The Lynn Estate Collection Auction Sale


Saturday June 23 and Sunday June 24, 2007


Beginning at 10 AM each day


Preview each sale day from 8 AM



Sale Directions: Hwy. 401 to Hwy. 38 at Kingston, south on Hwy. 38 (Gardeners Rd.) to the first set of traffic lights at Creekford Rd., turn right or west on Creekford Rd. and proceed to 3448 Creekford Rd. The auction will be held on site under tent at 3448 Creekford Rd.


We have been asked by the family of the late Dr. Beverly Lynn and Blanche Lynn of Westbrook Ontario, to sell the contents of their home and the balance of the inventory of Blanche Lynn Antiques and the contents of their summer home in the Georgian Bay area, by unreserved public auction. The Lynns, actively collecting and dealing until their untimely deaths by automobile accident in December of 2006, had amassed a respectable collection of country and formal furniture from Ontario and Quebec with a small number of pieces from the British Isles. In addition to the furnishings the collection will also feature several smaller collections within the collection to include oriental porcelain and carpets, coal oil lighting, early lighting, fireplace equipment, Victorian coloured and clear glass, wooden ware to include burl bowls, mantle and grandfather clocks, textiles, china and pottery, paintings and prints, native artifacts, etc.


The dispersal will be handled in a series of three auctions, the first of which will be a two day catalogue auction sale held at their late residence with the other two sales following in the autumn.


Order of Sale

Saturday June 23.

Victorian and formal furnishings

Coloured and clear patterned glass

Coal oil lighting

Oriental porcelain and carpets

Painting and prints except native items

Refinished pine case pieces

Single and sets of chairs including some signed examples

One and two drawer lamp tables



Sunday June 24.

Native artifacts, paintings and prints

Painted country and country formal furnishings from Ontario and Quebec

Early lighting and fireplace equipment

Wooden ware to include burl

Figured Maple and Figured Birch pieces

Refinished case pieces

China, glass and pottery


Signed chairs including some rare examples




A Quebec 18th century Birch arbalete fronted commode with claw and ball feet and traces of old colour (similar in style and form to plate 490 in “The Early Furniture of French Canada” by Jean Palardy), a small Quebec armoire stripped to the original blue finish, a mid 18th century Louis XV Quebec upholstered armchair, an 18th century Quebec high buffet in original dark green and red finish from Isle d’Orleans, an early 19th century Quebec high buffet with light coloured doors and drawers on a dark background, an outstanding grain painted fold over games or tea table from New Brunswick C.1830 (plate 52 “The Early Furniture of Ontario & the Atlantic Provinces by Henry and Barbara Dobson), a 19th century glazed top corner cupboard in paint from the eastern counties, a 19th century glazed top flat to the wall cupboard with geometric panels in it’s original red finish from Peterborough County, a 19th century corner cupboard stripped to it’s original blue with mustard yellow panels, a pine glazed top flat to the wall in original paint from Peterborough County, a collection of approximately 25 19th century signed chairs including both side and arm, figured maple chests of drawers, a figured maple blanket chest from Ontario (Pain plate # 604), figured maple candle tables in figured maple and cherry, a sewing table from Kingston C.1820 (see Pain plate #74), turned and tapered legged lamp tables (both one and two drawers), blanket chests both in the rough and in original painted finish, several open and glazed top cupboards in refinished condition, a mid 18th century English walnut veneer chest of drawers, a child sized empire chest of drawers in old grained finish, an English oak open welsh dresser, a Regency sofa table, a set of eight 19th century English Windsor armchairs in varnish, a large oak trestle table with two matching benches, a serpentine front 18th century mahogany chest of drawers, an early figured maple and burl candle table (see Pain plate #114) and another in white over paint similar to plate 113 in Pain, a chair table from Prince Edward County shown in Pain plate # 17, a set of six Victorian balloon back chairs, a Pembroke mahogany table with cross stretcher and butter fly leaves, a mahogany campaign chest, a great chest of drawers in cherry and figured maple with opalescent sandwich glass pulls, a tiger maple Queen Anne style low boy from the American centennial period, a flame birch slant top secretary desk from Nova Scotia, a Lanark County refinished arm chair, cherry and birdseye maple partners desk, a great pine gate leg round table with stretcher base  etc., etc.


