Important Folk Art and Antique Auction Sale


Saturday June 28, 2008             Beginning at 10 AM


Preview Friday June 27 from 4PM until 8 PM


Sale day from 8 AM


To be held at the Town Recreation Centre at 62 McCaul St. in Port Hope Ontario.


I have been asked by Alistair Smith of Hudson Quebec who has decided to begin the process of down sizing his significant collection of Quebec Folk Art together with a smattering of important Quebec furnishings and Elizabeth Bos of Kingston who is moving to a much smaller home, to sell parts of their collections by unreserved public auction.


The folk art, highlighted by the fabulous miniature circus of Gaston Bergeron of Laval, Quebec, carved over a period of 30 years and displayed in various parts of North America by the artist, plus examples of folk art by mainly Quebec and east coast carvers and painters to include Art Gallant, H.T.Snow, Paul Lachapelle, M.Lagace, Heldore Bisonnette, P. Levasseur, Andre Bourgault, J.J.Bourgault, Leo Fortin, Nancy Boulerice, Roland Couture, Percy Helm, Albert Demers, Ephriam Stymist, the Levis brothers, Yvon Cote, Rene Cote, Ernie Meyers, Denis Dube, Leo Boisvert, Medard Bourgault. Nelphas Prevost, Blanche Bolduc to name a few, who have carved and painted their way through over one hundred lots of quality folk art sculptures, wall plaques, oil paintings, etc.


The antiques to be offered are equally as exciting as the folk art with furnishings from Quebec, Ontario and the US to include the high post canopy bed shown on the front cover of “The Early Furniture of FRENCH CANADA” by Jean Palardy, a refinished but great early 19th century Quebec pine armoire decorated with the St. Andrews cross and an unusual carved crown molding, a flat to the wall two piece cupboard from the Kingston area in an old brown over paint, a small tapered leg harvest table from the Riley homestead near Richmond Ont., Lanark County in it’s original finish, a one drawer Doukhobor table from Saskatchewan in its original finish, a small built in cupboard from Lennox and Addington county, a late 18th/early 19th century fold up Press bed in painted pine with rope spring in an old white over paint, a great selection of early 19th century fireplace iron to include wrought iron andirons, spatulas, two and three tine forks, iron, steel and brass ladles, toasters, trivets, cranes, etc.,  late 18th/early 19th century early wrought iron H L and strap hinges, a Kingston Upper Canada sampler dated 1823, a rare New England crewelwork on linen bedcover lined with silk dating from the late 18th century wonderful early decorated tole ware to include a domed top deed box, a small covered container, tray, etc., an important carved rooster weather vane from Stellarton, Pictou County, Nova Scotia, one of three known examples by John Oliver C1870 (ex Price Collection), an early 19th century tall case pine grandfather clock found in northern New York state with its original figured maple grain painted finish, a tall case grandfather clock by Twiss in its original grain painted finish, clock shelves, a refinished blanket chest, a collection of several fireplace bellows with painted and stencilled side panels, games boards, a rare and desirable hand woven Tyler coverlet from upper New York state in red and white, signed “Achsah. L. Shepard, Lewis. CO. NY 1851” with hearts in the centre, tree of life in each of the four centre corners, eagles in the four outside corners and fruit bowls on the remainder of the border, decorated American stoneware including two examples with birds, deed boxes in original finishes, a quantity of feather edge Leeds ware table wares including plates, bowls and platters in both blue and green feather edge, wooden ware to include butter ladles, peel, painted cutlery tray, etc., early tole lighting and candle moulds, a hand woven linen bed sheet, Staffordshire figurines including dogs and Toby jug, a painted slant top desk on tapered legs, a Georgian style open wash stand with a drawer below and in its original red painted finish, brass and pewter, a miniature child’s open cupboard in paint plus many more items too numerous to list.



Click on images below for a detailed view

Please be patient there are a lot of pictures.

( please note there may be some duplication of images )





Terms: Cash, cheque, Visa, MasterCard and Interac

            A 10% buyer’s premium will be applied to the hammer price.




Auctioneers: Tim Potter and Brad Snider


Tim Potter Auction Services

RR2 Odessa Ont. K0H 2H0

(613) 386-3635


A catalogue with price key to follow is available for this sale at a cost of thirty five dollars and will be available for purchase at the sale.