Date: Sunday 14 April 2019
Location: 6 Ralph Street, Alexandria NSW 2015
At first sight Managing Director, James Badgery stated that ‘this was one of the most exciting single owner collection he had seen for years’.
More than a single style or period, paintings hanging on walls, shelves & cupboards brimming with objects & displayed on table tops, and print folios hidden under antique furniture, with pottery and antique stone covered in moss in the garden.
One specialist described it as an ‘Aladdin’s Cave’ – she noted multiple diverse collections assembled over a lifetime of curiosity and enjoyment of elegance. Acquired over five decades of extensive travel, visiting great galleries, acquiring treasures in antique shops and sitting in auction rooms with a paddle.
The private & unassuming gentleman took great pleasure in collecting. His discerning eye for the interior Illustrates his remarkable sophistication, great taste and passion
Highlights in the collection include engraved gems & elegant jewellery, European miniatures, ancient Buddha heads from Asia, textiles from India, art glass from Scandinavia and Pacific Island artefacts. The diversity will have wide appeal.
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