About us

Anne Schofield Antiques is a mecca for discerning collectors and lovers of beautiful jewellery. Our collection includes exceptionally fine examples and quality of every period from the 18th century to the 1950’s, and includes special collections of Ancient and Neo- Classical intaglios and cameos, exotic Indian jewellery and Australian South Sea pearls.

Anne Schofield is a member of the international Society of Jewellery Historians (SJH), a Life Fellow of the Powerhouse Museum Sydney, an Approved Valuer for the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Programme, a Member of the Australian Art and Antique Dealers Association (AAADA), and co-author with Kevin Fahy of Australian Jewellery 19th and early 20th century.

Our services include consultation on antique jewellery, valuation for insurance, specialist restoration of antique jewellery, rethreading of pearls and bead necklaces.

Anne’s daughter Nell continues the family jewellery tradition with contemporary Australian jewels at Jewels On Queen.

Anne Schofield Antiques is a mecca for discerning collectors and lovers of beautiful jewellery. Our collection includes exceptionally fine examples and quality of every period from the 18th century to the 1950’s, and includes special collections of Ancient and Neo- Classical intaglios and cameos, exotic Indian jewellery and Australian South Sea pearls.

Anne Schofield is a member of the international Society of Jewellery Historians (SJH), a Life Fellow of the Powerhouse Museum Sydney, an Approved Valuer for the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Programme, a Member of the Australian Art and Antique Dealers Association (AAADA), and co-author with Kevin Fahy of Australian Jewellery 19th and early 20th century..

Our services include consultation on antique jewellery, valuation for insurance, specialist restoration of antique jewellery, rethreading of pearls and bead necklaces. 

Anne’s daughter Nell continues the family jewellery tradition with contemporary Australian jewels at Jewels On Queen.

History

During her formative years in London in the early 1960’s, Anne became passionate about the decorative arts with a focus in antique jewellery and costume. She started her now celebrated collection of antique costume consisting of over 1000 items of female costume and accessories, dating from 1790 to1940. The collection was exhibited in Sydney for the National Trust in 1972 and at the Adelaide Festival in 1974, and was subsequently acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

In 2003 Anne was appointed a Member of the General Division of the Order of Australia A.M. for her services to the Performing Arts and to the Decorative Arts, particularly Antiques, as an author and consultant.

Anne assisted the Sydney University Nicholson Museum’s 2010 Exhibition ‘Beauty and Betrayal – Ancient and Neo-Classical Jewellery’ by lending a number of items, including an ancient cornelian intaglio, identified as one of the lost Marlborough Gems.

More recently Anne was a consultant and major lender to the important 2014/15 Jewellery Exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, ‘A Fine Possession – Jewellery and Identity’

During her formative years in London in the early 1960’s, Anne became passionate about the decorative arts with a focus in antique jewellery and costume. She started her now celebrated collection of antique costume consisting of over 1000 items of female costume and accessories, dating from 1790 to1940. The collection was exhibited in Sydney for the National Trust in 1972 and at the Adelaide Festival in 1974, and was subsequently acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

In 2003 Anne was appointed a Member of the General Division of the Order of Australia A.M. for her services to the Performing Arts and to the Decorative Arts, particularly Antiques, as an author and consultant.

Anne assisted the Sydney University Nicholson Museum’s 2010 Exhibition ‘Beauty and Betrayal – Ancient and Neo-Classical Jewellery’ by lending a number of items, including an ancient cornelian intaglio, identified as one of the lost Marlborough Gems.

More recently Anne was a consultant and major lender to the important 2014/15 Jewellery Exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, ‘A Fine Possession – Jewellery and Identity’

Publications available

Australian jewellery 19th and early 20th century by Anne Schofield and Kevin Fahy, first edition, published by David Ell Press, 1990.

An essential reference for collectors, dealers and all those interested in Australian decorative arts.

Price – AU $130 plus postage.

Available to purchase in our shop on Queen Street.

Australian jewellery 19th and early 20th century by Anne Schofield and Kevin Fahy, first edition, published by David Ell Press, 1990.

An essential reference for collectors, dealers and all those interested in Australian decorative arts.

Price – AU $130 plus postage.

Available to purchase in our shop on Queen Street.

Jewels on Queen

Jewels on Queen by Anne Schofield, published by UNSW Press, 2014.

A personal history of Anne’s career in antique jewellery, and her interest in particular subjects – Cameos and Intaglios, Paste Jewellery and Parures, Eye miniatures, Sentimental jewellery, Souvenir jewellery, Historical Revivalist jewellery, Naturalism in jewellery, Australian jewellery, Arts and Crafts jewellery, Rene Lalique and Art Nouveau jewellery, Art Deco jewellery and Indian jewellery.

Price – AU$40 plus postage.

Available to purchase in our shop on Queen Street.

Jewels on Queen
Jewels on Queen by Anne Schofield, published by UNSW Press, 2014.

A personal history of Anne’s career in antique jewellery, and her interest in particular subjects – Cameos and Intaglios, Paste Jewellery and Parures, Eye miniatures, Sentimental jewellery, Souvenir jewellery, Historical Revivalist jewellery, Naturalism in jewellery, Australian jewellery, Arts and Crafts jewellery, Rene Lalique and Art Nouveau jewellery, Art Deco jewellery and Indian jewellery.

Price – AU$40 plus postage.

Available to purchase in our shop on Queen Street.