The economy for beautiful things and interesting people, as I like to refer to it, begins in earnest as we begin our year at Leonard Joel with our first weekly auction of antiques, interiors, jewellery, collectables and luxury items. Our weekly auction remains after more than 90 years a Melbourne tradition and a fascinating way to browse and shop. Add to this our special catalogue auctions and single-owner sales that we have planned for you and we look forward to offering literally tens of thousands of items across every imaginable collecting and design category. In fact I like to think of the modern day auction as really the original “Pop Up Shop” – here today and gone in a few days with another fascinating collection just around the corner. So what do we have planned in 2013? Already we have no less than three single-owner sales scheduled; from a living Australian artist, a deceased estate in Armadale, Victoria and an extraordinary luxury and interiors auction, The Collection of Mr Joel Barlow under instructions from The Public Trustee of Queensland, which will take place in Brisbane in conjunction with Antiques & Fine Art Auctions.
This year we intend to keep listening to our clients and adapting our offerings to ever-changing tastes and sensibilities and in this vein I’m pleased to announce that every month we will now be offering a monthly Interiors Auction that will showcase the most interesting and attractive post-war design that finds its way to us here at Leonard Joel. For further information please visit our website and if you find the time do read our monthly LEONARD that brings to you our calendar of auctions, sale highlights and informative articles from our experts and industry colleagues. I look forward to seeing you in our South Yarra rooms and let the collecting begin!