A decorative auction that will spark the interest

Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 11th May, 2018

Decorative pieces and quality furniture are the hallmark of E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming auction from 9.30am Tuesday May 15 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

An impressive John Campbell vase (lot 505a) is the leading highlight but a pair of Lalique candleholders (lot 540) also is expected to attract plenty of attention.

For those collectors of artefacts, a large and impressive New Guinea mask and other tribal items will give them something to think about.

Among the furniture on offer is an outstanding 11-piece Chippendale mahogany dining suite (lot 553), made Tait of Melbourne, and Australian and English mahogany and cedar library bookcases.

There also is a good selection of French occasional furniture and French and English dining room suites.

A French oak farmhouse table (lot 744) is bound to appeal to the rustic auction element and, just for good measure, the auction contains a pair of Tessa armchairs (lot 731).

Impressive is the large tapestry depicting a French hunting scene (lot 625), while the auction also offers two fine mahogany executive desks (lots 689 and 711).

One of the more unusual items is a rare etched Edwardian coloured glass window while for wine buffs there is a selection of vintage wine.

For the outdoors, the auction has a good selection of cast iron garden furniture including a garden bench complete with leaf decoration (lots 684 and 697) and a pair of impressive garden urns (lot 682).

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