Christian McCann Auctions

Christian McCann Auctions on the move

After a decade at 426 Burnley Street, Richmond, Christian McCann Auctions is on the move to new and larger premises.

Before the shift, however, the auction house must sell all its existing vendor stock – a monumental task that has become a full-time preoccupation for managing director Christian McCann.

“Our ‘Goodbye Burnley Street’ auction will be from noon Sunday August 4,” he says. “However, there are so many items we cannot possibly achieve it in one sale so this auction will be part one and comprise more than 750 items.”

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EJ Ainger

Retro Casala furniture in Melbourne auction mix

Internationally famous and colourful Casala furniture and homeware products are making their first appearance at E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming auction from 9.30am Tuesday July 30 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The 1970s retro items still carry the innovative design flair which has once again become popular in more than 20 countries.

Established in 1917 in Lauenau, Lower Saxony, Casala was named after its founder and home town ( Carl Sasse Lauenau), initially producing wooden sole shoes.

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Philips Auctions

Melbourne identity paintings slotted for auction

Paintings from the deceased estate of former Melbourne identity Peter Davis are among popular highlights of Philips Auctions forthcoming decorative and fine arts auction from noon Sunday July 28 at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.

Several of the paintings feature past Melbourne and Victorian scenes by artists such as Dora Lynell Wilson (1883-1946) Top End of Collins Street, Melbourne (lot 395) and Fabian Swire’s 1934 etching Collins Street Old & New (lot 394) showing views of the then recently completed Manchester Unity Building.

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EJ Ainger

Rare Singer sewing machine at Melbourne auction

A rare Singer pedal sewing machine complete with motifs on the side panels is among E.J. Ainger’s auction treasures at its forthcoming sale from 9.30am Tuesday July 16 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

Other quality furniture items bound to attract auction goers include the residual contents of a Yarra Glen home such as a Victorian mahogany desk, walnut dressing table, tallboy chest and dining table.

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EJ Ainger

Sterling silver and teak furniture to attract auction goers

Sterling silver and mid-20th century retro teak and oak furniture are bound to drag in buyers to E.J. Ainger’s auction from 9.30am Tuesday July 2 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

Included is a designer retro chair, stylish cocktail cabinet, retro sideboards, chests and occasional tables.

Among the silver is a 19th century coffee pot, milk jug, dishes, candlestick holders, cigarette boxes and flasks.

Other items include Chesterfield armchairs and glass coffee tables.

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Menzies Art Brands

World famous sculptures hit Australian auction market

Rod Menzies is not one to stand still when it comes to buying and selling art.

Over the years, the chairman of top 500 Australian company Menzies International and co-founder of Menzies Art Brands has purchased impressive works by many of Australia’s leading artists including such household names as Brett Whiteley, John Brack and Russell Drysdale.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Watch out for Richmond fine art and antique auction

Christian McCann Auctions next fine art and antique auction is from 12pm Sunday June 23 at 426 Burnley Street, Richmond.

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Leski Auctions

Signed Australian auction flag brings back World War I memories

World War I, or the Great War as it was known, was meant to be the “war to end all wars”.

Of course, as history records, peace after the “war to end all wars” only lasted for 20 years – as Germany once more tried its hand at world dominance by invading Poland, leading to the outbreak of World War II on September 3, 1939.

Supreme Allied Commander towards the end of World War I was French general and military genius Marshal Ferdinand Jean Marie Foch (1851-1929), who played a decisive role in halting a renewed German advance on Paris in the Second Battle of the Marne.

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EJ Ainger

Auction items to suit all tastes

A range of antique and modern furniture, art, porcelain, silver and other collectables will greet auction goers to E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming sale from 9.30am Tuesday June 18 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.  

Among the porcelain on offer is a Royal Worcester pot pourri and a Moorcroft vase.

Art works include Max Middleton’s Coastal Scene and Robert Young’s Resumption of play – both oils on board.

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Philips Auctions

Silver and bronze elephants trumpet the good auction news

Unusual silver and bronze elephants belonging to a leading Melbourne business identity will be a major highlight of Philips Auctions forthcoming fine and decorative arts sale from noon Sunday June 16 at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.

The 40-strong collection features several fascinating examples including lot 65 – Austrian Franz Bergman’s (1861-1936) bronze rendition showing the elephant with game hunters and a slain tiger.

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