The Allio Collection


Saturday October 10, 2009                   Beginning at 10 AM


Preview Friday October 9 from 4PM until 7PM


Sale day from 8AM


To be held at the Napanee Lions Club hall on Centre St. in the town of Napanee Ont., the hall can be reached from Hwy. 401 by taking the Hwy. 41 interchange at Napanee and proceeding south on Hwy. 41 (Centre St.), through the town, over the Napanee River, through the next set of traffic lights and proceed approximately 100 yards on your left to the auction site.


We have been asked by Nicole and Mario Allio of Beconsfield Quebec, in anticipation of a planned move to smaller quarters in the next year, to sell a large portion of their collection of country furnishings and accessories plus an infusion of quality folk art from Ontario, Quebec and Canada’s east coast, gathered together over the past 35 plus years. Plus inclusions from a small number of Quebec and Ontario collections in keeping with the quality achieved by the Allios throughout their three decades of collecting.


The Allios, respected collectors at all of the major shows, shops and auctions for over three decades have decided to part with a selection of Quebec, Ontario and American furniture to include an 18th century Quebec armoire in dark blue paint with linen fold raised panels, early 19th century Quebec two-tier panelled cupboard in two-colour paint, raised panel Quebec blanket box, Quebec rustic armchair, paint decorated dome top box (Vermont), Quebec Regency armchair in old red, outstanding 19th century blue painted Ontario open cupboard (ex McMurray), ladder back chair, transitional Hepplewhite period Ontario chest with faux grained paint, glazed two-door Quebec corner cupboard in old red (ex Breitman), set of six birdcage Windsors with medallion crest rail in old paint, a wonderful set of four arrowback chairs in their original paint and stencil and consisting of an armchair and three matching sides, Ira Twiss clock with unusual scene painting on face, Quebec stretcher base side table, Mennonite side table in yellow, miniature chest of drawers with wonderful alligatored surface (dated), miniature grain painted chest, Windsor armchair, etc.


Folk Art and accessories: two early portraits, rare horse portrait by C. Baker, embroidered/painted memorial (American), chalkware poodle, two rare 19th century dapple painted horses (reference Palardy page 144), several carvings by noted sculptors  Philippe Roy (St. Georges slaying dragon, St. Joachim, St. Louis, mountain goats, cow, bear, crucifixion), Eugene Poulin, Charlie Tanner, Arthur Bouchard (flying stork, bird tree), Seton Tompkins (squirrel, cat with fiddle, Christ, rooster and hen), Alcide St. Germain (flying duck, owl, rooster, sturgeon), Edmond Chatigny, Jules Fontaine, Medard, Jean-Julien and André Bourgeault including two relief carvings, a crucifixion scene and a full-figural sculpture; bird carvings by Yvon Cote; exceptional polychrome fish and goose decoy carved by Lincoln Harvey, New Brunswick; boat models by the Leclerc family including the “Bluenose”; a painting by Blanche Bolduc of Charlevoix; a diorama from Nova Scotia; boat picture by Charlie Norris; carving of a judge by Trygg in original paint; carvings by P. Vienneau (N.B.), I. Fancey (N.S.), A. Dubé (Que), R. Dandurand (Que.) decoys including Avann, Mason, James, Turcotte, and Eyre, flying decoys by C. Fournier and A. St Germain, early birdcage in paint, carved frame from Saskatchewan, decorated clock shelf, candle box in original paint, small green/blue firkin with wire handle, early stoneware, decorated tole pieces, chocolate molds, Quebec barber pole, trade signs, whirligig, carved black horse, an important carved rooster weather vane from Stellarton, Pictou County, Nova Scotia, one of three known examples by John Oliver C1870 (ex Price Collection), child’s sled with bird decoration, child’s cutter from Quebec with it’s original painted finish, several crucifixes including Henri Dubé and Seton Tompkins, Ontario whirligig of a trainman, hooked rugs (horses, eagle, cats, dog), rare Doukhabour rug, and a rare Doukhabour work table with scrub top, cabriole legs and a carved drawer front (ex Price collection), several outstanding quilts, exceptional game board with painted horse and rooster plus other games boards, Quebec sampler, an outstanding three tier wire plant stand dating from the mid 19th century and a pair of wire garden chairs of the same period, two large ironstone tureens with under plates, several pieces of Port Neuf to include animal and bird decorations, early wrought iron fireplace equipment and lighting, miscellaneous accessories.


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Terms: Cash, cheque, Visa, MasterCard and Interac

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


Auctioneers: Tim Potter and Cec Knight


Auctioneers Note: There will be a colour catalogue produced for this sale at a cost of $28.00 to include sales tax, shipping and price key. Please send catalogue orders to Gerda Potter, 1049 Simmons Rd., Odessa Ont. K0H 2H0.

Tim Potter Auction Services

RR2 Odessa Ont. K0H 2H0

(613) 386-3635