China, Glass and Miscellaneous

A selection of late period Imari oriental porcelain, 19th century copper kettles, measures and molds, brass preserve pans, Sheffield plated platter covers, wooden ware to include two burl bowls, burl hanging shelves, tramp art shelves and frames, hand carved crooked knife, American and Canadian clear and coloured patterned glass, a selection of coal oil lighting to include a cranberry hanging parlour lamp, two hanging hall lamps, a pair of cathedral lamps with amber bases and blue fonts and a single cathedral lamp with a blue base and an amber font, a rare clear three face pedestal lamp, green bulls eye pedestal lamp, a green heart finger lamp, plus other coloured lamps in amber, blue, etc., bracket lamps and lamp parts, a small selection of whale oil lamps in both clear and colour etc, pottery and stone ware, ironstone, a small collection of cranberry glass, pickle cruets in clear and colour, a collection of Native artifacts to include three Mohawk 20th century masks, totem pole and other west coast items, scrimshaw power horn signed and dated,  wrought iron fire place equipment, several looking glasses including a period Chippendale, figured maple clock shelves, paintings and prints to include “Artic Scene C.D. Howe icebreaker Broughton Harbour” by George Pepper, “Over Looking the Islands Georgian Bay, Owen Sound District” 1939 by George Thomson, “Manitowaning Church, Lake Huron” 20th of July 1853 from a sketch book by John Herbert Caddy, three large ltd. Edition prints by David Blackwood from the Lost Party series, etc., inlaid document box featuring birds, hearts, flowers, etc., several oriental carpets, hand woven coverlets, Staffordshire dogs and figurines, a quantity of contemporary porcelain by Harlan House, a large quantity of pewter to include plates, chargers, measures, drinking vessels, etc., pewter candle sticks with peg fonts, several pairs and singles of early Victorian brass candle sticks, two games boards, a Twiss grandfather clock and a grandfather clock from Simcoe County (Pain plate #759), a Seth Thomas weight clock marked S. J. Southward Leeds County, a Seth Thomas calendar clock, collectible hard cover books to include a rare 1803 collection of etchings, Shakespeare vol 1&2 in one volume, Elephant Folio, plus many more items too numerous to list.The above is a sample of items showing the volume and quality of what is to be offered in this two day sale. 


Important Notice:


Because of the sudden passing of the Lynn’s in a tragic automobile accident in December 2006, certain arrangements made between themselves and customers regarding some consigned items were not immediately known by the heirs.


It has been recently brought to our attention and we regret to announce that two items listed and pictured in the catalogue do not belong to the estate and have been withdrawn from the sale (item # 389 and 563). They are the pine fold over card table featured in “The Early Furniture of Ontario and the Atlantic Provinces” by Henry and Barbara Dobson and a Quebec high buffet in an original dark brown finish with mustard yellow panels.





GALLERY 1      images 001 to 100

GALLERY 2      images 101 to 200

GALLERY 3      images 201 to 300

GALLERY 4      images 301 to 335

Late picture entries click to enlarge:



Be sure to check out all four galleries as the images are in no particular order.




During the process of cataloguing the collection it was discovered that the Quebec 18th C. Commode has had extensive restoration on approximately 70 percent of the piece . It will still be offered at the sale but with much lower expectations. 

                                                                                    Tim Potter 


after the 15th of May. Catalogues, covering the two days of sale will be available the last week of May at a cost of $25.00 each which will include postage, tax and a price key after the auction.


Please send catalogue orders to Gerda Potter, 1049 Simmons Rd., Odessa Ont. K0H 2H0


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Auctioneers:  Tim Potter and Cec Knight


Tim Potter Auction Services

RR2 Odessa Ont. K0H 2H0

1(613) 386-3635