February 2015

Christian McCann Auctions

Magnificent French furniture collection on auction market

Sydney-based Peter Orlando’s collection is the highlight of Christian McCann Auctions first sale for the year.

According to auctioneer Christian McCann, this is the finest collection of French antique furniture, mirrors, chandeliers, clocks, sculpture and objets d’art to be offered in Melbourne for many years.

“I first met Peter many years ago while exhibiting at the James Johnson great Sydney antique fairs,” he said.

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Australia unlikely to see such a rare collection again

Australiana collectors and dealers were well aware of the contribution made to the Australian collecting scene by the late husband and wife team Carl Gonsalves and Caressa Crouch.

During her tenure as secretary of the Australian Society, membership almost doubled.

Meeting as teenagers and together almost 40 years, the two were regulars at antique shops, markets, auctions and fairs for over 30 years.

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Christopher Bragg Auctions

Famous Dutch artist painting in Bragg auction

A painting by famous 17th century Dutch artist Aert van der Neer entitled Frozen Landscape with Skaters is among a comprehensive collection of English silver and other collectibles assembled after World War I in Germany and brought to Australia about 15 years ago to be auctioned from 11am Sunday February 22 by Christopher Bragg Auctions at 719 Whitehorse Road, Mont Albert.

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Kitchenalia, coins, banknotes and stamps an auction treasure

Coins, banknotes and stamps will be a major feature of Young’s Auctions weekly sale from 9.30am Friday February 20 at 229 Camberwell Road, East Hawthorn.

The coins include a centenary florin and banknotes sequential $5 and $2 notes.

The auction contains a large collection of kitchenalia including antique eggbeaters, brass scales, meat covers, rolling pins, scoops and measures and wood saltcellars.

There are sterling silver and jewellery items a “treen” or wooden mosaic box and Moran leather couches and recliners.

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EJ Ainger

Clocks tick tock to auction time

Clock collectors will be in their element when E.J. Ainger starts its weekly sale from 9.30am Tuesday February 17 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

Clocks on offer include 19th century English grandfather and wall clocks.

An 18th century Welsh dresser will attract genuine furniture buffs along with quality furniture items including an oak settee, gateleg table and a George III chest on chest.

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Oriental teapots and sterling silver a worthwhile auction attraction

Collections of oriental teapots, sterling silver, jewellery and antique clocks will greet auction goers as they file through the doors of Young’s Auctions from 9.30am Friday February 13 at 229 Camberwell road, East Hawthorn.

The silver includes a sterling silver salver and a crystal inkwell with a sterling silver top.

Among the jewellery is an opal and diamond ring and an amethyst set in 14-carat gold.

The auction contains quality English dinner sets, crystal and oil lamps and a range of paintings including Huon pine framed prints of early Hobart.

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EJ Ainger

Louis style Egyptian furniture to entice auction goers

Egyptian furniture and ironwork will be a highlight of E.J. Ainger’s weekly auction from 9.30am Tuesday February 10 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The auction features decorative Louis style Egyptian furniture, executive desk, and display cabinets and fine example of a burr walnut dressing table.

Auction goers should find the iron and marble console tables worth considering – along with hall and coffee tables and other Victorian and Edwardian furniture pieces.

Also of interest are the gilded mirrors, pair of bedside cabinets and a range of artworks.


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Steve Graham Auctioneer

Rustic collectables in clearing auction

Tools, machinery, farm items and rustic collectables will be among 750 items to be sold by auctioneer Steve Graham in an interesting clearing sale from 9.30am Sunday February 8 at 5 Dryden Court, Woodend North.

The auction also features a large variety of furniture, china, prints, paintings, garden furniture, ornaments, bottles, plants and whitegoods.

Of interest to auction goers will be the 10-tonne pneumatic press, electric wood splitter, electric cement mixer, compressors, welders, generator and sand blaster.

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Walter Burley Grifffin designed lounge suite for auction

A three-piece lounge suite designed by Walter Burley Griffin – the man responsible for designing the national capital, Canberra – will be a major highlight of Young’s Auctions next sale from 9.30am Friday at 229 Camberwell Road, East Hawthorn.

The lounge suite joins a monogrammed chair made for Queen Elizabeth II’s first visit to Australia in 1954 as items bound to whet the appetite of auction goers this week.

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Leonard Joel

Model vehicles, soldiers and dolls dominate collectibles auction

Model vehicles, soldiers and dolls dominate the items at Leonard Joel’s first collectibles auction for the year from noon Thursday February 5 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Collectors should find the Dinky 36C Humber Vogue saloon complete with driver and footman particularly appealing, along with two Dinky 36E British Salmson two-seater sports cars and a 36F four-seater sports.

Other popular collectible models to feature are two Dinky 36G black roof taxis with drivers. One model is maroon, the other green and both have smooth tyres and open rear windows.

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