Antiques from Victorian country cottage to tickle auction goers fancy

Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 3rd March, 2016

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.

This includes 18 sideboards, seven bookcases, 16 supper tables, eight chiffoniers, 14 dining tables and 16 sets of dining chairs, 26 chests of drawers and 14 major wardrobes.

Also featured is a pair of armoires, 4 display cases, seven desks and bureaus, three hallstands, eight card and game tables, Wellington chests and 26 rugs.

Porcelain on offer includes Royal Crown Derby – along with silver, glassware, bronzes and a large range of coins and stamps.

Works by some of Australia’s leading artists are another feature. Collectors will be able to choose from 238 paintings by the likes of Arthur Boyd, Ambrose Griffen, Ray Crooke, Dudley Drew, William Bennett, Pro Hart and Wickham Perry. 

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