18th century oak trunks and Dame Nellie Melba letter great auction finds

Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 24th February, 2017

Two Scottish 18th century oak trunks and an 18th century oak and mahogany low boy are among the highlights at E.J Ainger’s forthcoming weekly auction from 9.30am Tuesday February 28 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

Once again, the auction is a bonus for furniture lovers with an Australian cedar two-door bookcase, an Edwardian walnut mirror back sideboard and dining room suite bound to attract plenty of attention.

The auction also contains reproduction mahogany desks, display cabinets, a pair of sprung edge bugle arm settees and Edwardian and French ceiling lights.

For collectors there are several unusual items including a signed letter from Dame Nellie Melba, a collection of microscopes and accessories, and vintage Afghanistan long arm rifles.

Other attractions include ceramics, crystal and coloured glassware, gentleman pocket watches, mantel clocks, floor rugs and tapestries.

For art lovers, there is a large collection of European and Australian oil and watercolour paintings and graphics.

Aingers is holding a warehouse clearance auction from 11am Sunday March 5 at 16 Baker Street, Richmond.

Viewing from 10am-5pm Thursday and Friday, 10am-4pm Saturday and from 10am Sunday. 

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