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February 10-17th 2022

CLOSING BEGINS FEB 17th AT 6:00 p.m. 

Ontario Antique Furniture, Asian, Japanese, Chinese Antiques, Paintings,  Sterling, Porcelains, Antiquarian Books & Maps,  Decoys, Early Lighting, Clocks & Time Pieces , Camp Items, Modern Design Furniture, Persian Carpets and Textiles.



February 2022 Auction Catalog

1             STERLING SILVER FLATWARE SET 84 PIECES. Set marked Sterling. Complete with 12 place settings of 7 pieces. All pieces monogrammed. Total weight 89.29 ounces, not including sterling handled knives. All in good condition. Fitted in mahogany chest.

2             INTERNATIONAL SILVER SALAD FORKS (6).  “Royal Danish” pattern, set of 6, Sterling marked, 10.94 ounces total weight, excellent condition.

3             INTERNATIONAL SILVER LOT (3 PIECES). Silver & olivewood salad set (2 pieces) with Sterling marked handles in “Royal Danish” pattern and Sterling marked cake breaker/rake in “Royal Danish” pattern, all in good condition.

4             LINEA BOCA STAINLESS MCM FLATWARE SET (42 PIECES) by SERGIO ASTI. Post Modern, Space Age, 1970’s stainless flatware settings of 7 pieces, in “Boca” pattern, designed by “Sergio Asti Designs” for “ICM” (Industrie Casalinghi Mori S.P.A.) each piece stamped “ICM inox 18-10 Italy”. As new condition, minor in box age tarnish, in original boxes (2). Similar examples in permanent Museum Collections worldwide.

5             CARL POUL PETERSEN (Montreal) SILVER DISH. MCM dish / dresser tray, 4” diameter, marked “PP PETERSEN C” STERLING with hammered details and floral blossom application.  Petersen, well known for his Canadian Sterling, apprenticeship with Georg Jensen and making the NHL Stanley Cup replication in 1962. Remains in very good condition, SSN etched on bottom.

6             REED & BARTON SILVER “GOOD LUCK” WHISTLE. 1970’s Whistle designed and as “Vase of 4 Leaf Clovers”, measuring 2.25” x 3”, monogramed on reverse, very good condition.

7             SILVER TABLEWARE LOT (15 pieces). Sterling hollow ware pieces, all marked STERLING and .800. Lot includes – silver and horn salad set, silver & olivewood salad set, carving set, silver embellished stag horn opener, pair of silver corn picks, meat fork, diminutive cake server, Victorian silver hair curling iron and pair of serving forks. All in good to very good condition.

8             SILVER FLATWARE LOT (17 pieces).  Lot of 17 STERLING marked miscellaneous dinner forks by English and USA manufacture, including Hamilton, T.V. Dickinson, Arnold & Co., total weight 27.47 ounce, all in very good condition, some monogrammed.

9             SILVER FLATWARE LOT (15 pieces). Lot of 15 STERLING marked serving and table spoons. Combined total weight 28.01 ounces. Very good condition, some monogrammed.

10           SILVER FLATWARE LOT (13 pieces). Lot of 13 pieces of silver serving pieces all marked STERLING or hall marked. Various English hallmarks, Birk’s, W&H Co., SHDC, all in excellent condition, some hall marked.

11           ANTIQUE SCENT BOTTLES LOT (5 pieces). Lot of 5 antique scent bottles marked sterling and hallmarked, with delft, porcelain (with BR. registry mark, cut crystal and hardstone vials, 2.5” – 3.25” tall. All in good condition.

12          ANTIQUE PERSIAN CARPET. North West Persian Tabriz carpet, room size, blue ground with large scale floral design in great colors, hand knotted wool, measuring 8’-7” x 11’ -9”, Beautiful Rug, some signs of wear, over all good condition.


