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 a sequel to last year’s offering, and we were of course excited to collaborate with one of Melbourne’s antiques trade luminaries once again.

The Edward Clark Collection, Part II presents a curated selection of stylish Italian lighting, carved and gilded mirrors, complimented by elaborate Louis XIII armchairs and European polychrome furniture. Edward’s specialty has always been to select the very best of European design; and to bring together the old and the new in a discerning celebration of taste and style.

The auction comprises only 140 lots, each piece hand-picked by Edward. Some personal favourites in the auction include lot 62, a charming Italian polychrome table, lot 78, a rare and substantial terracotta bench, lot 92, a colourful Italian standard lamp and finally lot 132,
a large majolica urn featuring an impressive battle scene.

Edward’s timeless collection will be offered at auction on Monday 24 February at 6.30pm.

CHIARA CURCIO / Head of Decorative Arts