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  • Markdale's pioneer family property goes to auction

    Markdale's pioneer family property goes to auction

    The Sydney Morning Herald | NSW News | Thursday 4 May 2017 . The unrivalled pioneering history of one of Australia's great country families – the Ashton family of Markdale – is about to go under the hammer for the first time in a century. Markdale rose to prominence over four… Read more

  • How to Buy a Diamond at Auction

    How to Buy a Diamond at Auction

    If you are in the market for a new diamond ring, whether an engagement ring or simply something special, auctions are an ideal resource to consider. Shapiro Auctioneers offer an array of styles of different ages, metals, designers and price points. With three curated jewellery auctions a year,… Read more

  • ‘Modest Luxury’ by Décor Associates: 1960s Hollywood Glamour comes to Sydney

    ‘Modest Luxury’ by Décor Associates: 1960s Hollywood Glamour comes to Sydney

    ‘Understated elegance…bordering on opulence’ Opulence, glamour, quality and luxury were the bywords of Sydney interior design firm Décor Associates (1959-89). Although the names of Warren ‘Tom’ Harding and David Lorimer may today be largely forgotten,… Read more

  • Got a Light?

    Got a Light?

    A MAN SHOULD HAVE AN OCCUPATION OF SOME KIND, AS LADY BRACKNELL SAID, AND DUNHILL MADE THE BEST EQUIPMENT FOR THE BUSINESS OF SMOKING. By David Meagher | WISH Magazine | News | October 2016 If you must smoke, you should at least look good doing it. While that might seem like a contradiction… Read more

  • Auction should show what Moorcroft pottery is really worth these days

    Auction should show what Moorcroft pottery is really worth these days

    By James Cockington | The Sydney Morning Herald | Money | Thursday 9 June 2016 The collecting of Moorcroft pottery took off in the late 1990s with extraordinary prices being paid. By the early 2000s the speculators had moved in with the expectation that values would keep on rising. A few… Read more

  • Arthur Fleischmann sculptures for sale after decades in storage

    Arthur Fleischmann sculptures for sale after decades in storage

    By James Cockington | The Sydney Morning Herald | Money | Wednesday 5 May 2016 Arthur Fleischmann​, born in 1896 in Bratislavia, had a fascinating life that included a decade spent in Sydney. He studied medicine in Budapest before deciding to become a sculptor. Forced to flee Europe in 1937,… Read more

  • Sitting Down Under: Mid-Century Australian Chairs

    Sitting Down Under: Mid-Century Australian Chairs

    Sitting Down Under: Mid-Century Australian Chairs 19 April 2016 | Invaluable | In Good Taste Loved for his organic-shaped chairs, Grant Featherston was one of Australia’s most renowned designers of mid-century furniture. A self-taught artist who started his down design firm in the… Read more

  • Bouddi Foundation for the Arts

    Bouddi Foundation for the Arts

    Self Portraits on Paper | Gala Auction Visit their website for more information | www.bouddiarts.org.au Download the catalogue here (PDF) (5 Mb). Read more

  • Zsa Zsa of art world

    Zsa Zsa of art world

    By James Cockington | The Sydney Morning Herald | Money | Wednesday 17 February 2015 Painter Judy Cassab left an "indelible mark on the story of Australian art", writes James Cockington. 10 December 1962. "Harold Holt asks me why I don't paint from sketches, like Dobell. `Because my… Read more

  • Auction Highlight | Canton Famille Rose Porcelain Tea Set

    Auction Highlight | Canton Famille Rose Porcelain Tea Set

    Auction Highlight | Tuesday 9 Feb 2016 | Fine Furniture, Paintings, Silver, Decorative and Asian Arts Lot 283 Canton Famille Rose Porcelain Tea Set Est. $1,000 - 2,000 Personally gifted in 1900 by tea merchant Mei Quong Tart to Rev. and Mrs F. J. Dillon, this tea set, accompanied… Read more