Cupboards, Carvings & a Campus Queen Lead Garth's Fifth Annual Ohio Valley Americana Auction Anyone who has an interest in Midwestern decorative arts, or even Americana in general, must plan a trip to Ohio this May for Garth's Fifth Annual Ohio Valley auction on May 20-21.
silk and metal on linen 1765 example by Elizabeth King of Essex County, Massachusetts is the nicest. With wide floral borders on three sides and a central picture of a man in a tri-corner hat smoking a long clay pipe beside a dog and a lady carrying a basket on one arm and the other hand outstretched holding a flapping bird, the textile measures 16 1/4"h. x 16 3/4"w. and should sell for $1,000-2,000. Of the dozens of coverlets and quilts in the sale, the nicest is likely the early medallion quilt from Virginia or West Virginia dating to the late 18th-early 19th century. Made in cotton with multiple borders of small tan and brown prints interspersed with pink florals in sawtooth, diamonds and star patterns surrounding an appliqued central panel of flowering branches, it is anticipated to sell for $800-1,200.
Ceramics lovers should enjoy the bounty of choices in the sale. Over 50 lots of stoneware – most with cobalt decoration – will appeal to many collectors. A 20-gallon crock with a stenciled label for "CI Williams & Co. New Geneva, Pa" will likely go beyond its estimate of $500-1,000, while a narrow, ovoid form churn marked for David Albright (born 1806), Trumbull County, ca. 1850 (estimate $400-800), will tempt those seeking Ohio pieces. Over 2 dozen lots of Historical Blue tableware will be offered with a particularly nice plate depicting The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad on an incline, impressed "E. Wood & Sons..." all within a shell border estimated at $700-900 and a dome lid coffee pot of Lafayette at Franklin's Tomb by Enoch Woods expected to reach $1,000-1,500.
In reflecting on the selection within the auction, Garth’s CEO Jeff Jeffers commented “This is a classic Garth's Americana sale for bidders: a diverse auction of quality, affordable objects. The palpable momentum in the market today (evidenced by buyers calling the office and chomping at the bit to get the catalog) is encouraging. It's all about the thrill of the hunt and finding the next treasure - and it's fun to feel everyone back at it.”
For further information about this auction, contact Garth’s at 740-362-4771 or visit www.garths.com. Garth’s upcoming auctions include the June 3rd Eclectic sale and the July 29-30th auction of Fine Art and Asian & Continental Furniture and Decorative Arts.
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Garth’s Auctions Inc. is Ohio’s oldest premier auction house, specializing in furniture, fine art, folk art, decorative accessories such as silver, sculpture, American Indian collections, textiles, toys, and more, as well as real estate. With over two dozen auctions a year and six certified appraisers – more than any other firm in the Midwest – Garth’s promotes single pieces as well as lifetime collections for consignment at auction. Choose Garth's for dependable. honest. results.