Youngs

Antique typewriters an old racing bikie's passion

Emeric Somlo’s collection of antique typewriters, sewing machines, telephones, irons, lamps and radios is one of the most unusual, rarest and best ever seen in Australia.

A native of the western Romanian village of Dolat near Timisoara, Emeric was born in 1923 and died in May last year.

During World War II, he served in both the German and Russian armies and after the war took up motorbike racing in both speedway and motorcross events in the eastern bloc countries.

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Deutscher and Hackett

Art mix for keen auction goers

A mix of traditional, modern, contemporary and Aboriginal art will characterise Deutscher and Hackett’s latest art auction from 7pm Wednesday November 27 at 105 Commercial Road, South Yarra.

One of the major paintings is Rupert Bunny’s Cherries, c1908. The work was part of his 1911 solo exhibition at the Baillie Gallery in London before being brought to Australia in July of that year for the Exhibition of Pictures by Rupert Bunny at Athenaeum Hall, Melbourne as part of his triumphant return after 27 years abroad.

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EJ Ainger

Residual house estates to bring auction goers

The residual contents of estates and house clearances that have been in E.J. Ainger’s storage facility is on offer at its auction from 9.30am Tuesday at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.
Featured is English and Italian dining room furniture, several good quality leather and upholstered lounge suites and chairs.
There also is a pair of Australian cedar chests, a superb French style farm house table with eight matching high back chairs, parquetry coffee tables and English and French occasional furnishings.

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Sothebys Australia

Francis Bacon comes to Melbourne

Auction goers will have the opportunity to be part of the highly successful Francis Bacon story when they attend Sotheby’s Australia’s next auction from 6.30pm on November 26 at Anzac House, 4 Collins Street, Melbourne.

Bacon’s rare triptych Three Studies of Lucian Freud recently set a world auction record when it sold in New York for an incredible US$142.4 million – eclipsing the US$119.9 achieved last year for Edvard Munch’s Scream.

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Bonhams

Major works to attract buyers to Bonhams auction

Several prominent art works will be major drawcards for Bonhams November 25 auction sale - part of its four-day Spring Auction Series - from 7.30pm at Byron Kennedy Hall, Moore Park, Sydney.

One is Arthur Streeton’s The Palace of the Doges c1906, which he painted during his Venetian honeymoon with his new wife, the celebrated violinist Nora Clench.

The month-long stay produced a renowned group of works depicting the sights of the watery city, romantically referred to as La Serenissima.

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Youngs

Furniture and collectibles to attract wide range of buyers

Modern quality reproduction and antique furniture should attract a wide range of buyers to Young’s weekly auction from 9.30am Friday at 229 Camberwell Road, East Hawthorn.

Highlights of the Victorian furniture include a secretaire bookcase, cedar chest, chaise longue, dressing table and gents chairs.

Among the reproduction furniture is a French provincial dining setting, Italian walnut display cabinet and new and as new lounge suites.

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Mossgreen

Spring Auction Series for Mossgreen

Mossgreen is holding its Spring Auction Series from 10.30am Tuesday at 926 High Street, Armadale

The auction is in two parts – Chinese and Asian arts to start, and from 2.30pm Australian and European art and antiques.

Former Sotheby’s Australia founding CEO and chairman (1982-1998) Robert Bleakley has included several items from his private collection, the highlight being a rare and exceptional 15th century early Ming Dynasty Chinese gilt bronze seated figure of Mahakala, Defender of the Faith.

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Leonard Joel

Luxury decorative items to go under hammer in on site auction

Auction goers looking to purchase luxury decorative items should check out Leonard Joel’s on site contents auction of 16 St Georges Road, Toorak from noon Sunday.

The sale will provide auction goers with their fill of crystal, marble, leather, silk, gilt and baroque elegance as soon as they walk through the front entrance.

Particularly impressive are the leather Chesterfield lounges and armchairs, the gilt overmantel mirrors, the bronzes, marble urns, the Chinese-style porcelain covered vases and the silk cashmere floor rugs.

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Leonard Joel

Specialist print auction to bring new buyers to art market

Some of Australia’s leading artists will be represented at Leonard Joel’s fourth specialist print auction for this year when more than 100 works go under the hammer from 11.30am on Thursday November 14 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Leonard Joel introduced the specialist print auction concept in 2010 to highlight a relevant section of the art market that has largely been overlooked.

Since its introduction, the specialist print auction has become increasingly popular particularly among newcomers to the art market.

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EJ Ainger

Victorian bookcases amid unusual auction items

An open front Garnett and Sons bookcase is among several Victorian bookcases on offer from 9.30am Tuesday November 12 at E.J. Ainger Pty Ltd 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

In an auction that has thrown up several unusual items, auction goers get the opportunity to purchase a large collection of kerosene lamps, roll-top and French desks, Victorian cast iron inserts and a huge array of decorative French furniture.

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