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Lawsons

Invaluable Seller since 2003

James R. Lawson Senior established himself as the leading auctioneer in Sydney during the 1870s when Sydney was a bustling market town, thronging with new immigrants full of pioneering opportunities in a new world city. Communications between Sydney and Melbourne were strengthened with the installation of the telephone link in 1884. In those days everything from groceries such as tea and salt, through to sailing ships were sold by public auction often on the wharfs. James R. Lawson was well known in his day as the leading auctioneer in Sydney and he also had a reputation as a great raconteur and the best dressed auctioneer in town.

Into the c20th century the family-owned company of Lawsons sold many of the finest collections at Sydney's gracious homes including on site auctions at Toft Monks and Notable collections sold include the Burdekin House sale in 1922, the Norman Sheuruck collection in 1963, the Sim Rubensohn collection at Kelvin Lodge in 1973 and the Lloyd Jones collection at Rosemont Woollahra in 1981.

RECENT YEARS In September 2001, the Menzies Group of Companies acquired the historic Sydney auction house. The company with over 140 years of unbroken auction history handling a wide range of property from domestic and general chattels through to the upper end of the market for Australian and International Art, Antique Furniture, Fine Wine, Jewellery, Decorative Arts and prestigious Home Contents Auctions and Single Vendor Collections.

Into the 21st century Lawsons goes from strength to strength with traditional sales handling 'The Collection of Amanda Finley and Sir Peter and Lady Finley' in Point Piper in April 2003, 'The Estate of the late Dr. Geoffrey Davis' at the Abbey, Annandale in 2009, 'The Estate of the late, the Honourable Roderick Pitt Meagher, A.O. Q.C' in Darling Point in 2011 and The Vizard Foundation Collection of Important Australian Silver and Gold in April 2012 achieving record prices for a colonial gold trophy cup and early goldfields jewellery and the Fairfax collection of Important Tribal art and Books in Nov 2019.

As leaders in the development and adaptation of new technology and creative use of the online sales platform, Lawsons continues to be entrusted to handle a large volume of estates and many single vendor collections in both live and timed formats, notably in recent years for Baz Luhrmann, Kerri-Anne Kennerley, Roxy Jacenko, Kamahl, Alan Jones to name but a few.

The auction landscape is ever changing however With over 140 Years under our Belt, the pioneering spirit remains the same in our approach to both substance and style.

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8-16 Moore Street LEICHHARDT

Sydney, Australia

+ 25 more locations

Upcoming Auctions from Lawsons (12)

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The Merchant of Welby Part I Australiana

June 23, 2024 5:00 PM AEST

Welby, Australia

Timed bidding starts in 2d 12h

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The Merchant of Welby Part II Antiques & Objects

June 23, 2024 7:00 PM AEST

Welby, Australia

Timed bidding starts in 2d 14h

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Australian Indigenous Art

June 23, 2024 8:00 PM AEST

Sydney, Australia

Timed bidding starts in 2d 15h

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The Merchant of Welby Part III The Workshop

June 24, 2024 4:00 PM AEST

Welby, Australia

Timed bidding starts in 3d 11h

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Mid Century Modern The Two Girls & A Container Relocation Sale Turramurra

June 25, 2024 7:00 PM AEST

TURRAMURRA, Australia

Timed bidding starts in 4d 14h

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Sibella Court The Society Inc. Collector's Series Pt II

June 26, 2024 5:00 PM AEST

St Peters, Australia

Timed bidding starts in 5d 12h

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On Location with Isabella WalkerSmith: Antiquing in Paris

June 26, 2024 7:30 PM AEST

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Timed bidding starts in 5d 14h

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Fine Jewellery & Timepieces

June 27, 2024 3:30 PM AEST

Sydney, Australia

Timed bidding starts in 6d 10h

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Classic Number Plate Auction Under instruction from Transport for NSW

June 27, 2024 7:00 PM AEST

Sydney, Australia


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Lawsons Persian Carpet Sale

June 30, 2024 6:00 PM AEST

Drop Shipping (to Client), Australia

Timed bidding starts in 1w 2d

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FINE ART: COMPANY COLLECTION, MELBOURNE

July 3, 2024 8:00 PM AEST

Melbourne, Australia

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Artists at Auction from Lawsons

