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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.
- First auction house in Nova Scotia to sell a work of art for over $100,000, not once, but three times.
- First auction house in Nova Scotia to advertise nationally including the Globe and Mail, the Montreal Gazette, etc.
- First auction house in Nova Scotia to advertise internationally including the Antiques Trade Gazette, London published weekly, Arts & The Antiques Weekly, USA
- Roger Crowther & Bill Brayley appeared as appraisers on the CBC TV produced program The Antiques Roadshow
- 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