National Heart Foundation clinical guidelines co-ordinator Nancy Huang has sold her 1920s Californian bungalow at 44 Robinson Street, Hawthorn to downsize to apartment living by the Yarra River. Purchased in 1999, the Hawthorn residence was a “heart and soul” renovation effort – with strong feng shui principles followed for some of the more critical changes. The renovations were carried out in two stages with feng shui expert James Zheng consulted each time, resulting in an orientation change for the staircase, reduced external light to reduce glare and careful placing of water features.
Phillip Caldwell has now been asked to auction the contents, including several important works by some of Australia’s leading artists. The auction takes place on site from 11am Sunday and includes a comprehensive collection of art, French and English antiques and collectibles. Artists include Brett Whiteley, Jeffrey Smart, Norman Lindsay, Sidney Nolan, John Perceval and Yvonne Audette, David Bromley, Hugh Sawrey, Robert Dickerson, Bill Coleman, Pro Hart, J.A. Turner, Ray Crooke and Darcy Doyle. There is a strong collection of rare and important clocks including a stunning 10- tube grandfather clock and a 1780 French salon clock by Pierre Joseph Repond.
Other items of interest include very rare Meiji period samurai armour, antique bronze sculpture, candelabra and urns. Royal Worcester plaques by Rushton also feature along with rare Sevres and superb Satsuma pieces. Viewing is Friday and Saturday from 10am-6pm and Sunday from 9.30am. Contact 9543 2767 or 0411529414.