Kim's Auctions

An auction feast of antiquities

A huge line up of antiquities is a striking feature of Kim’s Auctions forthcoming sale from 111am Sunday July 23 at 327-329 Warrigal Road, Burwood in Victoria.

One of the major highlights is the upper section of an Egyptian cedar wood and bronze inlay anthropoid sarcophagus lid about 600B.C. from the Late Period Dynasty XXVI.

A solid cedar casing for a nobleman, the sarcophagus is gesso covered and painted with a black tripartite wig, visage in red – the lips drawn into a slight smile above a rounded chin and false beard.

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Christian McCann Auctions

"Weary" Dunlop's furniture among strong auction delights

A Boulle credenza and table from Sir Edward “Weary” Dunlop’s estate – among superb examples of 19th century French and English Regency furniture – should set auction goers into raptures when auctioneer Christian McCann climbs the podium to begin his latest sale from noon Sunday July 23 at 426 Burnley Street, Richmond Victoria.

During World War II, the medically trained Sir Edward enlisted in the Australian Army Medical Corps and, in 1942 when Java fell to the Japanese, was a Lieutenant Colonel in command of No. 1 Allied General Hospital at Bandung.

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EJ Ainger

Wrought iron furniture to satisfy auction appetites

An impressive range of wrought iron garden furniture and décor – including two large garden gazebos – are among highlights of E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming weekly auction from 9.30am Tuesday July 18 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

Garden arbours, benches, gates, balustrades and architectural features are among other wrought iron attractions.

A cast iron garden fountain is bound to appeal to auction goers, while wrought iron planters, wrought iron and marble buffets and side tables also are on offer.

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Leonard Joel

Seekers grand piano can be sought at auction

A grand piano purchased in 1973 in Switzerland by Judith Durham, lead singer of the famous Australian group The Seekers, will be part of Leonard Joel’s weekly Interiors & Jewellery auction from 10am Thursday July 13 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

The piano – an ebonised C. Bechstein circa 1898-1902 – was shipped to Australia and has remained in her personal posession until now.

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Leonard Joel

Auction items to suit a broad range of tastes

Leonard Joel’s latest weekly auction of furniture, jewellery, art and objects and collectables begins at 10am Thursday July 6 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Among the furniture is a pair of decorative French serpentine fronted marble top commodes, an 18th century French Henry II style oak table and a French continental style parquetry top extension dining table.

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EJ Ainger

Fine furnishings and collectables an auction paradise

A pair of Schonbeck crystal chandeliers is among the more interesting highlights to attract auction goers to E.J. Aingers forthcoming weekly sale from 9.30am Tuesday July 4 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The auction, which comprises fine furnishings and collectables from several Melbourne estates, features an impressive collection of sterling silver – including silver flatware, bowls, dishes condiments and trophies.

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Victorian Auctions

Treasure trove of antiques and collectables hits auction market

A treasure trove of antiques, collectables and art will be up for grabs when the former owner of Portland’s Glenelg Auctions, Brian O’Halloran, auctions his private collection – amassed over 50 years – from 11am Sunday July 2 in his private residence at 390 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.

Now operating under the banner Victorian Auctions and Valuations, O'Halloran has spread items for auction throughout the large two-storey historic mansion, which features many unusual collectables.

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Leonard Joel

Opera Australia costumes dress up for auction

Costumes designed for and worn in Opera Australia’s production of “Opera in a Box” – Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Gondoliers are among those used in a comprehensive range of operas up for the organisation’s Costume & Memorabilia auction over two days from 6pm Friday June 30 and continuing from 10am Saturday July 1 through Leonard Joel at the Opera Centre, 480 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills in Sydney.

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Mossgreen

Aboriginal album a rare auction find

The rare and important J.W. Lindt (1845-1926) Album of Australian Aboriginals 1873 should bring collectors running to Mossgreen’s auction of the Denis Joachim Collection Part II – an important assembly of indigenous and colonial Australian history, European decorative arts and Chinese and Oceanic and tribal arts – from 2pm Wednesday June 28 at 935 High Street, Armadale.

The album, in new green paper covered boards, contains 19 enlarged gelatin silver or carbon prints from about 1893 to 1920.

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Mossgreen

Grandma's Sunday Walk journeys to auction

Russell Drysdale’s masterpiece Grandma’s Sunday Walk is the major drawcard at Mossgreen’s forthcoming auction of the Alan & Margaret Hickinbotham Collection in Adelaide.

According to the catalogue preview, the painting exhibits the essential characteristics of a classic Drysdale – a set of recognisable outback characters in a landscape pared back to a few generic forms that might be found anywhere on the Australian continent. 

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