Garth's Celebrates American for Annual Labor Day Weekend Auction Antiques, camaraderie, tradition, and plain, old fun - that is focus of Garth’s Auctions’ Annual Labor Day Weekend Americana Auction scheduled to take place on September 4 and 5, 2009. Before you bre
News-Antique.com - Aug 06,2009 - Antiques, camaraderie, tradition, and plain, old fun - that is focus of Garth’s Auctions’ Annual Labor Day Weekend Americana Auction scheduled to take place on September 4 and 5, 2009. Before you break out the barbeques on Monday, jump in your car Friday and follow the road to Ohio’s oldest premier auction house to preview and bid on the early American antiques, art and accessories.
What evokes more spirit than Native American artwork and accessories? Garth’s has over two dozen pieces of fine 19th and 20th century oil paintings, watercolors and prints to be offered from this category. The cover lot of the catalog features the rugged depiction of young braves racing horses through the desert by Frank Tenney Johnson( American, 1874-1939 ). Titled Navajo Horse Race on the stretcher, the 26 ½” x 32 ½” oil on canvas is signed and dated 1927 in the lower left. Expected to be one of the sale highlights with a conservative estimate of $10/20,000, the painting was consigned by a longtime collector from Detroit, Michigan. President of Garth’s, Jeff Jeffers, who worked closely with the consignor, declared it is among his favorite pieces in the sale. “The painting is coming out of the family home into the public eye for the very first time. The owner has had it for 50+ years and he was fortunate enough to inherit it from his grandfather who bought it in the 1920s. With such a wonderful provenance, Garth‘s is proud to represent the sale of this important and dynamic painting.” A colorful portrait of a Southwestern American Indian wearing a bandana by California artist Henry Rashen( 1854-1937) is also sure to command attention. Titled Hawkeye and measuring 19 ½” x 17 ¼”, it is conservatively estimated at $2/4,000. Other works on canvas and paper by artists such as Antowine Warrior, Charles Frank, Troy Denton, Chuck Knowles, Gerry Metz, Rebecca Gregg, and McKinney & Hall will make a vibrant display in the gallery. Among the other Native American materials to be sold, a figure of a Story Teller by Caroline Sando of Jemez, New Mexico is an eye catcher( Est. $5/800 ).
A selection of historic firearms will be featured in the catalog. The standout of the group is an engraved flintlock shotgun marked for J.B. Baucheron (w. 1823-1826, Paris). Other choice examples will include an engraved Smith & Wesson revolver with mother of pearl grips, a pair of percussion pistols with Damascus barrels, a Dovar over-under pistol, a Stahl percussion rifle, an engraved Colt single action revolver, and a Mortimer flintlock pistol. A chromolithographed cardboard Winchester trade sign, model 1897, will cause many bidders to take a shot at this lot. The "Double-W" version, with 226 items affixed to the board (9 containers of caps, 20 shotgun shells, and 197 rifle and revolver shells) is adorned with chromolithographed images of a moose, a duck, and a pair of bear hunters. Retaining the factory label, as well as "No. 852" stenciled, verso, the sign is mounted