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Auction Catalogue - Catalogue of Superb & Costly High Art Furniture, Gemmell Tuckett & Co., 1897

From the Collection of Villa Alba Museum 44 Walmer Street Kew Victoria

68 page catalogue, published in 1897 by Gemmell Tuckett & Co., advertising the contents of Villa Alba, Walmer Street Kew for sale on 22 and 23 March 1897. [The catalogue is in Adobe PDF format and 16.6 MB in size].
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Object Registration
villa alba -- 44 walmer street -- kew (vic.), auction catalogues -- kew -- melbourne -- 1890s
Historical information
Built between 1882 and 1884 for the banker William Greenlaw and with interior decoration by the Paterson Brothers, a number of elements of the the interior design scheme reference Greenlaw’s Scottish origins. Following his death in 1895, from 1897 the house was leased and owned by a succession of owners including the Fripp family, the Royal Women’s Hospital and the Mount Royal Hospital before being sold to the Society of Jesus for Xavier College. In 2004 the title was transferred to Villa Alba Museum Inc., and the western section of the garden leased to Xavier College for 99 years.
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12 Aug 2020 at 9:15AM