Only the best items for this auction

Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 18th April, 2018

English and continental furniture from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries will be among the highlights of Christian McCann Auctions latest sale when the entire contents of 51 Hopetoun Road, Toorak goes under the hammer on site from midday Sunday April 22.

These include draw leaf extension tables, library bookcases and French centre and console tables – most purchased from major Melbourne antique shops such as John Dunn Antiques, Graham Geddes Antiques, Glenleigh Antiques and Sotheby’s, and many with the original receipts.

Paris made 19th century salon furniture is among the items for auction including marquetry inlaid cabinets, ormolu mounted boulle pieces, vitrines and cabinets.

The Australian art on offer includes major oil paintings by artists such as Sydlowski, Pro Hart’s miner series, Hugh Sawrey, David Boyd, Sidney Nolan and Ernest Buckmaster.

The auction contains superb 19th century mounted Sevres porcelain, Meissen and Royal Worcester.

Two of the feature items are a pair of 19th century Sevres ormolu mounted urns and a pair of Sevres urns with hand painted floral decoration. An English Royal Worcester chalice and an exhibition Sevres lidded vase are other drawcards.

Other attractions include highly important 19th century Chinese and Japanese ivory figures and figure groups.

One of the highlights is an intricate pair of Chinese lidded vases and another is the museum quality Chinese ivory figure group of the deity and children.

Auction goers also will be intrigued by a superb collection of Chinese antique porcelain and jade and clock enthusiasts should not miss the 19th century French and English clocks and clock garnitures.

Rare is an English 10-tube striking grandfather clock on three weights, while the English ebony cased bracket clock with 10 bells, a 19th century French bronze and gilt mantel clock signed by Dumont and the ormolu Sevres mounted salon clocks are well worth inspection.

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