Russell Kaplan Autumn Wunderkammer Auction

Thursday May 9 - Sunday May 19       Bram Fischer Centre (lower level), cnr Bram Fischer Dr and George St, Ferndale, Randburg
Russell Kaplan Auctioneers' vibrant 'Wunderkammer' auction is back in celebration of autumn, with its usual incredible range of eclectic and unique items. With hundreds of items on sale – for this auction, the items top more than 6,000 – ranging from furniture to fashion, art and antiques. It's always an enticing opportunity to pick up something unusual that you wouldn't ordinarily find elsewhere. The prices range hugely from objects for a few hundred rands to artwork costing tens of thousands. 

Visit the auction showroom on the viewing days and browse the brilliant collection of artworks by lesser-known and famous names, unusual antiques, watches and jewellery, designer shoes and handbags, and marvel at historically significant artworks and furniture. Whether you are a seasoned collector or a first-time homeowner looking for beautiful things to fill your house with, this auction is a super place to start.

BID ONLINE: View the whole auction and see what's on offer, register, and bid live via the user-friendly, interactive online bidding space via

An easy way to do all of this is to download the free app via Google Play or the App Store. Live bidding begins on Thu, May 9 and runs until Sun, May 19.
Live bidding starts for Russell Kaplan's Autumn Wunderkammer Auction on 9 May. Photo: Johannesburg In Your Pocket.

Visit the pre-auction exhibition at the Russell Kaplan showroom

You can view the items under the hammer at the auction house showroom in the Bram Fischer Centre in Ferndale, Randburg. 

We highly recommend paying a visit to get a sense of the size of the items included in the sale, browse the beautiful artworks, and get a feel for the incredible variety on offer. Visiting the showroom is always a fun experience, with all manner of curious antiques, period furniture, and striking artworks filling every available space. 

Showroom visiting times

VIEWINGS: Sat, May 11, 09:30 – 13:30.   

Sessions and times

During the auction, lots go at around 50 per hour so check lot numbers for items you want to secure. Please check Russell Kaplan Auctioneers' site for any changes
Bid on art and beautiful collectables. Photo: Johannesburg In Your Pocket.

Session 1: Thu, May 9, 09:00 – 18:00

Antique Paintings and Prints, Maps, Botanical Art, and Traditional European Art

Session 2: Fri, May 10, 09:00 – 17:00

Contemporary Decorative Art and Township Art

Session 3: Sat, May 11, 09:00 – 18:30

Objets of Vertu, Silver, Glassware, Costume Jewellery, Porcelain, and Collectables

Session 4: Sun, May 12, 09:00 – 21:00 

Objets of Vertu, Silver, Glassware, Porcelain, and Collectables

Session 5: Tue, May 14, 09:00 – 18:30

Collectables, Curiosities, Decor, and Design

Session 6:  Wed, May 15, 09:00 – 15:00

Collectables and Curiosities

Session 7: Wed, May 15, 15:00 – 20:00


Session 8: Thu, May 16, 09:00 – 11:30

Carpets, Tapestries, and Textiles

Session 9: Thu, May 16, 11:30 – 17:00 

Silver, Collectables, and Costume Jewellery

Session 10: Fri, May 17, 09:00 – 16:00 

Watches, Pens, Fine Gold, Antique, Silver, Collectable, and Costume Jewellery

Session 11: Fri, May 17, 16:00 – 20:00

Vintage and Designer Shoes, Bags, and Accessories

Session 12: Sat, May 18, 09:00 – 13:00

Classical African and Asian Art, Ceramics

Session 13: Sat, May 18, 16:00 – 19:30

Modern and Postmodern Paintings, Drawings, Prints, and Sculpture

Session 14: Sun, May 19, 09:00 – 19:00

Antique Furniture, Mid-Century Design, Mirrors, Light Fittings, and Collectables

The Russell Kaplan showroom is located at Bram Fischer Centre (lower level), corner Bram Fischer Drive and George Street, Ferndale, Randburg.

More than 6,000 items are up for auction. Photo: Johannesburg In Your Pocket.

How to bid in an online Russell Kaplan auction

Pre-bids can be placed online before the sale and then the bidding is hosted live online over several days. Registration to bid in the auction is open online at where you can browse all the items going on sale.

Online pre-bids and live online bids are treated equally, so rest assured if nobody bids over your pre-bid during the live session the lot is yours. After submitting a successful bid you'll receive your auction invoice by email so you can arrange payments and collection.

You can request further images of any items you might be interested in and consult directly with the Russell Kaplan team by emailing or sending a WhatsApp to +27 83 675 8468.



09:00 May 9 2024 - May 19 2024
Russell Kaplan Auctioneers
Bram Fischer Centre (lower level), cnr Bram Fischer Dr and George St, Ferndale, Randburg

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