Important Antique Auction Sale


“A Sampling From The Price Collection”


Saturday May 21. 2005          Beginning at 10 AM


Preview Friday May 20 from 4PM until 9 PM


Saturday May 21 from 8AM until 10AM


The auction will be held at the Scugog Community Recreational Center at 1655 Reach St. in the town of Port Perry Ontario.


There comes a time in the lives of collectors when they must begin to scale down. I have been asked by Ralph and Patricia Price of Port Perry, Ont. to hold an auction sale to begin this process.


The Price’s, who are recognized both nationally and internationally for their knowledge, passion and dedication as collectors of painted country furniture, accessories and folk art, have selected a day’s auction from their extensive collection, which will be sold on Saturday May 21, 2005 in Port Perry, Ont.


Featured items of this auction will include an early 19th century walnut dish cupboard from Dunville Ont. (shown in Pain’s “Heritage of Upper Canadian Furniture” plate #944); a Windsor chair from Lanark County (Pain’s plate #235 and Shackleton’s “The Furniture of Old Ontario” plate #54); a corner cupboard from Lanark County by the same maker as the cupboard shown in Pain plate #474; an Ira Twiss tall case grandfather clock in original painted finish and a mantle clock with an outstanding decorated door and an interior label from Vantassel, Brockville CW (Pain plate #1331 and front cover of the Pain book); a large primitive double stretcher harvest table from Uxbridge Ont.; a late 19th century whirligig made by William Hartwick, a cabinet maker near Fisherville in Haldimand County (see plate #179 in “A Splendid Harvest”); a country formal lift top sewing stand from Toronto; a rustic Sheraton style sofa from Leeds County C.1830 (see Pain plate #384); a selection of folk art which includes examples by known Canadian folk artists J. Seaton Tompkins, Chatigny, Loney, Rentz, Desrochers, Philippe Roy, Cockayne, Bruce Smith, William Hartwick, Clem Hibbard, Collins Eisenhauer, Mary Francis and Clarence Webster; two burl butter bowls; butter prints and other assorted wooden ware; games boards; a sewing box from the maritime provinces with a wonderful geometric painted design and shown full page colour in “Twas Ever Thus”, a book illustrating the Price collection of folk art which accompanied the collection in it’s 1979 tour of  several Ontario galleries beginning with the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa Ontario; pottery, stoneware to include a great piece of Ontario decorated stoneware featuring a spotted bird on a branch (shown on the front cover of “Twas Ever Thus”) and redware to include examples of Bennington, Brantford and Dion, various patterns of spatter ware to include Pea Fowl and Port Neuf, Mocha, Sunderland lustre, decorated stoneware and merchant crocks including a rare example of “S. Rogers The Cheapest Store in Bath”; decoys, early lighting, cast iron, wrought iron, fire place furnishings, textiles to include hooked rugs and quilts, etc.

For over 300 photos from the Price collection please see galleries below, items shown in random order



Gallery One                          Full Catalogue Available  

Gallery Two                                  

Gallery Three                             $18.00 Cdn.                   




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

        All sales subject to a 10 % buyer’s premium on the hammer price.



Tim Potter Auction Services

RR2 Odessa Ont. K0H 2H0

1(613) 386-3635


The catalogue for the auction is available from the auctioneer at a price of $18.00 Canadian, which will include taxes, shipping and a price key mailed after the sale. Catalogues will also be available at the auction preview and sale. You can order by email at  please send your credit card information by fax at 1(613)386-7920 or by phone at 1(613)386-3635.