Miller & Miller's Canadiana & Historic Objects auction, online Oct. 24th, has two superb collections

The 699-lot auction, featuring the lifetime collections of Dick Withington and Brian Stead, has clocks, art, pottery and stoneware, art pottery, furniture, folk art, decoys, lamps, lighting, rugs and textiles. It has a start time of 9 am Eastern.
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Seth Thomas double-door 1870s ‘peanut' clock
Seth Thomas double-door 1870s ‘peanut' clock
 
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NEW HAMBURG, Ontario - Oct. 8, 2020 - PRLog -- An online-only Canadiana & Historic Objects auction highlighted by the outstanding lifetime collections of Dick Withington and Brian Stead will be held on Saturday, October 24th, by Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd., based in New Hamburg. The 699-lot auction will begin at 9 am Eastern time. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted.

The auction is packed with Canadiana, clocks, art, pottery and stoneware, art pottery, furniture, folk art, decoys, historical objects, lamps, lighting, rugs and textiles. "This sale is the perfect storm," said Ethan Miller of Miller & Miller Auctions. "We're unleashing the rare clocks of a renaissance man, Dick Withington, juxtaposed Brian Stead's Canadiana furniture and pottery."

Regarding the Withington collection of scarce American and Canadian clocks, Miller said, "Dick Withington died in 1992, but the family retained his collection until now. In a pre-Internet world, collectors were astonished by what Dick found 'the old way'. Today they'll find no duplication."

American clocks from the Withington collection include a rare, circa 1825 H. Clark shelf clock featuring ivory escutcheons, upper and lower doors and dial marked "H. Clark, Plymouth, Ct." (est. $2,500-$3,000); and a 20th century Trippensee Mfg. Co. planetarium, manually operated with a wooden pulley driven by a cord, 30 inches long by 19 inches tall (est. $2,500-$3,000).

All prices quoted are in Canadian dollars. Internet bidding will be via LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and the Miller & Miller website (www.MillerandMillerAuctions.com).

Also from the Withington collection is a Canadian 1920s Pequegnat Clock Company wall regulator No. 1 in a dark oak case, having a metal dial with Roman numerals, original hands and 8-day time only regulator (est. $2,000-$2,500); and a Seth Thomas double-door 'peanut' style clock in rosewood veneer, made in America in the 1870s, having a metal upper dial with Roman numerals and 8-day time and strike round brass spring-driven movement (est. $2,000-$2,500).

Mr. Miller described Brian Stead as "a quiet collector of Canadiana. Authenticity and originality were his foremost criteria. 'Would be, could be and should be' would never cut it with Brian."

To learn more about Miller & Miller Auctions and the firm's upcoming auctions, visit www.MillerandMillerAuctions.com. Updates posted often.

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