Model train collection an exciting auction bonus

Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 9th November, 2018

An extensive model train collection including engines, rolling stock, and accessories is an unusual highlight for E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming auction from 9.30am Tuesday November 13 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

Normally the auction house is busy selling furniture, collectables and art but this collection has come from a deceased estate and is bound to whet the appetite of many Australian model train collectors.

Items from a retired Richmond antique dealer’s warehouse are another drawcard along with the superb Georgian contents of a South Yarra estate.

It is not surprising then that among the auction items are two impressive French display cabinets and vitrines, French gesso, gilt and wrought iron mirrors and a George III oak bureau and tripod base tables.

Other attractions include a French grandfather clock, secretaire upright chests and an English cast iron hall stand.

One of the more impressive items is a Regency George IV mahogany D-end extension dining table, while other offerings include a fine Dutch marquetry double bed, a George Hepplewhite striped upholstered settee and a pair of Gainsborough style elbow chairs.

For those auction goers looking for lounge or  sitting room decorative pieces, a French cast iron fireplace and fenders, tall decorative brass vases, and French ceiling lights and wall brackets might well fit the bill.

An 18th century oak dowry trunk, Spanish teak and brass rounded trunk and Persian rugs are other auction highlights.

Porcelain also is on the auction agenda with an extensive Royal Albert Country Rose pattern dinner service and Wedgewood and Royal Doulton commemorative plates up for grabs.

A bronze figure signed F. Barbedienne is another offering along with a pair of tall bronze urns and candlesticks and a large selection of Australian and international paintings.

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