Russell Kaplan Grande and Festive Wunderkammer Auction

Thursday Nov 24 - Sunday Dec 4       Bram Fischer Centre (lower level), cnr Bram Fischer Dr and George St, Ferndale, Randburg
The final art and antiques auction of the year from Russell Kaplan Auctioneers is happening live online from Thu Nov 24 to Sun Dec 4, and is one of the biggest online auctions ever featuring 5000 items!

As always there's a fantastic offering of collectable treasures, period furniture and beautiful artworks included in the sale that are guaranteed to add character and vibrance to any home. Reserve prices start from a few hundred rand stretching up into the tens of thousands and there is something for everyone. We especially love the incredible variety of unusual and quirky items on offer at this "Grande and Festive Wunderkammer" online auction. There's everything from vintage designer luggage to old-fashioned cameras, gorgeous glassware and contemporary artworks on sale, making it the perfect place to look for special and festive gifts.

View the whole auction and see what's on offer, register and bid live via the user-friendly interactive online bidding space You can also download the app to your phone. Available for ios and Google Play. 

Visit the pre-auction exhibition at the Russell Kaplan showroom

You can view the items that are going 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 for the size and scale of the items included in the sale, or just to see what beautiful artworks are going on sale. Visiting the showroom is always a fun experience, with all manner of curious antiques, period furniture and striking artworks filling every possible available space.

Showroom pre-auction exhibition opening times
Open Tue Nov 22 and Wed Nov 23 09:30 until 19:00 with bubbly served in the evening.
Also open Thu Nov 24, Fri Nov 25 and Sat Nov 26 09:30 until 16:30.
The Russell Kaplan showroom is located at Bram Fischer Centre (lower level), corner Bram Fischer Drive and George Street, Ferndale, Randburg.

How to bid in an online Russell Kaplan auction

Pre-bids can be placed online in advance of 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 then 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 send a whatsapp to +27 83 675 8468.

When is the auction happening live?

There are twelve different live auction sessions with around 60 lots or more going under the hammer per hour. This is a colossal sale and the bidding times are spread out across the day and evening. Here's a look at when each session opens for live bidding.

Thu Nov 24 
From 13:00–20:00 Session One (lots 2 
349) Antique Paintings and Prints, Maps, Botanical Art, and Traditional European Art

Fri Nov 25
From 09:00–19:30 Session Two (lots
 350  932) Vintage African Modern Art, Books, and Classical and Vintage African Art and Artifacts

Sat Nov 26
From 14:00–21:00 Session three (lots 1501  2152) Objets of Vertu, Silver, Glassware, Costume Jewellery, Porcelain and Collectables

Sun Nov 27
From 09:00–19:3
0 Session four (lots 2153  2760Objets of Vertu, Silver, Glassware, Porcelain and Collectables

Tue Nov 29
From 09:00–19:00 Session five (lots 3001  3486) Curiosities, Decor and Design

Wed Nov 30
From 09:00–16:00 Session six (lots 3650  4080) Collectables and Curiosities

Thu Dec 1
From 12:00–14:00 Session seven (lots  4200  4294Carpets, Tapestries and Textile
From 14:00–21:00 Session eight (lots 4500  4849) Watches, Pens, Fine Gold and Antique Jewellery

Fri Dec 2
From 12:30–17:00 Session nine (lots 4850 
5121) Silver, Collectable and Costume Jewellery
From 17:00–21:00 Session ten (lots 5150  5349) Vintage and Designer Shoes, Bags and Accessories

Sat Dec 3
From 09:00–15:00 Session eleven (lots 5350 – 5641) Contemporary Decorative Art and Nudes
From 15:00–19:00 Session twelve (lots 5642  5815) Modern and Postmodern Paintings, Drawings, Prints and Sculpture

Sun Dec 4
From 09:00–18:30 Session twelve (lots 6350 
6989) Antique Furniture, Mid Century Design, Mirrors, Light Fittings & Collectables

View the whole auction, register and bid live online



Nov 24 2022 - Dec 4 2022
Russell Kaplan Auctioneers
Bram Fischer Centre (lower level), cnr Bram Fischer Dr and George St, Ferndale, Randburg

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