Sotheby's Australia

Collections: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design, Including Property from the Estate of the Late Colleen McCullough AO

AU0839 | 30 October 2019 | Sydney | 6PM

A huanghuali and hardwood openwork round-corner two part cabinet, 20th Century
Estimate $4,500–6,500
Sold for $29,280
The earliest known surviving manuscript for 'The Thorn Birds', (published 1977) and associated material
© All works copyright Estate of Colleen McCullough
Estimate $20,000–30,000
Sold for $54,900
NORMAN LINDSAY 1879-1969 Captured
watercolour on paper, © H., C. and A. Glad
Estimate $10,000–15,000
Sold for $23,790
JAMES GLEESON 1915-2008 The Dream of Galileo 1998
oil on canvas, © The Gleeson/O'Keefe Foundation
Estimate $15,000–25,000
Sold for $31,720
MAX DUPAIN 1911-1992 At Newport 1952
gelatin silver print
Estimate $10,000–15,000
Sold for $21,960
A set of four embroidered silk panels, 19th/20th century (4)
Estimate $8,000–10,000
Sold for $64,660
Colleen McCullough AO, author of 'The Thorn Birds', 'Tim' and 'Masters of Rome' among numerous other titles, writing at her typewriter (lot 145, estimate $3,000–5,000, sold for $4,636)
A pair of famille-rose 'figural' porcelain plaques Republic Period (2)
Estimate $10,000–12,000
Sold for $26,840
Sale Number: AU0839

Collections: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design, Including Property from the Estate of the Late Colleen McCullough AO

Positioned as Australia's pre-eminent arts and design auction, this sale assembles important furniture, paintings, metalwork, glass, ceramics, works on paper, jades, textiles and artefacts, selected for their quality, rarity, beauty and historical significance.  This October, Collections includes treasures from the estate of the late Colleen McCullough AO.  The group will include her personal manuscripts of The Thorn Birds (1977) and Tim (1974), along with her handwritten notes and amendments, the typewriter she used to write them, and an assortment of never-before-seen written works, drawings and personal possessions dating throughout life.   

Collectively the works in this sale define and contribute to our understanding of our multi-cultural nation and the artistic and literary treasures it houses.

AUCTION IN SYDNEY
30 OCTOBER 2019 l 6 PM
THE HUGHENDEN BOUTIQUE HOTEL
14 QUEEN STREET, WOOLLAHRA

EXHIBITION

Sydney

30 QUEEN STREET, WOOLLAHRA

THURSDAY 24 OCTOBER –

WEDNESDAY 30 OCTOBER

10 AM – 5 PM

 
CONTACT INFORMATION +

Specialists

 

Guy Cairnduff

Guy Cairnduff

Head

Arts & Design 
Melbourne  |  Sydney 
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E: Guy Cairnduff

Geoffrey Smith

Geoffrey Smith

Chairman

Australian & International Art 
Melbourne  |  Sydney 
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E: Geoffrey Smith
       

Ann Roberts

Ann Roberts

Consultant Specialist, Asian Art

Arts & Design 
Melbourne 
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E: Ann Roberts

Anthony Hurl

Anthony Hurl

Consultant Specialist

Arts & Design 
Adelaide 
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E: Anthony Hurl
       

Brett Ballard

Brett Ballard

Senior Specialist

Australian & International Art 
Sydney 
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E: Brett Ballard

Fiona Hayward

Fiona Hayward

Senior Specialist

Australian & International Art 
Melbourne 
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E: Fiona Hayward
        

Marlene Cartlidge

Administrator

Arts & Design 
Melbourne 
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E: Marlene Cartlidge

Gary Singer

Chief Executive Officer

Australian & International Art 
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E: Gary Singer
   

