Fairwater: The Collection of Sir Warwick and Lady Fairfax AC OBE

Bonhams London
Sydney, Woollahra

Date of the auction: 22.09.2019

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A FAIRFAX CRESTED WALNUT SAVONAROLA CHAIR

A FAIRFAX CRESTED WALNUT SAVONAROLA CHAIR Probably Italian, early 20th century The seat carved with a Fairfax coat of arms, the arms and legs with vine and anthemion mouldings, 66cm wide, 45cm deep, 83cm high (25 1/2in wide, 17 1/2in deep, 32 1/2in high

Lot #: 1W

Estimate: A$500 - A$800

Date: 22 Sep 2019

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A CARVED GILTWOOD FIGURE OF THE VIRGIN AND CHILD

A CARVED GILTWOOD FIGURE OF THE VIRGIN AND CHILD Central European, 17th century The Virgin depicted in flowing robes presenting the Christ child, mounted on velvet lined stand, probably acquired through David Jones Gallery, Sydney, 24cm high (9in high

Lot #: 2W

Estimate: A$800 - A$1,200

Date: 22 Sep 2019

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AN ITALIAN NEOCLASSICAL REVIVAL PRIE DIEU

AN ITALIAN NEOCLASSICAL REVIVAL PRIE DIEU Early 20th century Of lyre form and in button back green velvet, the crest with bible compartment, 48cm wide, 45cm deep, 96cm high (18 1/2in wide, 17 1/2in deep, 37 1/2in high

Lot #: 3W

Estimate: A$300 - A$500

Date: 22 Sep 2019

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A CONTINENTAL GOTHIC REVIVAL TABERNACLE GILTWOOD MIRROR BY HOUSE OF HEYDENRYK

A CONTINENTAL GOTHIC REVIVAL TABERNACLE GILTWOOD MIRROR BY HOUSE OF HEYDENRYK Late 19th, early 20th century Of typical form with water gilded decoration, with later mirror plate, 52cm high (20in high

Lot #: 4W

Estimate: A$300 - A$500

Date: 22 Sep 2019

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A FRENCH RENAISSANCE REVIVAL CAST IRON FIRE GUARD

A FRENCH RENAISSANCE REVIVAL CAST IRON FIRE GUARD Late 19th century The rectangular frame with anthemion scroll crest, symmetrically cast with griffin and neoclassical motifs amongst central grotesque mask, 177cm wide, 26cm deep, 113cm high (69 1/2in wide, 10in deep, 44in high

Lot #: 5W

Estimate: A$1,500 - A$2,500

Date: 22 Sep 2019

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A PAIR OF 19TH CENTURY NORTH ITALIAN LOUIS XVI STYLE FAUTEUILS

A PAIR OF 19TH CENTURY NORTH ITALIAN LOUIS XVI STYLE FAUTEUILS Fourth quarter 18th century The oval backs surmounted by ribbon bow, with carved foliate arms and guilloche pattern seat rails, on circular tapering reeded legs, upholstered with worn silk velvet , 64cm wide, 50cm deep, 96cm high (25in

Lot #: 6W

Estimate: A$1,000 - A$1,500

Date: 22 Sep 2019

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AN AUBUSSON TAPESTRY CARPET

AN AUBUSSON TAPESTRY CARPET Circa 1900 The central floral bouquet within garland border and arabesques with vases of flowers, acquired through Vigo Carpet Gallery 480cm width x 520cm depth

Lot #: 7

Estimate: A$1,500 - A$2,500

Date: 22 Sep 2019

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A CHARLES II OAK JAPPANED CHEST OF DRAWERS

A CHARLES II OAK JAPPANED CHEST OF DRAWERS 17th century and later The oak chest with panelled sides, on bracket feet, embellished with figural and landscape vignettes, the decoration probably 18th century , 86cm wide, 53cm deep, 88cm high (33 1/2in wide, 20 1/2in deep, 34 1/2in high

Lot #: 9W

Estimate: A$1,500 - A$2,500

Date: 22 Sep 2019

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A GEORGE III PROVINCIAL OAK JOINED DRESSER BASE

A GEORGE III PROVINCIAL OAK JOINED DRESSER BASE Circa 1760 With three crossbanded drawers, shaped apron, standing on cabriole legs with pad feet, with alterations and restorations, 176cm wide, 42cm deep, 86cm high (69in wide, 16 1/2in deep, 33 1/2in high

