Our Annual January Antique Auction Sale


Saturday January 13, 2007           Beginning at 10AM


Preview Sale Day from 8AM and Friday January 12

by appointment with the auctioneer.


To be held at the Napanee Lions Club hall on Centre St. in the town of Napanee Ont. (20 miles west of Kingston on Hwy. 401).


Sale Directions: Hwy. 401 to Hwy. 41 at Napanee, south on Hwy. 41 (Centre St.) through six sets of traffic lights. The hall is approx. 100 yds. from the sixth set of lights on the left or east side of the street.


The excitement is building as we put together our annual January consignment auction sale. From a Kingston family we will be offering five water colours painted in the 19th century by the well known Canadian artist Lucius R O’Brien the highlight of which is a painting dated May 24, 1880 showing Quebec City from the river with a large number of sailing vessels in the foreground. This is similar to an oil painting commissioned by the Marquis of Lorne in 1882 for the marriage of a German prince and shown in “Visions of Victorian Canada” by Denis Reid. Others are titled “Pointe a Pic, Murray Bay” and an untitled water colour, possibly Kakabeka Falls near Thunder Bay Ont., etc., In addition we will be offering a native canoeing scene by Verner and a selection of oils and water colours by O C Madden of Napanee and Toronto, a water colour by F H  Brigden “Waves crashing on a rocky shore”, etc.  The print field is represented by a selection of professionally framed hand coloured Barlett prints featuring scenes from both Ontario and Quebec and a signed and numbered print by Norval Morrisseau #21/50 “Sacred Trout With Eggs” 1970 together with a selection of late 20th century Inuit Art to include examples in soap stone, textiles, dolls, etc., furniture offerings will be highlighted by a painted chest of drawers with ivory or bone keyhole escutcheons and a french foot (ex Bernie Gates coll.), an outstanding Niagara Peninsula chest of drawers in original finish, a Chaise Lounge attributed to Nisbett and in excellent condition, from the Covert/Massey collection a Victorian fire screen and a tilt top table, a mahogany Georgian arm chair from New Brunswick, a refinished pine blanket chest from the Lazier family of Prince Edward County (ex Betty Bull coll.) a pair of flame birch “D” tables from Nova Scotia C.1840, a stretcher based table (ex Kuebler coll.), a set of six William IV mahogany chairs from Nova Scotia C.1835, a Glengarry County linen press (ex Inverarden Museum coll.), an outstanding pail bench in a rosewood grained finish with a cupboard below and galleried above, a Quebec continuous arm Windsor chair in a red painted finish and from a Merickville estate/collection a set of refinished arrow back chairs with a matching armchair, two drawer stand in old varnish from Brantford Ont., and from a Kingston area family we have four samplers signed in the following ways Isabela McRobert Year 1832, Isadella Reid, Barton C W and one by Mary Ann Reid aged 12 years Albion Mills, Barton Canada Weast (misspelled on the sampler) Year 1855 and the fourth is signed by one of the Isabelas but unfinished, a set of four mid 19th century captain chairs with original stencil and pin striping, a great sandwich sign from the Muskoka area, a mid 19th century chest of drawers in birds eye maple, two walnut chests of drawers from the same period, a rosewood Spinet desk, a round telescopic table with two leaves, a tilt top candle table, a drop leaf Pembroke style table, games table, a reupholstered mid 19th century wire back armchair, a Victorian what not with inlay, etc., wooden ware to include folk sculptures, tramp art, whirly-gig from Nova Scotia, butter prints, etc, crocks including a Welding decorated with a blue Iris, lighting in both oil and electric including a slag glass table lamp and coloured oil lamps such as an amber finger lamp and a small blue font with a ruby ball shade, a two branch cast iron hanging fixture with lamps, etc., Victorian patterned glass in clear and colour with examples in Vaseline, opalesant, green, cranberry, milk glass and clear, china and pottery will feature Port Neuf china and hand painted china of the same period to include a rare mug with cow decoration, a Limoges tea set C.1870, an English dinner set with a powder blue border and a floral center C.1850, 12 coloured glass hanging candle vases (Christmas decorations), a cruet set with a beaver finial, FT Thomas plates and Maple Leaf patterned plates, for the royalty collector a rare tea set in luster of Victoria and Albert C.1850, a large number of 19th century Minton china dishes plain white without pattern or colour (possibly factory blanks) etc., a selection of textiles to include hand made quilts and hooked mats, native baskets including a large Salish covered basket, a dolls bed in brass and a doll’s hooded cradle in great paint, a rare Montreal advertising clock marked J M Fortier, Crème.De.LA.Crème Cigar factory Montreal on the bottom half and El Gaza and Honeymoon Cigars on the upper half C.1890, plus many more items too numerous to list.



















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

            All sales subject to a 10% buyer’s premium.


Auctioneers : Tim Potter and Cec Knight


Tim Potter Auction Services

RR2 Odessa Ont. K0H 2H0

1(613) 386-3635