13           SEMI ANTIQUE PERSIAN CARPET. North East Persian Mashad carpet room size, hand knotted wool, blue ground with single central medallion and over all florals, in brilliant colors, 8’-1” x 11’-3”, very good condition, subtle wear.

14           SEMI ANTIQUE PERSIAN CARPET. North East Persian Mashad carpet, room size, hand knotted wool, red ground with single central medallion and over all florals and brackets, in strong colors, 8’-3” x 11’-3” in very good condition, some wear.

15           CHINOISERIE BONHEUR DU JOUR. Fabulous mid 19th Century, George III style Chinoiserie Bonheur Du Jour in black lacquer, detailed with elaborate gilt vignettes of Oriental architecture with courtly figures and trailed florals. The secretaire top has a swan neck pediment, with 2 doors that reveal watch hutch, portrait frame and graduated drawers. The writing box with doors lifted displays a partitioned open interior with lidded wells. The scalloped side basewith legs that terminate with finely carved hairy paw feet. NOTE, – the secretaire and writing box sections are fitted to only rest on the base section and are not fastened in any way! Very good condition, complete with very minor faults.

16           17TH CENTURY TRANSITIONAL WUCAI PORCELAIN VASE.  Chinese porcelain figural decorated baluster vase, early Qing dynasty, Shunzhi period 1644-1661. This small vase is decorated with human figures, crane and florals in Wucai 5 color palette.  Very clean with bright over-glaze enamels. Height: 7” very good condition.

17           MING CLOISSONE BRONZE STEM CUP. Rare Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Zhou period, Cloisonné enamel on bronze, stem cup. The cup is decorated with peonies, scrolling lotus flowers, stylized Ruyi heads and leaves. 6” DIAMETER, 4.5” TALL. Good condition, minor enamel loss, small dents to base.

18           BLUE & WHITE CH’IEN-LUNG WALL VASE. 18th Century Qing Dynasty (1735-1796), Ch’ien-Lung period wall vase. Fabulous and scarce “folding fan” form vase with 5 varied size stem mouths and open work sticks. In brilliant white glaze and decorated with bonsai size pine tree in 3 colors and a pencilled poem. Height: 8”, width: 6”. Good condition over all, 2 small age lines on face, small flake to right side edge on blade.

19           JAPANESE IMARI MEIJI PERIOD CHARGER. Beautiful late Meiji Period (1868-1912) hand painted charger. Decorated with stylized central floral medallion, bats, large butterflies, and raised areas of brackets and foliage in 6 vibrant enamel colors. Diameter: 17.75” Height: 2.75”. over all very good condition.

20           JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD PORCELAIN CHARGER. Late 19th Century Meiji period charger in Imari palette. Striking, colorful, large charger decorated in cobalt blues, iron reds, orange and white with gilt highlights featuring landscape vignettes of figures and fish, and floral reserves with butterflies. Reverse, signed, edge painting, with floral brackets and bats, with shallow foot ring. Diameter: 18.5”, Height: 2.5”. excellent condition, no chips or repairs, subtle rubbing.

21           ROSE MANDARIN JARDINIERE. 20th Century Chinese Jardiniere with matching, marked under plate. Elaborate floral decoration with butterflies, vignettes of figures and reserves with peony. Diameter: 10.75”, H: 9”. Very good condition over all.

22           JAPANESE SATSUMA PORCELAIN VASE. Elaborate Meiji period, Satsuma tri-panel baluster form vase. Hand painted decoration with musician figures and their instruments, gilt brocade and medallion design below lip and a band of dragons at the foot. Height: 15” Very good condition, subtle intermittent rubbing.

23           CHINESE REPUBLIC PERIOD ROULEAU VASE. Chinese 20th Century vase in monochrome blue glaze.  Height: 17.5”. Excellent condition.

24           19TH CENTURY ASIAN MYTHOLOGICAL COMPOSITE ART. Mythological scene depicting Buddhist Luohans /Arhats (disciples of the Buddha) crossing the sea to the palace of the Dragon King. Composed of hand painted porcelain figures and interpretive dragon in a black sea of coarse black sand, in mahogany frame. Height: 27”, Width40.5”. Very good condition.

