2nd ANNUAL SPRING ART & ESTATE AUCTION

Saint John

 Monday Night, June 4th, 2018

Preview 4:00pm   -   Auction 5:00pm

 

Saint John Trade and Convention Center

One Market Square, Saint John

New Brunswick

 

400+ FRESH-TO-THE-MARKET FINDS TO BE SOLD

 

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE & EVERY PRICE RANGE -

ALL ARE WELCOME

 

Absentee Bids – Phone Bids - Questions

If you have any questions on any of the items or would like to leave a bid on any items, please call Jared at (506) 878 7890 for more information.

 

Auctioneers Note:

This auction has been in the making for the past 2 months and there’s been a spectacular response to this Annual Spring Auction. It will feature many New Brunswick and Nova Scotia Estates. The main contributions to this exciting sale include contents from a multi-generational Downtown Fredericton (Charlotte Street) Estate, as well as contents from an executive Fredericton condo originating from an Ottawa resident of 92 years; as well as prominent collections from Moncton, Fredericton & Amherst Estates. There will be 400 fresh-to-the market lots to be sold! From the expert to novice collectors, there will be something for everyone and every price range…including a large lot of 4500+ grams of Silver & Gold Coins, great lot of quality Maritime Art, one of our biggest selections of Mid-Century Furniture, Collectibles, Primitives, unique Home Accents, Period to Modern Furniture, Crystal, Glass & China, an exceptional lot of wool rugs in spectacular condition, Toys & Vintage bikes, Nautical items, Duck Decoys & MORE!  Many great deals to be had!

 

1st time auction goers welcome:

 You'll find an exciting night of buying with everything from 5 dollars and up! Great place to come do your shopping!  You'll be amazed at the great deals on quality furniture! We will be offering everything from antiques, mid-century, to modern home accents and furniture, as well as a great selection of art, unique treasures, coins & paper money, jewellery, collectibles, & more! Find yourself a DIY project or start your collection. Delivery is available and we accept cash, debit and all major credit cards. Call your family & friends and come join us in Saint John for a fun enjoyable evening with many great deals to be had! Something for everyone and every price range!

 

 PARTIAL LISTING

 

Art:

Collection of 1950s Canadian Art from Ottawa Estate including 2 Ralph Wallace Burton (Canadian – Ottawa Valley – 1905 – 1983), Jack Weldon Humphrey (Canadian – Saint John - 1901 – 1967), nautical abstract watercolor, collection of Gerard Collins (Canadian – Saint John) oil paintings & pastels including Saint John cityscapes & interiors, great collection of 8 Willard Morse Mitchell miniature watercolors (Canadian – Saint John - 1879 - 1955), substantial framed 1800s New England seascape oil painting, exceptional William Henry Chandler (American – New York - 1854 - 1928) pastel, Late 18th century – Late 18th century - early 19th century Korean Shaman Warrior painting, Jack Brusca 1972 CINQ Number 5 Silkscreen Serigraph 81 of 150, Herold Charles Boyes ( Canadian – Montreal - 1917 – 1989 ) oil painting, 1950s oil painting of Cache Lake Algonquin Park, Miriam Ramsay Holland (Canadian – Montreal – 1904 – 1953) oil painting, Carole Wilson watercolor (Canadian – Ottawa), 1800s signed drawing & oil paintings from early Fredericton estate.

 

 

Mid-Century Furniture:

The large lot of mid-century furniture from Ottawa makes a lovely feature in this auction, items including stunning mid-century Danish Modern credenza, mid- century teak media center, desirable Lane chest of drawers “Warren Church” design, 2 lovely mid-century teak open arm lounge chairs, clean mid-century server, Danish Modern table with leaf & 4 chairs, 2 signed mid-century pottery lamps with fiberglass shades, Danish teak flat top desk, mid-century 5 drawer chest, pair of retro dressers, sweet teak 2 seater bench, teak corner cupboard & more!

 

 

Furniture:

Undersized oak icebox chest, lovely oak flatware chest, Beacon Hill solid mahogany 7 drawer lingerie chest, Beacon Hill pair of twin beds, pine step-back cupboard, stunning Victorian marble-top table, high quality mahogany banded-top dining table (condo size), lovely 7 foot tall Victorian pier mirror, clean mahogany bedroom suite, nice modern painted bookshelf, clean set of mahogany nesting tables, lovely 2 door bookshelf, mahogany secretary, Jacobean style accent chair, solid mahogany chest of drawers, Victorian upholstered rocker, clean undersized bachelor’s chest, lovely solid oak accent rocker, high quality mahogany tea table, walnut gateleg table, solid high back Windsor arm chair, walnut spinet desk, occasional stands & tables, 1910 fireside bench, several accent & desk chairs, substantial 1910 coat rack, hanging mirrors & more!

