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Donald Melville Antiques Closing Auction SATURDAY 24 May, 2PM


After trading fine antiques at his Lake Road premises for the past 40 years Donald Melville has decided it is never too late to change. On 24 May A+O will conduct an onsite auction of the shop contents before the auction of the iconic building itself in early June. Donald has been a well-known dealer of English antique furniture from the 17th and 18th Centuries since opening his shop in the current premises in 1974. During that time the building has grown to accommodate a large quantity of stock and Donald has become known to many friends and customers through his appearances on radio and television, as well as his constant presence in the shop. He was a member of the New Zealand Antique Dealers Association for almost 20 years and served a term as President during that time. The auction will include numerous pieces of English and European furniture, copper, pewter, ceramics, stoneware and other items. Don’t miss an opportunity to own a piece of this well-known dealer’s inventory.

Auction On-site at Donald Melville Antiques 360 Lake Road, Takapuna on Saturday 24 May. Auction commences at 2.00pm.

Viewing Tuesday 20 May, 10.00am – 5.00pm Wednesday 21 May, 10.00am – 5.00pm Thursday 22 May, 10.00am – 5.00pm Friday 23 May, 10.00am – 5.00pm Saturday 24 May, 9.00am – 12noon Complete catalogue on-line from May 20th www.artandobject.co.nz

ENQUIRIES James Parkinson, 021 222 8184 Donald Melville, 021 922 121


An attractive two handled Royal Doulton vase, signed P. Curnack $600 – $800

A 19th Century brass bound writing slope with drawer in base $350 – $450

19th Century Cantonese vase with famille rose decoration $1500 – $2500

Two handled Royal Doulton vase signed H. Allen $500 – $700

Amphora figure group Shepherd and Sheep $600 – $800

A decorative European two handled bowl depicting Diana $800 – $1200

Victorian Period burr walnut credenza with inlays and brass decoration $7000 – $9000

A richly carved ebonised Chinese hall seat $3000 – $4000 Late 18th Century mahogany drop side English centre table with profuse inalys $4000 – $5000


An Edwardian child’s chair with cane seat and inlaid centre splat $350 – $450

A late 19th Century oak desk chair upholstered in leather $900 – $1200

A late 18th Century West Country oak kitchen press cupboard $6000 – $8000

Pair of 19th Century French gilded open arm chairs with crested tops $3500 – $4500

A large early 19th Century lidded copper pot with iron handle $700 – $900

A large decorative 19th Century Japanese bronze two handled vase, signed on the base $1600 – $2200

English oak silver box with iron side handles and fitted interior $1500 – $2000

18th Century French elm country commode chest with serpentine front and original hardware $7000 – $9000


Two similar 19th Century French gilt candlesticks $600 – $800

19th Century French glazed bow fronted standing corner cupboard with cut brass decoration $3500 – $4500

A late 18th Century mahogany chest on chest, on bracket feet, with brushing slide, blind fret carving and decorative pierced brass handles $9000 – $11 000

Mid 18th Century mahogany apprentice chest on ogee feet $1200 – $1800

English oak settle on pad feet $2500 – $3000 18th Century English oak mule chest with plank top $3500 – $4500


A Late Regency Period English Rosewood bracket clock with inlaid cut brass decoration, maker J M French, London, 650mmH $6000 – $8000

front: 18th Century English oak book press $1500 – $2500

3 Abbey Street Newton, Auckland

PO Box 68 345 Newton, Auckland 1145

Telephone: +64 9 354 4646 Freephone: 0 800 80 60 01 Facsimile: +64 9 354 4645

info@artandobject.co.nz www.artandobject.co.nz

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DONALD MELVILLE ANTIQUES CLOSING AUCTION  

After trading fine antiques at his Lake Road premises for the past 40 years Donald Melville has decided it is never too late to change. On 2...

DONALD MELVILLE ANTIQUES CLOSING AUCTION  

After trading fine antiques at his Lake Road premises for the past 40 years Donald Melville has decided it is never too late to change. On 2...

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