August 2015

EJ Ainger

Model cannon and garden furniture among collectables auction

A model cannon is one of the more unusual items on offer at E.J. Ainger’s latest sale from 9.30am Tuesday September 1 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The auction features a collection of cast iron garden furniture including benches, tables, chairs, animal ornaments, large urns, plant and hall stands.

Antique furniture from a country property outside Bright in Victoria is another attraction.

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Kim's Auctions

Bulleen collector's antiques go under the hammer

Bulleen collector Miwas Grapsa has sold his house – now the furniture and collectables he has built up over the years must go and Kim’s Auction has been asked to handle the sale on site from 11am Sunday August 30 at 40 Summit Drive, Bulleen.

Clock collectors will have a field day with 50 French, English bronze and marble clock sets set to go under the hammer.

The antique furniture range is extensive and includes a French Louis XV walnut secretaire and an Italian walnut inlaid extension dining table with 10 chairs.

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One of Australia's great collections heads for auction

The late Peter Elliott probably could not have avoided becoming a collector – given that both his parents and grandparents were avid art followers who counted among their friends many of Australia’s established and emerging artists.

These friendships were only strengthened during the 1930s Great Depression as the Elliotts were quick to show their generosity, kindness and support to many a struggling artisan.

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Abbeys Auctions

Rare Doulton figure heads Abbeys auction

A rare William White 1920 Royal Doulton figure The Coquette wearing a blue dress is a major feature of Abbeys Auctions forthcoming special sale from 10am Saturday August 29 at 480-482a Station Street, Box Hill.

Examples of this extremely rare piece seldom appear on the auction market and are keenly sought after internationally by serious collectors. 

It is listed in the monthly e-magazine Collectables Price Guide Monthly (HN20 The Coquette, blue) at US$7250. 

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Weg posters go under the hammer

A collection of Weg posters and other items from the late Herald Sun cartoonist’s estate will be auctioned from 9.30am Friday August 28 by Young’s Auctions 229 Camberwell Road, East Hawthorn.

The collection includes a rare AFL Grand Final poster of the losing team (featuring 2007 runner up Port Adelaide) and the Donald Friend painting Cattle Drinking, estimated at $40,000-$50,000.

Weg always prepared posters for both grand finalists but the caricature of the losing team was never released to the public.

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Leonard Joel

Modern design auction pays tribute to the importance of living

Leonard Joel’s August modern design auction is an enticing collection of 20th century furniture including fast moving 1970s and 1980s trends.

The auction develops the company’s relationship with New Zealand-based Mr Bigglesworthy and features exciting sculptural pieces and restored and carefully sourced Danish and American classics.

This sale, from 6.30pm Thursday August 27 at 333 Malvern Road South Yarra, pays tribute to the fact that today’s living spaces are the most important areas of dwelling and relaxation, both for entertainment and work.

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EJ Ainger

Steinbach boudoir piano auction highlight

E.J. Ainger’s first weekly sale after its special auction 10 days ago features a Steinbach boudoir piano.

The auction will begin at 9.30 Tuesday August 25 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond and included Victorian mahogany items and cedar two-door bookcases.

French decorative items including display cabinets and occasional pieces are another drawcard – while for the more rustic minded there is a farmhouse table on offer.

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Sothebys Australia

Rare paintings in Sotheby's Australia auction

More than 100 art works with an estimated value of $5.9 million to $8.2 million are being offered at Sotheby’s Australia Important Australian Art sale from 6.30pm Tuesday August 25 at the InterContinental Sydney, 117 Macquarie Street in Sydney.

The auction features a strong selection of historical, modern and contemporary Australian art.

Of particular note is Sidney Nolan’s The Emu Hunt 1949 – never before exhibited in Australia since it left Australian soil more than 60 years ago.

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Christian McCann Auctions

McCann forced to move his on site Toorak auction

Christian McCann’s on site sale last month of the contents of the nearby property “Moonya” so impressed the owner of 15 Linlithgow Street, Toorak she was prompted to contact him to perform a similar auction at her house.

“It was only a quick settlement of the sale of the house that prevented the auction going ahead in her home,” he said.

So now the sale is being held from noon Sunday August 23 in Christian McCann Auctions room at 426 Burnley Street, Richmond.

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Leonard Joel

Jewels and Objets D'Art auctions prove popular with Sydney auction goers

Leonard Joel is about to hold its fifth Sydney-based Jewels & Objets D’Art in 12 months from 1pm Sunday August 23 at the InterContinental Double Bay 33 Cross Street, Sydney.

Enormously popular among Sydneysiders, this auction offers an eclectic variety of fine jewellery and decorative arts.

Of particular note is the wide range of silver and several bronze figures – particularly the whimsical ‘Man in a coat’ by Secarel (lot 311).

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