A Victorian Collective Effort

A Fundraising Auction At Leonard Joel, we considered it our first priority for 2020 to in some way meaningfully assist with bushfire relief. In the first week of January this found its form with four emails I received, all within the space of seven days and all from individuals and organisations in Victoria concerned and […]

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The Bushfire Relief Auction

Leading artists, collectors, gallerists and jewellers have united to donate to this major fundraising auction at Leonard Joel. Auction Sunday 16 February, 6pm Viewing Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 February, 10am-4pm We are delighted to share that we have joined forces with prominent figures from Melbourne’s art world and beyond to host a major fundraising […]

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The Edward Clark Collection, Part II

Category: Private Collections

In April 2019, we celebrated the collection of renowned antiques dealer, Edward Clark. With a strong European flavour, his collection of fine furniture and architectural antiques was a farewell to 50 years of trade and launched Edward’s semi-retirement from the industry. However, after being inspired on a recent European sojourn, Edward approached us to consider […]

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Kenneth Jack

Category: Fine Art

Throughout history, paintings have mirrored the ever-changing world, exploring our place in it as these shifts unfold. Artists have produced some of the best visual records of history, and have provided valuable insights and interpretations beyond what photos and written material could reveal. While paintings have long been valued for their visual beauty, it’s what […]

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The Art of Adornment

Category: Jewels

Following a fast paced 2019, here we are, starting another new year and in fact, a new decade. 2019 was a busy and successful year, with a strong team and some amazing jewels passing through our hands. The start of this year sees a number of wonderful submissions already for our Fine Jewels auction. Illustrated […]

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Walking In Memphis

Category: Modern Design

“When I was young, all we ever heard about was functionalism, functionalism, functionalism. It’s not enough. Design should also be sensual and exciting.” Ettore Sottsass In a decade known for indulgence, the designs that emerged from the Memphis Group defined the boundary-pushing postmodernism of the 1980s. Reacting against the emphasis that was placed on the […]

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The Collector’s Auction

Category: Sydney

This, the second of our Collector’s Auctions presents an eclectic selection of fine and decorative arts that span time and place, offering inspired buying opportunities. The George III Cuban Mahogany Full Front Bookcase c.1740 ($3,000-$5,000) is presented displaying a range of highlights from The Collector’s Auction. The extensive collection of English blue and white transfer […]

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New Year, New Wardrobe

Category: Luxury

As we enter a new year and decade, there has never been a better time to declutter, reorganize, reset. Throughout 2019, Japanese author and professional organizer Marie Kondo spread a mission to ‘spark joy in the world through tidying’.  Her approach is simple – declutter material objects from your life, and reap the benefits of […]

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British Pop Art Movement

Category: Prints & Multiples

We are delighted to start the year with a bang, by featuring two works by Patrick Caulfield, one of the pioneers of the British Pop Art movement during the 1960s and ’70s in our upcoming auction. At the beginning of Caulfield’s career, he adapted the traditional technique of sign painting to create his artworks, adding […]

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Category: Valuations

Why do we collect? What compels us to gather together collections of things – sometimes valuable, sometimes not – that subsequent generations may treasure as reminders of someone near, or re-categorise into their own collection, or possibly just throw away? What for some is a treasure-trove of opportunity is for others the stuff of nightmares, and […]

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