Antique Auction Sale


June 25, 2011  Begining at 10AM


Preview Friday June 24 from 4PM until 8PM


Sale day from 8AM


To be held at the Napanee Lions Club hall on Centre St. in the town of Napanee Ont., the hall can be reached from Hwy. 401 by taking the Hwy. 41 interchange at Napanee and proceeding south on Hwy. 41 (Centre St.), through the town, over the Napanee River, through the next set of traffic lights and proceed approximately 100 yards on your left to the auction site.


We have been asked by the Levesque family in Montreal and the estate of Mr. Ian Tait of Lennoxville, Quebec, to sell select items from their respective collections of early Quebec antiques, folk art and Native artefacts. In addition, some select additions from an Ottawa collection are also to be offered including a rare Ontario stoneware crock with a horse in strong cobalt blue.


Furniture highlights include Quebec armoires in original paint – some with rat tail hinges and some with early pin and barrel hinges, an outstanding blue buffet with raised panels all around and two overlapping drawers from Lotbiniere, a rare 19th century 12-drawer refectory stretcher base table with turned legs, a three-door dry sink, great open dish dresser in blue paint, bucket cupboard in blue paint and hand forged hinges, sawbuck table in blue, bucket bench, blue posted Quebec blanket chest with moulding, stepback cupboard in yellow paint, an early Quebec stepback with pin and barrel hinges and dentil carved cornice in old red paint, an upholstered 19th century Upper Canada armchair, na•ve open cupboard in red paint, figured birch chest of drawers, glass-top two-tone stepback cupboard, primitive 3-drawer chest in paint, an early banc lit with shaped slats in back, large round stretcher base table, 18th century tavern table, Ile dŐOrleans chair, Cote de Beaupre chair, several 18th century doors and more.


Native objects range from early stone tools and beadwork from the turn of the last century to carved west coast objects and some outstanding early baskets from Arizona, California and British Columbia such as Mission, Apache, Navaho, Klamath, Salish, etc. Featured are an early Mohawk war axe with original carved handle, a Nootka bead decorated wall plaque, an early Iroquois earthenware pipe, catlinite pipes, beaded navel amulets, Haida carved figure, 19th century beaded wallet with button closure, numerous beaded bags and pouches, beaded bag with buffalo and US flags, exceptional double-sided Cree beaded purse from the late 19th century with Hudson Bay Post provenance, moccasins, gauntlets, a polychrome Zuni Pueblo bull roarer, Hopi Kachina dolls, carved Kwakiutl masks by the Hunt family, soapstone carved figure of a man in overcoat and cap, several early soapstone carvings, carved soapstone whistle in the form of a dog, and many other interesting items.


Folk Art includes a mustard and red candle box, several early powder horns including one likely Native with hand painted blood red designs, several carved maple sugar molds with hearts, early butter molds, several carved whimseys, 18th century carved loom shuttle, carved animals and birds, spuce gum box, carved Indian maiden ashtray holder, early forged iron and tin lighting, Quebec candlesticks, a quantity of dancing Black figures, quilts, early homespun shirts and blankets, tramp art clock shelf, blue clock shelf, Grenfell mats, several hooked rugs, outstanding brass mounted tobacco chopper with hearts,  carved cane with hearts, carved crucifix,  


Pottery and Stoneware highlights are a rare 4 gallon crock with a blue cobalt horse by FP Gould Brantford CW, glazed French Regime period excavated stoneware found at Place Royale in Quebec, a Richelieu Valley storage vessel, earthenware from Furnival and Thomas, a Bellarmine jug, Nova Scotia redware, Rockingham ware, Portneuf bowls, several decorated stoneware pieces including merchant crocks and a sunflower decorated crock.   


Other objects of interest include some excellent advertising pieces such as a Elzear Fortier beer tray, Sportsman fly guide poster, 2-in-1 shoe polish sign, an outstanding oval tray of a sugaring scene W.T. B. Mcdonald, rare large swirled and sulphide marbles, butter bowls, copper fish poacher, cast iron horse drawn fire wagons, several interesting paintings, tole ware, oval splint box, etc.


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The collections of Levesque, and Tait - Click Here for a Photo Gallery of pictures

Terms: Cash, cheque with two forms of ID, Visa, MasterCard and Interac.

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


Auctioneers: Tim Potter and Cec Knight

Collection advisor: Peter Baker


Tim Potter Auction Services

RR2 Odessa Ont. K0H 2H0

(613) 386-3635