Auctioneer and Appraisal Services






Celebrating women artists of Nova Scotia including Elizabeth Cann, Mabel Day, Maud Lewis, Helen Weld, Marguerite Porter, Bev Hubley plus Jack Gray, Arthur Lloy, Anthony Law, Brian Porter, Lewis Smith. Estate jewellery – lady’s Rolex watch, diamond, gold & sterling items, oriental rugs, Lorenzen mushrooms, items of Asian interest, Inuit prints, ecclesiastical & decorative objects including items from the Estate of Alan Deveau.

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Paul Henry

Paul Henry

F.H Varley 12x14.5

F.H Varley 12×14.5

Crowther & Brayley Ltd. has been in business now for over 30 years. Below are some of the highlights of those years.


  1. First auction house in Nova Scotia to sell a work of art for over $100,000, not once, but three times.
  2. First auction house in Nova Scotia to advertise nationally including the Globe and Mail, the Montreal Gazette, etc.
  3. First auction house in Nova Scotia to advertise internationally including the Antiques Trade Gazette, London published weekly, Arts & The Antiques Weekly, USA
  4. Roger Crowther & Bill Brayley appeared as appraisers on the CBC TV produced program The Antiques Roadshow
  5. Other highlights include top prices
    • $27,000 for Dusan Kadlec, Yarmouth Harbour
    • $24,000 for Maud Lewis, Digby Pines, 9 x 11”
    • $27,000 for Maud Lewis, Oxen Team Ploughing
    • Group of Seven – $75,000 – A. J. Casson
    • $60,000 – Frederick Horsman Varley
    • Russian silver miniature ciborium, c.1760 – $37,000
    • Mosque lamp, $8,700
    • Irish Bog, oil on canvas by Paul Henry – $70,000
    • Tortoiseshell and pewter inlaid European cabinet – $27,500
    • “Playing at the Beach” by Jan Zoetelief Tromp, oil on canvas – $85,000
    • Serape oriental carpet, 10 x 14” – $12,000
    • Fisherman in a Dory by Jack Gray $42,000

Crowther & Brayley Ltd. has been offering auction and appraisal services in Halifax, Nova Scotia since 1989. Specializing in fine art antiques and collectibles.