Vale Lauraine Diggins OAM

It is with much sadness we pass on the news that esteemed Victorian member Lauraine Diggins OAM passed away in Melbourne on April 19th, 2019.

The family will hold a private funeral service followed by a public memorial service and celebration of Lauraine’s recent OAM award. The details of this will be posted to their website once finalised.

It is with great sorrow and sadness Lauraine Diggins Fine Art advises of the death of our Gallery Founder and Director Lauraine Diggins OAM on 19thof April 2019. It has been a long cherished hope of Lauraine’s that the Gallery she created continues to provide…

Vale Martyn Cook

I first met Martyn when he was a young, fresh faced lad working for Paul Kenny in Paddington. He was wearing a rather jaunty bow tie. A better apprenticeship in antiques would be impossible to find. Paul was extremely knowledgeable, but modest and a constant source of information freely given. Even today I get on my hands and knees to “dress the castors”, being one of his many requirements….

Michael Reid | Announcement: Rew Hanks joins Michael Reid Sydney stable

Rew Hanks
STOP! There’s No Need to Shoot the Natives, 2013
linocut, 75 x 106 cm
edition of 30
$2,000 unframed / $2,800 framed
Michael Reid Sydney is proud to announce representation of Rew Hanks.

A fascination with the cultural history of Australia, peppered with sly wit and social commentary, and an execution of his medium to an unparalleled excellence, places Hanks at the pinnacle of Australian art. His craft is intellectually engaging and visually unique. Researching deeply into history; the formality of Hanks’ hand belies a contemporary playfulness. These works require looking and learning…

Moorabool Antique Galleries, Geelong | See our latest additions to our stock…

Fresh @ Moorabool….

Fresh Stock

We are pleased to offer some fresh additions to

This week, some interesting ‘Fresh’ items.

There’s a classic table lamp with a Royal provenance, a selection of Pewter, some Victorian glass Perfume bottles, Serpentine specimens, and even a cow bell!


Paul Rosenberg, Alard Pett & all @ Moorabool Antiques

Items will remain in the ‘Fresh’ page for 2 weeks, or until sold.

Meissen plate with colourful hand painted flowers, c. 1880


Michael Reid | Jem Cresswell ‘Giants’ – Summer online exhibition

Jem Cresswell
Giants #6, 2017 (detail)

digital pigment print on cotton rag
75 x 105 cm
edition of 8 + 2AP
$1,600 unframed
$2,300 framed

Giants – online exhibition

In 2014, Jem Cresswell set out to spend time with humpback whales during their annual migration to their breeding grounds in Tonga. The artist was initially drawn to the whales for the subject’s sheer size and gentle nature and he has continued to return to Tonga, over three years, to capture intimate underwater visions of these complex and conscious animals. The resulting photographs are nothing short of spectacular.

An astonishing technical…

Douglas Stewart Fine Books | Special Collection | Biblioteca Filipina and California Fairs

We are pleased to present Biblioteca Filipina, 100+ books and manuscripts relating to the Philippine Islands, 16th to early 20th century. The list includes numerous important and elusive Philippines imprints – several unrecorded – and many works that are rarely offered for sale.

Download Biblioteca Filipina as a PDF

Or, to view the list as a category our website, click here

We will be exhibiting Biblioteca Filipina at the two upcoming major rare book events in California:

Rare Books LA, Pasadena, 1 – 2 February 2019

California International Antiquarian Book Fair, Oakland, 8 – 10 February 2019

At both fairs we’ll…

Australia’s most franc-tique dealer chases his last deal


From the late 1970’s a rite of passage to become recognised as a serious antique dealer in Australia, was to make an overseas buying trip, most commonly to England or France, purchasing and shipping back containers of antiques for sale.

Gary Kay fulfilled these criteria in spades, making over 90 buying trips. Probably because of his European heritage, he made France his preferred destination, and combed Paris, its suburbs and the French countryside for treasures. A master of the deal, Gary scooped up fine French furniture, mirrors and chandeliers,…

Social Media