Important Holiday Estate Auction

Monday Evening, October 9th 2017

Preview 4:30 pm – Auction 5:30 pm

Delta Fredericton

225 Woodstock Rd, Fredericton, New Brunswick


Featuring contents from a prominent Amherst, N.S. estate situated on Victoria Rd that has been in the family for over 150+ years! Fresh to the market!



Absentee & phone bidding available!

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Items include a lovely pair of Victorian parlours chairs – MINT, as well as an unusual 1840s mahogany Empire two drawer work table with desk.  


Interior view of the 1840s mahogany Empire two drawer work table with desk


Stunning early 1800s East Coast curly maple with birdseye maple skirt, tilt-top breakfast table




Amazing 1774-1814 Meissen hand painted porcelain reticulated exotic bird charger diameter- 14 inches


Early 1800s mahogany drop side table & set of 6 Regency dining chairs to be sold separate


Quality early 1800s drop side dining table closeup



Substantial 1820s Regency sofa – Mint & Comfortable


Sweet early Victorian fireside bench


Empire secretary desk - MINT



Above: Major work by Gerard Collins – framed oil on canvas – 31 inches wide by 4 feet tall (not including frame)

This eccentric painting features a country shelf with many whimsical face jugs & porcelains as well as 9 black crows

Note: Gerry feeds crows regularly at his property/studio in Saint John & shares an enjoyment & fascination with them.


MAJOR Gerard Collins signed oil on canvas, dated 2015, 4 feet wide by 39 inches tall not including frame.

Truly unique & eccentric painting above with tones of detail & depth – including many unique characters including sorcerer “Murry” always drawn with a pig nose.



2 lovely, colorful Gerard Collins painted doors - 1-foot wide by 6 ½ feet tall


Gerard Collins oil on canvas – Studio Interior – 3 feet wide by 2 feet tall


Beautiful oil on board signed Gerard Collins – Woods & Lake Scene outside his home Saint John – 24  inches wide & 28 inches tall


Unique & desirable size Gerard Collins oil on canvas - Woods & Lake Scene

Framed – 13 inches wide by 4 feet tall not including frame


Gerard Collins framed pastel dated 2008 – 24 inches wide by 22 inches tall – not including frame or matting


Fabulous 1 foot x 1 foot signed oil on canvas – with cat hiding in flower garden


Folksy 1 foot x 1 foot Gerard Collins oil painting


Rare 1/1 Monoprint “Vase of Flowers” 2017 – Gerard Collins

As a very talented artist, Gerry enjoys using many different mediums outside of oil and pastel and above is a scarce example of a unique monoprint done by himself.



Unique decorative modern globe with hidden bar


Lovely cast iron garden love seat & chair


Full size wrought iron & brass bed


Large 4 foot, 8 spoke wooden ship’s wheel


Large 4-foot nautical hanging directional


Lovely retro 4 drawer chest in soft green


Clean modern sofa - MINT


Lovely clean pair of New York style designer wingback chairs


Beautiful collection of wool rugs including:

Stunning handwoven wool rug – 6 feet by 9 feet


Lovely ivory hand knotted wool rug – MINT -  6 feet by 9 feet


Large hand knotted wool rug – MINT – 10 feet by 14 feet 


Stunning antique finely hand knotted wool rug – some fading on lower left corner


Antique finely hand knotted wool rug 82 inches by 127 inches – some wear – unique colors


Stunning 2-foot-tall bronze horse – with great detail


Royal Crown Derby “Imari” pattern cups – serving plate with sterling band also to be sold!


Sterling Silver hallmarked bowls & spoons


RARE LARGE WILLARD MORSE MITCHELL (1879 – 1955) watercolor – Approx. 14 by 18 inches

Estate Fresh – 1st we have seen this large – Don’t Miss this Opportunity!

Willard Morse Mitchell (February 14, 1879 - June 15, 1955) was a Canadian artist and architect best known for his miniature watercolour paintings. They were mostly nature scenes.


W.M. Mitchell was born in Saint John, New Brunswick, the youngest of six children. He attended Rothesay Collegiate and later studied art and architecture in Saint John. He was married in 1904 and that year he moved to Amherst, Nova Scotia. For nearly two decades, he worked as an architect and made paintings in Amherst. He moved to Belleville, Ontario in 1923 and in 1927 he removed to Montreal where he focused exclusively on the sale of his art as souvenir pieces. He died in Montreal in 1955.


