May 2018

Philips Auctions

Oriental pieces and Moorcroft entice auction crowds

More than 100 lots including fine oriental pieces from the one estate will be the highlight of Philips Auctions forthcoming sale from noon Sunday May 20 at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.

Another major attraction is the Moorcroft collection and Bernard Moore flambé on offer.

The auction contains a range of sterling silver and an impressive selection of French clocks and furniture.

Paintings are another feature – simply ready for purchase and hang on the wall at home.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Australian industry stalwart calls it a day with auction goodies

Melbourne antique industry stalwart Graham Geddes has finally called it a day after 50 years in the business and stepped down as head and director of Graham Geddes Antiques in favour of his two daughters, Lil and Liv.

As a result, Christian McCann Auctions has been asked to auction Geddes entire stock on site at his antique shop at 883 High Street, Armadale over two days from midday Saturday May 19 and Sunday May 20.

Graham Geddes finally retiring from the business he had built up over half a century is a significant event.

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EJ Ainger

A decorative auction that will spark the interest

Decorative pieces and quality furniture are the hallmark of E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming auction from 9.30am Tuesday May 15 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

An impressive John Campbell vase (lot 505a) is the leading highlight but a pair of Lalique candleholders (lot 540) also is expected to attract plenty of attention.

For those collectors of artefacts, a large and impressive New Guinea mask and other tribal items will give them something to think about.

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Leonard Joel

A worldwide showing of European decorative arts at Australian auction

Examples of European decorative arts sourced from all parts of the world will be on show from 6.30pm Monday May 7 at Leonard Joel’s national decorative arts auction at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Jointly organised by the company’s offices in Sydney and Melbourne, the auction will showcase the Patti David collection – comprising elegant furniture and paintings from her Sydney Woolloomooloo residence – and Melbourne’s the De Stoop collection comprising sophisticated 18th and 19th century antiques.

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