Mossgreen holds first clearing sale
Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 4th September, 2013
Mossgreen is having a “no holds barred” one-off unreserved clearing auction sale from 2pm Monday at 310 Toorak Road, South Yarra to clear all items from the building prior to the company’s move to Armadale in the first week of October.
This unprecedented sale is in readiness for Mossgreen’ s new venture with Leski Auctions – which also is closing its Hawthorn East site and will now become a division of Mossgreen Pty Ltd – making the company (according to managing director Paul Sumner) Australia’s third largest fine art auction house behind Sotheby’s and Deutscher and Hackett.
The new premises will be located in Sotheby’s Australia former headquarters at 926 High Street, Armadale.
On Saturday and Sunday, Mossgreen will be open for the sale of all the company’s office furniture and gallery artists’ works, which will be discounted 30 to 40 per cent.
Buyers will be able to avail themselves of hundreds of English and French antique and contemporary pieces – with several unusual items, including an 1880s Scottish oak and antler hallstand and an early 1900s bear umbrella stand from the Black Forest near the border of Germany and Switzerland, bound to attract plenty of attention.
Another interesting and possibly bargain item is a 1920s Chinese wall hanging which would normally carry an estimate of about $800.
Paintings of interest include John Perceval’s Murrumbidgee River ACT 1966 and Yvonne Audette’s Garden Spirits 1984.