Blemora Heritage Antiques
Sonja Morawetz and Steven Blevins
Leaving their city careers behind, Steven and Sonja made their new permanent home in Muskoka, Ontario in 1996. In 1997 they started up their new business as antique dealers, initially specializing in country formal Canadiana furniture along with decorative & folk arts. Around 2010, the focus of business shifted more towards fine art, and original folk art with a heavy emphasis on Native materials, in particular the Canadian Maritimes & Northeast American. They are members of CADA (Canadian Antique Dealers Association), with Steven also an active member of ATADA ( American Tribal Art Dealers Association ), CSDA ( Canadian Society of Decorative Arts ) and CPA ( Canadian Professional Appraisers ). Business is conducted through live shows, on_line virtual shows, and by appointment at our home in Muskoka.
1. BIRCH BARK STORAGE CONTAINER
3. MINIATURE BEAVER CARVING
Item Price: $250
Item Description: Soapstone
Allen Emery, Nova Scotia, signed, “A.E, 1988”
Allen ( d. 1990 ), was an Ojibway from the Parry Island Reserve in Ontario, who moved in the early 1980’s to Nova Scotia and settled in the Yarmouth area. He began carving there using a simple pen knife. Few of his works come out on the market. His figures are true to life, inspired by what he saw. He was a complete unheralded artist. L – 3 1/2″, H – 1 3/4″ ex: Reg Havill col.
4. BUTTOCKS BASKET
Item Price: $825
Item Description: A bent wood, carved cane.
The amazing tendrils emerging from the handle, are actually what remain of the outer layer after the carving out of the shaft. This cane is an example of craft work made & sold by Native Americans at fairs in the Great Lakes region. It was made for the Oneida Fair, dated October 10, 1924 demonstrating creativity and natural artistic talent. The Oneida Fair, which started in 1896 in Rhinelander, Wisconsin is still running today.
Stand not included.
6. CAST IRON DOORSTOP – BATHING BEAUTIES
7. SHARK’S TOOTH CLUB
Item Price: $1800
Item Description: Typically made from palm tree wood, drilled shark’s teeth are inserted in to a carved trough on either side of the wood blade and are attached with strong woven grass fibre. These weapons were considered much more dangerous than similarly constructed spears.
Traditionally found in the Gilbert Islands, Marshall Islands Group 19th & 20th C.
Minor loss of shark’s teeth.
L – 51″
8. CORN HUSK MASK
10. MENNONITE QUILT
11. PAINTING, O/C
12. PAIR OF PADDLES
13. SALES SAMPLE JARDINIERE
14. TEA TRAY
Item Price: $650
Item Description: High relief carved walnut Bulldog standing on the Union Jack, inspired by popular design from WW II advertising campaigns. The reverse has a an equally high relief carved floral bouquet with rope turned edge. Hand made brass & wood handles. Excellent condition and is a classic example ‘one off ‘ folk art.
Found in Ontario
20 1/2″ x 13″