March 2016

Abbeys Auctions

Brazilian designed furniture hits the auction spot

A rosewood and leather lounge suite by leading Brazilian designer Lafer MP (the initials meaning Moveis Patenteados, Portuguese for patented furniture) will be the highlight of Abbeys Auctions forthcoming special sale from 10am Saturday March 19 at 480-482A Station Street, Box Hill.

Established in 1927 by Benjamin Lafer to explore the ever growing potential of a furniture retail business in Sao Paulo, today design and product development is in the hands of one of his four sons Paul.

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Glenelg Auctions

Quality Labour Day auction features wide range of collectables

Ballarat Woolshed Auctions (otherwise known as Glenelg Auctions) is holding a massive sale of Australian art, antique furnishings, English porcelain, estate jewellery, bronzes, terrestrial globes, steeling and plated silver, clocks rugs, London taxi and early Australian farm wagon from 11am Monday March 14 (Victorian Labour Day).

The auction will take place at Ballarat Mill Markets 9367 Western Highway Warrenheip, Ballarat.

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Kim's Auctions

Aristocratic sterling silver an auction feature

More than 30 pieces of quality 18th and 19th sterling silver from the one collection – including items from Baron Elphinstone presented to him by the British residents of Bombay – are the highlights of Kim’s Auctions latest sale from 11am Sunday March 13 at 327-329 Warrigal Road, Burwood.

The two items in the collection that belonged to John Elphinstone, 13th Earl of Elphinstone, are a pair of highly important George IV English regency soup tureens containing his coat of arms.

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Steve Graham Auctioneer

Vintage clothing auction second one in six months

Circa Vintage Clothing has asked auctioneer Steve Graham to auction vintage clothing items for the second time in six months at his premises at 64 Urquhart Street, Woodend.

The auction, from 10am Sunday March 13, will feature vintage and retro clothing, furs, wedding dresses and fashion accessories.

Circa Vintage Clothing operated a store in Melbourne’s CBD for seven years before moving its operations online late in 2015.

Fashions date from the 1800s to modern times and include representative clothing from the 1920s to the 1960s.

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Abbeys Auctions

Rustic timber furniture auction to decorate the home

New stocks of rustic timber furnishing and other pieces highlight Abbeys Auctions next sale from 9am Friday March 11 at 480-482A Station Street, Box Hill.

The auction also contains a comprehensive range of bric-a-brac, tools, DVDs, stereo systems and fine china. 

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EJ Ainger

Rare 18th century furniture an auction bonus

Rare 18th century English and French oak, elm and country furniture from a single estate is the highlight of E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming weekly sale from 9.30am Tuesday March 8 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The auction also contains luxurious lounge furnishings and English antique furniture from an apartment in Tintern Avenue, Toorak.

Other items include a French baker’s stand, settle and several pairs of fauteuils along with sets of dining room chairs.

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Glenelg Auctions

Antiques from Victorian country cottage to tickle auction goers fancy

Major antique furniture and Royal Doulton Seriesware items from an iconic Cox Street, Port Fairy cottage and a Geelong family home will go under the hammer from 10.30am Sunday March 6 through Glenelg Auctions at 109 Learmonth Street, Portland.

A standout is the black Kawai piano that originally cost $8000.

In addition to that is outstanding cedar, mahogany, oak and walnut furniture from the 1850s to the 1880s.

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Steve Graham Auctioneer

Historic Ned Kelly movie props go under the hammer

They had the distinction of providing the horse for Australia’s first Marlboro cigarette television commercial in the 1960s.

Since then, partners Bruce Gleeson and Ivanna Chesson have been the primary source of animals, wagons, sulkies and horse drawn carriages for iconic Australian films such as the Man from Snowy River, Ned Kelly and their latest effort The Legend of (outlaw) Ben Hall shortly due for release in cinemas – and countless numbers of TV commercials.

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Forward thinking collector auctions his paintings

Peter McMahon is a collector well ahead of his time when it comes to taste and forward thinking.

Although he began collecting art in his 20s, it was not until 1987 that he realised what it was he loved about art.

The revelation followed his viewing of the exhibition Surface for Reflection at the Art Gallery of New South Wales when he was able to identify texture, surface and colour as the elements he most admired.

Such a realisation went onto shape McMahon’s collection and, with wife Jennifer, he designed a home to house it.

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Abbeys Auctions

Economical second hand cars an auction crowd pleaser

A 2012 Holden Barina sedan and 2010 Nissan Micra hatchback are major features of Abbeys Auctions forthcoming weekly sale from 9am Friday March 4 at 480-482A Station Street, Box Hill.

Unregistered, the 1.6-litre four-cylinder Barina has 69,000 kilometres on the clock and carries an auction estimate of $6000-$8000.

The 1.5-litre four-cylinder silver Micra has a low 12,947 kilometres and is registered until June 30.

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