Auction a reminder of the great novelist Charles Dickens

Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 22nd September, 2017

Reminders of the famous English author Charles Dickens will be on show at E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming weekly auction when a Victorian mahogany Charles Dickens desk goes under the hammer from 9.30am Tuesday September 26 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

A writer and social critic, Dickens lived from 1812 to 1870 and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. 

His notable works include The Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations.

Other auction reminders of the Victorian era include a mahogany burr walnut wardrobe and a burr walnut music Canterbury.

Auction goers can also check out Victorian dining tables and lounge suites, a 19th century continental walnut bureau and a narrow upright display cabinet.

Additional furniture includes bedside cabinets, Australian and English cedar chests of drawers, decorative pairs of gilded chairs and a player pianola.

A rare three-tier glass fronted cake display stand is another attraction, along with two rustic farmhouse tables, a large church pew, colonial pine tables and kitchen dressers and French and Italian gilt mirrors.

For those buyers who like art deco, an eight-piece Russian birch bedroom suite might hold plenty of appeal, while a reproduction king size mahogany bed and queen size sleigh bed also are on offer.

This auction is notable for a magnificent collection of small items of interest featuring estate jewellery, sterling silver and collectables including Lalique, Royal Doulton Titanium and Flambe.

There also are Lladro and Royal Doulton figures, kerosene lamps, and Goebel and carved ivory figurines.

Among the European and Australian oil and watercolour paintings and graphics is an original signed Norman Lindsay pen and ink drawing and works by Robert Camm, Leon Hansen, Bruce Fletcher and Alex Kerr.

Unusual an impressive large leadlight window from an historic Hawthorn mansion and a beautiful collection of potted cymbidium orchids. 

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