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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Mossgreen

Impressive Aboriginal art collections hit the auction market

Impressive Australian Aboriginal art collections belonging to former Australia Council chairman Dr Terry Cutler and obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Paul Sutherland lead Mossgreen’s Fine Australian Indigenous Art auction from 6.30pm Tuesday May 16 at its Sydney premises at 36-40 Queen Street, Woollahra.

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EJ Ainger

Strong furniture selection at auction

Buffets and secretaire desks are among a strong selection of Georgian, Regency, Victorian and Edwardian furniture to be auctioned from 9.30am Tuesday May 16 at E.J. Ainger 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The auction contains several mahogany, oak and country refectory and formal dining tables and chairs, an excellent range of burr walnut including card tables and chairs, oriental furniture and several lounge suites.

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Leonard Joel

Historic football memberships among auction classics

Carlton Football Club members and supporters can take a walk down memory lane from 11am Sunday May 14 when 19th and early 20th century club season tickets go under the hammer at Leonard Joel 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra, as part of its Asian Art, Classic Furniture & Objects auction.

The oldest, with a $1200- $1600 catalogue estimate, is an 1874 Carlton membership season ticket.

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