If you are in Sydney today (or happy to buy at auction over the phone, sight unseen) then here are my picks of what's being auctioned at Lawsons in Annandale this morning. I am always happy to share my picks when I'm not actually bidding myself;)
20th July 2012; start 9:30am
My first pick are these fabulous French Louis upholstered armchairs. Lot number 1003. You can never have too many french chairs! These look almost perfect as they are. Great for the bedroom, hall way or formal lounge room.
Next is this fabulous gilt French ornate mirror. I'd paint this white and use in my hall way. It. Would also look great in a bathroom for a bit of luxe. Lot number 1082.
Bedside tables are always good for a quick makeover and always sell well. Everyone has room and a need for a bedside table. I quite like the shape of this one and can see it in a fun turquoise or peacock blue. Lot number 1097.
I personally wouldn't buy the next item as I'd be more inclined to paint something myself and white furniture is always snapped up by the guys bidding on stuff to sell in their shops but if you are looking for furniture for your own home this looks like a good buy and would be way cheaper than buying anywhere else. White chest of 7 drawers - lot number 1099. I like the trim on the drawer fronts.
And this piece is my absolute favourite. A C19th French armoire estimated to sell between $500-700. And yes I would paint this white! Lot number 1156.
And this last piece would also look fabulous painted white also. I'd possibly paint the inside grey or wall paper it. Lot number 1319. You could pick this up for under $200 I think.
If anything catches your eye either go and check out the auction or call them for phone bidding. They will also give you estimates over the phone but auction estimates are never perfect - it depends on who is bidding against you! There are lots more lovely things on auction also. Or you might like to see my items I still have for sale currently. I'm happy to sell everything at very reasonable prices. It's very likely my mum will be being discharged from RPA hospital next week and she many need to come to stay with us for a while so I need to clear out some room!