Boulle clock and Chinese screen major auction drawcards
Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 29th July, 2016
A 1730s baroque gilt bronze boulle clock and an eight-leaf double sided Chinese coromandel screen from the late Qing dynasty are two of the highlights at Philips Auctions latest auction from noon Sunday July 31 at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.
The eight-day clock, complete with the maker’s mark De Lorme of Paris, contains enamel cartouches and Roman numerals upon a gilt dial bearing the “Sun King” emblem.
Another intriguing item is a fine antique Chinese bronze vase with timber base, also from the Qing dynasty.
The auction also contains sterling silver from iconic collector Paul Street, a former deputy chief magistrate of Victoria (1995-99), and his wife Sandra who collected more than 3500 mainly tableware items, which they stored and displayed at their historic North Carlton home.
Philips Auctions is auctioning the silver over several sales.