Auction links to Camberwell's past

Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 27th May, 2014

A strong link to Camberwell’s historic past will be among items to be auctioned from 9.30am Friday May 30 in Young’s Auctions special sale at 229 Camberwell Road, East Hawthorn.

The link comprises items from and a painting of a late 19th century mansion on the corner of Riversdale and Trafalgar Roads – knocked down in the 1970s to build a hospital on the site.

The items include a leadlight window from the mansion and cast iron posts and lacework fencing.

The auction contains an extensive array of sterling silver including a trophy cup presented to M. Canty in 1910 for good all round play by the Mirboo North Football Club. 

Another interesting item is the sterling silver and Baccarat crystal whiskey decanter set given to the vendor, who ran a convention centre for 10 years in the country during the early part of this century, by the Malaysian Royal family.

The decanter set is valued at $60,000.

A cedar bookcase more than three metres high by 2.4 metres wide from a Hawthorn mansion should appeal to buyers looking for a substantial furniture piece looking to fill their own period home.

Among the paintings is a 1939 work by Russian artist Alexandre Benois Di Stetto, whose works have been exhibited in St Petersburg and best efforts sell for more than £250,000.

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