July 2018

Menzies Art Brands

Leading Jeffrey Smart painting makes its first appearance at auction

Jeffrey Smart’s Bus by the Tiber 1977-78 (lot 37) is a major highlight of Menzies forthcoming art auction from 6.30pm Thursday August 9 at Menzies Sydney gallery 12 Todman Avenue, Kensington.

Described by Menzies managing director Cameron Menzies as one of Smart’s best compositions from his finest decade of artistic endeavour, Bus by the Tiber is a painting resplendent with primary colour and captivating geometry and makes its maiden appearance at auction.

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Leonard Joel

Auction excitement around modern design Italian furniture

Italian furniture from major manufacturers such as Cassina, Poltrona Frau, B&B Italia and Artemide will comprise much of the latest Leonard Joel Modern Design auction from 6.30pm Monday July 30 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Early pieces from such designers as Paolo Buffa and Silvo Cavatorta – including card tables, mirrored sideboards and marble credenzas – will be among the items on offer.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Paul Sormani commode an Australian auction drawcard

Christian McCann Auctions is proudly offering a 19th century kingwood commode made by master cabinet maker Paul Sormani (with a catalogue estimate of $80,000-$100,000) at its forthcoming auction from noon Sunday July 29 at 426 Burnley Street, Richmond.

One of Europe’s leading cabinet makers at the time, Sormani was recognised for his expertise in fruitwood marquetry, producing furniture in both the Louis XV and Louis XVI styles.

Born in 1817 in Venice, at age 30 he opened his first shop in Paris where he specialised in making necessaries and fantasy furniture.

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EJ Ainger

Books, pub signs and furniture in the mix at Aingers auction

Antiquarian and other books (lot 401) and vintage pub signs (lots 446 and 448) join a range of antique furniture at E.J. Ainger’s latest auction from 9.30am Tuesday July 24 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The furniture includes two upright art nouveau display cabinets (lots 603 and 604)and a selection of French queen and double beds (lots 771 and 777).

There are bureau and swivel bookcases in various sizes (lots 745 and 630), a selection of mahogany sideboards and serveries (lots 754 and 827) and English oak and mahogany grandfather clocks (lots 826 and 828).

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Kim's Auctions

Kew auction to attract collectors

Kew resident Henry Tang is selling his 1930s two-storey Tudor-style home at 75 Studley Park Road and has asked Kim’s Auctions to handle the sale of the contents.

As a result, the onsite auction will be held from 11am Sunday July 22 and features a comprehensive range of antiques and collectables.

One of the more impressive features is a 20th century Italian gilt blackamoor lamp with matching glass coffee table.

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Abacus Auctions

Abacus Auctions the new auction guru on the Melbourne block

The newly created Australian auction house Abacus Auctions has launched its second sale with a Coins, Banknotes, Sporting Memorabilia & Collectable flavour from 10am Sunday July 22 at 19A Hampshire Road, Glen Waverley, Victoria.  

For sporting lovers, the auction will commence with sporting memorabilia and collectable items including cricket, football, boxing, horse racing, motor racing before devoting the afternoon to coins and banknotes.

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Leski Auctions

Australian history auction tosses up many gems

Melbourne auctioneer Charles Leski – well known over many years in collector circles for his ability to unearth some of Australia’s more memorable collectables – has re-established his former business Leski Auctions at new premises in 727-729 High Street, Armadale.

To launch the new enterprise with a small team of experienced staff, Leski is doing what he has always done well – a trademark Australian & Colonial History & Artworks auction from noon Sunday July 15.

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Leonard Joel

Australian arts patron Margaret Bolster auctions her collection

Arts patron and ambassador for the appreciation of Indigenous, Asian and Pacific Art in Australia, Margaret Bolster, is auctioning her collection of Asian and Ethnographic artefacts through Leonard Joel from 2pm Wednesday July 11 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

The auction features a comprehensive range of items including Himalayan and Tibetan artefacts and jewellery, Indian miniature paintings, central Asian textiles, nomadic rugs, Khmer ceramics and Papua New Guinean and Oceanic artefacts.

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EJ Ainger

Something for everyone at Ainger's auction

Looking for a French gilt metal clock under a glass dome or sterling silver jewellery?

Then E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming auction from 9.30am Tuesday July 10 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond is the place to be.

Other auction attractions include snuff, patch and cigarette boxes and a Johnson Bros dinner service (lot 428).

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