Deutscher and Hackett

Laverty art collection a true auction treasure

Deutscher and Hackett will auction part III of the Laverty Collection from 7pm Wednesday April 5 at the Cell Block Theatre, National Art School, Forbes Street, Darlinghurst in Sydney.

Passionate art collectors for many years, Colin and Liz Laverty’s collecting lives were turned upside down in 1988 when they attended the World Expo in Brisbane.

It was there they were captivated by a large group of Aboriginal Papunya Tula paintings on display.

Back in Sydney, they set about gaining as much knowledge as possible about Aboriginal art through books and catalogues.

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EJ Ainger

Fine art and furniture for auction goers

A large collection of fine art including popular works by Richard Bogusz, Bill Beavan and Wykeham Perry is the major highlight of E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming weekly auction from 9.30am Tuesday April 4 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

Of further interest to auction goers is an unusual Black Forest bear stool, a two-tier Murano glass chandelier and Arthur Merric Boyd pottery.

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Mossgreen

History of airmail development in Mossgreen auction

The development of mail being carried by aeroplane and the significance of how individual letters came to be selected for the purpose as a historical narrative is largely revealed in the second auction of well-known Canberra collector Tom Frommer’s extraordinarily diverse aerophilately collection. 

Mossgreen carried out the first auction in September last year and this time has divided the sale into three sections – international pioneer airmails, Australian aerophilately, and the airmails of Papua & New Guinea.

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Kim's Auctions

Valentine vases among auction highlights

Two large Valentine vases are among the highlights of Kim’s Auctions forthcoming on site sale at 15 Gardiner Road, Hawthorn from 11am Sunday April 2.

Owners of the large home have now moved overseas and all contents must be sold at the auction.

The 45-centimetre high vases come from the Valentine factory, founded in 1832 in the central Pyrenees town of Saint-Gaudens on the banks of the River Garonne.

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EJ Ainger

Auction bonanza of wrought iron furniture

An impressive gazebo is among a large selection of wrought iron garden furniture at E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming weekly auction from 9.30am Tuesday March 28 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

Other architectural wrought iron features include large wooden and cast iron courtyard doors and wooden shutters.

The auction contains Victorian, Edwardian and French antique furniture including a double pedestal partners desk, burr walnut occasional furniture, a set of French style oak and metal industrial shelves, and four iron and brass Victorian beds. 

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Mossgreen

Melbourne interior designer picks his favourite auction items

Well-known Melbourne interior designer Toni Maticevski has picked his eight favourite items (displayed at the front of the catalogue) from Mossgreen’s latest Interior Design auction from 6pm Tuesday March 28 at 926-930 High Street, Armadale.

Maticevski’s genius for design has resulted in his label becoming known and stocked internationally in the best boutiques and department stores and his works represented in the National Gallery of Victoria, Powerhouse Museum Sydney, the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles and numerous private collections.

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Fine Art Auctions

Toorak mansion shows off its auction treasures

A French-style Toorak mansion is the setting for auctioneer Phil Caldwell’s latest on site auction featuring strong collector attractions including rare 17th and 18th century tapestries, early Dutch and Flemish oak and elm furniture and Royal Worcester porcelain.

Belonging to a Dutch couple who have recently sold and are moving to a modern home, the auction at 3 Russell Street from 11am on Sunday March 26 is a haven of treasures for any discerning buyer.

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Leonard Joel

Luxury clothing and accessories for the discerning auction buyer

Luxury handbags, shoes, dresses, jackets and scarves – much of it by Chanel – are among Leonard Joel’s forthcoming luxury auction from 1pm Thursday March 23 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Included in the sale are Chanel classic flap handbag, a cross body bag and a vintage handbag.

Dresses include tunic and mini dresses and fashionable cardigans and vintage jackets.

Other designers include Givenchy, Cartier and Yves Saint Laurent.   

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Mossgreen

National Trust icon collection for auction

The major James Gleeson surrealist painting Sea-wrack Involving the Heads of Tristan and Isolde is one of the highlights among a collection of his works belonging to the late Rodney Davidson to be auctioned through Mossgreen from noon Tuesday March 21 at 935 High Street, Armadale.

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EJ Ainger

White marble bust shows particular auction appeal

An unsigned sculptured white marble bust of a lady has particular appeal at E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming auction from 9.30am Tuesday March 21 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The bust joins seven life size bronze figures – bound to interest erstwhile collectors – along with the sculpture of an eagle and cement garden urns.

One of the more unusual aspects to this sale is a collection of about 40 New Guinea and Sepik River artefacts and carvings and an old industrial boot maker’s sewing machine.

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