 

 

Collectibles:

 Collection of early Inuit soapstone, collection of 50 boxes of vintage & antique glass Christmas bulbs, unique 1920s Emerald shade bankers table lamp, 1920s Arts & Crafts slag glass table lamp, brass ship’s light, 5 bikes & tricycles from 1930s – 1950s in near mint condition, richly made 1800s English gentleman’s chest, unique early inkwell with deer & clock, unique copper antique roof vent, large pair of brass candlesticks, lovely Ontario duck decoys, early tobacco pipes & tins, rare figural Victorian corkscrew, brass French carriage clock, postcards, Mic Mac baskets, clean antique typewriter, OG shelf clock, 1935 Canada post mail bag, 1931 Birds of America, copper boiler with lid, substantial tea service set, antique hanging light fixture, , tramp art cigar box, vintage picnic basket, heavy duty 1800s metal money box, collection of labeled milk bottles, large 1800s leather bounded family bible, toy sled, 50s magazine & paper lot, vintage luggage & more. 

 

 

Country Primitives & Period Furniture:

1840s mahogany & pine NB flat top desk, rare 1860s NB 15 drawer chest, primitive oversized NB chest with rose head nails, primitive NB 2 drawer table, 1800s 2 drawer work table, 1800s console table, mahogany hanging cupboard, late 1800s hanging 1 door cupboard with drawer, large Victorian coal scuttle, 2 pairs of brass and irons, brass fireplace tools & accessories, primitive pine doll sled in red paint, primitive pine NB server,  pine bucket bench, crocks & jugs, Majolica pieces, primitive child’s rocker in original red patina, folk art twig stand with paint, old shutters, wooden ladder & more. 

 

 

 Persian Wool Rugs

This auction will feature 5 well above average Persian wool rugs from an executive estate. All wool rugs are like new & are mint clean! OVER $25 000 in retail value. See pictures & sizes below. DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY.

 

 

 Oriental & Korean Art:

Late 18th Century – early 19th Century Korean Shaman Warrior painting, older oriental pottery rooster signed & with age, large 21 inch cloisonné & brass vase, substantial porcelain Oriental punch bowl, pair of Oriental figural lamps, 2 older carved soapstones, 1940s Mahjong tiles & case, Imari porcelain export bowl

 

 

Garden Decor:

Stunning substantial cast iron fountain pump (4 ½ feet tall), lovely teal wrought iron garden bench, fabulous pair of hanging wrought iron egg chairs, lovely undersized garden bench, fabulous collection of retro chairs & loungers, nice cast iron undersized 2 seater garden bench, unique hand crafted lighthouse with outdoor light 4 ½ feet tall, 1920s wicker loveseat & chair & more.

 

 

Military:

6 swords fresh-to-the market from downtown Fredericton estate including desirable 1916 WW1 British / Canadian Petty Officers sword, scarce 1866-1871 Canada general service medal to Surgeon A.J. Cowie, Nova Scotia Militia – Awarded for fighting against the Irish Republic in the Fenian Raids between 1866 – 1871, collection of WW1 & WW2 badges & pins on military belt, Canadian WW2 service medals, US military uniform & medals, various related military badged and items including hand stitched 10th Canadian crest & more.

 

 

Gold & Silver Coins - Bronze & Sterling Silver:

Over 4500 grams of sterling silver to be sold including Birks Loui XV pattern flatware, 5 gold coins to be sold including 1892 & 1908 Sovereigns, Thirteen 1935 – 1966 Canadian silver dollars, substantial 2 feet tall bronze horse statue, Canadian coins & proof sets.

                                                                              

 

Crystal and China:

Collection of 12 pieces of Moorcroft, Waterford crystal including substantial floor lamp, Art Nouveau E.S. German hand painted vase, finely hand painted Royal Wettina Austrian vase, pair of jeweled Victorian vases, pair of 19th century cranberry glass oil lamps, Cauldon bone china serving pieces, fine bone china cups & saucers including Shelley, pair of cranberry lusters, hand painted Limoges & Nippon porcelains, Hummel & unique Royal Doulton figurines,  Scottish crystal, lovely Victorian enameled glass, 2 beautiful Royal Copenhagen figurines, Staffordshire figurine, Belleek, Victorian pickle cruet with lime green insert & more.  

