Vibrant Colors & Whimsey to Lead GARTH’S March 11-12 Americana Auction Vibrant colors and whimsical creations should warm up the saleroom and beat the winter doldrums at Garth’s March 11-12, 2011 Americana auction. With over 800 lots offered in two sessions, the spectru
as well as multiple examples of families including a scene with cutout images of a seated man wearing a hat, and two children, a boy with hoop and girl with flowers (est. $800-1,200).
As always at Garth’s Americana sales, there is a fine choice of formal furniture as well. An inlaid walnut schrank from Montgomery County, Pennsylvania with stars on the doors and "Geo.R. 1765" for George Rahn on the cornice, was purchased from the Rahn family at a George Merril Auction (Maine) in 1987. Subsequently sold at a Pennsylvania auction in 2003, it is now estimated at $5,000-10,000. An American spice cabinet dating to the late 18th-early 19th century is curly maple and although it has been refinished, the diminutive size and appearance will garner bids in the $2,500-3,500 range. A ball and claw foot mahogany and maple Chippendale wing chair dates to the late 18th century. Accompanied by a 1945 letter referencing the inheritance of this chair as well as several photographs of this chair stripped to the frame, it is estimated at $2,500-3,500. A Simon Willard and Son banjo clock from Boston, Massachusetts, of typical form with faux grain-painted tablets should reach $1,000-2,000.
A group of jewelry including some special pocket watches and fobs will sell during the Satruday session. A Swiss Tourneau chronograph pocket watch is the nicest to be offered. Contained within a "18K" yellow gold hunter’s case, the face has black enamel Arabic numerals, phases of the moon dial and month and day (est. $ 2,000-3,000). Another hunter's case watch with white enamel face with roman numerals is marked "Tiffany & Co" on the face (est. $ 600-1,200). Of the six lots of Masonic watch fobs, one enameled example is particularly fine with a knight’s helmet finial with bale, six diamonds and nine red stones, possibly rubies (est. $ 400-800).
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