Art and antiques featured in Melbourne online auction

Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 17th October, 2020

French and English antiques and art are a feature of Melbourne-based McCann Auctions latest online auction from 12pm Sunday October 18.

Viewing is online and bidding can only occur by phone, over the internet or by absentee bid.

The auction contains clocks, antique furniture, Persian carpets, bronze sculptures, porcelain, and Australian, European and Chinese works of art.

A major furniture highlight is a signed museum quality 19th century French satinwood and inlaid Bonheur du jour or ladies desk with gilt bronzed mounts and fully polished Macassar wood interior (lot 26). Under the drawer is the label “Heymen” 16 Rue des Tuileries Paris.

Another furniture piece of note is a 19th century French Empire flame mahogany four drawer commode with a pink granite top (lot 15).

Clocks are big drawcard for collectors including lot 5, an early 19th century French lacquered bracket clock  with silk suspension movement, and a 19th century French Carrara marble and ormolu mounted salon clock (lot 108).

Australian and European art is another strong attraction with David Boyd’s Children playing in the forest (lot 1), Hugh Sawrey’s Herding the Mob (lot 21) and Rubery Bennett’s Country vista (lot 23) among the major players.

Porcelain includes such notables as a pair of 19th century French two handled ormolu and Verde marble castolettes (lot 17) and a 19th century  English Sebright Royal Worcester two handled vase (lot 102).

Other attractions include a French art deco gilt bronze figure of a dancing g female performer by J.P. Morante entitled “the high kick”(lot 29).

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