Garth's to Offer Amazing Americana during Annual Labor Day Weekend Auction On September 3 & 4, Garth’s Auctions of Delaware, Ohio will host its Annual Labor Day Weekend Americana auction comprised of over 800 lots including collections of great 18th century furniture.
legs ending in pad feet also retains an old crazed red-brown painted surface on the base. Ex Taylor B. Williams (Illinois) and measuring a delicate 29"h. and 27 3/4"w., the table should bring $8,000-12,000.
The story of Peaseware and the Pease woodturning mill is well documented, too. The family came to northeastern Ohio from Massachusetts around 1850 and brought with them the tools and concept for a new style of woodenware or treen. Paying homage to the then popular pewter forms, David Pease ( and later his sons ) crafted from maple and other local Ohio woods the common household containers, which were - and are still - noted for their body profiles and decorative banding. The value of Peaseware is determined by factors including size and several larger pieces are offered from this collection. A large container with lid, unusual ball finial and a bale handle measures 7 3/4"h. The estimate of $400-600 makes it a reasonable purchase for novice collectors. Other similarly estimated items are a large straight sided container with lid, urn finial, original red stain, and a stamped label "Berea, Souvenir 1909", 7"h., as well as a 5”h. covered jar of excellent form.
A large collection of colorful delft from a Cleveland, Ohio couple prominent in the antiques collecting community is sure to attract the attention of bidders. A 17th century English delft charger, 13” dia., with white tin glaze, oversized flower and fanciful Asian style building in polychrome is expected to bring $600-$1,200. A pair of English delft chargers dating to the early 18th century is distinguished by the polychrome design in vibrant colors of green breasted birds and a blue globe shaped vase of flowers. The 11 ¼” dia. pair is estimated at $1,400-$2,600. Two delft figural tureens, one of a hen on nest and the other of a mallard, are each estimated at $200-400, while assorted delft plates with Asian themes and peonies are offered in the $300-800 range. . According to Garth’s CEO Jeff Jeffers, “This delft collection is representative of a thoughtful and studious couple who have a marvelous eye”.
Garth’s travels throughout the United States to assemble material for each auction, but some things are found in Garth’s backyard such as the Lincoln broadside that came to an appraisal day at the Firelands Historical Society in Norwalk, Ohio. The rare Lincoln campaign poster was published by W. Schaus, NY in 1860. The lithograph, by Leopold Grozelier (1830-1865), is after a painting by Thomas Hicks (1823-1890). Signed in the stone below "Yours Truly A. Lincoln" and titled "Hon. Abraham Lincoln, Republican Candidate for the Presidency, 1860", it is expect to sell for $6,000-8,000. Hicks's original portrait, now referred to as The Springfield Portrait is in the collection of the Chicago Historical Society. A Civil War reunion flag for a colored regiment is stenciled with "5 Regiment U.S.C.T." and the battles in which they engaged: New Kent Courthouse, City Point, Ft. Darling, Petersburg, New Market Heights, Fair Oaks, Virginia, Sugar Loaf Hill,