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Marie-Claude Lalique1 available item
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Gracie Morton3 available items
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Jeannie Mills Pwerle2 available items
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Josie Kemarre1 available item

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About Lawsons

Biography

James R. Lawson Senior established himself as the leading auctioneer in Sydney during the 1870s when Sydney was a bustling market town, thronging with new immigrants full of pioneering opportunities in a new world city. Communications between Sydney and Melbourne were strengthened with the installation of the telephone link in 1884. In those days everything from groceries such as tea and salt, through to sailing ships were sold by public auction often on the wharfs. James R. Lawson was well known in his day as the leading auctioneer in Sydney and he also had a reputation as a great raconteur and the best dressed auctioneer in town.

Into the c20th century the family-owned company of Lawsons sold many of the finest collections at Sydney's gracious homes including on site auctions at Toft Monks and Notable collections sold include the Burdekin House sale in 1922, the Norman Sheuruck collection in 1963, the Sim Rubensohn collection at Kelvin Lodge in 1973 and the Lloyd Jones collection at Rosemont Woollahra in 1981.

RECENT YEARS In September 2001, the Menzies Group of Companies acquired the historic Sydney auction house. The company with over 140 years of unbroken auction history handling a wide range of property from domestic and general chattels through to the upper end of the market for Australian and International Art, Antique Furniture, Fine Wine, Jewellery, Decorative Arts and prestigious Home Contents Auctions and Single Vendor Collections.

Into the 21st century Lawsons goes from strength to strength with traditional sales handling 'The Collection of Amanda Finley and Sir Peter and Lady Finley' in Point Piper in April 2003, 'The Estate of the late Dr. Geoffrey Davis' at the Abbey, Annandale in 2009, 'The Estate of the late, the Honourable Roderick Pitt Meagher, A.O. Q.C' in Darling Point in 2011 and The Vizard Foundation Collection of Important Australian Silver and Gold in April 2012 achieving record prices for a colonial gold trophy cup and early goldfields jewellery and the Fairfax collection of Important Tribal art and Books in Nov 2019.

As leaders in the development and adaptation of new technology and creative use of the online sales platform, Lawsons continues to be entrusted to handle a large volume of estates and many single vendor collections in both live and timed formats, notably in recent years for Baz Luhrmann, Kerri-Anne Kennerley, Roxy Jacenko, Kamahl, Alan Jones to name but a few.

The auction landscape is ever changing however With over 140 Years under our Belt, the pioneering spirit remains the same in our approach to both substance and style.

Past Auctions from Lawsons

06/20/24

Fine Art

Sydney, Australia
06/20/24

Jewellery & Watches

Sydney, Australia
06/20/24

Decorative Arts & Objects

Sydney, Australia
06/20/24

Furniture & Interiors

Sydney, Australia
06/20/24

Books, Bric a Brac & Miscellany

Sydney, Australia
06/20/24

Furniture and Interiors Part II inc. Garden

Sydney, Australia
06/19/24

Weekly Art

Sydney, Australia
06/19/24

A Modern Farmhouse

Drop Shipping (to Lawsons), Australia
06/19/24

Melissa Penfold's Garden Sculpture, Furniture & Architectural Elements

Drop Shipping (to Lawsons), Australia
06/19/24

European Prints & Sculptures, Company Collection

Drop Shipping (to Lawsons), Australia
06/18/24

Sibella Court - The Society Inc. Collector's Series Pt I

St Peters, Australia
06/16/24

Collector's Edit: Fine Art, Editions & Sculpture

Sydney, Australia
06/16/24

Classic Interiors

Drop Shipping (to Lawsons), Australia
06/14/24

Historic Photographs from the Sydney Morning Herald Archives

Drop Shipping (to Lawsons), Australia
06/13/24

Jewellery & Designer Bags

Sydney, Australia
06/13/24

Furniture & Interiors

Sydney, Australia
06/13/24

Books, Bric a Brac & Miscellany

Sydney, Australia
06/13/24

Furniture and Interiors Part II inc. Garden

Sydney, Australia
06/13/24

Decorative Arts and Objects Featuring A Single Vendor Collection Of Carltonware, followed by Mid 20th Century and Design

Sydney, Australia
06/12/24

Weekly Art

Sydney, Australia