Auction outdoor furniture the perfect garden solution
Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 20th October, 2017
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.
Wrought iron planters, wrought iron and marble buffets and side tables are further garden adornments – along with iron outdoor chandeliers and iron and glass lanterns.
For those homeowners looking to dress up a courtyard area, wooden and cast iron large courtyard doors and plantation shutters might just be the answer.
Auction goers looking for indoor items can choose from an array of decorative gilt metal and glass basket chandeliers, Persian rugs, large and ornate gilt mirrors and an unusual large leather rectangular mirror.
Furniture on offer includes a rare Victorian walnut and inlaid two-door bookcase, Tasmanian Huon pine washstand and two quality English grandfather clocks.
Other furniture pieces include a Welsh oak 18th century dresser base, two Victorian mahogany and leather top twin pedestal partners’ desks, an Australian hardwood architect’s desk and an Australian and English cedar and mahogany chest of drawers.
A superb Sheraton revival rosewood and inlaid parlour cabinet should attract plenty of attention – along with a George IV mahogany tall chest on chest and a Georgian bureau.
Antique and contemporary Chinese furniture and a luxurious leather combination lounge suite are other attractions.
The auction also contains Waterford crystal figures and glassware, Wedgewood cabbage leaf dishes and Moorcroft vases and an impressive selection of silver and silver plate.
Estate oil paintings and graphics include works by Leon Hansen and Sir Hans Heysen (1877-1968), one of Australia’s best-known landscape painters.