November Antique & Art Auction

Auction Details

The penultimate auction of the year includes a large and varied offering of exceptional pieces.

The rare and important Queen Anne double dome bookcase and selected other items come from the family of the late Mrs Owen Rainger, the well known Auckland socialite. Mrs Rainger had exquisite taste in antiques, furnishings, textiles and objet d'art and over the years amassed a superb collection. She and her husband lived in a substantial Remuera manor known as the "pink house" which was featured in architectural books and magazines. Our offerings include; antique kitchenalia, writing slopes, walnut jewellery box, apprentice chest, a delightful French tea caddy, Russian lacquer boxes, chrome deco heater, selection of beautiful South Sea shells, Art Nouveau frame, miniatures, toys, nine guitars, cameras including a Leica, taxidermy, elephant tusk, turtle shells, bronze figures, vintage signs, sword stick, mannequin, Waterford glasses, Lalique Danaides vase, Swarovski, Murano, Raos, a collection of perfume bottles including a Thomas Webb cameo bottle, Pacific Island and African tribal pieces, Maori artefacts, eight lots of kauri gum, vintage photos, Brenkley box, contemporary and older N.Z. pottery, four Rick Rudd teapots, Len Castle blue glazed bowl, militaria section has swords, bayonets, a German SA. dagger, a special German Red Cross star, badges, for the Lladro collector we can offer four spectacular and large pieces, Rosenthal, Royal Doulton, Royal Worcester, a rare George Tinworth mouse sculpture of "Guy Fawkes", a T. Nutt Royal Worcester lidded jar, 20 pieces of Victorian Parian Ware, Minton, Moorcroft, Pilkington Lancaster, Ruskin, Wilkinsons Oriflame, Japanese and Chinese ivory and jade, scroll paintings and woodblock prints, famille rose, export ware, Victorian and Edwardian pendants, brooches, bracelets, chains, diamond rings, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, colonial jewellery including a greenstone and silver vesta and card case, jade and other semi-precious stone jewellery, clocks and watches, a gent's Rolex Oyster wristwatch, carriage clocks, a gravity clock, French ormolu mantel clocks, Art Deco clock, large 19thC bracket clock, quality silver including a sugar box, tea caddy, 1820 Paul Storr dinner plate, 1822 silver 2nd course dish, coffee pots, teapots, 1749 porringer, candlesticks, ladles, spoons, forks, knives, Irish and Scottish silver, fish slices, teasets, sauce and cream jugs, Persian, Turkoman, Baluchi, Shiraz, Afghan, Andkhoi rugs plus many more, plant stand, umbrella stand, desks, two George III bureaus, dumb waiters, bookcases, sideboards, Georgian and Victorian drawers, tables, chairs, Queen Anne double dome bookcase, colonial burr totara display cabinet, French, Japanese, Chinese pieces, chinoiserie long case clock and corner cabinet, steel strong boxes, Knole sofa, wall plaques, stone Buddhas, mirrors, chandeliers and other lighting, artwork includes 19thC oil portraits, landscapes, marine scenes, two "faked forgeries" of Claude Monet, Tom Esplin, Delphine Woolford, Aston Greathead, P. Beadle, John Gully, Ida Eise, K. Airini Vane, C. Blomfield and so much more. Don’t miss this sale! There is even one lot "For Good Boys and Girls".

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