Christian McCann Auctions
Auctioneers of Antiques and Fine Art

The Theodore and Miriam Berman Collection.

A lifetime collection of important Australian art, Antiques and Cars.

To be sold ONSITE by auction, 12.00 Midday October 29th

It is very rare that an opportunity presents itself such as a collection like this.

When first called to value the estate, I was absolutely amazed at the quality and variousness of the collection of Art. Works by Australia’s foremost artists such as Dobell, Perceval, Blackman, Pugh, Braund, Irvine, Boyd, the list went on! Many of these purchased directly from the artist and had never left the wall (Except to be exhibited in exhibitions in the National Gallery).

Working in Auctions all my life, never had I seen such a collection, that in all honesty, one would very rarely see outside the major Australian galleries.

It was a pleasure to be then led to the garage and to see TWO 1949 Buicks! Both of which had been bought and imported from America and lovingly restored into immaculate condition by Ted.

Christian McCann Auctions is honoured to be given the opportunity to disperse of the estate by Auction on October 29th 12.00 Midday.

As an architect, Ted Berman became one of Melbourne most sought after designers. Among his works were the Park Royal Hotels, Box hill Central bowling, ……

Highlights include:

A rare portrait of Helena Rubenstein by William Dobell.

A study for the telephonist by William Dobell.

Original works by Donald Friend

Important 19th century bronze sculptures

Two Restored 1949 Buicks

Royal Worcester by George Owen

Finest Antique French furniture

Antique English and European porcelain.

Chinese furniture and works of art

Superb collection of high quality Satsuma



Thursday 26th October 10.00 am-6.00pm

Friday 27th October 10.00am-6.00pm

Saturday 28th October 10.00am-6.00pm

Sunday 29th October 9.30am-12.00 Midday

Auction 12.00 Midday

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Phone: +61 (0) 3 9421 1993 Mobile: +61 (0) 438 028 485


Antique Auctions are a proud part of the McCann Family name. Experience of three generations have seen us build a reputation in handling the finest quality items from around the world. Specialising in finest quality Antique Furniture, Australian and International art, Antique porcelain and Asian Antiques.
Phone +61 (0) 3 9421 1993
Mobile +61 (0) 438 028 485

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