Historic Moonee Ponds home scene of classic auction

Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 15th March, 2016

One of Moonee Ponds most architecturally significant homes will be the venue for Christian McCann Auctions forthcoming auction from noon Sunday March 20.

Rosherville, at 73 Holmes Road, was built in 1888 and has been the home of the Eastgate family for the past 72 years.

The family is now selling the house (auction April 30 by Jellis Craig) and has asked auctioneer Christian McCann to auction the contents.

Included in the sale is some of the finest English and European porcelain featuring ormolu mounted Sevres, Royal Worcester, Meissen, Moore Bros, Royal Vienna and Royal Doulton.

Works by some of Australia’s leading artists are another attraction including David Boyd, Ernest Buckmaster, Albert Namatjira, Pro Hart, Hugh Sawrey, Norman Lindsay, Rubery Bennett and Ray Crooke.

According to McCann there is a range of important French and English antique furniture such as ormolu mounted boulle and marquetry inlaid examples of commodes, bookcases, cabinets, credenzas and vitrines – along with library and dining room pieces.

For Chinese buyers there is a fantastic collection of signed porcelain and jade, and antique ivory figures and groups.

The auction also contains original hand woven Persian carpets and rugs and outdoor garden statuary, fountains, figures, pots and plants, and outdoor settings.

For other auction goers there is a range of collectables including dolls, glass wear, children’s furniture, books and bric-a-brac. 

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