Forthcoming Auctions

POP! | 23 August, 2020

Webb’s is excited to announce consignment is now open for the inaugural pop culture, sports and memorabilia auction. An auction celebrating all things nostalgic; this auction will pay tribute to those that inspired generations.

Invited are entries of music, film and sporting memorabilia, posters, costumes, toys, photography, significant autographs and ephemera.

Entries closing: 3 August

Decorative Arts | 13 September, 2020

Entries are invited for a live auction of Decorative Arts, we have seen huge growth in the Mid-Century and Modern design market with many clients seeking out quality European and American pieces. These auctions also feature antiques, mirrors, clocks, rugs, ceramics, porcelain, silver, scientific instruments and books. Quality Maori and Oceanic artefacts are always invited, get in touch for a free appraisal.

Entries closing: 21 August

Online Auctions

Decorative Arts Online | 27 – 31 August

Our Decorative Arts online Auctions offers a host of treasures for the entry level collector, featuring mid-century furniture, antiques, ceramics, silver, rugs, art glass, Chinese and oriental porcelain, prints and original artworks.

Contact Information

Please contact our expert Decorative Arts team with any enquiries.

Caolán McAleer – Head of Decorative Arts 
Mobile +64 27 929 5603

Ben Erren – Decorative Arts Specialist 
Mobile +64 21 191 9660

The Webb’s Decorative Arts Department offers excellence in expertise, scholarship and service.

These auctions comprise of decorative arts covering a wide array of periods and styles from early-European antiques to pieces of mid-20th century modernist design, including furniture and furnishings, such as mirrors, clocks, rugs, ceramics, porcelain, silver and oriental porcelain.

If you have something that you believe may be of interest or are just intrigued for further information please contact Caolán McAleer for an auction valuation and more information about buying and selling at auction.

Recent Highlights

  • A Very Fine Swiss Music Box by Reuge – Achieved $19,000
  • An Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair and Stool – Achieved  $16,450
  • A Māori Panel Carved by Iotua Charlie Tuarau – Achieved $13,512.50
  • A Swamp Kauri Desk – Achieved $8,225
  • An Archibald Knox Designed for Liberty’s Tudric Pewter Enamel and Copper Mantel Clock – Achieved $4,230

Our Decorative Arts Team

Caolan McAleer – Head of Decorative Arts

Caolán is an expert in in the sale of International Decorative Arts and Modern Design. Employed with Webb’s for nearly five years, Caolán cut his teeth at auction houses and galleries in the UK and Ireland, bringing strong European knowledge to both Webb’s and New Zealand. Caolán has overseen many of Webb’s most successful Single-Owner auctions, achieving 8 out of the 10 highest decorative arts auction prices in New Zealand in 2019, his expertise in creative marketing and his dedication to client services will ensure the best possible results for you and your collection.

Ben Erren – Decorative Arts Specialist

Ben brings to Webb’s nearly a decade of experience in both the auction industry and the primary market, where he worked in the sourcing and sale of vintage, antique and specialty pieces for one of the country’s largest vintage retailers. With a breadth of knowledge gained in the extensive handling of estates, ranging from ceramics and modern design to Oceanic and Tribal Artefacts. Ben enjoys the process of working closely with clients in both the sale and acquisition of exceptional pieces, and achieving the best possible result for both vendor and buyer.