Exquisite auction items from deceased estates and private collections
Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 20th April, 2018
Paintings, furniture and other collectables from deceased estates and private household consignments are the major drawcards for E.J. Ainger’s special sale over two days from 11am Saturday April 28 and Sunday April 29 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.
These are bound to appeal to collectors, connoisseurs and home decorators.
A stately Toorak mansion has provided most of the paintings including works by notable Australian artists Ethel Carrick Fox, Emanuel Phillips Fox, Ernest Buckmaster, Tom Roberts, Henry Gritten, Charles Conder and Rick Amor.
English and French antique painted furniture comes from two other Toorak homes and a collection of outstanding 19th century French gilded mirrors from Hawthorn and Kew.
Collectors should be in their element with the splendid selection of English Georgian grandfather clocks and wall barometers, all in original condition, and French and English mantel, wall and bracket clocks from which to choose.
There is an outstanding number of English and French library bookcases, a magnificent French banquet table and 12 chairs – and a grand court cupboard from a Parkville home.
Other furnishings include fine quality decorative antique and occasional items from Australia, France and England.
The auction contains a comprehensive selection of English sterling silver and a fine collection of genuine Persian woollen floor carpets of particularly attractive designs and colours.
One of the more notable items is a Patek Philippe gentleman’s watch with original box and papers – a highlight among estate jewellery and diamonds.