Nice size 19th century gold guild mirror


Collection of books from Amherst estate


Including lovely hardcovered The Art of Alex Colville by Helen J. Dow


19th century leather bound Baird family bible – Leicester, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia 



Unique 1800s foldup book stand


Lovely hand knotted wool rug – 64 inches by 35 inches - clean


Lovely hand knotted wool rug – 68 inches by 40 inches – clean


Lovely hand knotted Bokhara wool rug – 74 inches by 42 inches



1780s hand carved accent chair - wow


1900 Larkin solid oak hall tree


Stickley Mission oak rocker with original label


Sampling of country wares & décor


2 Western Native signed oil on canvases dated 1974


Nice collection of early Micmac baskets


Early fossils in display frame


Stunning mahogany Tambour secretary desk – bench made

Fits in a mansion – fits in a condo – great multi-purpose piece


1820s Period N.S. candlestand


Collection of Irish Belleek including black mark pieces


Complete 12 place setting with serving pieces in lovely cutlery box



Sterling silver brush set


Vintage guitar – sampling of some of the musical instruments to be sold


Stunning machine made wool rug – clean – 10 by 14 ½ feet


Large modern handwoven wool rug – 9 feet by 12 feet


Lovely 1930s oil painting – 20 by 24 inches








Auctioneers Note:

We are excited to be returning back to Fredericton with a great Holiday Monday Evening Estate Auction including Canadian art, lovely lot of Period, Empire & Victorian furniture from a prominent Amherst Estate, Victoria Road;  lovely Persian hand knotted & hand woven wool rugs, Sterling pieces, cast garden & home décor, vintage musical instruments, country wares, primitives, Hummel figurines, nice lot of collectibles, Royal Crown Derby, offering of Estate fresh books, substantial Bronze, nice selection of antique & vintage lighting, toys including press steel trucks, antique picture frames & prints, advertising items & more!



Exceptional oversized Willard Morse Mitchell (1879 – 1955) watercolor (works this size never show up), collection of 10 Gerard Collins paintings to be sold – spanning from 2008 -2017 including some very unique & major works, additional Estate Fresh oil paintings & sketches, many prints & frames.



Solid oak Larkin hall tree, Stickley oak rocker, set of 6 signed Hitchcock chairs including 2 captains, stunning early 1800s East Coast curly maple tilt top breakfast table, unique mahogany Empire two drawer work table with desk, 19th century pine 1 door chimney cupboard, custom mahogany tambour secretary desk, great pair of New York style designer wing chairs, lovely cast iron garden love seat & chair,  mint pair of Victorian his & her chairs, early 1800s mahogany drop side table & set of 6 Regency dining chairs to be sold separate, substantial 1820s Regency sofa, sweet early Victorian fireside bench, stunning Empire secretary desk, unique decorative modern globe with hidden bar, mint clean antique full size wrought iron bed & rails, sweet retro green chest, modern clean sofa, 19th century gold guild mirror, unique Victorian music book stand, stunning hand carved arm chair,  Period candle stand, Victorian boudoir chair & footstool, set of 4 high quality nesting tables, gateleg table, quality mahogany 6 drawer chest, period chests, modern jewellery chest, tall modern bookcase, oak dresser, cedar chest, mid-century 2 drawer stand, tall modern chest, oriental 2 drawer cabinet, clean 4 drawer quality bachelor’s chest, kneehole desk, pair of mahogany nightstands, fern stand, child’s rocker, nice sewing stand, oak 5 drawer chest, undersized walnut hall table, mahogany 2 drawer drop side hall table, cool pair of director’s chairs, 1700s Chippendale chair, Victorian marble top table, lovely 1930s vanity chair in cream white paint,  hanging mirrors & more.


Beautiful collection of 10 hand knotted wool rugs in various sizes & colors!

Don’t miss! 


Collectibles & Accents: 

Working oak table top gramophone, large 2 foot tall bronze horse figurine, collection of Micmac native baskets, early fossils, sterling silver including hallmarked bowls, heavy grade brass fireplace fender & accessories, vintage guitar, violin, flute & case, 4 foot wooden ship’s wheel, large nautical wall hanging weather vane, collection of Estate fresh books including The Art of Alex Colville hardcover & 19th century leather bound books, stoneware crocks & jugs, cast pots & cast water pump, complete 12 place utensil set in gold finish & chest, set of binoculars, brass lots, clean pair of mid-century wooden lamps, Victorian lap desk, oak Regulator clock, nicely assembled 50s photo album of travels through Europe, old linen lots, Victorian ladies shawls, vintage Singer dress form, heavy cast ornate hanging mirror, primitive apple ladder, vintage Flexible Flyer sled, vintage train case, neat antique birdcage, unique 1920s grape and cable boudoir lamp, mid-century desk lamp, teak office file, nice selection of lighting, press steel toys, Heywood Wakefield child’s desk chair, retro rotary phone, comic books, cast décor & accents & much more.


 Glass & China:

Amazing 1774-1814 Meissen hand painted porcelain reticulated exotic bird charger, Royal Crown Derby Imari patter cups & saucers, Royal Crown Derby Imari serving plate with sterling band, beautiful French 19th century vase converted to a lamp, collection of Irish Belleek, Hummel figurines, 1800s Dresden German compote (has repair), crystal decanters & center bowl, late 1800s porcelain demitasses, Marquis Waterford crystal dish, large Royal Dux horse, hand painted Nippon footed dish, set of 8 Flow Blue plates, collection of marble lamps, unique Occupied Japan creche set & more.


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