Historic setting for eclectic auction

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

The historic Leura Hotel at 175 Manifold Street, Camperdown in Victoria is the setting for Victorian Auctions latest sale from 11am Sunday November 18.

After being empty for six years, the hotel was bought from previous owner Dean Montgomery in May last year by colourful town character Lawrie Voutier.

With its iron lacework verandahs, the Victorian era hotel is the perfect venue for the Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian and art nouveau furniture the auction has to offer.

Auction goers can choose from an enormous range including bookcases, sideboards and dining tables able to seat anywhere from six to 12 guests.

With these come sets of eight and 10 mahogany, cedar and walnut chairs and four or six mahogany and rosewood chairs.

The furniture range also contains several Victorian chaise longue, rosewood, walnut and mahogany card tables and occasional tables, partners desks, dumb waiters, and chiffoniers – along with quality Persian floor rugs and runners.

Those auction goers who like art won’t miss out either, with paintings by David Boyd, J.H. Scheltema, Cathleen Edkins and John Borack, among the works on offer.

Sterling silver and silver plate items are another attraction, along with two crystal chandeliers, ruby and vaseline glassware and attractive mirrors.

Model train lovers will be particularly interested in lot 314 – two boxes of Tri-ang HO Gurage locomotives (R59 British Railways, R259 Britannia and boxed diner carriage).

The lot also contains two Tri-ang HO Gurage locomotives – a Dock Shunter R253, Princess Royal R258 and two carriages – and Tri-ang HO Gurage train set with locomotive, carriage, track and manuals.

Other features of the lot include a boxed Tri-ang HGO Gurage train set with a locomotive and assorted carriage, Shell oil tanker, Pirelli, Tri-ang power supply, track, archway, light bulbs, boxed and loose track, platform and trees.

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