Prestigious Albert Park property contents in Melbourne auction

Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 15th March, 2021

The entire contents of the prestigious property at 60 St Vincent Place North, Albert Park will be up for grabs when auctioneer Christian McCann climbs the podium on site at 12 pm Sunday March 21.

Among the more appealing items are paintings by Australian artists including Haughton Forrest, Howard Arkley, David Boyd, Pro Hart, Taylor Ghee, Hans Heysen, John Kelly, Robert Dickerson, Ethel Carrick Fox, Janet Cumbrae Stewart, Hugh Sawrey, Ray Crooke, John Olsen and Fred Williams.

Lot 136, Fishing on Dove Lake under Cradle Mountain, Tasmania, is the Forrest painting – while Lot 118, Riding through the Landscape, is an interesting Pro Hart work and quite a departure from the artist’s usual genre.

The auction contains an exceptional collection of 18th to 20th century bronze sculptures signed by renowned artists such as lot 32, Inspiration by T. Somme – a 19th century bronze and ivory figure of a classical maiden strumming a harp.

The 18th and 19th century French and English antique furniture would suit many of Melbourne’s best homes and includes the finest quality dining room furniture with extension tables and sideboards. Of particular note is an English carved oak four poster bed (lot 138) and a and a 19th century English for door flame mahogany sideboard (lot 89).

Paris made furniture includes vitrines, commodes, boulle salon furniture, carved giltwood mirrors and a rare 17th century oak refectory table.

Other items include a comprehensive range of well-known porcelain makes such as French Sevres, Meissen and Royal Worcester including lot 1, a superb 18th century Sevres cup and saucer, and lot 6 an English Royal Worcester two handled cabinet vase.

Clocks, such as an exceptional 18th century English serpentine shaped brass bracket clock of palatial proportions with mother of pearl, ivory and semi-precious stone floral inlay (lot 49), are another attraction along with a quality 19th century French two handled jardinière (lot 21).

Other items worth noting include a continental silver patch box (lot 11) and a 19th century hand painted KPM porcelain panel depicting maidens with a noble in a hand carved gilt frame.

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