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The Antique Collection of George Eades

We're delighted to have the oppurtunity to offer the collection of George Eades coming up for auction shortly. A truly eclectic mix of antiques including rare European ceramics, silver, glass, artworks, and icon etc.


George grew up in rural Invercargill, and went on to have a career in window dressing, display, and design. This included being the display and advertising manager of Thomson and Beatties deparment store. On a trip to Melbourne, George took his drawing into a "fancy interior store" in South Yarra. The shop was owned by Bee Taplin, heiress to an early settler fortune- the saying went that every second sheep in the country belonged to Bee who hired him on the spot as a fabric designer. After a move to Auckland, he was discovered by Bernard Hill, the editor of Eve Magazine. 'You're bloody brilliant, you're coming on the magazine", said Bernie. in 1965 George started as a art director of Eve, New Zealand's first glossy women's monthly magazine. The job requirements included setting up fashion and advertising displays, illustrating stories, and creating craft projects for readers. During the latter part of his career, George owned a series of antique shops. His favourite piece was a dower chest in English oak that's "1720's ish"


George obtained a superb collection over the years... this is a sale not to be missed, with something for all budgets and tastes.