Leonard Joel

International Design & Applied Arts

Leonard Joel’s bi-annual International Design & Applied Arts Auction showcases valuable antiques,furniture and objects of international quality sourced from collections around the world.

Now consigning for auction. Click here to submit items for online valuation or contact us to book an appointment in Sydney or Melbourne.

With an emphasis on timeless design and appeal, these auctions encompass European and Australian furniture, porcelain, silver, clocks, Australian decorative arts, portrait miniatures, Asian works of art and Australian and international design.



This department offers its clients the benefit of three distinct selling avenues; twice yearly International Design & Applied Arts Auctions, Single-Owner Auctions and The Interiors & Jewellery Auction every week.

Thinking of selling with Leonard Joel? If you have a single item or collection that you would like valued or are considering selling, please click here for information on types of valuations, how to make an appointment and how to sell at Leonard Joel.

Interested in buying at Leonard Joel? If you are interested in buying items like those described on this page please click here.

 

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Associate Head of International Design & Applied Arts

Chiara Curcio

After joining Leonard Joel as valuer in 2011, Chiara took on the management of the Objects and Antiquarian Books auction in 2013 and has been responsible for developing specialist and thematic auctions within the company. Most notably the highly successful auction of the Estate of Laszlo Erdos in April 2014, which achieved an extraordinary 150% sale rate by value.

In 2015, Chiara extended her thematic auction expertise with the management of the largest tribal art & artefacts auction in Australian history; The Mark Lissauer Collection of almost 1000 objects. Recently in 2016, Chiara extended her portfolio by managing the Graham Geddes collection in Armadale.

Chiara’s passion for interior decoration & quality products has helped her develop the single owner department with a focus on luxury contents auctions, she has recently managed the Contents of a Malvern residence and The Contents of an International Luxury apartment.

Chiara brings a broad knowledge of the decorative arts, fine furniture, Asian arts, antiquarian books and associated disciplines, and an affinity with vintage fashion and collectables.

t 03 8825 5635 m 0412 653 315
e chiara.curcio@leonardjoel.com.au

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National Head of Single-Owner Collections and Head of Sydney Office

Robert Williams

Robert’s love of Objet D’Art began whilst working for Kenneth Harvey Antiques and Rosebery’s Fine Art in London. During this time Robert has forged many contacts globally. In Australia, Robert’s vast auction experience has seen him consult for a few local auction houses then full time at Bonhams & Goodman and most recently Theodore Bruce, where he was senior valuer. With over 15 years combined auction and antique industry experience Roberts knowledge covers a broad and wide range of subjects, affording him the ability to look at single owner estates in their entirety.

Robert prides himself on nurturing real relationships with his clients and his belief that the client must be included throughout the auction process.

His most notable single owner endeavours include;
The Collection of Dr George Wilcox - The Siegfried & Diane Hearst Estate - The John Gale Collection at Huntly - The Estate of Vera Selgado – The Estate of John Van der Meulen - The Collection of Ross Fyfe Smith – The John Dowson Collection of Doulton & Worcester – Belgiorno Nettis, The Contents of 1 Amiens Road – The Michael Galloway Collection

The Sydney office at 39 Queen Street Woollahra focuses on Fine Jewellery and Single-Owner Collections and are able to assist with our other specialist categories.

t 02 9362 9045 m 0403 142 106
e robert.williams@leonardjoel.com.au