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Glass goes through the ceiling

With a great showing of over 200 eager bidders and a wealth of desirable lots, the May Decorative Arts Auction was a great success, delivering strong results for buyers and sellers alike. Glass was a great performer, with a wide range of Tango and Bohemian artefacts lighting up the room and providing a fantastic atmosphere. Of particular note was a stunning antique French crystal basket chandelier which sold for $3,600, and several Victorian glass epergnes that attracted great interest and competitive bidding.

glass epergne

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Mother's Day Special Sale

The May Modern and Antique Jewellery Auction will be a very special event. Just in time for Mother’s Day, it will showcase a wonderful range of items including watches, brooches, and stunning diamond jewellery. A feature of this auction is the presentation of several magnificent items from the same much loved collection. The standout member of this offering, and the auction as a whole, is a breathtaking figure eight platinum diamond ring with two visually matched early brilliant cut stones and a Grecian inspired mount.

two stone diamond ring

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Huge May Auction

With over 500 varied and significant lots on offer, the May Philips Auction is set to be a big opportunity to acquire highly valuable items at remarkably affordable prices. Starting out very big is a Queensland exhibition sideboard at an extremely attractive price. Purchased in 2006 for $30,000, this magnificent piece now represents amazing value. With its height and width measuring an impressive 231cm x 216cm, it is enthusiastically described by Director Tony Philips as 'an unusual piece if you are going for big!'

timber sideboard

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Great results at March Auction

Characterised by strong interest from over 190 bidders, the Philips March auction was a great event yielding rewarding outcomes for buyers and sellers alike. Beginning with nine lots of keenly contested copper pots which all sold, and later followed by a magnificent pair of Chinese Qing Dynasty vases, the auction provided strong results for furniture which performed very well under the hammer.

art deco figural clock

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Keeping good time

Following an excellent beginning to the Auction year in February, the March sales event is set to follow suit with a fabulous offering of valuable and sought after articles ranging from substantial furniture to collectables and decorative arts. Marked by a fantastic collection of pottery and exquisite French Antiques, this month’s auction also features over 25 fantastic clocks including mantle and portico timepieces; ormolu, marble and porcelain examples, and several stunning art deco items.

Of particular note is a green onyx figural clock featuring prominent Arabic numerals and a recumbent golden bronze spelter gazelle on a long black marble base.

onyx figural clock

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