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Category: Auctions

Ever wondered what it’s like to work in an auction house? Now is your chance to find out…! We are currently seeking two highly motivated, creative and energetic individuals to join our dynamic Thursday Auction team as Art Salon Manager and Books & Objects Manager. To find out more, read the Position Descriptions. Be quick, as we […]

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Easter Trading Hours

Category: Auctions

Leonard Joel Melbourne and Sydney will be closed Good Friday, 19 April, Easter Monday, 22 April and ANZAC Day, Thursday 25 April. We wish all of our clients a wonderful Easter break.

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Newlyn Antiques: An Autumn Country Auction

Category: Decorative Arts

Newlyn Antiques and Cottage Garden Nursery has been an integral part of the Daylesford community for over 23 years, attracting visitors from all over Victoria. John and Faye Hungerford established the store in one of the village’s historical buildings in 1996, and have since enjoyed indulging their passion; sourcing and selling pieces to both the […]

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Celebrating Design at Leonard Joel

Category: Luxury

We’re huge fans of design – traditional, modern and contemporary – at Leonard Joel, and this weekend we’re celebrating legends of design at the viewings of Modern Design, Luxury and Prints & Multiples. Boasting an impressive collection of Schulim Krimper, Modern Design celebrates his stunning mid-century furniture and his lasting influence on modern design. Luxury […]

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The Australian Milk Bar

Category: Collectables

The Milk Bar is an instantly recognisable and distinctive feature of suburban Australia. As the place where most children spent their pocket money and had their first experience as an independent consumer, milk bars provided an oasis of bright lights, strong advertising imagery and – most importantly – lollies, Chiko Rolls and a copy of […]

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How to Extend the Life of Your Print

Category: Prints & Multiples

One of the most commonly asked questions from our buyers is ‘what is the best way to take care of my print?’ For the new collector, who wants to protect and preserve their new purchase, its an important question. Prints Specialist, Lucy Foster has compiled a few handy tips to help: FRAMING I always recommend […]

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Handbags | Day vs Night

Category: Luxury

It’s rare to find a bag that fulfils your every need. That’s why we all have so many, right? We’ve selected our favourite Day and Night bags from our upcoming auction: DAY A reliable, yet good-looking, all-purpose shoulder bag – it must be large enough to carry our everyday essentials (wallet, sunglasses, lipstick, phone, laptop […]

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The Collector’s Auction

Category: Auctions

We’re excited to be kicking off our Sydney calendar this year with The Collector’s Auction in March, which combines decorative arts and fine art. Leading the offering is a group of animal sculptures by national and international artists that provide compelling buying opportunities. Drawing on the 19th century animalier tradition of Antoine-Louis Barye, Zimbabwaen born […]

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Brett Whiteley & The Three-Dimensional Realm

Category: Fine Art

Following their return to Australia in the 1970s, Brett and Wendy Whiteley purchased Lavender Bay house – the artist’s own paradise. Brett took new inspiration from his living room window looking out upon the visual ecstasy of Lavender Bay, which not only culminated in his iconic 1974 exhibition at Australian Galleries, but also marked the […]

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A Star is Born – Star Sapphires

Category: Fine Jewels

Star Sapphires are a rare variety of sapphire that exhibit a magical star phenomenon known as asterism – the appearance of a pattern or group of stars – under specific lighting. The six-rayed star is most visible when the stone is tilted and rotated, and will appear to move across the rounded surface of a […]

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