Philip Shackleton and Friends


I have been asked by Philip Shackleton (author of The Furniture of Old Ontario) and his wife Audrey, now retired to a farm in rural Saskatchewan, to sell a large portion of their remaining collection of antique furniture, paintings, collectible pottery and reference library by auction.


The collection with additions from friends who were for the most part active in the antiques trade in the Shackleton era, will be sold at the Portsmouth Olympic Harbour Site in Kingston Ontario on Saturday May 22, 2004 beginning at 10am with a preview sale day from 8am.


Featured in this sale will be a selection of collectible hard cover reference books and historical books; an American block front chests of drawers found in New Brunswick and an American bow front crotch grained mahogany chest of drawers; a stretcher based turned leg table with original brown finish; a miniature lift top chest with one drawer from Waterloo County and in original finish; a Scottish mahogany tall case clock; an oval burl bowl from south eastern Ontario; butter ladles; a great carved butter print; butter stamps etc.; pewter plates, tankards and candle sticks; a 10 ft. cherry and figured maple banquet table from New Brunswick; additional pieces from New Brunswick will include a Sheraton reeded leg mahogany drop leaf table and a pair of formal side chairs; from Nova Scotia a one drawer bracket base blanket chest in paint and a stenciled rocker in the Boston style; from Lanark County a medium post tester bed and a one drawer candle table in original finish; a Twiss tall case clock in original finish, a Eli Terry pillar and scroll weight clock with a Kingston provenance and a pillared weight clock with a T L Abel Leeds CW label; a set of six English mahogany side chairs; a two drawer cherry candle table in original finish from Prescott Ont.; also from Prescott an early Sheraton armchair in original finish; a Regency candle table with brass paw feet; an arrow back rocker with a Windsor seat in green paint; a carved Regency Bombay style tea caddy in varnished condition; a tramp art framed mirror; an early looking glass; a selection of Canadian Scenery blue transfer ware to include Boston Mail and Morley Lake series such as Kingston, Eastern Townships, etc.; Port Neuf; a selection of 1940’s and 50’s Deichmann pottery from New Brunswick (approximately 25 pieces); floral prints by Fitzgibbon and Traill; primitive painting of yacht race in Menai Straights; an ink and wash on card by L. O’Brien of “Falls of the Chaudiere – near Quebec” (the art work used for the engraving in Picturesque Canada) ; plus several other paintings and prints to include an oil by Henri Masson of checker players; a pastel by F.H.Bridgen; several loose Bartlett Canadian prints many items of interest from the native communities to include a large oval bark covered storage box with some paint decoration, smaller round covered bark storage box, a pair of chip carved spoons from Tyendinaga reserve at Deseronto Ont., two Salish table mats etc.; a powder horn with carved snake decoration; a rare sponge ware toilet set; several blue decorated crocks consisting of jugs, stone bottles, a rare flask with heavy blue decoration and signed A H Rose and attributed to Picton Pottery; storage crocks and a selection of red ware including a rare decorated example; a rare #3 Hamilton clamp top sealer; a small sampler in frame; prints and frames; oil lamps to include a cranberry opalescent coin dot, a large Bullseye pedestal lamp, a composition lamp with milk glass base and flashed ruby font, plus other examples of oil lighting; baskets; decoys; hooked mats; quilts and coverlets; bow back Windsor arm chair in paint; arrow back nursing rocker signed Hatch and a side chair signed C Hatch; a pair of arrow back armchairs with “H” stretcher; a collection of Bennington and Brantford pottery to include bowls (two with spouts), pie plates, baking dishes and pitchers; Regency armchairs; etc.


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

            All sales will be subject to a 10% buyer’s premium


Sale Directions: Hwy. 401 to Sir John A. McDonald Blvd. at Kingston Ont.; south on Sir John A. to the end (King St. West); turn right or west on King St. West and go one long block on your left hand side to Yonge St.; turn left or south on Yonge St. the Portsmouth Olympic Site is approx. 200 yards from the corner on your left.


Auctioneers: Tim Potter and Cec Knight


Tim Potter Auction Services

RR2 Odessa Ont. K0H 2H0

1(613) 386-3635