Leonard Joel

About Us

Leonard Joel can truly claim to have the broadest range of category specialists of any auction house in Australia. From identification and valuation of single items through to the dispersal of major private and corporate collections. Leonard Joel brings an unrivaled specialist expertise to every transaction.


Overview

Welcome to Leonard Joel or what I like to refer to as the home of “the economy of beautiful things and interesting people.”  Visitors to Leonard Joel will enjoy an environment that in so many ways retains the original character and atmosphere of a 19th century auction room, but with a commitment to providing each client with a professional, transparent and ultimately enjoyable experience.

Since 1919, Leonard Joel has provided private, public and commercial clients alike with a complete suite of auction management services and the largest auction market for the dispersal and purchase of art, objects, antiques, jewellery, collectables and design and interior furniture in the country.

From the identification and valuation of single items, through to the dispersal of major private and corporate collections, Leonard Joel has become renowned for being an auction house with the broadest specialist expertise and unparalleled local market knowledge.

So whether you are selling or buying at Leonard Joel, my commitment is to ensure that the market we create at every auction is fair, transparent and rewarding.

Proprietor & Managing Director

The unique nature of Leonard Joel

Leonard Joel can truly claim to have the broadest range of category specialists of any auction house in Australia. From identification and valuation of single items through to the dispersal of major private and corporate collections, Leonard Joel brings an unrivaled specialist expertise to every transaction.

With global experience and astute local knowledge, our internationally recognised team of consultants have the unique ability to provide every client with a highly personalised auction solution and no less than fifteen specialty departments at their disposal.

Our unique service includes:

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    Fifteen dedicated departments

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    Specialist valuation and collection management services

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    Unique local and international market reach

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    Australia’s most extensive calendar of specialist and weekly auctions

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    Tailored management services for executors, trustees & fiduciaries

Moments in time that defined us

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    1943

    Porcelain and Objects of Art from the National Gallery of Victoria Collection

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    1952

    The E. Phillips Fox and E. Carrick Fox Collection of Pictures

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    1966

    The Charles Ruwolt Collection of Australian Paintings

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    1970

    The Hans Heysen Collection

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    1971

    The Dame Mabel Brookes Collection

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    1974

    The Maharajah of Mysore Collection

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    1990

    The Qintex Collection

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    1998

    The Rogowski Collection

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    1998

    Rupert C.W. Bunny’s Une Nuit De Canicule

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    2010

    Classic Radio Auction: A Single Owner Collection

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    2011

    The David Bromley Collection

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    2011

    The Lieutenant Paul McGinness WW1 Medal Group

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    2011

    The David Bromley Collection

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    2012

    The Graham Geddes Collection of Important Antiques & Objects

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    2012

    The Australian Art Investment Trust Auction

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    2012

    The David Bromley Chapel Street Studio Collection

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    2013

    The Mr Joel Barlow Collection

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    2014

    Pro Hart: Works from the Artist's Estate

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    2015

    The Mark Lissauer Collection

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    2015

    The Graham Geddes Antiques Relocation Auction