Kew resident Henry Tang is selling his 1930s two-storey Tudor-style home at 75 Studley Park Road and has asked Kim’s Auctions to handle the sale of the contents.
As a result, the onsite auction will be held from 11am Sunday July 22 and features a comprehensive range of antiques and collectables.
One of the more impressive features is a 20thcentury Italian gilt blackamoor lamp with matching glass coffee table.
A large early 19thcentury French gilt mantel mirror is another drawcard along with a five-piece drawing room suite of French upholstery chairs comprising one two-seater and four singles.
For clock lovers, a 19thcentury French salon clock is compulsory viewing while the study is an interesting mix of a Roman Egyptian papier mache mummy mask with polychrome pigment decoration, 19thcentury French lamps, a 19thcentury leather inlaid mahogany desk and 20thcentury world globe on a stand.
The papier mache mask formerly was part of the Adelaide-based Robin Marshal Carter collection and Melbourne’s Johnson collection.
There are several interesting sterling silver pieces including a Victorian English fruit bowl made by London’s John Newton Mappin in 1890, complete with its original glass liner, an English four-piece tea set containing coffee pot, teapot, milk jug and sugar basin, made by Barnard Brothers of London in 1837, a 1790 George III tea tray by London’s Elizabeth Jones, and a William IV candelabrum centrepiece dated 1831 by famed silversmith Robert Hennell.
Chinese antiquities are another strong auction feature including a 16th-17thcentury Ming Dynasty rhinoceros horn libation cup, and a Qing Dynasty circa 1900 Chinese ivory lidded vase with a four-season carved panel display and floral and bird scene on the lid.
There also are two ivory panels from the same period, and a 16thcentury Han Dynasty terra cotta horse with lady rider.
Other terra cotta pieces include a 16th-17thcentury fat lady figurine and pair of glazed 16thcentury Tang Dynasty horses.
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