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Whale of a sale creates a big splash in the Australiana market.

The Caressa Crouch and Carl Gonsalves Collection of Australiana sold for $1.07 million or more than three times expectations at Mossgreen's rooms in Melbourne on February 22. Highest price was for an important early colonial cedar sideboard sold to a phone bidder for $122,000 including buyers premium against estimates of $20,000 to $30,000. A whalebone.chair (above) realised $34,160, more than three times the estimate of $10,000 to $15,000 but less than the $84,000 paid for it at Bonhams & Goodman in 2008.
By Terry Ingram on 24-Feb-2015 (Exclusive to the Antiques Reporter)

The Caressa Crouch and Carl Gonsalves Collection of Australiana sold for $1.07 million or more than three times expectations at Mossgreen's rooms in Melbourne on February 22. The result was helped by strategically low estimates designed to sell, writes Terry Ingram.

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