Own a slice of history
MIMOSA CONTENTS TO BE SOLD THIS WEEKEND
The contents of the heritage-listed Mimosa estate, built in 1894, will go under the hammer this weekend. People have a chance to own a piece of history, including an original David Jones changing room mirror or an Alcock and Sons billiards table.
HISTORY will go under the hammer when the entire contents of Victorian Italianate mansion Mimosa House are auctioned this weekend.
The heritage-listed landmark, in St Marys, recently sold for $2 million and the furnishings are all for sale.
Before the property’s latest sale, the double-storey six-bedroom house, at 13 Pages Rd, had just two owners since it was built in 1894.
The residence, spread over a 3718sq m block which fronts Victoria Park, was built for original owner Andrew Thompson, who was a tannery owner and businessman in St Marys.
Tours of the property with its contents in place will be held on Saturday from 10am-4pm and Sunday from 9am, with the live auction to follow from noon.
A total of 550 lots are for sale.
Items include furniture, art, antiques, oriental pieces, carpets, jewellery, European decorative arts and curios.
Some of the more amazing pieces on offer include a complete, original parlour suite, a changing room mir- ror which was in David Jones in the 1920s and an Alcock and Sons billiards table.
Lawsons business development manager Shauna Farrenprice will be lead auctioneer on the day and said that, as historical pieces went, the parlour set was “as good as it gets”.
“It is quite rare to find a complete set all together and intact. These pieces were purposely built for this house in 1904,” Ms Farrenprice said.
“It really is quite beautiful and so typical of the Edwardian period.”
In the formal dining room stand many beautifully kept pieces, from the grand dining table and place settings to the dumbwaiter and many ornate pieces.
A stunning grand sideboard is expected to be sold for between $800 and $1200.
Pictures: TIM CLAPIN
The contents of historic Mimosa House will be auctioned off, including (top, from left) an original 1904 parlour room suite with an octagonal breakfast table; an Alcock and Sons billiards table; a 1920s David Jones changing room mirror and many smaller treasures.