Leonard Joel

Adelaide mayoress auction a slice of history

Auction goers will be able to obtain a slice of Adelaide history when the estate of Lady June Porter goes under the hammer in her home at 4/22 Bagot Street, North Adelaide from noon Sunday April 22.

Sir Robert (Tom) and Lady June Porter (who died in October last year aged 98) were an integral part of Adelaide’s social life and held the position of Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress from 1968 to 1971.

Born in 1919 in Melbourne, she moved to Perth with her family as a child and at the age of 18 was crowned Miss Western Australia.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Only the best items for this auction

English and continental furniture from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries will be among the highlights of Christian McCann Auctions latest sale when the entire contents of 51 Hopetoun Road, Toorak goes under the hammer on site from midday Sunday April 22.

These include draw leaf extension tables, library bookcases and French centre and console tables – most purchased from major Melbourne antique shops such as John Dunn Antiques, Graham Geddes Antiques, Glenleigh Antiques and Sotheby’s, and many with the original receipts.

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Leonard Joel

Colour, sound and style in Modern Design auction

Leonard Joel’s first Modern Design auction for 2018 is brimming with furniture, colour, sound and style, according to the auction house’s Modern Design head Anna Grassham.

“The most exciting piece graces the catalogue cover,” she says. “This is the Sonic Chair designed in 2007 by Frank Hussong, Daniela Reuter and Michael Kientzler and manufactured by Produktdesign Fritzlar – Holger Fritzlar.”

The auction will be held from 6.30pm Monday April 16 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Rare 17th century furniture an auction feature

A collection of rare 17th and 18th century oak furniture, Roman antiquities and 18th century lacquered cabinets are the highlights of Christian McCann Auctions forthcoming sale from noon Sunday April 15 on site at 69 Avoca Street, South Yarra.

The collection belongs to a retired gentleman, who does not wish to be named, and who is relocating to his Sorrento residence on the Mornington Peninsula.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Rare 17th century furniture an auction feature

A collection of rare 17th and 18th century oak furniture, Roman antiquities and 18th century lacquered cabinets are the highlights of Christian McCann Auctions forthcoming sale from noon Sunday April 15 on site at 69 Avoca Street, South Yarra.

The collection belongs to a retired gentleman, who does not wish to be named, and who is relocating to his Sorrento residence on the Mornington Peninsula.

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EJ Ainger

Grandfather clocks lead Melbourne auction billing

A collection of grandfather clocks leads the billing at E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming auction from 9.30am Tuesday April 10 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The auction features a fine selection of retro teak sideboards (lot 732), a teak sliding door bookcase (lot 531) and nests of tables (lot 736).

An attraction for musicians is a Yamaha walnut cased piano and stool (lot 744) – while a French style gilt wood and marble top console table and mirror (lot 600) should bring plenty of attention along with a French cherry wood parquetry top buffet (lot 675).

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Sothebys Australia

Russell Crowe's collection goes under the hammer

The 1986 Grammy Award for the Best Spoken Word or Non Musical Recording for Interviews from the Class of ’55 Recording Session presented at the time to several rock and roll and country legends will be auctioned on Saturday April 7 as part of the private collection of actor, film producer, director and musician Russell Crowe.

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Leonard Joel

Affordable Australian artists at specialist prints auction

Leonard Joel’s first specialist prints auction for 2018 features a range of affordable pictures from some of Australia’s best-known artists.

For those buyers with modest amounts to spend, it is the ideal way to enter the art market and still obtain a work from a name artist.

The auction will be held from 6.30pm Thursday March 28 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

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EJ Ainger

Buyers chase fine auction furniture

Items from two Melbourne homes in Camberwell and Malvern are among the highlights of E.J. Ainger’s weekly auction from 9.30am Tuesday March 27 at433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

Furniture includes a fine Victorian walnut fold over card table (lot 685), a Victorian walnut double-ended settee (lot 686) and a Victorian walnut gentleman’s chair in matching upholstery (lot 698).

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Leonard Joel

Australiana auction has something for everyone

A comprehensive selection of Australiana items will be up for grabs at Leonard Joel’s latest Australiana auction from 2.30pm Thursday March 22 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Among the highlights is an 1800s colonial scrimshaw and turtle shell desk set, a 1930s arts and crafts long case clock and a copy of John Gould’s Birds of Australia 1971-75.

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