Christian McCann Auctions

Antique timepieces among auction treasures

Collectors have the chance to pick up exhibition antique timepieces at Christian McCann Auctions forthcoming sale from noon Sunday December 11 in the palatial mansion at 32 Albany Road, Toorak.

The timepieces include a world-class boulle bracket clock on a pedestal – along with gilt bronze and bronze clock sets, carriage clocks and a rare Dutch 18th century longcase clock.

The auction contains a fine collection of French antique furniture including ormolu mounted boulle salon pieces, Kingwood marquetry and carved giltwood items, and French provincial furniture.

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Leonard Joel

Rugs might be the perfect auction Christmas present

With Christmas rapidly approaching, a superfine pure silk fine weave Persian Qum with 650,000 knots per square metre might just be the prefect present for someone special this festive season.

The Qum is the highlight of a specialist rug sale from 2pm Thursday December 8 at Leonard Joel 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra and carries a catalogue estimate of $8000-$10,000.

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Leonard Joel

Olympic torches light up a memorabilia auction

Torches that carried the Olympic flame for every Olympic Games from 1936 to 2012 are part of the extensive Martin Sheppard collection of Olympic and other sporting memorabilia to be auctioned by Leonard Joel from 2pm Thursday December 8 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Catalogue estimates for the torches vary from $5000-$7000 for the 1980 Moscow Games torch to $20,000-$25,000 for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics beacon.

Melbourne’s 1956 Olympic Games torch carries a $15,000-$20,000 estimate while the 2000 Sydney Olympics flame is a comparatively modest $6000-$8000.

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EJ Ainger

Need a leather settee? - Go to Aingers auction

A large selection of luxurious settees including leather Domo and upholstered Moran lounges are among major auction goer attractions at E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming weekly auction from 9.30am Tuesday December 6 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The auction features a large Cherrywood extension dining table and matching set of 16 Cherrywood upholstered chairs, coffee and occasional tables.

Other furniture includes Victorian and Edwardian pieces including a breakfront bookcase, retro teak sideboards, chairs and tables.

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Auction goers intrigued by antique jewellery

A diamond bracelet comprising 10 panels, each with a baguette diamond set scroll and a pear-shape and marquise diamond, is one of the more valuable items (catalogue estimate $60,000-$70,000) at Mossgreen’s forthcoming Fine Jewels & Watches auction from 2pm Sunday December 4 at 36-40 Queen Street, Woollahra in Sydney. 

The auction is notable for several interesting pieces including a South Sea pearl necklace (estimate $25,000-$30,000) featuring 128 baroque pearls that can be worn as a double opera length strand or as shorter necklaces and bracelets.

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Leonard Joel

Four single owner collections to be auctioned simultaneously

Four single owner collections featuring modern design, jewellery, objets d’art and oceanic arts will be auctioned simultaneously by Leonard Joel’s Sydney office from 11am Sunday December 4 at 39 Queen Street, Woollahra.

One of the single owners is Michael Galloway – whose collection features intriguing and eclectic 20th century British, South African and Australian fine art, sculpture and decorative arts.

Belgiorno Nettis is auctioning the contents of his Clontarf, New South Wales home, including modern design, objets d’art and oceanic arts.

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Ford Mustangs roar to an online auction

A collection of Ford Mustangs is being auctioned online from 3pm Thursday November 24 to 5pm Wednesday November 30 through GraysOnline.

All from the 1960s and 1970s and boasting low mileage, the muscle cars with 5.8-lite eight-cylinder motors include a 1971 Mach1, a 1970 Grande, a 1970 Coupe, a 1971 Sport Roof, a 1973 Sports Back and two convertibles – one from 1969 and one from 1970.

The cars must be picked up from the sale location at 38 Toupein Road, Yarrawonga, Northern Territory within four days of the auction closing.

Viewing on site 9am-4pm each day. 

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Ski boats race to win online auction

A range of ski boats complete with trailers, caravan, bus and several vehicles are being auctioned online from 3pm Thursday November 24 to 5pm Wednesday November 30 through GraysOnline.

The sleek ski boats all have 350ci motors except for a much larger model, which is powered by a 454ci inboard motor.

The auction also contains a 6.3-metre fibreglass fishing boat, powered by a two-stroke 225 outboard with a dual axle trailer and an aluminium tinnie and trailer.

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Leonard Joel

Huge collector interest in fine art auction

A great collection of paintings by well-known Australian artists is the hallmark of Leonard Joel’s final Fine Art auction for the year from 6.30pm 0n Tuesday November 29 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Several of the artists should attract plenty of collector interest – given the reasonably affordable estimates for their auction offerings.

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EJ Ainger

Container furniture impresses auction goers

A superb circular French provincial style dining room table and matching chairs and an impressive three tier graduated garden fountain are among strong attractions at E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming weekly auction from 9.30am Tuesday November 29 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

These items are among a container full of antique, period and retro teak furniture that has just arrived from England.

Auction goers looking for dining furniture could do worse than consider a jarrah dining table and eight matching chairs, or the quality Australian cedar single leaf extension dining table.

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