Archived Auction Sale # 1 Estate of Hon. William Browne - former Solicitor General of Canada

On Sat. Aug 25, 2001, an estate auction was held at the historic Star of the Sea Hall on Henry St. , the same site from where Jack O'Driscoll (who was married to Maddy O'Dea, aunt to Chris O'Dea) held his auction sales in the 1930's and 1940's. Most items were from the estate of Hon. William Browne and from Dr. Norah Browne, however, there were also consignments from other sources.

This was a very important auction for Chris O'Dea, as it was his first commercial sale, although there were a number of charity auctions conducted by the auctioneer in advance of this sale.

The auction drew great interest from the community, and the hall was full for the auction. Overall, it was a great success, meeting the expectations of the consignors and the buying public. Chris O'Dea would like to thank Dr. Norah Browne for her confidence and support and also extend thanks to all of the other consignors.

You may wish to view some of the auction results which are illustrated below:"

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  Pair of Mahogany Hepplewhite arm chairs with oval backs and eight pierced banisters radiating from the centre motif. These chairs, c. 1800 are very rare and such sample would rarely, if ever, be available in the local market.


  Pair of Edwardian nursing / slipper chairs $600.00
  Victorian upholstered couch $100.00
  Victorian Mahogany upholstered Lady’s Chair c. 1860 $450.00
  Wooden Coal Bucket $125.00
  Early Tripod table with mahogany top $225.00
  Edwardian four-tier cake stand $150.00
  Early document box $35.00
  Silver Egg Cruet set complete with six spoons $200.00
  Two from a set of six dining room chairs $525.00
  Early set of miniature (4 in.) brass candlesticks $35.00
  Victorian ladies bracelet $35.00
  Salt and pepper in a silver basket $25.00
  Silver sugar bowl $40.00
  Silver domed meat cover $100.00
  Mahogany tilt top dining room table, square top on a pedestal base c. 1840 $950.00
  Victorian Mahogany chest of drawers with spiral corner columns $425.00
  Upholstered Victorian Rocking Chair $525.00
  Solid Oak China Cabinet (Modern) $500.00
  Unique Victorian Hotel Lobby Tri-seat c. 1860 $650.00
  Early Innu model of Kayak $150.00
  Second Victorian Upholstered Rocking Chair $325.00
  Leaded Glass Fire Screen $320.00
  Early Mahogany Cheval Mirror $150.00
  Beveled Wall Mirror in decorative gilt frame $110.00
  Louis XVI style occasional chair $75.00
  Fisherman’s Lunch Bucket with original paint surface $45.00
Photo Unavailable   Scottish Paisley Shawl, c. 1860 $400.00
Photo Unavailable   Four Piece Jug and Basin Set $350.00
Photo Unavailable   Mahogany Tilt Top Pedestal Table c. 1830 $850.00
Photo Unavailable   Black Bear Skin Rug $600.00

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