Russell Kaplan Winter Wunderkammer auction

Tuesday Jul 19 - Sunday Jul 31       Bram Fischer Centre (lower level), cnr Bram Fischer Dr and George St, Ferndale, Randburg
We love Russell Kaplan Auctioneers' vibrant 'Wunderkammer' auctions for their eclecticism and variety. With thousands of items on sale, 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 anywhere else. 

Visit the dazzling auction showroom and browse the brilliant collection of items on offer. From artworks by famous and lesser-known names to unusual antiques, gorgeous vintage jewellery, an abundance of colourful glassware, delicate Chinese porcelains, quirky ceramics and grand Victorian armoirs and chairs – 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.

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 a visit to the showroom to get a sense for the size and scale of the items included in the sale. It's also a fun experience, with all manner of curious antiques, period furniture and striking artworks filling every possible available space.

The showroom is open for viewing: 
Tue Jul 19 & Wed Jul 20
from 09:30–19:00
Thu Jul 21–Sat Jul 23 from 09:30–16:30
Mon Jul 25 & Tue Jul 26 from 09:30–16:30

Find the showroom at Bram Fischer Centre (lower level), cnr Bram Fischer Dr and George St, Ferndale.

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 opens before the auction online at, where you can already submit pre-bids ahead of the live sale. Online pre-bids and live bids are treated equally, so rest assured if nobody bids over your pre-bid during the live session the lot is yours! 

You can also request further images of any items you might be interested in and consult directly with the Russell Kaplan team by emailing or or send a whatsapp to +27 83 675 8468. Alternatively, if possible we definitely recommend paying a visit to the showroom ahead of the sale to view the items in person.

After submitting a successful bid you'll then receive your auction invoice by email so you can arrange payments and collection.

When is the auction happening live?

The auction is divided into 13 different live auction sessions with usually 50 to 70 lots going under the hammer per hour.

Thu Jul 21, 16:00–20:30
Session 1: Books, Ceramics, Sculptures, Painting, Drawing and Prints

Fri Jul 22, 09:00–20:00
Session 2: Painting, Drawing, Posters and Prints

Sat Jul 23, 09:00–19:00
Session 3: Objets of Vertu, silver, glassware, costume jewellery, porcelain and

Sun Jul 24, 09:00–21:00
Session 4: Objets of Vertu, Silver, Glassware, Porcelain and Collectables

Mon Jul 25, 09:00–19:00
Session 5: Curiosities, Decor and Homeware

Thu Jul 28, 15:00–21:00 
Session 6: Watches, Pens, Fine Gold and Antique Jewellery

Fri Jul 29 
15:00–18:30 Session 7: Collectable, Designer, Silver and Costume Jewellery
18:30–20:30 Session 8: Vintage and Designer Shoes, Bags and Accessories

Sat Jul 30
09:00–14:00 Session 9: Books and Sculptures from the Collection of the Estate of Steve Bales
14:00–16:00 Session 10: Classical and Vintage African, Indian Artefacts, and Ceramics and Sculptures
16:00–21:00 Session 11: Modern and Postmodern Painting, Drawing, Prints and Sculpture

Sun Jul 31 
09:00–11:00 Session 12: Carpets, tapestries, and textile
11:00–22:00 Session 13: Antique Furniture, Mid Century Design, Mirrors, Light Fittings & Collectables 



Jul 19 2022 - Jul 31 2022
Russell Kaplan Auctioneers
Bram Fischer Centre (lower level), cnr Bram Fischer Dr and George St, Ferndale, Randburg

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