Forthcoming Live Auctions

Decorative Arts | 8 November, 2pm

Webb’s are seeking entries for our forthcoming Decorative Arts auction. We are seeking quality lots of mid-century and modern design, fine furniture, silver, objects of vertu, mirrors, clocks, ceramics, porcelain, rare books, carpets and Oceanic and indigenous artefacts.

Entries Invited

Contact Ben@webbs.co.nz

Forthcoming Online Auctions

Decorative Arts Online | 25 – 29 November

We are seeking quality lots of mid-century and modern design, fine furniture, silver, objects of vertu, mirrors, clocks, ceramics, porcelain, rare books, carpets and Oceanic and indigenous artefacts.

Entries Invited

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.

Caolán McAleer – Head of Decorative Arts 
Mobile +64 27 929 5603
Email caolan@webbs.co.nz

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.

Ben Erren – Decorative Arts Specialist 
Mobile +64 21 191 9660
Email ben@webbs.co.nz