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AAADA Melbourne Antiques Fair - Fair Information

AAADA Melbourne Antiques Fair

We invite you to this year’s Australian Antique & Art Dealers Association’s (AAADA) Fair at The Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton.

The largest number of exhibitors yet from around Australia, will this year fill the Royal Exhibition Building with the finest and rarest antiques and art available in this country. All exhibited items are for sale and will have been vetted for authenticity prior to the fair opening.
The opening night on Thursday May 8, will be in aid of UNICEF and money raised will go to assist their humanitarian work in Australia and around the world. Tickets are $50 per person and available by calling 0401 995 501.
This year the fair has attracted gold sponsors in Assetline - who are a specialist finance company who provides loans secured against valuable art and antiques, Nexus Design who are styling aspects of the fair and Courtney Colour who have come on board with print services for the stunning fair catalogue.
This year's fair is dedicated to the memory of Stuart Rattle, Melbourne's much loved interior decorator, who staged the Decorator stand at this same fair last year. On Mother's Day, which is the last day of the event, there will be a floral tribute to Stuart sponsored by Flowers Vasette of Carlton and styled by a legendary name within the world of flowers - John Graham.  Donations will be sought throughout Mother's Day for the maintenance of Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens at Daylesford, which Stuart Rattle was passionate about.
A panel discussion on Saturday afternoon presented by the AAADA and featuring leading authorities from the world of design and the broader community will focus on two subjects:  How to live with antiques in a contemporary Australian interior, sponsored by Nexus Design, and: How to live with and look after valuable assets such as art and antiques, sponsored by Assetline.
The fair will have in-house catering where the public can sit amongst the glamorous displays and enjoy a leisurely lunch, coffee or wine with friends or family.
We encourage everyone to buy tickets early for the Gala opening night and for the day sessions of the fair.
Paul Sumner

Marketing Director





Recent Acquisitions Exhibition of 2014
Moorabool Antique Galleries is pleased to announce their Recent Acquisitions Exhibition of 2014.

This collection of over 500 items fresh to the market will take place in our Geelong premises, opening 11am  Saturday 12th April.

There’s something for everyone, with some of the finest porcelain we have ever offered. A fully illustrated catalogue is available. Visit our website, or our new online presence for more:

A Paris solitaire set, by Darte & Honre, circa 1818.

Moorabool’s 2014 catalogue:  62 pages of quality items……

A German enamel box, circa 1760
20 March 2014 – Wallrocks
New Shipment!
Wallrocks are excited to announce our soon to arrive and much anticipated shipment of beautiful quality 18th and 19th century antiques from Europe. Expected to arrive on Australian shores around the 15th April, this container is filled with over one hundred beautiful and hard to come by pieces, a few of which include:
  - Fine Art Deco and 19th century French king and queen size beds, including a particularly beautiful bed attributed to Louis Majorelle;
  - Exceptional quality 19th century inlaid side cabinets;

  - A set of six enormous fine French gilt-wood armchairs;
  - A 19th century Sheraton Revival profusely inlaid console table and étagère;
  - A wonderful set of library steps with gilt-tooled leather face.
To be one of the first to view the shipment simply sign-up to our newsletter and we will notify you on its arrival or email your interest directly to or visit us at


We are looking for a general manager for our three inter related Fremantle based niche businesses in the antique and fine art, textile and rug areas: Lauder and Howard, Ottoman Empire and Ottoman Hamam.

Key components of the role are:


Store Merchandising

Advertising and PR management

Inventory control

Event managment

Company representation

Website updates and copy

Social media management

A serious interest in antiques, design and history is desirable and Australian permanent residency is essential.Please email your CV with a covering letter to Les
California Book Fairs 2014

Douglas Stewart Fine Books is pleased to present our catalogue for the San Francisco Book and Paper Fair (February 1 - 2, 2014) and the 47th California International Antiquarian Book Fair in Pasadena (February 7 - 9, 2014).

February New Acquisitions

Welcome to our list for February, another wide-ranging offering of almost 250 items. Among the highlights this month are an important photograph album from the first German Antarctic Expedition of 1901-03; a wonderful Ballets Russes programme containing over 60 autographs; a copy of one of the earliest publications to include actual photographs of China, printed by Jesuit missionaries in 1857; a collection of scarce religious pamphlets printed in various indigenous languages of New Guinea, along with works on Austronesian lingusitics; a fine early sixteenth century Cambridge binding by Garret Godfrey; a copy of the 1552 Zurich edition of Johannes Honter's geography, Rudimentorum Cosmographicorum; and one of Donald Friend's sketchbooks dating to his time in Sri Lanka. You will also find a strong selection of nineteenth century Australian photographs; monographs on Australian artists; nineteenth and early twentieth century ephemera, including trade catalogues; illustrated children's travel and adventure books, and works on Australian and Pacific exploration.