Encan Important – Important Auction

 

The estate collection of Jean-No‘l Senˇcal

 

Saturday June 4, 2011    Beginning at 10 AM

 

Preview Friday June 3 from 4PM until 8PM and sale day from 8AM

 

To be held at the Cornwall Curling Centre, 220 Water Street East in the City of Cornwall, Ontario.

 

We are very pleased to announce the upcoming sale for the estate collection of Jean-No‘l Senˇcal of Longueuil, Quebec, featuring important Quebec furnishings, folk art and accessories. M. Senˇcal was born in 1927 and started collecting primitive furniture and folk art in the early 1950s. He was among the early collectors of French Canadian primitive art and furniture who believed in keeping items in their original colours and condition.

Items in all major categories of interest to collectors will be represented including a wide selection of Quebec armoires – some in as-found condition, several high quality weathervanes, numerous painted gameboards, as well as carvings and sculpture dating from the 19th and 20th century.

 

Furniture includes several outstanding armoires in original surface including a French Rˇgime period armoire in old surface, a Ņbonneti¸reÓ with painted St AndrewÕs Cross panels (plate 132, Fleming), a single door armoire with pin and barrel hinges, an outstanding Adam influence panelled armoire with rat tail hinges and superb original paint, a small armoire in as-found, mint untouched condition, a blue armoire with shaped base and rat tail hinges, several armoire doors with carved panels, several early blanket chests including an 18th century multi-panelled example in original paint, a banc lit in original untouched condition, several interesting bucket benches in paint, Louis XIII stretcher base table, many end tables in paint, an 18th century campaign table, a set of 8 Capucine side chairs, an Ile dÕOrleans chair, a folk decorated childÕs chest of drawers, tiger maple miniature chest, painted document boxes and more.

 

Folk Art includes notable artists such as the Richard family from Portneuf County, carved fish by Cinq Mars and Bouchard, museum-quality gameboards, early tobacco choppers, many outstanding hooked rugs, trade signs, carved fish, full bodied rooster weathervanes in both copper and tin, horse weathervanes, blown tin fish weathervane, exceptional 19th century horse and sulky carving in dry original surface, early carved flying hawk in original paint and wire legs, a collection of rare pattern butter molds, three flying decoys, an exceptional medicine chest with applied carved animal and bird figures, a quantity of carved birds from the 19th and early 20th century, and many individual unique sculptural pieces.

 

Examples of early redware and stoneware include a Richelieu Valley ovoid storage jar, a Canada West bird jug, a rare Canada East jug marked E.L.&M. Farrar, several good merchant crocks including a rare example, Furnival and Thomas earthenware, Other desirable items include advertising memorabilia such as Coca Cola thermometers, LÕIslet stove humidor, Boswell beer tray in excellent condition, several painted clock shelves and architectural fireplace mantle shelves, early forged iron, and other items expected to be found in a long-time Quebec collection.

 

The estate collection of Jean-No‘l Senˇcal - Click Here for a Photo Gallery of pictures

Sale Directions From Ottawa
Take Highway 417 east to Highway 138. Proceed south to Cornwall. Turn right on Cornwall Centre Road, then left on Brookdale Ave. Proceed South past the International Bridge. Follow to end. Brookdale turns left under the bridge and becomes Water Street. Proceed East. The Curling Centre is a red brick building at the far (east) end of the large Cornwall Civic Complex/Convention Centre and Ed Lumley Arena that you will see on your right.

From Toronto
Take Highway 401 east to Brookdale Ave. at Cornwall exit (Bridge to USA). Proceed South past the International Bridge. Follow to end, Brookdale turns left under the bridge and becomes Water Street. Proceed East. The Curling Centre is a red brick building at the far (east) end of the large Cornwall Civic Complex/Convention Centre and Ed Lumley Arena that you will see on your right.  

From Montreal
Cornwall is approximately one hour from Montreal. Take Autoroute 20 or 40 west to Highway 401 then continue west to Brookdale Ave exit (Bridge to USA). Proceed South past the International Bridge. Follow to end, Brookdale turns left under the bridge and becomes Water Street. Proceed East. The Curling Centre is a red brick building at the far (east) end of the large Cornwall Civic Complex/Convention Centre and Ed Lumley Arena that you will see on your right.  

From New York State
Cross either at Thousand Islands or at Massena.
If crossing at Massena, take International Bridge to Canada. At the end of the bridge, stay left in traffic circle until proceeding south on Brookdale Ave. Brookdale turns left under the bridge and becomes Water Street. Proceed East. The Curling Centre is a red brick building at the far (east) end of the large Cornwall Civic Complex/Convention Centre and Ed Lumley Arena that you will see on your right.  

 

Terms: cash or cheque with two forms of ID, Visa, MasterCard and Interac

          A 10% buyerÕs premium will be applied to the hammer price.

 

A catalogue for this auction will be available at a cost of $25.00 plus HST for a total of $28.25. Please send orders to Gerda Potter, 1049 Simmons Rd. Odessa Ont. K0H 2H0. (please make catalogue cheques payable to Gerda Potter)

 

Auctioneers Tim Potter and Cec Knigjht

Collection advisor: Peter Baker   Renseignements: 450-264-6794

 

 

Tim Potter Auction Services

RR2 Odessa Ont. K0H 2H0

(613) 386-3635