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Private Collections: The Hyde Collection

Category: Private Collections

A well-known medical professional, the vendor of this extraordinary private collection was also a heritage enthusiast and a passionate collector of antiques, fine art and furniture. He wrote several submissions to the government, urging them to preserve local buildings and this appreciation for history was reflected in his home, a Federation house in Sydney, and […]

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My Leonard Joel with Jaci Foti-Lowe

Category: Centenary

In this, Part IV of Centenary Series: My Leonard Joel we visit the home of Jaci Foti-Lowe. Do you consider yourself a collector or do you simply buy what you like when you see it? My mum often says to me “I don’t know how you see in amongst everything; what’s beautiful or what’s special” […]

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The Economy of Beautiful Things & Interesting People

Category: Centenary

Not long after I returned to Leonard Joel, almost exactly a decade ago, I began to describe this exciting marketplace as an economy of beautiful things and interesting people. I am therefore thrilled to advise that, to celebrate our centenary, we have self-published a history of Leonard Joel in words, imagery and stories that we […]

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Melbourne Office Closed for AFL Public Holiday

The Melbourne office will be closed this Friday 27 September for the AFL Public Holiday. We will be back open for business on Monday 30 September. Our Sydney office is trading as normal. Happy long weekend to all Melbournians!

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Spring Preview in Sydney

Leonard Joel Sydney will open its doors for a Spring Preview Exhibition next week, presenting a curated selection of highlights from upcoming auctions and notably, two private collections – A Discerning Collection of Jewellery and The Hyde Collection featuring 18th and 19th century porcelain, clocks, fine furniture and paintings. The Hyde Collection is of outstanding quality and while only a select few […]

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The Duke of Wellington Drum

Category: Leonard Joel Auctions

Played by the famous Dragoon Guards, the oldest surviving Cavalry Regiment of the British Army, during the Peninsula Wars and, allegedly, at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 to incite soldiers to fight courageously, these types of drums are both rare and highly covetable. Recently consigned for auction at the Sydney office, the drum had allegedly been […]

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5 Minutes with Maria Rossi

Category: Uncategorized

This issue, we spent 5 minutes with Maria Rossi, Graphic Designer. MY FAVOURITE BOOK One of my favourite books is one I have read only recently titled ‘Just Kids’ by Patti Smith. Such an enjoyable read as she takes you back to New York City from the 60s – 80s and shares her life about […]

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Valuations

Category: Valuations

We are proud to have recently become an official corporate member of the Auctioneers and Valuers Association of Australia (AVAA). The AVAA is Australia’s leading national body of Auctioneers and Valuers of fine art, antiques and collectables, chattels, plant and equipment. AVAA members are committed to providing the highest levels of professionalism in their dealings […]

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22nd Report | From One Species To A Global Movement

Category: Uncategorized

Fifty years ago, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), was founded after a group of concerned individuals first witnessed newborn seal pups being slaughtered on the ice floes off Canada’s East Coast. At that moment, IFAW took on one problem that threatened one species in one part of the world. With the European ban […]

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Diary of a Venice Champion

Category: Fine Art

A Biennale week is to be savoured and anticipated and every two years I launch into Venice with vigour and a vengeance. In addition to my usual mad itinerary, this year I joined the “Champions”, a group of patrons formed by the Australia Council. They offered a week of special events around the opening of […]

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