Auction Results & Details

Sale Total: Total Sale Figure (including premium) $676,490.00

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Collections: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design, Including Property from the Estate of the Late Colleen McCullough AO - AU0839
51 A GROUP OF FIVE PAINTED ENAMEL SNUFF BOTTLES Estimate $2,000 - $3,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
Collections: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design, Including Property from the Estate of the Late Colleen McCullough AO - AU0839
57 A CARVED HARDWOOD MOTHER OF PEARL AND MARBLE INLAID ARMCHAIR, EARLY 20TH CENTURY Estimate $2,000 - $3,000 Lot Sold: $2,440 (including buyer's premium)
Collections: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design, Including Property from the Estate of the Late Colleen McCullough AO - AU0839
59 A HARDWOOD RECESSED-LEG PAINTING TABLE, PINGTOUAN Estimate $2,500 - $3,500 Lot Sold: $3,172 (including buyer's premium)
Collections: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design, Including Property from the Estate of the Late Colleen McCullough AO - AU0839
60 A PAIR OF HARDWOOD YOKEBACK ARMCHAIRS, SICHUTOU GUANMAOYI, AND A SIDE TABLE Estimate $3,000 - $4,000 Lot Sold: $3,660 (including buyer's premium)
Collections: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design, Including Property from the Estate of the Late Colleen McCullough AO - AU0839
61 A HUANGHUALI TWO PART 'SPINDLE' CABINET, 20TH CENTURY Estimate $6,000 - $8,000 Lot Sold: $17,080 (including buyer's premium)
Collections: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design, Including Property from the Estate of the Late Colleen McCullough AO - AU0839
63 A PAIR OF HUANGHUALI CONTINUOUS ARCHED BACK ARMCHAIRS, NANGUAN MAOYI Estimate $5,000 - $7,000 Lot Sold: $23,180 (including buyer's premium)
Collections: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design, Including Property from the Estate of the Late Colleen McCullough AO - AU0839
64 A HUANGHUALI AND HARDWOOD OPENWORK ROUND-CORNER TWO PART CABINET, 20TH CENTURY Estimate $4,500 - $6,500 Lot Sold: $29,280 (including buyer's premium)
Collections: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design, Including Property from the Estate of the Late Colleen McCullough AO - AU0839
65 A WAISTLESS CORNER-LEG PAINTING TABLE, HUAZHUO Estimate $3,000 - $4,000 Lot Sold: $3,660 (including buyer's premium)
Collections: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design, Including Property from the Estate of the Late Colleen McCullough AO - AU0839 © H., C. and A. Glad
68 NORMAN LINDSAY
1879-1969

Captured

Estimate $10,000 - $15,000 Lot Sold: $23,790 (including buyer's premium)
Collections: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design, Including Property from the Estate of the Late Colleen McCullough AO - AU0839
69 CHARLES CONDER
1868-1909

The Pepys Family

Estimate $6,000 - $8,000
Collections: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design, Including Property from the Estate of the Late Colleen McCullough AO - AU0839 © H., C. and A. Glad
70 NORMAN LINDSAY
1879-1969

(Woman With a Mantilla)

Estimate $10,000 - $15,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
Collections: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design, Including Property from the Estate of the Late Colleen McCullough AO - AU0839
71 SYDNEY LONG
1871-1955

(The Pier) 1928

Estimate $4,000 - $6,000 Lot Sold: $5,490 (including buyer's premium)
Collections: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design, Including Property from the Estate of the Late Colleen McCullough AO - AU0839
72 SYDNEY LONG
1871-1955

Narabeen Lakes

Estimate $1,800 - $2,500 Lot Sold: $3,172 (including buyer's premium)
Collections: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design, Including Property from the Estate of the Late Colleen McCullough AO - AU0839
73 R.E. TAYLOR GHEE
1869-1951

Herding the Sheep

Estimate $8,000 - $12,000
Collections: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design, Including Property from the Estate of the Late Colleen McCullough AO - AU0839
74 BERNARD HALL
1859-1935

The Old Soup Kitchen, Oberammergau Monastery (circa 1890)

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000
Collections: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design, Including Property from the Estate of the Late Colleen McCullough AO - AU0839
75 STELLA BOWEN
1893-1947

Interior, Paris (circa 1931)

Estimate $8,000 - $12,000

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