Participating Dealers Muskoka 2019

Dealers are invited to send us photos and descriptive text highlighting the kinds of things they deal in and also to send details of pieces they plan to bring to Muskoka. Most dealers do send material and we publish these submissions here. Please note that not all dealers who are doing the show will send material.

This is a dynamic list and is updated with new material as we receive it, right up to show opening on July 27.


Blemora Heritage, Sonja Morawetz and Steven Blevins, Bracebridge

“We have been in business for 25 years, are active members of CADA, Cdn Society of Decorative Arts, American Tribal Arts Dealers Association, and Canadian Professional Appraisers. Our interests lie primarily in high end country formal furniture, all native materials but with a focus on NE tribal artifacts, original folk art, and quality wall art.”


John Cooper, Abbey Antiques, Winnipeg MB

“Abbey Antiques (Winnipeg MB) yet again offers high quality sterling, ceramics, glass, bronzes, Canadian fabrics, First Nations artefacts, etc.
Newly available exciting treasures include:

  • carved oak triple-fusee English bracket clock c.1850
  • deeply carved Chinese Zitan wood fern stand c.1900
  • 2 large Japanese Edo period pieces c.1840
  • exquisite South Seas pearl necklaces
  • rare early Moorcroft pottery…. etc., etc.
    Please view photos of my “Good, Better, Best” items. (My opinion, of course, subject to welcome discussion with other viewers.)

Cheers,

John (Abbey Antiques)”

On July 20, John sent these photos and the following note. “Abbey Antiques is pleased to present 5 original paintings by L M Stephenson, 1 large and 4 small, C. 1880, showing Lake of the Woods scenes”. John mentions that these paintings have been in his private collection for nearly 40 years. Great art coming to Muskoka.


Shirley and Armand Dequanne, Treasure Box Antiques, Midland

“Treasure Box Antiques is back in beautiful Port Carling… here’s a small sample of some featured items we will be offering to tempt your palette..

  • an exquisite “RARE” sterling silver (English marked) Wager/Bridal Loving Wedding Cup.from the 1890’s
  • a quadruple silver plate presentation trophy from 1927 made by the Meridien Co. of Hamilton…. great provenance
  • another. small presentation trophy “Best Pelt Young Male Mink” 1940.
  • an early Wedgwood Tunstall peasant girl figurine
  • Mason’s Ironstone “Mandalay” platter (England) circa 1890
  • rare Victorian 12 plate setting + platter (;each plate has a different fish image – circa 1890
  • Among the display of antiques & collectables we will also have vintage Hudsons Bay blankets & pillows. Make sure you stop by & say hi!”

Linda Buckley, Lady Linens, Cambridge

“Hailing from Cambridge, Ontario, I am planning to bring to the Port Carling show a wide variety of interesting items including several early Muskoka area postcards, my usual glass and china, an unidentified scientific instrument and who know, maybe some other surprises! Please enjoy the following past finds.”


Margot McTavish Inc., Brantford, ON

Margot McTavish and husband Al Avdovich specialize in 19th Century Canadiana Pine, blanket boxes, tool caddys, unique carvings and wall hangers.


D. K. Stewart Antiques, Port Perry

“David Stewart operating under D. K. Stewart Antiques will again participate continuing his long standing tradition of dealing in quality country furniture and accessories”

Dave Stewart note, July 3: “A couple of last minute additions for the Muskoka show. The first is a large (4 ft by 8 ft) oil painting of a moose. Hung in the Sinton hotel in Thessalon, Ontario. Signed and dated 1954. The second is a Ontario Tavern license from 1901 – 1902.”


Jane McAndrew Antiques and Vintage, Cambridge

Always with a focus on quality, I will be bringing an eclectic mix of primitive furniture and benches and interesting decor pieces to the Muskoka Show this year. Included are some great pieces of Canadian Pottery, a Paul Beau & Co. (Montreal) Umbrella Stand and a selection of Canadian art.


Michael Kamoff-Nikofsky, Times Past Antiques, Prescott

I have put several interesting items aside for the Port Carling show:

  1. A Jefferson (USA) Reverse Painted shade and Lamp. Both are signed.
  2. A set of 4 English Sterling salts hallmarked for 1885.
  3. A pair of French early 19th Century bronze candelabra, probably Napoleonic.

I may well be able send you a few additional pictures in the next while, as some recent acquisitions are to be delivered early next week.


Frederick Bradshaw Persian Carpets, Kemble

“Fredericks Persian Carpets came about from a passion for handmade Persian rugs.I specialize in one of a kind rugs and have a special interest in tribal pieces in which the Weaver’s use their own imagination in the weaving of their rugs. This year I have sourced some great rugs and will be bringing a selection of pieces especially for the show.
The pictures show Persian tribal Luri rugs in vibrant colours and one depicting the Tree Of Life and a special Persian pictorial rug of the great Persian poet Omar Kyam.A great piece for the floor or as a wall hanging.”


Kara and Dan Bowles, Bowles Hilltop Antiques, Markdale

Dan and Kara like country, vintage decor, automobilia and a whole lot more. They can be counted on to show up with a few excellent pieces of furniture. Several photos sent in, with more to come. Three shown below.

Hi Jeff and Wendy. Here’s a couple more shots of items we’re bringing to the show. Twig furniture! Some signed indigenous pieces. Also, just found, a farm-fresh dough box.


Peter Baker Antiques, Elgin, Quebec

One of Canada’s experts in early Quebec furnishings and artifacts, Peter sent a photo of an unusual bar counter.


Christine Wyrozub, Chantal’s Antiques, Whitby

Chantal’s Antiques will be featuring two vintage jadeite lamps along with 4-bowl set of Jadeite swirl Fire-King, egg cups and Jane Ray plates. Many sets of Pyrex bowl sets, delphatic blue bowls, depression glass and JOHNSON Bros FRIENDLY VILLAGE DISHES.
Many T.G.Green Gripstand mix bowls, reamers and Hall crockery Jugs. Also Hughes Elegant pink Corn Flower pieces and exciting clear glass. Biscuit barrels and Pairpoint Cruet sets. A McCoy two piece jardinere. Many pottery vases.


Rod and Bea Slack, Dovetails and Square Nails Antiques, Brockville

Long time dealers Rod and Bea specialize in small furnishings, pine and wicker. They also are experts in quilts and vintage textiles. And Bea loves Sherman.

Samantha Howard, SHVintage, Toronto

Samantha is a veteran dealer in fine jewellery, including Scandinavian, as well as diverse decorative arts. She sent pics of two pieces of art which she’s bringing, one shown below. Also shown, a collection of vintage decor she has for the show.

Margaret Black, Maple Glen Antiques, Garafraxa

“I am delighted to once again be part of the Muskoka Antique Show. This year I will be bringing a nice selection of vintage and antique textiles including linens, laces, crochet and embroidery. There will also be a variety of vanity items, crystal, china, and silver. Of special interest is a large collection of Fostoria depression glass and a beautiful sterling and mother of pearl dessert set.”

Holly and Ken Newland, A Tick in Tyme, Bloomfield

Holly and Ken have a great eye for small collectibles, kitchenware, advertising, etc.