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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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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Mossgreen

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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