 

 

DELIVERY AVAILABLE
Terms: Visa, MasterCard, Debit, Cash, Cheque, Buyer’s Premium

 

 

Absentee Bids – Phone Bids - Questions

If you have any questions on any of the items or would like to leave a bid on any items, please call Jared at (506) 878 7890 for more information.

 

 

 

Key Auctions -Invitation to Consign

We are now accepting consignments for our forthcoming sales. Should you require a free valuation of your items or wish to learn more about the auction process, we invite you to contact us at (506) 878 7890 or (506) 852 4500 or via email at 00steeves@hotmail.ca  to schedule a complimentary appointment.

 

 

Beautiful teal garden bench

 

Lovely undersized garden bench

 

Unique pair of substantial wrought iron hanging egg chairs

DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY – HIGHEST BIDDER HAS CHOICE OF 1 OR 2

PHONE & ABSENTEE BIDDING AVAILABLE

 

3 fabulous antique tricycles – 1930s- 1950s - wow

Basement find from a multi-generational Fredericton estate!

 

1 of 2 vintage CCM cruisers in near mint state

Basement find from a multi generational Fredericton estate!

 

Funky selection of retro chairs & loungers

Basement find from a multi generational Fredericton estate!

 

Unique 1930s folding beach chair

 

Ralph Wallace Burton 1952 “Farm above Wakefield, Quebec”, oil-on-canvas, measuring 20 inches by 16 inches not including frame.

 

Ralph Wallace Burton (Canadian – 1905 – 1983) was a well-known Ottawa Valley artist who was a student of, as well as a regular painting companion and friend to A.Y. Jackson from the Group of Seven.

 

First time on the market from the Estate, who originally purchased it from Ralph W Burtons Studio, 78 Porter Street Ottawa in 1952. Works from this artist can be seen sold at Canadas large Auction houses for $5000.00.

DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY

 

Ralph Wallace Burton oil painting, measuring 16 inches by 12 1/2 inches not including frame.

 

Ralph Wallace Burton (Canadian – 1905 – 1983) was a well-known Ottawa Valley artist who was a student of, as well as a regular painting companion and friend to A.Y. Jackson from the Group of Seven.

 

First time on the market from the Estate, who originally purchased it from Ralph W Burtons Studio, 78 Porter Street Ottawa. Works from this artist have been sold at Canada’s large Auction houses for $5000.00.

DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY

 

Lovely Jack Humphrey nautical abstract watercolor – signed lower left.

 

 Jack Weldon Humphrey (Canadian, 1901 – 1967) was a Canadian landscape and figure painter, mainly in watercolour. Humphrey was born in Saint John, New Brunswick. He studied at the school of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, under Philip Hale and painting at the National Academy of Design, the Art Students League of New York, and Charles Hawthorn's Cape Cod School. He was a Tiffany Foundation student at Oyster Bay, Long Island, 1927. He studied in Europe from 1929 to 1930, studying in Paris with André Lhote, and at the Grande Chaumiere Academy and in Munich at the Hans Hofmann school. He also travelled in Italy, Holland, Belgium, and England. He visited Vancouver in 1933 and Mexico in 1938.

 

Humphrey's paintings of the harbour, streets, and workers of Saint John, Canada, established his reputation as a regional artist and his work extended to numerous portraits of friends and the city's children. Making no concessions to fashion, Humphrey's tough, honest approach made him a respected member of Montreal's Contemporary Art Society and the Canadian Group of Painters.

 

Well detailed Gerard Collins abstract – pastel – 28 inches wide by 22 inches tall – not including frame.

 

Gerard Collins was born and raised in Saint John, New Brunswick, and has chosen to remain and make his art in the city he calls home. Considered to be one of the finest contemporary painters in the region, Gerard Collins has had numerous exhibitions since 1977. His work can be found in many important collections including The National Gallery of Canada, the New Brunswick Museum & the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, just to name a few.

 

Main St, Saint John – Gerard Collins oil on board

27 inches wide by 23 inches tall – not including the frame

 

Lovely Gerard Collins interior with Saint John backdrop

Oil on canvas – stretched – 24 inches wide by 24 inches tall

 

Gerard Collins oil on canvas – Saint John cityscape

25 inches wide by inches tall – not including frame

 

Collection of 8 Willard Morse Mitchell water colors

 Estate fresh from Amherst, NS

This lovely collection features Local & European panoramas as well as an extra-large fishing themed watercolor, the largest we have seen come to market. 

