Stone table and chairs lead the auction furniture charge
Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 2nd February, 2018
A set of stone outdoor tables and chairs from a stately home in Harcourt Street, Hawthorn is among the highlights of E.J. Ainger’s opening auction for 2018. It joins particularly fine items from several Melbourne homes and estates to go under the hammer from 9.30am Tuesday February 6 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.
Featured items include a strong selection of English and French bookcases including a quality secretaire.
Other furniture items of note include a dining room table, leather top twin pedestal desks and a massive Edwardian sideboard.
There is a selection of grandfather clocks, queen and double beds made of walnut, brass, iron and porcelain and luxurious three-seat settees with a matching ottoman.
Another attraction is a black leather Chesterfield settee, along with pairs of French marble and marquetry bedside tables and a large quantity of English and French occasional furniture.
A Victorian carved walnut double-ended settee is worth a look as is the Tasmanian fiddle back blackwood gents wardrobe and blackwood three-leaf dining table.
The auction also contains Afghan tribal rugs and wall tapestries, and a large selection of porcelain including a pair of decorative Royal Worcester vases, Goebel figures and Spanish Lladro, and jewellery that includes an 18-carat gold bracelet weighing 78 grams.
There also are silver and Sheffield plate items, regulator and mantel clocks, cutlery canteens and a selection of Australian and overseas oil paintings, watercolours and graphics.