Banquet dining table leads auction goodies

Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 24th August, 2018

An 1840 cedar banquet extension dining table able to seat 12 to 16 people is one of the highlights of Victorian Auctions forthcoming auction from 11am Sunday August 26 at the old Leura Hotel, 175 Manifold Street, Camperdown, Victoria.

J.H. Scheltema’s Herding Cattle and David Boyd’s Children in Orchard are strong Australian paintings bound to interest art lovers.

The banquet dining table leads a comprehensive range of furniture including 20 sets of dining chairs – each set ranging from six to 10 in number – made from cedar, mahogany or rosewood.

Other furniture items include a Mahogany secretaire and Henri II oak court cupboard along with sideboards, chiffoniers, bookcases, partners desks, dumb waiters, and occasional and card tables from Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian and art nouveau periods.

There are several works by well-known Australian artists including Kathleen Edkins, John Borack, Geo Webb, Alfred Montague, J Swinton Diston, E Monette Baxter and J Colin Angus, and a collection of Australian art and prints from the late Jack Brown’s estate of Warrnambool.

The auction contains a range of porcelain and china such as Moorcroft, Belleek, Sevres, Royal Worcester, Royal Doulton, Carlton Ware, Rockingham and Wedgewood items.

Other attractions include two grandfather clocks, mirrors, lights, sterling silver and silver plate, Christofle and several crystal items including two chandeliers.

There also is a range of glassware such as Mary Gregory and carnival glass in ruby and Vaseline colours.

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