Lot #: 10W

Estimate: A$1,200 - A$2,200

Date: 22 Sep 2019

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Bertram Mackennal

Bertram Mackennal (1863-1931) Salome, c.1895 incised with signature at base: B. MACKENNAL / LONDON bronze height: 29.0cm (11 7/16in). Fußnoten PROVENANCE Collection of the late Sir Warwick and Lady Fairfax, Sydney, acquired before 1954 EXHIBITED Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, May 1897

Lot #: 11

Estimate: A$15,000 - A$25,000

Date: 22 Sep 2019

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Margaret Preston

Margaret Preston (1875-1963) Coral Flowers numbered, titled and signed below image: '5th Proof, Coral Flowers Margaret Preston' hand-coloured woodcut 5th proof 36.0 x 35.5cm (14 3/16 x 14in). Fußnoten PROVENANCE Collection of the late Sir Warwick and Lady Fairfax, Sydney, acquired before 1954

Lot #: 12

Estimate: A$30,000 - A$50,000

Date: 22 Sep 2019

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Leonard French

Leonard French (1928-2017) Colour Sketch for the 'Seventh Day', 1964 titled, dated and signed on artist's label verso: 'Colour Sketch for the 7th Day, Leonard French 1964' enamel on hessian on composition board 92.0 x 92.0cm (36 1/4 x 36 1/4in). Fußnoten PROVENANCE possibly David Jones Gallery

Lot #: 13

Estimate: A$15,000 - A$25,000

Date: 22 Sep 2019

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A QUEEN ANNE JOINED OAK AND INLAY BOX-SETTLE

A QUEEN ANNE JOINED OAK AND INLAY BOX-SETTLE Dated 1705, North Country In bog oak, sycamore, blackened holly and fruitwood, with carved foliate crest centred by 1705 marriage date above the back with seven panels with chevron parquetry borders above carved foliate rail, the arms joining the seat

Lot #: 14W

Estimate: A$1,500 - A$2,500

Date: 22 Sep 2019

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AN IMPORTANT FRANCO-FLEMISH TAPESTRY

AN IMPORTANT FRANCO-FLEMISH TAPESTRY 16th century, late Gothic period Depicting a Bishop surrounded by Royal court figures in Tudor dress within an architectural setting, set in a woven line border, 84cm high x 186cm wide The size of the work suggest this piece could have been made as a sample for a

Lot #: 15W

Estimate: A$3,000 - A$5,000

Date: 22 Sep 2019

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A MAHAL CARPET

A MAHAL CARPET West Persia, late 19th century Of central medallion design on red blue and cream ground, Cadrys Carpet Gallery label verso 289cm width x 450cm depth

Lot #: 16W

Estimate: A$1,000 - A$2,000

Date: 22 Sep 2019

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A pair of carved stone lions, 'shishi'

A pair of carved stone lions, 'shishi' architectural ornaments which originated in Chinese Buddhism. This pair once in the sitting room of Fairwater 46cm wide x 16cm deep x 41.5cm high (2

Lot #: 17W

Estimate: A$200 - A$300

Date: 22 Sep 2019

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A PAIR OF ITALIAN SILVER GONDOLIERE LANTERN FLOOR LAMPS

A PAIR OF ITALIAN SILVER GONDOLIERE LANTERN FLOOR LAMPS Circa 1825 The pierced silver embossed and chased lanterns supported by later tole and fluted timber column stands, each lantern stamped with 'Proprieta Degli Assistenti Al SS.P IN S.G.E. 1825', once in the drawing room of the Pierre Hotel

Lot #: 18W

Estimate: A$3,000 - A$5,000

Date: 22 Sep 2019

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A LATE GEORGE III BRASS AND COPPER LOG BIN

A LATE GEORGE III BRASS AND COPPER LOG BIN Circa 1820 Embossed and stipple engraved with armorial crest, floral and foliate borders, on lion paw feet, 45cm high (17 1/2in high

Lot #: 19W

Estimate: A$300 - A$500

Date: 22 Sep 2019

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TWO SETS OF REGENCY STEEL AND BRASS FIRE TOOLS, WITH VICTORIAN FENDER