25           19TH CENTURY ASIAN MYTHOLOGICAL COMPOSITE ART. Mythological scene depicting Buddhist Luohans / Arhats (disciples of the Buddha) crossing the sea to the palace of the Dragon King. Composed of hand painted porcelain figures and interpretive dragon in black sea of coarse black sand, in mahogany frame. Height: 27”, Width 40.5”. Very good condition.

26           LATE 18TH CENTURY PORCELAIN WALL PANEL. Scarce Ch’ien-Lung enameled porcelain wall panel picturing the “Eight Immortals” crossing the sea, in hollowed trunks of trees, on a leaf, on horseback, on a carp and one on a dragon. Framed with old auction tag on verso, Height: 12.5”, Length:30”. Exquisite panel with great detail in a soft color palette. Excellent condition.

27           LATE 19TH CENTURY DINNER GONG. Exceptional bronze table top dinner gong. Gong is suspended from polished, carved cow horn hangers with silvered mounts resting on polished oak plinth. Cork beater with oak handle sits on bronze mounts. Length: 17.5”, Height: 7.5”. Very good condition, surface wear to gong, leather suspension straps replaced.

28           19TH CENTURY CHINESE CARVING OF DEITY SHOU LAU. Exceptional Chinese hardstone carving of figural group with gourds, trees and foliage. The central figure being the Daoist God, Shou Lau, “The God of Longevity” carved grasping oversized gourd and aided by his servants. The sculpture is nested to a wood base with fabulous pierced organic carving. Length: 14.5”, Height: 10”, Depth: 5.5”. Exceptional carving, very good condition.

29           ANTIQUE MARBLE BUST of JOAN OF ARC. Circa 1900 bust of French heroine “Joan of Arc” in the style and school of Italian sculptor Giuseppe Besji. Typical of Besji style with marble head dovetailed into multi hue alabaster shoulder/dress lower component, achieving fabulous signature contrast. Height: 9.75”, Width: 9.75”, Depth: 4.5”. Striking sculpture in very good condition, minor chips to base.

30           BRONZE SCULPTURE OF BALLERINA. Very decorative bronze Art Deco figure of ballerina in exotic costume, signed and foundry mark after Dimitri Chiparus, impressionist modern sculptor (Romanian 1886-1947). Gilded in gold and silver details and mounted on marble/onyx plinth. Height: 7.75”, Length: 11.5”. very good condition.

31           PERSIAN HAND KNOTTED MAT. Contemporary North West Persian mat, 21” X 36”. Very good condition with full, clean fringe.

32           MID 19TH CENTURY NIAGARA STORAGE CUPBOARD.  Circa 1850 Niagara storage cupboard with great color and original integrity.  The cupboard has a staged cornice, decorative molded elements applied to corners and flat panel doors, beaded detail around door frames.  Retaining original blue/green paint history, brass butterfly latches and pulls. Very desirable size, Height: 6”-1”, Width: 5’-1”, Depth: 19.5”. Very good condition, restoration to bottom left side, as per photos.

33           MID 19TH CENTURY GLAZED PINE ONTARIO DISH CUPBOARD. Circa 1850 one-piece dish cupboard that displays collections very well with 8 lites per door, 2 drawers and 2 lower double flat panel doors with molded details. Refinished, with original cast iron butterfly hardware. Height: 7’6”, Width: 66.5”, Depth: 20”. Very good condition.

34           EARLY NIAGARA PINE SIDEBOARD/JAM CUPBOARD. Circa 2nd quarter 19th century pine cupboard with gallery, 2 drawers over 2 flat panel doors, resting on outside bracket foot base. Found in Humberstone (Port Colborne) retaining original surface history and integrity. Height: 60”, Width: 56”, Depth: 18.5”. Over all very good condition.

