Georgian furniture leads Melbourne auction charge

Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 16th February, 2018

A fine selection of Georgian furnishings including a coffer, six elm Windsor chairs, an oak Bible box and an impressive kitchen dresser are among highlights for E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming auction from 9.30am Tuesday February 20 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The furniture range at this auction is comprehensive and includes an Edwardian walnut two-door secretaire bookcase with fitted interior, an early Victorian flame mahogany four-door sideboard and a fine mahogany two-door bookcase.

Other feature furniture includes eight fine Regency revival mahogany and brass inlaid dining chairs, Victorian mahogany and cedar chests of drawers, French bedsteads and French marble top bedside tables and commodes.

There also is a Moran three-piece Italian modular lounge, three-seat settees and a variety of retro teak furniture including coffee tables, sideboards, dining tables and leather top twin pedestal desks.

Two grandfather clocks – one by W.M. Durham of Dunbar – should attract plenty of attention, while those auction goers looking for outdoor furniture will be impressed with two Victorian-style cast iron benches, three-piece garden setting, and grape and vine decorated urns.

For the avid collectors there are plenty of interesting small items including a large selection of sterling silver featuring watch chains, fob watches, mirrors, colander and bowl.

Of particular appeal should be the Remeud jug and Arthur Merric bowl, along with a Zsolany pierced floral and serpent decorated bowl.

Other attractions include a silver mounted jewellery box, two carriage clocks, pairs of brass candlesticks and Victorian glass lustre vases.

Of additional note are two Lalique figures, a Waterford crystal decanter and stopper, a green majolica tureen decorated with hare and ducks, an A.J. Dixn & Sons cutlery set for eight, Murano glassware, antique copperware and Aboriginal artefacts.


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