Forthcoming Auctions

Decorative Arts – Tuesday 12 November 2019, 6pm

Our November Decorative Arts Auction will comprise of mid-century modern design, Maori and oceanic artefacts, furniture, decorative arts, silver, objects of vertu, mirrors, clocks, rugs, ceramics, porcelain and rare books.

Auction Catalogue

Entries Invited

Made in New Zealand – Thursday 11 December 2019

Webb’s auction house is seeking items for a special auction event celebrating all things New Zealand. We are looking for pieces which are intrinsically kiwi and tell the story of New Zealand’s history, folklore and pop culture.
Do you have something special nestled in a drawer, cupboard or attic? Get in touch for a no obligation appraisal. Maybe you have an unusual piece of Crown Lynn, an early-map, a rare poster, an important piece of furniture or a great piece of New Zealand art. From Te Rerenga Wairua to Slope Point are two islands filled with treasures. We want to hear their stories. Let’s tell them together.

Entries Closing 13 November, 2019

Contact Information

Please contact our expert Decorative Arts team with any enquiries

Caolán McAleer

Phone +64 9 529 5603

Mobile +64 27 929 5603


Ben Erren

Phone +64 9 529 5603

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 Auction 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