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Starting An Art Collection

Category: Auctions

Starting an art collection can be a daunting venture for many. Isn’t art collecting expensive? How do you know which art is good? Where do you start? These are questions I am asked regularly by art enthusiasts at every level. But the reality is, that above all, it should be an enjoyable and rewarding experience. […]

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The Goldfields Brooch

Category: Auctions

Examples of Australian colonial jewellery are scarce and it is particularly unusual to find pieces that can be traced back to previous owners. So, we are particularly excited to present a fabulous example in our forthcoming Jewels Auction, which takes place in Sydney on 6 June. The rare gold Goldfields brooch has all the attributes […]

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The Golden Years of Royal Worcester & The Stinton Dynasty

Category: Decorative Arts

Imagine that your vocation was a painter of fine decorative arts, and your primary occupation was painting scene after scene of highland cattle, sheep, game birds and British pastoral landscapes onto porcelain vases, urns, cups and saucers. Furthermore, imagine devoting 67 years of your life to this art form, spending much of it in the […]

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Artemide: Luxury Lighting

Category: Auctions

One of the world’s top manufacturers of high quality lighting since 1959, Artemide is renowned for creating striking, statement pieces that perfectly balance form, function, innovation and efficiency. A selection of bold and understated pieces will be presented as part of our forthcoming Modern Design Auction in July; representing the very best of lighting design, […]

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Selected Danish II

Category: Auctions

Hygge: ‘A quality of cosiness, and comfortable conviviality, that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being; regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture.’ Scandinavian design, an aesthetic marked by minimalism and functionality, has been hugely influential since its inception in the early 20th century, but ideas from the Nordic region still infiltrate mainstream design […]

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Specialist Rugs

Category: Auctions

On 13 June we will host what has become a firm favourite in our auction calendar – The Specialist Rugs Auction, which will see the Leonard Room transformed into a woven sea of colours, symbols and crested medallions with an array of fine traditional and contemporary rugs. — TRADITIONAL Being from the epicentre of an […]

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Timeless Investments

Category: Luxury

When investing in luxury pieces, timeless design and exceptional quality should be top of the list. Read on to discover our top investment tips: The Timeless Handbag If there is one accessory worthy of investment, it is a beautiful handbag. Whether it’s Chanel 2.55, a Louis Vuitton Alma or Hermès Birkin, a practical design of […]

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The Pioneering Print-Maker

Category: Prints & Multiples

An aristocratic, alcoholic dwarf known for his louche lifestyle”1, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s career lasted just over a decade and coincided with two major developments in late nineteenth-century Paris: the birth of modern printmaking and the explosion of nightlife and culture. He created some of the most iconic depictions of nineteenth century culture and life in […]

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5 Minutes with Ella Perrottet

Category: Uncategorized

This issue, we spent 5 minutes with Ella Perrottet, who sees the most diverse range of art every week in her role as Art Assistant. FAVOURITE MAKER / ARTIST I love Australian Women Artists, with my favourite being Anne Marie Graham. I was lucky enough to meet and write about her for Leonard last year […]

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22nd Report | Congratulations E.J Ainger

Category: The 22nd Report

It is now more than two years since Leonard Joel participated in the first meeting between Australian auctioneers, industry representatives and IFAW, with a view to ending the auction and antiques trade in elephant ivory and rhinoceros horn. Since that first meeting, sadly, Leonard Joel remains the only Australian auction house to have publicly and […]

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