Waterford crystal brings auction crowds

Waterford crystal centrepieces, decanters and glasses – many still in their original boxes – continue to be strong drawing cards at Young’s Auctions weekly sale from 9.30am Friday August 8 at 229 Camberwell Road, East Hawthorn.

Owned by the one vendor, the crystal is being auctioned over several weeks and has attracted plenty of interest from auction goers.

The auction also is notable for two large estates of smalls and furniture that have filled up much of the auction room.

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Leonard Joel

Four auctions in one day for Leonard Joel

Leonard Joel has four interesting auctions on Thursday August 7 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

The first, at 10am, is a Vintage Interiors – Furniture sale followed 30 minutes later by the start of the Designer Jewellery auction and, at 11am, by the Specialist Print auction.

The last auction to start is Vintage Interiors – Books & Objects.

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EJ Ainger

Furniture all the go at weekly auction

E.J Ainger’s forthcoming Tuesday auction from 9.30am at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond will feature a range of antique French, English and Australian furniture.

Also up for grabs is Chesterfield and upholstered lounge suites, a nine-piece Victorian drawing suite, mahogany bookcases and chests, bureaus, dining tables, gilded mirrors and light fittings.

The auction contains a strong selection ceramics including Royal Worcester and Moorcroft, along with Royal Doulton figures and other English porcelain.

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Historic Australian Rules football memorabilia up for grabs

Australian Rules memorabilia – some more than 125years old – will be a major highlight of Mossgreen’s sporting memorabilia auction from 10am Tuesday August 5 at 926-930 High Street, Armadale.

Among the most valuable items are two Carlton premiership medals dating from 1907 and 1908.

On the back of the former are the words “Presented by A. McCracken Esq, Presidt, 1908, To N.C. Clark, Vice Capn” – and on the reverse of the latter “Presd by A. McCracken Esq, President, 1908, E. Kelly”.

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Amanda Addams Auctions

Victoria Barracks memorabilia to excite collectors

Early 1900s marine brass lanterns and vintage timber port barrels from Victoria Barracks Officers Mess will be among rare memorabilia items that auction goers can pick up when Amanda Addams Auctions begins to swing the auction hammer at its forthcoming sale from 6.30pm Monday August 4 at 344 High Street, Kew.

The items, now surplus to requirements, include Hecworth plated silver coffee pots, single sconce candlesticks, silver plated shell design serving dish and cake servers, twin handled lidded tureens and stainless steel lidded ice buckets.

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EJ Ainger

Classic decorative arts feast for Aingers house auction

It will be a veritable feats of classic antique furniture, porcelain, paintings, silver and glass when E.J. Ainger auctions the estate of the late Patricia Jackson from noon Sunday August 3 on site at 52 St Georges Road, Toorak. 

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Designer contemporary furniture has auction appeal

Auction goers looking for designer contemporary furniture can do worse than visit Young’s Auctions latest sale from 9.30am Friday at 229 Camberwell Road, East Hawthorn.

A major feature is a ball chair (like a Grant Featherstone egg chair but only round) and creative Herman & Herman pieces that include a dining setting and unusual armchair.

The vendor recently used these to decorate apartments for sale in Melbourne.

Other furniture from a store that is closing is Hampton in style and includes couches, occasional chairs and tables.

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EJ Ainger

Furniture and model steamship among auction highlights

Chinese, French, English, Egyptian and Australian antique furniture will be a highlight of E.J. Ainger’s latest weekly sale from 9.30am Tuesday July 29 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

Of particular interest to collectors is a superb model steamship “The Waverley”, while auction goers will be interested in the Egyptian iron furniture and a Bluthner ebonised cased boudoir grand piano.

Other items to attract auction goers include four tall, modern upright display cabinets and a Dudley Drew floral oil painting along with works by other Australian artists.

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Sothebys Australia

Famous duck painting Sotheby's auction highlight

Sotheby’s Australia forthcoming Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design Melbourne auction will highlight the painting Ans Ufer (Enten) by German artist Alexander Koester, famous for his painting of ducks.

From a private Queensland collection, the painting shows Koester’s mastery of Impressionist brushwork techniques and depiction of ducks.

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Philips Auctions

Superb art lover opportunities in single vendor auction

Philips Auctions has been asked to sell 58 indigenous artworks as part of a single vendor collection from the former South Melbourne-based Blue Door Gallery.

The auction will take place from noon Sunday July 27 at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern and follows recent successes Philips Auctions has achieved with single owner Aboriginal art sales.

Blue Door Gallery started by chance 10 years ago when a lunchtime stroll by owner Steve Ralph resulted in the purchase of a small William Jangala King work as a birthday present for his then girlfriend (now wife) Rachael.

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