Menzies Art Brands

Auction to feature Australian Impressionists at their finest

The best selection of Australian Impressionist paintings to appear for some time in a Menzies sale features Charles Conder’s The Fortune of War 1888 (lot 45).

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EJ Ainger

Oak roll top desk an auction feature

An oak roll top desk and French parquetry tables are among highlights from E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming weekly auction from 9.30am Tuesday May 9 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The sale includes several estates and private consignments from home in Toorak, St Kilda, East Melbourne, Kew and Canterbury.

Other furniture to feature includes retro teak sideboards, Victorian and Edwardian chests of drawers and dressing tables, occasional furniture and fabric upholstered lounge room items.

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Old set diamonds to set auction collectors abuzz

A 1930s art deco diamond bracelet from Cartier in London (lot 113) is a major highlight of Mossgreen’s forthcoming fine jewels and watches auction from 6pm Tuesday May 9 at 926-930 High Street, Armadale.

The other massive collector attraction is an 1890s Victorian diamond riviere set with 48 old brilliant cut diamonds (lot 76) – the centre stone of which is an estimated 3.17 carats – giving the collet a total weight of 48 carats.

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Ancient terrestial globe an exciting historical auction find

A 1638 Greuter-Rossi terrestrial globe, with a catalogue estimate of $150,000 to $200,000, is an unusual and exciting historical drawcard to Mossgreen’s two-day International Decorative Arts auction from 6pm Monday May 8 at 926-930 High Street, Armadale.

Giovanni Rossi published this extremely rare example of Matthaeus Greuter’s terrestrial globe in Rome following the latter’s death in 1638.

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Kim's Auctions

Museum quality silver an auction treasure

A museum quality George IV regency table candelabrum centrepiece, hallmarked London 1829 and by royal silversmith at the time Benjamin Smith, is the outstanding attraction among a collection of quality sterling silver for auction from 11am Sunday May 7.

The sale, at Kim’s Auctions 327-329 Warrigal Road Burwood, features a highly decorative museum quality sterling silver George II two handled cup and cover hallmarked London 1753 and a rare George II fines cast cake basket by master Huguenot silversmith Ayme Videau, dated London 1746.

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Rare Rolls Royce leads the charge in collectable car auction

A 1921 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost with a catalogue estimate of $320,00-$350,000 is the highlight of Mossgreen’s forthcoming Collectors’ Cars, Motorcycles and Automobilia auction from 2.30pm Sunday April 30 at 935 High Street, Armadale.

The car, now fitted with a body by Sydney firm Bradbury and with continuous provenance, was brought to Australia from London aboard the SS Karamea, arriving in Melbourne on October 22 of its year of manufacture.

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EJ Ainger

Conductor's collection music to auction ears

Highly collectable musical items – including famous 19th century French composer Claude Debussy’s extravagant ivory conductor’s baton – belonging to the late Professor Richard Divall AO OBE, founding music director of the Victoria State Opera, should bring auction goers in droves to E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming special sale from 11am Sunday April 30 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

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Intrepid adventurer's aviation museum an auction marvel

Intrepid adventurer John Fisher would have been right at home in earlier times when men and women took on almost insurmountable challenges and pushed the boundaries of human endeavour in a quest to explore unknown worlds.

Instead this entrepreneur, pilot, philanthropist and avid aviation collector undertook extreme exploits in a modern day environment to satisfy his desire for an adrenalin rush.

His aviation collection will be auctioned from noon Sunday April 30 at Maryborough Café Gallery, Maryborough Railway Station in Station Street, Maryborough Victoria.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Important French commode of major auction significance

An important Madagascar rosewood and amaranth commode after the original Joseph Stockel piece which resides in the Musee National du Chateau de Fontainbleau is a major highlight of Christian McCann’s forthcoming auction from noon Sunday April 9 at 426 Burnley Street, Richmond.

Of German descent, Joseph Stöckel (1743-1802) was known to be in France as early as 1769.

He was made a master in 1775, set up his first shop in the rue de Chareton, and moved to the rue des Fosses-du-Temple after the French Revolution broke out.

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Leonard Joel

Modern Design to suit wide range of auction tastes

A range of modern furniture and collectables is among Leonard Joel’s latest Modern Design auction from 6.30pm Thursday April 6 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Among the highlights is a pair of Arne Jacobsen swan chairs for Fritz Hansen and an Italian ceiling light attributed to Arredoluce.

Of further interest to auction goers is a Jardan sectional storage unit, a mid-20th century Danish leather sofa and a cowhide chaise in the style of Le Corbusher.

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