The Contents of 834 High Street, Thornbury, Melbourne: Mid-Century & Industrial Furniture, Lighting & Objects


DSC_0171Leonard Joel Auctioneers and Valuers are thrilled to present The Contents of 834 High Street, Thornbury: Melbourne’s Secret Collection of Mid-Century Design.

The expansive double shop front of the former Brooks & Co. Furniture building at 834 High Street, Thornbury, in Melbourne’s inner-North, has long been the subject of speculation and intrigue.

The doors to the shop have remained firmly padlocked for some time and its attractive window displays have offered just enough of an insight into the treasures within to whet the appetite of local mid-century design aficionados.

Now, this well-kept secret will be revealed when the collection is dispersed from 11am on Monday 22nd February, in one unreserved public single-owner auction at Leonard Joel’s sale rooms, 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

A lengthy process of sorting, unpacking and cataloguing by Leonard Joel specialists has yielded the type of international and Australian design rarities seldom found in one collection, let alone the same auction, with many items in untouched original condition.

Leonard Joel is delighted to be entrusted with the sale of this intriguing collection, and we look forward to sharing the secret with you!

Auction: Monday 22nd February 11am

Viewing: Wednesday 17th February, 9am to 8pm
Thursday 18th February, 9am to 4pm
Saturday 20th February, 10am to 5pm
Sunday 21st February, 10am to 5pm

Enquiries: Dominic Kavanagh, (03) 8825 5632 | email


Catalogue online Friday 12 February 2016