Furniture hits the right note
From one of Europe's largest and most highly regarded piano manufacturers comes a very special item to be offered in the Philips September auction. The Zimmerman piano company was founded in 1884 by a former employee of Steinway and Sons and grew to become synonymous with the German tradition of finely crafted musical instruments. This warm mahogany baby grand is in perfect condition, plays evenly, and is paired with a matching duet stool. The current owner has recently moved from England and is offering the piano for sale as his new house is too small to accommodate such a grand item.
Among the wide range of furniture items being offered in September is a charming and practical Napoleon III commode. Featuring a solid rouge de Pyrenees marble top, this substantial piece has a floral inlay, a classic bombé shape, and three full width oak lined drawers. We are regarded as having some of the best Melbourne furniture auctions so take a look at our upcoming catalogues.
For a stunning art deco statement, one needs look no further than the work of acclaimed French designer Jules Leleu. Well known for his major commissions, including the Grand Salon of the Ambassadors at the Society of Nations in Geneva, his work is highly sought after and beautifully captures the spirit of the deco period. The rosewood sideboard being presented this month is a stunning example of the oeuvre and deserves the attention of serious collectors. Characterised by a central pair of cupboards with sunburst veneer panelling, this piece is exquisitely inlaid with mother of pearl, fruit wood, bronze, ormolu and rosewood.
With over 570 lots to be offered, the Philips September auction promises to be an exciting event with an amazing variety of furniture and decorative arts to suit all tastes and budgets. Doors will open at 11am for registration, with the auction commencing at midday.
Fine and Decorative Arts - Sunday 11th September 2016
Modern and Antique Jewellery - Monday 12th September 2016