Media Release: Leading Dec-Arts Head Launches Gibson’s, ‘An Auction House that is all about the Collector’
Jennifer Gibson, one of Australia’s leading Decorative Arts specialists, has opened Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers (“Gibson’s”) in Armadale, Melbourne, a unique auction house with a focus on the individual collector.
Jennifer Gibson’s wealth of experience within the decorative arts sphere includes five years as Head of Decorative Arts at the prestigious Sotheby’s. Jennifer has also presided over the Decorative Arts departments of Leonard Joel, Bonhams and Mossgreen.
Gibson’s, whose operations commenced in June, prides itself on a strong client relationship focus, with acute care taken to uncover the unique story behind each piece, its origin and its owner. Gibson’s senior specialists and consultants have all worked for top International and Australian auction houses, ensuring that clients receive the best advice that only this level of market competence can provide.
Explaining what differentiates Gibson’s from other auction houses, Jennifer Gibson, said:
“Gibson’s is all about the collector. Our focus is on the person who forms the collection and the buyer who is creating a new one.
“Our mission is to satisfy those higher needs and desires that drive us all and allow us to indulge in a passion not clothed in the ‘everyday dusty garb’.
“Collections do not necessarily define us but they are a reflection of who we are and what we seek. In some cases it is beauty and a certain style, in others it is functionality, but in all it is driven by a desire to stimulate our senses and fulfil our interests outside of the ordinary.”
Gibson’s inaugural sale will offer the collection of Dr Robert Wilson, which contains a unique collection of ceramics and glass. Dr Wilson was a passionate supporter of the decorative arts and is acknowledged as one of the most significant benefactors to the Decorative Arts Department of the National Gallery of Victoria.
Ahead of Gibson’s inaugural sale, Jennifer Gibson, said:
“It is an honour to be entrusted with the auctioning of our first major collection, that of the late Dr Robert Wilson, as our inaugural sale. This is such an interesting and eclectic collection.”
“I am proud of the incredible depth of industry experience that Gibson’s is able to offer our clients and the passion we all have for finding the ideal piece to complement and enhance the uniqueness of a collection.”
Currently Gibson’s expertise includes Furniture and Decorative Arts, Fine Australian and International Art, Australian History, Australian Indigenous Art, Chinese and Asian Art, and Jewels and Watches.
The collection of the late Dr Robert Wilson will be available for viewing from 9th to 11th August from 10am to 4pm, with Gibson’s inaugural auction to begin on Sunday, 12th August at 11am.
Some of the pieces from the late Dr Robert Wilson’s collection
About Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers
Gibson’s offer a wealth of industry experience with a focus on strong client relationships. All of Gibson’s senior specialists and consultants have worked for top International and Australian auction houses ensuring that our clients receive the best advice that only this level of market competence can provide. Gibson’s expertise includes Furniture and Decorative Arts, Fine Australian & International Art, Australian History, Australian Indigenous Art, Chinese & Asian Art and Jewels & Watches. The auction house is also able to guide clients in the right direction with collections of Stamps & Coins, Sporting Memorabilia and Collectors’ Cars, Motorcycles & Automobilia.
For more information please visit: www.gibsonsauctions.com.au
For further information please contact:
Deanna Baxter, Marketing & Client Services
Gibson’s Auctioneers & Valuers
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Rod North, Managing Director
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