35           EARLY NIAGARA PINE SIDEBOARD /JAM CUPBOARD. Circa 1850-’60 cupboard with 2 drawers over 2 vertical, double flat panel doors façade. Found in Stevensville, Ontario, rests on original turned feet with untouched surface history. Height: 46”, Width: 45”, Depth:20”. Very good condition with areas of natural wear.

36           EARLY PINE WALL HANGING OPEN CUPBOARD. Circa 1870, hanging wall cupboard found in the Humberstone/Gasline Germanic Community. Having 3 shelves, staged molded cornice, chamfered corners and a façade interspaced with spherical details in a pebbaly dark, dry surface. Height:33.5”, Width: 27.5”, Depth: 11.5”.

37           EARLY PINE BLANKET CHEST. Circa 1820’s 6 board blanket chest with drawer. Found in Niagara, retaining original paint history of dark brown over ox-blood red.   Chest sides and front board terminate with exceptional scrolled cut out designs. Top is clean and flat with applied moldings, with forged nail construction. Height: 29.5”, Width: 37.5”, Depth: 15>5”. Good condition, old repair to back right foot.

38           EARLY NIAGARA BLANKET BOX. Circa 1850’s pine blanket box in red wash with subtle sponged paint decoration. Dovetailed box construction with applied molded outside bracket foot. Height: 22”, Width: 41.5”, Depth:19.5”. Over all good condition, partial loss to front lid molding.

39           EARLY NIAGARA 1 DRAWER LAMP TABLE. 2nd quarter 19th century work table with pegged construction, retaining original green and cream paint history. Dovetailed drawer, turned legs, and radius cornered top. Very appealing Germanic table, top measures 20” X 24”, 27.5” H. good condition with no repairs.

40           EARLY NIAGARA 2 DRAWER LAMP TABLE. Exceptional 1840’s walnut work table with 2 drawers faced in tiger maple and adorned with opalescent white pressed-glass pulls. Very good condition

41           1860’S WALNUT LAMP TABLE. Walnut drop leaf work table with mahogany, lozenge faced drawer. Very good condition.

42           ONTARIO GLAZED CORNER CUPBOARD. Circa 1860’s Western Ontario/ Waterloo County style 2-piece walnut corner cupboard. The glazed top has 6 lite doors concealing an aqua green interior, an elaborate stepped cornice, and brass butterfly hardware. The base is constructed with 2 drawers over 2 double fielded panel doors, al surrounded by cock-beading. The surface history is old, dry and pebbaly, possibly original. Height: 7’2”, Width: 64”. Very good condition.

43           FRENCH CROSS STRETCHER WORK TABLE. 19th century work table, unusual form in country vein, with X-form, turned cross stretcher. The top is pine and the base is walnut with scalloped apron, and sausage turned legs with pegged construction. Rectangular top measures 27” x 48”. Very good condition


45           WALNUT PEMBRKE TABLE. 1 working drawer and 1 faux drawer. Top 20.5” X 33” Height: 28”.



48           19TH CENTURY IMMIGRANT’S STORAGE CHEST. Paint decorated pine Immigrant’s storage chest from Germany. Found in Niagara.  Paint decorated with colorful sponged blue and white tray form panels over base of butterscotch combed design. Dovetailed construction with heavy forged strap hinges and handles. Height: 18”, Length: 53”, Depth 21”. Over all very good condition.

49           19TH CENTURY PLANK SEAT BENCH.  Splat back, plank seat bench with remnants of original floral and piped paint decoration. Attributed state of origin by design – Pennsylvania. Height: 33”, Length: 74”. Very good condition visually with tight frame.


51           MID 19TH CENTURY FOOTED DOUGH BOX. Scarce and unique primitive dough box/table form, with cut-out boot jack ends and integral under tray. Cut nail construction with heavy iron handles, fitted lid, and evidence of original green paint. Tight construction, good over all condition.