Art deco clocks an attractive auction feature

Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 1st December, 2013

Six very unusual art deco clocks could bring a rush of collectors to Philips Auctions next decorative and fine arts sale from noon on Sunday December 1 at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.

There is a wealth of items to attract a broad range of buyers with Chinese vases, bowls and other artefacts high on the attraction list.

Typical are the two large early Cantonese vases in fine condition with catalogue estimates of $1000 to $1800 but there are plenty of other items to whet the appetite of the Chinese auction community – from snuff bottles to jade Buddhas, cups, bracelets, hanging scrolls and ivory figures. 

English Georgian and Victorian sterling silver is a major drawcard along with Carlton ware vases such as the blue lustre “Persian” vase made between 1924 and 1927.

There are several highly decorative timber boxes including an 1880s French Victorian amboyna inlaid specimen.

Veteran camera gear is another feature with a Paillard-Bolex model H 8 movie camera from the late 1940s to interest collectors along with a 1930s Leica.

Items from Geraldine Cooper Interiors are once more in the mix following the recent sale of the Hawthorn business – including an Italian solid cherrywood square coffee table and several large leather cargo trunks.

Among the remainder of the furniture on offer is an early 19th century French Empire ebonised Boulle side cabinet, a French walnut extension dining table and chairs, a French walnut Empire-style bookcase and French mahogany Empire-style bookcase and display cabinet.

Other items include a 1930s French oak Louis XVI-style sideboard and a three-metre long Italian solid cherrywood extension dining table. 

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