Our renowned monthly, market leading auctions include a wide range of periods and styles from antiquities and antiques through to mid-century design.European, English and NZ colonial furnishings accompany the broadest range of collectables, silver, ceramics and decorator’s items curated and catalogued by the leading team of experts in the country. Under this section we offer miscellanea, cameras, glass, Modern Movement, boxes, walking sticks, cameras, costume, ephemera, studio pottery and all manner of items.
An impressive large carved oval presentation tray
most probably Dieppe, third quarter 19th century. Carved in highly detailed relief with over 90 individual characters and animals. The central cartouche depicting a tented medieval market scene with numerous purveyors and customers engaged in lively transactions; strips of veneer radiate from the cartouche to a border of six panels carved with representations of folk involved in strolling, revelry, pastimes, dance, entertainment and belligerence, each panel separated by a neo-classical symbolic figure. 660 x 550mm
A pair of late 19thC large classical garden urns
the long ovoid bodies with a wide encircling band of classical figured decoration, other encircling bands with classic scrolls and scalloped designs, the short scroll handles to the multiple banded necks with original cap covers, circular pedestal base on removable square plinth. Provenance: The Flower Family Collection. Height overall 1295.
A spectacular walnut carved Black Forest long case clock
c1900, the ornate case surmounted with a large three-dimensional owl, its wings outstretched, glass eyes, the entire case carved with fruiting grape vines, highlighted with two further smaller owls and a fox to the base, all with glass eyes, the circular brass dial with Arabic numerals, the quality movement striking on an eight rod gong, three suspended weights viewed through the glazed panel door. Provenance: Ex. an old Auckland family with whom it has been in their colonial Arney Road home for many years. Height 2600.
An ornate Chinese blackwood carved display cabinet
of multiple shelves in an asymmetrical configuration, along with a small single doored cabinet above a single drawer. The pediment, fascias, galleries and side panels all intricately pierced and carved with beasts and birds amongst flowering blossom boughs. 1150 x 390 x 1920.
A whalebone walking stick
the shaft with metal ferrule the marine handle in the form of a Turk's knot. Provenance: The Flower Family Collection. Length 885.
An exceptional Chinese black lacquer coloured stone and wood four panel standing screen entirely decorated in relief in various coloured stones and marbles with various precious objects
vases of various forms, some with floral sprays, raised on stands etc., a scholar's table carved in wood with various objects upon it including a brush pot, gilt highlights. Note: an exceptional piece in good condition. 1800 x 1830.
A fine quality modern Italian 'Flexform - Happy' three-seater sofa and a pair of matching side chairs
designed by Antonio Citterio, basket weave backs, polished stainless steel flat bar frames and the highest quality leather mocha brown loose cushions and bolsters.
An Anton Seuffert elaborately inlaid parquetry card table top
on a Victorian walnut tripod base, the top with central eight point star-burst framed by expanding geometric patterns in various N.Z. native timbers. Dia.605, in good condition and polish, the tripod base with fine stringing and inlay to the three turned columns tripod platform and three scrolling legs. H.705. Note: it is recorded in the book 'The Seuffert Legacy' by Brian Peet published 2008 that 'many card tables have been discovered with bases of uncertain origin, suggesting the tops were sold separately...'.
A rare large 19thC Swiss interchangeable cylinder music box
c.1880, each 13" cylinder playing eight airs, and additionally with six bells. The clockwork mechanism and the comb requiring some attention, the case with crossbanding and floral inlays raised on a conforming table with a single frieze drawer to hold the additional cylinders supported on four cabriole legs terminating in brass casters. Overall 980 x 520 x 1020.
A pair of Coalbrookdale cast iron hall chairs designed by Christopher Dresser c.1870 in the 'Lily' pattern
the decorative backs with a combination of fluted, fan and wrythen forms, conforming base, the cast iron seats with enamelled dark red brown button type upholstered finish. Registration diamond cast to the reverse. Height 1330.