Garth's January 29 Auction Packs A Punch! Winter weather often packs a punch on Ohio, but this January, Garth’s Auctioneers & Appraisers is presenting an auction of fine art, furniture and decorative arts which packs a punch for bidders
Winter weather often packs a punch on Ohio, but this January, Garth’s Auctioneers & Appraisers is presenting an auction of fine art, furniture and decorative arts which packs a punch for bidders looking for quality buying opportunities.
Among the fine art offerings, several paintings by well known Ohio artist, Clyde Singer, are sure to warm up the bidding. How apropos that, “Snow In The City,” dated 1954, a wonderful winter scene of a bustling city street will cross the auction block early in the sale with an estimated at $8,000 - $12,000. A smaller work by Singer, “The Letter,” depicts two ladies on a park bench reading a letter that (judging from their expression) must reveal some tantalizing information. Sure to tantalize the bidders, the work is estimated to bring $1,200 - $1,600. Singer’s self-portrait, dated 1942 and estimated at $1,800 - $2,200, reveals a pensive artist, handsome boy.
A small but mighty peaceful landscape by the ever-popular George Inness is sure to grab the interest of bidders with an estimate of $1,000 - $2,000. Although a bit later and atypical for his work, the painting of a woman, with an estimate of $7,500 - $9,500, by New York artist, Harry Herman Roseland, is full of emotion and wonderfully executed. Dog lovers will sit up for “Terriers,” a scene by English artist J. Langlois depicts two pups playing with a turtle and is estimated at $900 - $1,200. With several examples from each, the auction should draw fans of artists such as Silas Martin (Ohio/California, 1841-1906), John Ward Dunsmore (Ohio, 1856-1945) and Jo Mead (Illinois, 1919-2000). Of particular note, the Dunsmore works, in which there are six in total, reflect his efforts in portraiture, a departure from his more well-known illustrations. Bidders interested in the portrait of Margaret Ward Dunsmore (est. $200 - $300) will find a rare opportunity to also acquire the Victorian bar pin worn by Ms. Dunsmore when she sat for the portrait and is estimated at only $100 - $200.
“Auctions at Garth’s have been consistent in their variety over the past few years,” comments company CEO, Jeff Jeffers. “This one is no different. The artwork we’re showing ranges from an attractive 18th century work by George Romney to well-done pieces by 20th century artists, including Fletcher Martin and Constantin Terechkovitch among others to good bronzes by various artists.”
When reviewing the furniture and decorative arts, it is apparent that the variety continues. If quality 20th century repros light your fire, then you’re sure to be stoked by the beautifully carved partner’s desk by R.J. Horner (est. $3,000 - $5,000), the George II style secretary with Chinoiserie decoration (est. $2,000 - $4,000), and a nice chest of drawers by Baker (est. $1,500 - $2,500). For the mid-Century crowd (and those looking for more inch for their buck!), a monumental conference table by Dunbar, measuring 110 inches long and executed in rosewood and mahogany, resting on mirrored pedestals represents a great buy with an