairs.

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Sydney property developer puts his art collection up for auction

Acquiring paintings from the Australian Indigenous Irruntja community – including an early significant work by Tommy Watson – turned Sydney property developer Trevor Chappell into an enthusiastic art collector.

Co-founder of Austcorp Group Limited in 1991 and now a well-known collector, Trevor then extended his art collection to include works by emerging and established Australian and international contemporary artists.

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