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The Property of Sam Gance - 205 lots

This auction sale has already been held, and the items are no longer available. The lot details are displayed for information only.

Lot #2
A Persian style carpet

Price Realised: *****

Lot #6
Betty Carrington (Attributed)

Price Realised: *****

Lot #30
David Bromley

Price Realised: *****

Lot #31
Cherry Hood

Portrait of a Boy
Price Realised: *****

Lot #43
Helen Kazepis

The Family 1991
Price Realised: *****

Lot #45
Stephen Killick

Presto 1987
Estimate: A$ 2,000 - 3,000

Lot #50
After John Singer Sargent

El Jaleo
Price Realised: *****

Lot #71
A French oak joint stool

Price Realised: *****

Lot #75
Johann Hermann Carmiencke

Sublime Landscape
Price Realised: *****

Lot #81
Imants Tillers

Nature Speaks 2000
Price Realised: *****

Lot #82
Geoffrey Bartlett

Price Realised: *****

The Property of Sam Gance

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  • Description:

    The private collection of prominent businessman and founder of the Chemist Warehouse and MyChemist empire, Sam Gance, is set to be auctioned off on Sunday, April 30th, kicking off at 2 pm. Boasting an impressive array of curated items featuring 18th-century furniture, remarkable antique decorative arts & furnishings, and contemporary art collected over 35 years. One of the collection highlights is a prominent painting by Contemporary artist Imants Tillers (Born 1950), who has represented Australia in the Venice Biennale and whose highly coveted multi-panel paintings are held in private and public museum collections nationwide.

    The auction contains many notable furnishings from decedent 19th-century giltwood mirrors, wrought iron chandeliers and a pair of austere Louis XV walnut wing back armchairs. Not to be overlooked are the subtle yet impressive duo of 19th-century French guéridons with marble tops. Equally remarkable is the Charles II plank top refectory table dating from the late 17th century, which commands a massive length of over 3.5 meters. The collections objet d’art showpieces include a couple of graceful cast bronze cranes in the Meiji Style as well as a set of six Han dynasty jars that are truly captivating and highly sought-after by collectors.

    This luxurious collection goes under the hammer on April 30th as Sam relocates to his million To make the most of this unique opportunity, visit the property at 2 Struan Street, Toorak during the viewing dates above.


    This auction will be live !

    You can choose to bid in person in the auction room, or you may choose to bid via absentee, telephone or online.

    Please note that you will need to collect your successful purchase/s from the viewing address.

    Regarding condition of the lots, please note Gibson's statement as follows:

    "All statements by Gibson's in the catalogue entry for the property or in the condition report, or made orally or in writing elsewhere, are statements of opinion and are not to be relied upon as statements of fact. Such statements do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Gibson's of any kind. References in the catalogue entry to the condition report to damage or restoration are for guidance only and should be evaluated by personal inspection by the bidder or a knowledgeable representative. The absence of such a reference does not imply that an item is free from defects or restoration, nor does a reference to particular defects imply the absence of any others. Estimates of the selling price should not be relied on as a statement that this is the price at which the item will sell or its value for any other purpose. Neither Gibson's nor The Seller is responsible for any errors or omissions in the catalogue or any supplemental material."
  • Sale(s):
    30 Apr 2023 ~ 2pm (AEST)
    Level 1, 885-889 High St
    Armadale, VIC 3143 Australia
  • Viewing:
    28 Apr 2023 ~ 10am - 5pm
    2 Struan Street
    Toorak, VIC 3143

    29 Apr 2023 ~ 10am - 5pm
    2 Struan Street
    Toorak, VIC 3143

    30 Apr 2023 ~ 10am - 12noon
    2 Struan Street
    Toorak, VIC 3143

Prices realised in this sale include buyers premium of 24.200%.

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