 

Willard Morse Mitchell (Canadian, 1879 - 1955). He was born in Saint John, New Brunswick & was best known for his miniature watercolour paintings. They were mostly nature scenes.

 

Stunning mid-century Danish Modern credenza

Measuring 77 inches long by 21 inches deep – clean.

 

Desirable Lane mid century chest of drawers – credenza – designed by Warren Church

5 feet long by 19 inches deep by 30 inches tall – clean.

 

Mid-century Danish Modern media teak center & accents

Media center measuring 50 inches long by 15 inches deep by 24 inches tall.

 

2 lovely mid century Danish Modern teak open chairs arm lounge chairs

 

Substantial 1800s oil on canvas signed – 3 feet long by 2 feet tall

 

Exceptional Chandler pastel over 36 inches long

A major work by the artist – the nicest one we have seen on the market in many years!

DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!

 

Sensational finely hand knotted Persian rug 12 feet by 9.2 feet

MINT clean from an executive house – this rug would be well over $10 000 today at any fine rug retailer!

DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!

 

Stunning finely hand knotted Persian rug 12 feet by 8.4 feet

MINT clean from an executive house – this rug costed over $6000 when purchased!

DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!

 

 

Quality hand knotted Persian rug 10.5 feet by 7 feet

A beautiful rug with a lovely pattern in traditional colors!

DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!

 

Outstanding finely hand knotted Persian rug 12+ feet by 8.9 feet

MINT CLEAN from an executive house – this rug would be well over $6 000 today at any fine rug retailer!

DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!

 

Canadian Military items – Estate fresh from Downton Fredericton multi-generational home.

 

Including swords to be sold – see additional pictures below.

 

 

Scarce 1866-1871 Canada general service medal to Surgeon A.J. Cowie, Nova Scotia Militia – Awarded for fighting against the Irish Republic in the Fenian Raids between 1866 – 1871.

 

Nice Collection of WW1 & WW2 badges & pins on military belt

 

Desirable 1916 WW1 British / Canadian Petty Officers sword in great shape with original scabbard.

 

Stunning & substantial cast iron fountain pump – 4 ½ feet tall

These just simply never show up on the market.. when was the last time you saw one for sale?

DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY  

 

Sweet undersized cast iron 2 seater garden bench

 

Top of the line solid mahogany 7 drawer lingerie chest – made by Beacon Hill one of the finest & sought-after furniture makers in North America.

Measures 24 inches wide by 17 inches deep by 58 ½ inches tall.

 

Matching solid mahogany twin poster beds – made by Beacon Hill

Do your research on this company!

 

High quality mahogany dining table with banded top & carved pedestal

43 inches in in diameter with 20 inches additional leaf - MINT

 

Stunnig Victorian marble top library desk with picture-frame top

A substantial piece meauring 42 inches long by 27 inces wide by 30 ½ inches tall

 

Collection of 12 pieces of Moorcroft to be sold

including this lovely 9inch cobalt bowl.

 

5 pieces of Moorcroft in the desirable cobalt

Covered dish has had a small repair…the rest in mint condition!

Lovely Moorcroft covered dish & candlesticks

 

 

Unique 1920s Emerald shade bankers table lamp

 

 

1920s Arts & Crafts slag glass table lamp

 

Sampling of over 4500 grams of sterling silver to be sold

 

Including this Louis XV pattern Birks sterling flatware including demitasse & unique serving pieces

 

2 of 5 gold coins to be sold including 1892 & 1908 Sovereigns

 

3 Canadian 9999 fine god coins – ¼ ounce & two 1/10 ounce

 

Thirteen 1935 – 1966 Canadian silver dollars

 

Sterling silver salts

 

Late 18th Century – early 19th Century Korean Shaman Warrior Painting – Fresh-to-the market from a wealthy Estate – Be sure to do your research!

A few examples can be found in Christies & Sotheby’s fine art sales that have sold in the $2000-$3000 range – none seem to be as early or detailed as this example! 

 

Richly finished English multi-leveled gentleman’s dressing chest

 

Uniquely framed 4 Gerard Collins oil paintings

24 inches by 24 inches not including frame  

 

 

2 lovely signed Gerard Collins oil-on-canvas paintings both 24 inches by 24 inches

 

Gerard Collins pastel - St. Andrews St. David Church – 22 inches – 30 inches

 

Mid-century server - 64 inches wide – 18 inches wide – 30 inches 

 

Mid Century dining table with leaf & 4 Danish Modern chairs

 

 

Jack Brusca 1972 CINQ Number 5 Silkscreen Serigraph 81 of 150

 22 inches by 30 inches. Signed "Jack Brusca 1972" in pencil in lower right corner.

