Rogues' Hollow Antiques is run by Kathryn O'Hara, Betty Anne Armstrong and Donna Poirier. We offer a wide range of antique and vintage choices. To cater to our clients' interests we also carry selective offerings from a dealer friend who presents a unique range of Canadiana, folk art and objects as art. Croydon House Antiques has been working with clients for over 40 years and can be found on our site and at www.croydonhouse.collectivator.com and www.rubylane.com/shop/croydon-house-antiques. Follow us on Instagram as David.Field.37 and as rhollowantiques


Footprints in the work of Canadian Painter, Christopher Broadhurst

A beautifully appointed room would be incomplete without including a cherished work of art. We believe a painting that speaks to someone stands on its own merit and does not need to conform or fit into any interior design style. The work of Canadian painter Christopher Broadhurst is a case in point. We have seen his work grace traditional and contemporary interiors alike with equal power and aplomb. Rogues' Hollow[...]Read more

Two Collectors of Early Ontario Chairs – Children’s Chair Focus

What a rare treat it was for Rogues' Hollow Antiques to spend the day with two collectors of early Ontario chairs. Due to the sheer volume of examples, we decided to focus on children's chairs. We don't often see such a large collection of early children's chairs in one place because many didn't survive their usage. The variety of forms and styles in this collection provides an interesting snapshot of[...]Read more

Portneuf and Spongeware Pottery – A Celebration

Dr. Peter Bell has a collection of rare Portneuf pottery (shown below) that he displays in his kitchen. It features a fine selection of plates, bowls, mugs and cups - export wares that were produced primarily in Scotland for domestic use by our early settlers. Canadian collectors often refer to spongeware pottery as Portneuf pottery. An official definition of spongeware from the The Encyclopedia of Pottery & Porcelain 1800-1900 could[...]Read more

Celebrating Mostly White Antique Ironstone

We've been enamored with antique ironstone for as long as we can remember. We love it for its versatility, timeless design and simplicity. It's also durable enough for everyday use. We often layer or mix our white ironstone with other pottery such as majolica, deruta or faiance to add variety and colour to our tabletops (see our banner image for an example). We're celebrating mostly white ironstone within the confines[...]Read more

Mixing Antiques with Contemporary Art

Some people might feel that mixing antiques with contemporary art is sacrilegious, something that is tantamount to a betrayal of the aesthetic beauty or value of antiques, and vice versa. But how could that be? Although we're not opposed to "old art" we love interiors that are bold enough to mix it up a bit. In this post we're going to show you some examples of how others have done it.[...]Read more