McKenzies to auction Lauder & Howard’s collection of antiques

Perth’s antique royalty, Lauder and Howard has closed its doors and a wide array of its exquisite collection will be auctioned by renowned Perth auctioneers, McKenzies at Lauder and Howard’s premises on 21st November.

The closure marks the end of an era for L&H, and a beginning of a new one as they move to Tasmania, which has carved a reputation as the home of Australia’s finest antiques.

Established in 1979, Lauder and Howard have an esteemed international reputation in high quality antique furniture, porcelain, glass, silver and works of art at their showrooms situated in Fremantle.

L&H’s principals, Les Lauder and Mark Howard, are experienced and passionate antique dealers who are committed to the highest standards of antique presentation, quality and integrity.

It is only fitting then that the task of finding homes for the remainder of their beautiful collection will go to McKenzies Auctioneers.

Established in 1988, McKenzies specialises in dealing with beautiful things, from jewellery to art and everything in between. It is a sought after destination where people can buy valuable items at a fraction of their retail price.

Director Peter McKenzie is well known in Perth for auctioning a wide array of special items. His knowledge and experience makes McKenzies the perfect choice to handle this auction for L&H.

“We are thrilled to be able to auction the best stock in Perth. We know that each piece has been individually selected by the two vastly experienced principals for value, quality and uniqueness. L&H’s longstanding reputation as the best antique shop in Perth is justly deserved. The sale is sure to be exciting and long remembered,” said Peter McKenzie.

Up for grabs is an exceptional Louis XVth painted armoire, with two panels signed by J Godon 1883 expected to fetch $18,000 – $24,000, a Louis XIVth period kingwood serpentine commode c1710 expected to fetch $8000 – $12,000 and “The Huntsman’ oil painting on repoussee copper, dated 1899 by J Georges with an auction estimate of $17,000- $$22,000.

To preview the pieces that must be sold at auction, go to The collection represents an unbelievable opportunity to secure hand-picked antiques from all over the world at unbelievably low prices. Their historical and cultural value is immense and they are some of the most unique and beautiful pieces chosen by Lauder and Howard.

From $50 to $100,000 there is certainly something for every taste and budget. The auction will be at the L & H premises, 17 Blinco St. Fremantle at 6pm on Tuesday 21st November.

Viewing commences three days prior to the auction on site.

The catalogue can be viewed at

Telephone or absentee bids can be arranged by contacting McKenzies Auctioneers on 9385 4180.