For 38 years Carol Telfer has combined her love of art, history, and design - stitched, hooked or woven into ‘pieces of art’ and turned this passion into a well recognized antiques textile business. Carol believes, to this day, that success in this industry is based on personal relationships and the integrity extended by those who have contributed essentially to the awareness of our culture and heritage.
Although Carol’s passion and business revolved around Antique Textiles, any visit to her home revealed that she was both in the business and an avid collector of important pieces across many antique genres. From country antique furniture, to Mennonite dolls, to unique pieces of folk art - she had a knack for finding those truly one-of-a-kind pieces many of which became prominently displayed throughout her home.
Ten years ago Carol joined the Canadian Professional Appraisers. **See Appraisals. Working with collectors to compile significant items of Canadiana with good provenance and regional qualities is a challenge that Carol strives to meet. Research, condition, and unique artistic merits are main factors of consideration when a purchase is made. The Robin Moore 'Art of the Grenfell Mission' was a significant Canadian collection depicting 300 hooked mats and artifacts which originated in Labrador and Newfoundland. Carol sold this collection in 2000 to the Government of Newfoundland.
Carol has participated in major Canadian and American Antiques Shows for many years. Travelling throughout the States and participating in these shows was an opportunity for growth and education in the buying and selling of antique textiles.
A purchase from Carol will come with assurance of authenticity and guarantee of satisfaction. Always feel free to call or email to discuss an item of interest.