Antiques roadshow makes its way to Armadale

13-Sep-2014

In this antiques roadshow, 430 lots of prized sculpture, furniture, art, textiles and religious icons valued at $1.5 million travelled from Sydney to Melbourne in containers along the Hume Highway destined for our collecting capital, Armadale.

The patron saint of travel, Saint Christopher, wasn't aboard as a statue but he ensured the medieval and renaissance collection of an anonymous Sydney woman arrived in one piece at Mossgreen for an auction on September 14.

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Perth will be home to legendary $15m book

08-Sep-2014

One of the international art world's most intriguing mysteries ended last night when Kerry Stokes outed himself as the mystery buyer of one of the most expensive books ever sold.

The fate of the legendary Rothschild Prayerbook - sold at Christie's in New York eight months ago for $15.5 million - had baffled art collectors.

Dainty feet help re-boot the antiques market at Sydney fair.

By Terry Ingram on 07-Sep-2014 (Exclusive to the Antiques Reporter)

Two old troopers from the allied fields of art and books put new life into the major annual event in the Australian antiques world-the Australian Antique and Art Dealers Association fair at the Chelsea Room at the Royal Randwick Race Course Randwick at the end of August, writes Terry Ingram.

A third old trooper also chipped in from across the years - if you count a familiar old major on an old canvas that was one of the 44 dealer fair show-stoppers. The portrait of Major James Winniett Nunn on the stand of Sydney Antiquarian bookseller Hordern House drew an almost constant visitation.

Vale Bruce Rutherford - A gentle jeweller who oversaw a momentous art sale

By Terry Ingram on 19-Aug-2014 (Exclusive to the Antiques Reporter)

A precious link in the Australian saleroom has been broken with the death on August 17 2014, and after a long illness, of Bruce Rutherford.

What was conceivably the most prestigious sale held in Australia at the time – and possibly to this day – was held by Sotheby's  in 1973 four years after Rutherford's appointment as the firm's representative for Australia. 

Lawson's gives vendor and buyer alike a three quarters of a million dollar lift to Lotus land

By Terry Ingram on 14-Aug-2014 (Exclusive to the Antiques Reporter)

If a Lotus land is an idyllic place of contentment as it is sometimes defined, Lawson's must have whisked a Sydney North Shore vendor away there on August 14 when it auctioned a bronze Buddha figure on that consignors behalf, in its rooms in Leichhardt, writes Terry Ingram

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