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 email@example.com or telephone 03 9576 2275.
Autumn/Winter Seminar Series 2013
Hands up for hands on!
If you have a hankering to know more about art & antiques, or you simply want to know what it’s like to hold a fortune in your fingers, book now for your place in a series of workshops that let you get a grip on your subject of choice. On Wednesdays during May and June, a member of the Victorian Chapter of the Australian Antique and Art Dealers Association hosts a seminar on a specialist subject at their premises. That way you can learn the same way the experts do, by having and holding. Join in these fascinating lectures and learn how you can enjoy mixing the old with the new in these practical sessions open to anyone interested in jewellery, art, furniture & ceramics. In just 90 minutes, insiders’
insights will help you be that little more discerning if you want to be a better collector.
Each session is limited to 10–20 people, so everyone gets a go at increasing their expertise. To be sure of your place in this year’s workshops, return the booking form with your payment as soon as you can. Sessions run from 6.00 till 7.30 at $25 a time, GST inclusive. Better still, book five sessions and receive the sixth for free.
22 May 2013 Living with contemporary art and antiques in a modern home
Paul Sumner, Mossgreen Gallery 310 Toorak Road, South Yarra VIC 3141
29 May 2013 Spelter – A desirable alternative
Trish Page, Page Antiques, 323 Canterbury Road, Canterbury VIC 3126
05 June 2013 The design elements of Scandinavian furniture
Kent Virtanen, Virtanen Antiques, 933 High Street, Armadale VIC 3143
12 June 2013 Understanding the value of art
Lauraine Diggins, Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, 5 Malakoff Street,
North Caulfield VIC 3161
19 June 2013 Eras of Elegance – Stylistic changes in jewellery from Victorian times to the
Kirsten Albrecht, Kozminsky, 421 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
26 June 2013 Looking for porcelain and finding something better: English pottery in the
Lee Bradshaw, Etruria Antiques, Suite 1, First Floor, 170 Elgin Street,
Carlton VIC 3053
For bookings please contact Keren Lewis, T: 03 9576 2275 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Welcome to our March list, an offering of 170 items with the usual eclectic mix of antiquarian books, early photography, original art works, manuscript documents and printed ephemera.
Highlights this month include some important material relating to the first Australian gold rush: an 1850s ambrotype with an Australian goldfields scene; a rare, complete copy of Carboni's The Eureka Stockade, the only contemporary published account of the Ballarat riots, issued on December 1st 1855; and an unpublished manuscript by Frederick Reynolds, an English gold miner, which provides an account of his life on the Victorian goldfields during the 1850s. We have also included a wide selection of early Australian and New Zealand photography, nineteenth century children's geographies and natural histories, a wonderful Will Dyson drawing of a Melbourne opium den, early twentieth century Australian and New Zealand travel ephemera, Pacific voyages, monographs on Australian artists, two original works by Charles Blackman, and to round off the list, a selection of individual issues of Art in Australia (nos 21-40).
Items in the catalogue have been selected because of their association with Ballarat in particular or the Victorian goldfields in general. One of the themes running through the catalogue is the first Victorian gold rush: it includes an extremely rare first edition copy of Carboni's The Eureka Stockade, the only contemporary published account of the Ballarat riots, issued in December 1855; an ambrotype photograph dating to the late 1850s showing a gold mining scene; an unpublished manuscript account of the Victorian goldfields written by Frederick Reynolds, an English miner who toiled on the diggings around Ballarat in the 1850s; the earliest Scandinavian work dealing with the Australian goldfields, Charles Kann's guide for Swedish gold diggers published in 1855; and a unique copy of the 1857 Victoria gold ready reckoner. Amongst these jewels you will find nineteenth century photographs of people and places on the Victorian goldfields, as well as works of literature and non-fiction with goldfields subjects. Another theme we were keen to present in the catalogue is that of the artistic legacies of the families of Norman Lindsay and Will Dyson, who were born in Creswick and Ballarat, respectively. We have included a diverse range of works by various members of both the Lindsays and the Dysons, two great artist families.
With over 500 fresh pieces, there is sure to be something for every discerning collector. Beginning with a 1720's Meissen dwarf, and ending with a life-size terracotta donkey, it's a sight to be seen!
All items are listed on our website, and a quality printed catalogue with 64 pages crammed full of interesting items is also available.
Our first bookfair for the year is the California International Antiquarian Book Fair being held in San Francisco 15 – 17 February 2013. If you click below you can download our catalogue which features Borget’s rare plate book Fragments d’un voyage autour du monde  with fine views of Honolulu etc. and other travel accounts (real and imaginary) by Forster, Sparrman, Lesseps, Thunberg, Bryon, Anson, Turnbull, de Foigny, Keate et al. We have selected fine books in the arts, including a bold Leger illustrated program for the Ballets Suedois, manuscripts by Tolkien, Beckett, Greene and Tubou II (King of Tonga) as well as a complete set of Harold Gaze’s Mite Merry series of surrealist children’s books. Enjoy browsing the catalogue and please visit us at Booth 410 if the opportunity presents itself.