In mid September the well-known Melbourne antiques dealer Graham Geddes will be holding a large stock sale at Leonard Joel auction house.
"It is common knowledge that I have
dabbled with various auction houses over the years that have
assisted me with aspects of my collection," says Mr Geddes, "but
this is the first and last time that a complete offering of my
entire stock-in-trade will hit the marketplace."
There will be around 1800 lots - a
mix of Continental and British furniture and objects, Asian works
of art, bronze and marble statuary, tapestries, clocks and fine
art which will be offered in a three-day sale on September
15-17 at the auctioneers' saleroom in South Yarra,
In the week prior to the sale they
will all be on view at the Geddes showroom in Armadale,
The eclectic selection will range from
a Northern Wei stone figure of Buddha preaching, dated to c.5th
century AD, and a mid-19th century painted and ivory inlaid ebony
and ebonised cabinet, pictured here, to a mid-18th century
ormolu-mounted kingwood commode by François Fleury.
Mr Geddes sold the last piece to a
local collector and then re-purchased it three years ago when it
resurfaced at an auction in Sydney. It is estimated at