TWO SETS OF REGENCY STEEL AND BRASS FIRE TOOLS, WITH VICTORIAN FENDER Circa 1830 and later Each set with three tools, the fender with anthemion mask motifs, 131cm wide, 37cm deep, (51 1/2in wide, 14 1/2in deep) (7

Lot #: 20W

Estimate: A$800 - A$1,200

Date: 22 Sep 2019

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A LOUIS XV STYLE GREY-PAINTED PORTER'S CHAIR

A LOUIS XV STYLE GREY-PAINTED PORTER'S CHAIR Late 19th, early 20th century Upholstered in painted silk with silk brocade trim, 74cm wide, 61cm deep, 140cm high (29in wide, 24in deep, 55in high

Lot #: 21W

Estimate: A$800 - A$1,200

Date: 22 Sep 2019

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A LARGE CONTINENTAL REPOUSSE MIRROR

A LARGE CONTINENTAL REPOUSSE MIRROR Late 19th, early 20th century With ormolu mounted rococo cartouche corners, 68.5cm wide, 6cm deep, 127cm high (26 1/2in wide, 2in deep, 50in high

Lot #: 22W

Estimate: A$600 - A$800

Date: 22 Sep 2019

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A PAIR OF CONTINENTAL GILT METAL BAROQUE STYLE PRICKET CANDLESTICKS

A PAIR OF CONTINENTAL GILT METAL BAROQUE STYLE PRICKET CANDLESTICKS 19th century Of balustre form, the triform base with repousse figural cartouche, 91cm high (35 1/2in high

Lot #: 23W

Estimate: A$500 - A$800

Date: 22 Sep 2019

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A black-glazed bottle with a cap and stand

A black-glazed bottle with a cap and stand Decorated in famille noir with enamel painted figures, carp and blossom motifs, 25.0cm high (3

Lot #: 24W

Estimate: A$300 - A$500

Date: 22 Sep 2019

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A cloisonné 'flowers and swallow' vase

A cloisonné 'flowers and swallow' vase China, mid 20th century Of balustre form with gilded shoulder, rim and interior, 23.0cm high

Lot #: 25W

Estimate: A$300 - A$500

Date: 22 Sep 2019

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A cloisonné 'children at play' vase

A cloisonné 'children at play' vase China, 20th century The motifs on a diaper speckled ground, base and interior in green enamel, 30.2cm high

Lot #: 26W

Estimate: A$300 - A$500

Date: 22 Sep 2019

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A Chinese rosewood low table

A Chinese rosewood low table Mid-20th century Of typical form with scroll ends 92cm wide x 44.5cm deep x 29cm high

Lot #: 27W

Estimate: A$300 - A$500

Date: 22 Sep 2019

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A large gold lacquered tebako

A large gold lacquered tebako Meiji period (1868-1912) Decorated with blossom on a nashiji ground with silk tassel cord, 60cm wide x 41cm deep x 37cm high

Lot #: 28W

Estimate: A$1,000 - A$2,000

Date: 22 Sep 2019

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A FINE PAIR OF CHINOISERIE REGENCY REVIVAL CABINETS

A FINE PAIR OF CHINOISERIE REGENCY REVIVAL CABINETS English 19th century Each concave-fronted with verde marble top, the two doors enclosing painted interior with shelf, the corners with simulated bamboo pilasters, 104.5cm wide, 50cm deep, 89.5cm high (41in wide, 19 1/2in deep, 35in high

Lot #: 29W

Estimate: A$3,000 - A$5,000

Date: 22 Sep 2019

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AN ENAMEL GILT SILVER SINGING BIRD BOX

AN ENAMEL GILT SILVER SINGING BIRD BOX Swiss 935 't' coronet mark The porcelain covered oval flap revealing a singing bird and a pierced grille, height 4cm, length 11cm

Lot #: 30W

Estimate: A$1,000 - A$1,500

Date: 22 Sep 2019

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Charles Blackman

Charles Blackman (1928-2018) The Meeting, 1961 signed and dated upper right: 'BLACKMAN 61' oil on composition board 121.0 x 121.0cm (47 5/8 x 47 5/8in). Fußnoten PROVENANCE The Matthiesen Gallery, London C.I.M. Williams, London Collection of the late Sir Warwick and Lady Fairfax, Sydney EXHIBITED

Lot #: 31

Estimate: A$250,000 - A$350,000

Date: 22 Sep 2019