Leonard Joel

Books & Manuscripts

In association with Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions.

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Leonard Joel and Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions now offer Australian clients in this highly specialised collecting field unique international exposure and expertise.

Both auction houses assist Australian clients with the marketing and sale of auctions in the coins and stamps category, with the benefit of exposure to both Australian and international markets.

For Leonard Joel this provides clients with a meaningful extension into the London market place and for Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions, an opportunity to extend their marketing of select auctions into the Australasian region.

With origins dating back to 1759, Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions is a Top 5 UK auctioneer and parent company, Stanley Gibbons PLC, is the only UK stock-exchange listed auctioneer and dealer in collectables.

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Associate Head of Classic Furniture & Objects

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


Collectables Manager

Allison Therrien

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 03 8825 5625
e allison.therrien@leonardjoel.com.au