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
Allentown, Pennsylvania, but this one is unusual due to the use of the imported Black Forest movement with original, polychrome dial.” Richmond is also likes the early 19th century Fairfield County, Ohio two-drawer cherry stand to be sold. “I'm a huge fan of objects that display something distinctive about their regional origins. And while the carved sunburst is not unique to Fairfield County, makers there seemed to have been big proponents of it. From formal objects to purely utilitarian objects, the carved sunburst appears everywhere in early 19th-century Fairfield County furniture.” A delightful, oil on canvas triple portrait of three children and their cat measures a substantial 29“ x 36“, but bears a reasonable estimate of $2/4,000. Another moment of Americana in a smaller package is the portrait of a cotton picker by William Aiken Walker. Depicting a lone male slave in a cotton field carrying a basket on his head, the 12 ¼“ x 6 ¼“ oil is desirable at $4/8,000. Of the quilts and coverlets to be offered an appliqué quilt with four shield breasted, spread winged eagles in shades of red, pumpkin and green on a white ground is a noticeable choice for pure Americana. Ex Bill Koch collection, the quilt should fetch $5/800.
The Labor Day Americana sale will take place in two sessions on Friday, September 4th at 2:00 p.m. and on Saturday, September 5th at 10:00 a.m. Preview hours will be held August 31 through September 2 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., an extended preview held on September 3rd from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. , and then each day of the sale from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m to 10:00 a.m., respectively. An illustrated color catalogue is available for $30( if you order by August 21st you receive $5 off) and in Garth’s effort to promote an eco-friendly alternative, the company has introduced a digital, flip book catalog for review on the company’s website, www.garths.com. Garth’s is located at 2690 Stratford Road, Delaware, Ohio 43015. For additional information, please contact Garth’s Auctions at 740.362.4771 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.