On your mark, get set for Lawsons much-anticipated Christmas auction with more than 600 pieces of furniture and decorative objects at Camden Park House Stables this Sunday. The curated installation on the grounds of the historic Georgian manor, even includes a WCPenfold & Co cart, on the road since 1847, running deliveries for our very own family stationery company for two centuries, outlasting 24 prime ministers.
Also on the block: antiques and art, (ex-The Country Trader, Imagine This, Martin Cook), farmhouse tables, French commodes, English cupboards, chests of drawers, mirrors, side tables, bedsides, bookcases, lamps, rugs, jardinières, one-of-a-kind Goyard luggage, and excellent outdoor pieces.
Find all the things to pull your house and garden together in time for your best Christmas and summer, yet.
Seek out French ladderback timber dining chairs with rush-seating, French painted cupboards, mirrors, consoles, antique bedsides, Zebra hides, taxidermy, blue and white porcelain, Georgian furniture, silver-plated tableware, a Louis-style sofa, pretty lamps and wine accessories.
There’s also paintings by Australian and European artists including Sidney Nolan, Russell Drysdale, and Norman Lindsay.
Find beautiful Cadrys rugs, Irish library chairs, glass hurricane lanterns, pewter trays, Sheraton occasional tables, plus good garden furniture from teak Lutyens teak benches to French and Belgian-style tables, pots, statuary, wrought iron seats with original paintwork.
Oh, and one-of-a-kind Goyard luggage, as well as vintage French luggage, circa 1900s. Talk about interior staples to love forever.
With more awareness around sustainability than ever before, auctions such as this are one of the best ways to invest in second-hand antique furniture.
Today, everyone who works in the auction world is working in the world’s most sustainable industry. The appeal of buying antique furniture is that nothing needs to be produced. Changes in consumer behaviour, led by millennials is driving this new interest in using renewable pre-owned items. They know that antiques are better for the carbon footprint. Plus antiques bring presence, even grandeur, to any room, reflecting your interests and sense of beauty.
It’s also a great chance to visit Camden Park House, which might have been built in 1835, but where almost two centuries ago some things remain the same.
The historically significant property, designed by John Verge, remains a family home with seventh-generation descendants of the wool pioneering John Macarthur still living there.
We look forward to seeing you there – and you might even be able
to bag some free decorating and antique advice
from Lawsons’ managing director, Martin Farrah or me.
In the meantime – or if you can’t visit on Sunday – SHOP the Lawsons auction now at www.lawsons.com.au. Bids close at 7 pm, Sunday, December 8, 2019.
Don’t miss out – it’s an opportunity to bag a one-off piece to love forever.
PHOTOGRAPHY: ABBIE MELLE