As we march closer to our centenary year, I am delighted to announce our move into a larger and more versatile viewing and auction space in Sydney, just over the road from our existing space, within the heart of the art, antiques and boutique interiors district on Queen Street, Woollahra.
The relevance of a 21st century auction house, as a dynamic marketplace for new and traditional sellers, buyers and collectors, depends on providing products and viewing spaces that reflect our client’s tastes and buying habits. Our new premises within the historic “Bond” building in Woollahra will do just that.
Our NSW business has grown significantly since our watershed auction last year of The Estate of James Fairfax AC and this has prompted our move into a larger, more functional space with a more contemporary feel. Designed as a single, open plan space, the new, easily accessible ground floor gallery and auction room will enhance the presentation and sale of our four focus areas; Private Collections, Decorative Arts, Fine Art and Jewels. This move (literally across the road!) will enable our Sydney clients to enjoy both viewing and auctions within the one contemporary open plan space. The building itself has a grandeur and history to it that positions it as the most impressive period venue on Queen Street and behind this three level facade, we look forward to bringing it to life with single-owner and thematic auctions. Our first auction at The Bond, has been beautifully curated by Hamish Clark, Head of our Sydney office, and will present several diverse Private Collections within the one auction.
I do hope you can join us in celebrating our move, and our first viewing and auction in our new building, later this month.
MANAGING DIRECTOR LEONARD JOEL