Master of Applied Arts | Geoffrey Hatty’s Last Collection for Auction

  • WORDS Yvette Caprioglio
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    Auction house Leonard Joel celebrates the collection of one of Melbourne’s most influential 20th-century decorative arts dealers.

    Renowned 20th-century decorative arts dealer Geoffrey Hatty will offer his extensive collection at a career-concluding auction by Leonard Joel on September 27.

    Over four decades, Geoffrey, through his eponymous business Geoffrey Hatty Applied Arts, has been an important figurehead among collectors. His keen eye and extensive knowledge of interiors and design movements, together with a natural awareness of beauty, have made him highly sought after.

    Geoffrey’s unique and broad collection reflects an inherent sense of his visual sentiment and what he ‘likes’ rather than trends, with pieces including a Gio Ponti bar cabinet for Brusotti Italy c1932 and a Gae Aulenti Ruspa Quattro lamp four Martinelli Luce, Italy c1968.

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    Johann Lintl marquetry cabinet, Vienna c1920s

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    Gerald Summers chair, United Kingdom c1938

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    Gio Ponti bar cabinet for Brusotti Italy c1932

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    Marianne Brandt pair of model DMB 26 ceiling lights, German c1920s

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    Stanislav Libensky&Jaroslava Brychtova glass sculpture, Czech c1960s

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    Dante Baldelli Archers vase for Rometti Umbertide, Italy c1930s

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    Gae Aulenti Ruspa quattro lamp four Martinelli Luce, Italy c1968

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    Geoffrey Hatty

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