Mossgreen

A multi vendor art auction not to be missed

A finely curated selection of traditional and modern art works is the hallmark of Mossgreen’s first multi-vendor Fine Australian and International art auction for 2017.

The auction, from 6.30pm Tuesday June 6 at 926-930 High Street Armadale, features an important Charles Condor painting Morning in the Park as an eloquent example of the artist’s late European work.

For the first time at auction is a striking Leonard French painting (The Workshop) – a strong complex work possessing all the traits of his best efforts.

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Leonard Joel

Wristwatches and jewellery to cater for all auction tastes

Several gents’ wristwatches from leading makers are among the major attractions at Leonard Joel’s forthcoming jewels and timepieces auction from 6pm Monday June 5 in its Sydney premises at 39 Queen Street, Woollahra.

 The best timepiece example is a Jaeger LeCoultre Master Tourbillon wristwatch with a catalogue estimate of $22,000-$32,000.

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Fine Art Auctions

Auction highlights rare cabinetmaker piece

 

A rare walnut and gilt bronze mounted what-not by renowned Parisian cabinetmaker Gabriel Viardot (1830-1906) is a major furniture attraction at auctioneer Phil Caldwell’s forthcoming on site sale of the contents of one of Brighton’s most elegant period mansions.

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Mossgreen

Auction features early newspaper accounts of New South Wales settlement

An intriguing archive of newspapers from 1788-1789 featuring printed accounts of the first faltering steps to establish the Colony of New South Wales are part of Mossgreen’s Australian History auction from 10am Tuesday May 30 at 935 High Street, Armadale.

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EJ Ainger

Strong French theme in Ainger auction

A strong French theme is evident in E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming weekly sale with a large selection of walnut and oak armoires and tallboys, double beds and a trumeau mirror from the European nation all up for grabs.

The auction, from 9.30am Tuesday May 30 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond, also offers retro teak sideboards, leather top desks and drop front bureaus, a pair of Chesterfield armchairs and several large four-door wardrobes.

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Mossgreen

Curated contemporary art auction a first for Australia

A new series of curated contemporary art auctions – the only one of its kind in Australia – has been introduced by Mossgreen.

The first in the series will be held from 6.30pm Sunday May 28 at its Sydney premises 36-40 Queen Street, Woollahra.

Mossgreen has teamed up with contemporary art auction consultant Melissa Loughnan to help with the sale, which includes key works created after 1970 by Australian and New Zealand contemporary artists.

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EJ Ainger

Chandeliers and gilt mirrors to bring auction faithful

Impressive chandeliers and ornate gilt mirrors highlight E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming weekly auction from 9.30am Tuesday May 23 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.  

Many of the auction items come from stately homes in Toorak, Albert Park and East Melbourne and are bound to whet auction goer appetites.

Among the more outstanding pieces are a silver plated coffee and tea service, Royal Albert dinner service and Merric Boyd and Lalique collectables.

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Mossgreen

Italian migrants numismatic collection goes under the hammer

Gabriele and Caterina De Meneghi landed in Australia with nothing but a couple of leather suitcases as part of the post World War II Italian immigration push, full of hope and more than a little trepidation.

Arriving on March 27, 1960 aboard La Flamina and docking at Port Melbourne, Gabi had been a member of the Italian partisans and was looking forward to a better life for his wife and two young children away from war-torn Europe.

Initially, the family settled in Noble Park and almost immediately his passion for collecting began.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Historic billiard table takes auction pride of place

Champion professional Australian billiards and snooker player the late Eddie Charlton (1929-2004) played on this king size fiddle back blackwood Duke of Edinburgh billiard table – made by Alcock and Co. for the 1880 Melbourne Exhibition at the Royal Exhibition Building.

For the past 70-odd years, the billiard table has held pride of place in the magnificent mansion at 11 Cloverdale Avenue, Toorak.

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Leonard Joel

Famous French artist leads specialist print auction

A rare colour aquatint on paper by French artist Pierre Soulages called Untitled 1957 is one of the major attractions at Leonard Joel’s forthcoming Specialist Prints & Photography auction from 11.30am Thursday May 18 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Born in 1919 in Rodez, Aveyron, Soulages is known as “the painter in black” owing to his interest “both as a colour and non-colour”.

According to Soulages, when light is reflected on black, it transforms and transmutes it, opening a mental field all its own.

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