ONLINE AUCTION | July. 21 12:00pm - July. 31 2:00pm


Buyer's Premium: 

22% (2% discount for payments by cash or debit only - no discount for credit card or e-Transfer payments)

Featuring contents from the estate of James Henry (Kim) and Sally Little of London, including heirlooms from Altadore mansion in Woodstock. Altadore was owned by The Honourable James Sutherland, M.P. (1849-1905), who was granduncle to Kim Little, an historic English manor house built in 1858-1860 on fifty-six acres bounded by Huron, Dundas & Wellington North streets and Devonshire Avenue in Woodstock. There were multiple buildings on the estate, including where Kim Little grew up in. James Sutherland was a prominent figure in 19th century Woodstock including mayor and member of parliament from 1880-1905, serving in the cabinet of Sir Wilfred Laurier, as well Minister of Marine and Fisheries and Minister of Public Works. The manor entertained many distinguished guests throughout the years, including The Prince of Wales who stayed at Altadore during his September, 1860 visit. After James Sutherland's death in 1905, Altadore was inherited by his nephew, Woodstock lawyer Henry Little, and eventually demolished in 1957.

Items in this auction original to Altadore include a major 30 x 40 inch oil on canvas by Johannes Weiland (Dutch, 1856-1909), an extensive set of English sterling silver flatware and other silverware, an extremely rare 19th century campaign style lift-top vanity table, several sets of crystal, fine china, 18th century tapestry painting and much more. Other highlights from the Little's north London residence include a large selection of antique leather bound volumes including law-related, cast iron furniture, two exceptional antique boat models, set of antique gunstock chairs, vintage designer haute couture and many other curios & collectibles. Gardner Galleries are currently cataloguing this important offering, the full online listing will be available the week of July 10th.


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