 

Jack Brusca's ability to interpret the natural wonder of ordinary things and ideas is the major reason he is so highly regarded in today's contemporary art world. As an illusionist who manipulates letters, numbers and flowers among things, Brusca's keen sense of spacial dimension and color blend to give his work a theatrical-type light. His last one-man show, in 1989, was at the Paraty Gallery in SoHo. His paintings were also shown at several museums and acquired by the Whitney Museum and others.

 

2 Mid-century signed pottery lamps with fiber glass shades

 

Danish teak desk – 4 feet by 2 feet by 28 inches tall

 

 

Solid mid-century style chest of drawers

38 inches wide by 18 inches deep & 43 inches tall

 

Persian hand knotted wool room size rug 10 ½ feet by 6 feet

 

Lovely Persian hand knotted wool rug 6 1/2 feet by 4 feet

 

WOW - RARE “Kinsale” Waterford crystal brass floor lamp -59 inches tall IDENTICAL ONE SOLD ON EBAY FOR $799.00 USD

 

Substantial 2 foot tall bronze figure with horse

 

Collection of Inuit soapstone including signed pieces

 

1840s – 1850s NB desk from an early Fredericton government building

58 inches wide by 30 inches wide by 29 inches tall

 

1860s hardwood & pine 15 drawer chest with lovely brass pulls

From the same Fredericton Estate, believed to have been in one of the early NB Government buildings – very unique piece

DON’T MISS THIS OPPPORTUNITY 

 

Primitive New Brunswick chest of drawers with rose head nails

44 inches wide by 20 inches deep by 42 inches tall

 

Antique Victorian pier mirror – 41 inches wide by 7 feet tall

 

Desirable antique oak icebox chest in original finish

24 inches wide by 16 inches deep by 45 inches tall

 

Unique hand made copper swivel roof vent

 

Rustic 1800s oak hanging cupboard

15 inches wide by 6 inches deep by 25 inches tall

 

 

Unique Victorian coal scuttle – approx. 3 feet tall

 

1 of 2 pairs substantial pair of brass andirons  

 

Large pairs of early brass candlesticks

 

Victorian coal scuttle & shovel

 

Substantial pair of etched cranberry glass oil lamp bases

 

Victorian pair of jeweled flute vases – 12 inches tall

 

 

Unique oriental pottery glazed rooster – signed

Unique piece with age – 16 inches tall

 

Substantial cloisonné brass & enameled vase – 21 inches tall

 

Sampling of collectibles from Fredericton Estate including Ontario duck decoys, antique pipes, vintage cigar lighters & more!

 

WOW! Single owner collection of vintage & antique Christmas ornaments – 50 individual boxes to be sold… fresh-to-the market from Downtown Fredericton Estate

 

Small antique wall cabinet – 28 inches by 7 inches by 26 inches

 

 

1940s heavy grade brass ship’s light

 

 

Rare figural Victorian corkscrew with spoon & shot glass

From a prominent northern NB Estate

 

Substantial 20 inch charger – hairline crack

 

Finely hand painted Royal Wettina Austrian vase

 

 

Sweet Art Nouveau E.S. German hand painted vase

 

Brass French carriage clock with porcelain dial

 

 

Estate Fresh art from Early Fredericton home

 

Herold Charles Boyes “Popham Beach” 1963 oil painting

14 by 9 inches not including the frame - Ottawa Estate 

 

Unsigned oil paintings but titled oil painting Cache Lake, Algonquin Park.

Famous spot for the group of sever to paint. 15 inches by 11 inches

This piece comes form the same Ottawa Estate as the 2 Ralph Wallace Burton paintings

 

Miriam R. Holland 1965 Oil painting – Ottawa Estate

 

Carole Wilson watercolor – Purchased in 1986 for $185.00 – Ottawa Estate

 

Lovely pine step back cupboard – 5 feet wide 19 inches deep by 82 inches tall

 

Early New Brunswick 2 drawer table – 50 inches wide by 22 inches deep

 

Unique Victorian inkwell with clock

 

Absentee Bids – Phone Bids - Questions

If you have any questions on any of the items or would like to leave a bid on any items, please call Jared at (506) 878 7890 for more information.