Bulleen collector's antiques go under the hammer

Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 25th August, 2015

Bulleen collector Miwas Grapsa has sold his house – now the furniture and collectables he has built up over the years must go and Kim’s Auction has been asked to handle the sale on site from 11am Sunday August 30 at 40 Summit Drive, Bulleen.

Clock collectors will have a field day with 50 French, English bronze and marble clock sets set to go under the hammer.

The antique furniture range is extensive and includes a French Louis XV walnut secretaire and an Italian walnut inlaid extension dining table with 10 chairs.

There is a burr walnut mirror back credenza, a 19th century gilt salon mirror with decorative swags of fruit and flowers, a Louis XV-style floral marquetry inlaid fold over card table, hand painted French walnut vitrine and a marble top commode.

Other items bound to interest auction goers include a Sevres and ormolu casket, pair of French Sevres vases, brass telescope, art deco Shipparis bronze and ivory statue and an art deco style model aeroplane.

A range of bedroom furniture includes a pair of French 129th century walnut queen size beds with ormolu mounts, two pairs of French 19th century oak and walnut marble top bedside cabinets, a three-piece 19th century French Louis XV salon suite and a French 19th century walnut inlaid three-door buffet.

Australian artists feature prominently in this sale including works by Charles Blackman, Brett Whiteley, Margaret Preston, William Delafield Cook, Robert Camm, Pro and David Hart, Philippe Le Miere, Sydney Long and Wykeham Perry.

For Chinese jade lovers there is a collection of early Chinese Qing and Ming dynasty jade carvings along with red coral necklaces, a blue and white porcelain teapot, Mao silver bracelet and water colour scrolls.

Other items include diamond rings, necklaces, earrings, bracelets and ladies and gents watches.

A 2003 E180 Mercedes also is going under the hammer. 

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