Welcome to the AAADA
This site is your definitive guide to buying, collecting, selling, valuing and restoring antiques and art with confidence, from Australia's leading antiques and fine art dealers and their approved service providers.
This site lists our expertly vetted members who uphold the principles of the Association and adhere to its Codes of Practice. You also find Service Providers who have been recommended by our members for their abilities to provide various categories of restoration, valuations and ancillary services.
If you would like this information in booklet form pick up a copy of The Essential Buyers Guide for Antiques & Art at any of our members shops or order a free copy from our secretary by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 03 9576 2275.
We are planning a salvage operation for next week, and looking at new premises. Details of progress are on our Facebook site, https://www.facebook.com/EtruriaAntiques
We hope to be trading again soon.
Etruria Antiques Gallery
At the corner of Vincent Street and Howe Streets, Daylesford, Victoria.
The shop is open 7 days per week 10.00 to 5.00pm and is a personally chosen selection of Art Deco, 20th Century and Vintage pieces from Europe and America.
A new shipment from Europe which contains some exceptional Art Deco and Mid Century Modern furniture, lighting and decorative arts has just arrived..
There is also a new collection of fashion accessories, vintage clothing from 1920 to 1960 and Art Deco Jewellery. From the 1st December the shop will be full of vintage and antique Christmas decorations from Europe and America.
For more information please see our website or contact us on 0407 321 865.
Click here highlights of the Syndey Antiques Fair held in August
The opening of the AAADA Sydney Antiques Fair attracted a record number of attendees who packed the sparkling new venue at Royal Randwick Racecourse. There was a notable upswing in buyer confidence with many exhibitors recording strong sales. As well as well known collectors this years fair attracted a noticeable contingent of younger and new buyers.
The sales in traditional antique furniture were strong along with the usual interest in Chinese antiques and of course jewellery.
Both exhibitors and the public enjoyed the ambience the new venue and we're looking forward to returning next year.
Welcome to our November list, another eclectic mixture of 230 items. This month's offerings include the important manuscript journal of Alexander Barnett, written on the Major's Creek gold diggings near Braidwood, New South Wales, in 1852; an archive containing documents and original art works relating to the final months of HMAS Sydney in 1940-41; a fine copy, including the maps in slipcase, of Leichhardt's 'Journal of an overland expedition' (1847); the unique prototype for George Hamilton's 'The horse : its treatment in Australia' (1864), the first Australian publication to use real photographs; a broad selection of Australian travel ephemera and trade catalogues from the early part of the twentieth century; an attractive group of nineteenth century children's books, and works on Australian artists, including the Lindsay family.
Douglas Stewart Fine Books will be exhibiting at the Sydney Rare Book Fair (November 8 - 10) and the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair (November 15 - 17). We have produced a printed catalogue to coincide with both these major events. Please click here to view the catalogue.
Happy browsing! To see what else is happening visit our facebook page www.facebook.com/DouglasStewartFineBooks
These artists use the abstraction of forms derived from nature and the landscape to convey meaning, emotion and to tell important histories and mythology. Please download the essay here.
We welcome you to visit us at the Gallery
10am - 6pm Tuesday to Friday & 1pm - 5pm Saturday
Welcome to our August list, an offering of 150 items which includes rare books, photographs, original artworks, manuscripts and printed ephemera. Among the highlights are two beautiful French children's natural histories published between 1820 and 1830, Engelmann's 'Porte-feuille géographique et ethnographique' and Legrand's 'Album de la jeunesse'; Carl Dammann's 'Ethnological photographic gallery of the various races of men' (1876), a landmark work in the field of ethnology containing 167 mounted albumen photographs of ethnic types from all regions of the globe, including eight carte de visite size portraits of Australian Aborigines; the very rare 'History of Fiji illustrated' by Rev. A.J. Webb (1885), another publication to use mounted albumen photographs, in this case to show the traditional peoples, customs and topography of the Fijian Islands; an original watercolour by children's book illustrator Ida Rentoul Outhwaite; a copy of Peter Stark's 'Tomorrow's ghosts', containing twelve Arthur Boyd etchings; Douglas Stewart's 'Ned Kelly', illustrated by Norman Lindsay and containing an original Lindsay pen drawing; copies of Garry Shead's limited edition works 'The apotheosis of Ern Malley' and 'The darkening ecliptic'; photographer Helmut Newton's massive publication 'Sumo', described by Taschen as "the biggest and most expensive book production of the 20th century"; a good selection of nineteenth century children's games, books and early schoolroom ephemera; early missionary and anthropological works on New Guinea and the Western Pacific; and a range of nineteenth century photographs, with subjects including Aborigines, South Australian Lutherans, and a portrait of botanical illustrator Marianne North accompanied by her handwritten dedication.
Opening at Lauraine Diggins Fine Art on Sat 29th June from 2pm
A fully illustrated colour catalogue is available from the Gallery upon request.
featuring artworks by George Baldessin, Clarice Beckett, Knut Bull, Charles Conder, Gus Dall'Ava, Donald Friend, James Gleeson, W B Gould, George Lambert, Fred McCubbin, Tom Roberts, Horace Trenerry & others.
Lauraine Diggins Fine Art
5 Malakoff Street North Caulfield VIC 3161 Tel: 03 9509 9855 email@example.com
We established Turn O'the Century in March of 1970 selling locally sourced Australian antique furniture.As time went on we expanded our range, offering our clientele a selection of country and early 19th century English furniture while retaining our early Australian furniture focus. 43 years later, we still offer a desirable, unique, and exciting range of antiques to our clients. We are passionate about what we do. Come and share our love of antiques.
We believe in sourcing items that have stood the test of time. We are discerning in the stock that we hold, we believe in preserving originality and patina, we keep restoration to minimal necessity to retain the integrity of an item.
We are longstanding members of the Australian Antique and Art Dealers Association(AAADA), Australia's leading industry body representing antique and art dealers in Australia. We have exhibited at the AAADA fairs in Sydney for many years