It was a sad day for the arts in Australia when Sydney art collector and philanthropist John Schaeffer passed away at the age of 79 just a few weeks ago after being hit by a vehicle.
This planned sale of almost 500 lots at Leonard Joel spans a wide spectrum: not just art including paintings and sculpture, but also glassware, furniture, carpets and a great array of other decorative items, owned by one of Australia’s great collectors. It offers us a unique insight into John Schaeffer’s collecting habits, and the quality is, as one might expect, outstanding.
Dave’s Faves have been selected purely from the art section of the sale, however, we would encourage you to look through the entire offering. You may just find that particular gem…
Among the surprises are three small works on paper created by Queen Victoria in the 1830s, and some of the sculptures are simply breathtaking.
The artworks and items can be viewed in person in Sydney, from Thursday, 20 August – Monday, 24 August, from 10 am to 4 pm, at Leonard Joel, 36-40 Queen Street, Woollahra.
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