A SUMMER AUCTION IN “TWO ACTS” AT GARTH’S “Summer stock” may regularly refer to acting, but in August, Garth’s will present theatrical productions of its own sort with a duo of summer auctions on its own stage August 5-6 in Delaware, Ohio.
luck, so bidders would be fortunate to get the red lacquered stacking cabinet to be sold. With various doors and drawers with brass hardware, it is a statement piece in any décor (Est. $800-1200). A red lacquered dinner service from Japan, where red means love, should inspire bidders to share a meal on the ten, eight-piece settings of bowls, stands and small tables (Est. $200-400).
For those searching for decorative objects outside of the Asian style, a bronze sculpture of a seated woman by Russian/French artist Ossip Zadkine will appeal. The bronze, circa 1945, is signed and bears the foundry mark “Susse Fondeur, Paris”. From an edition of eight, the 12” high statue is expected to reach $10,000-15,000. A French zinc fountain figure of a dancing boy with a wreath and a copper flute stands atop a conch shell form base. The nice verdigris patina should help push the 51” high piece to $1500-2500. Two bronzes after Jean Bologne (aka Giambologna) depict Mercury with a caduceus and possibly Diana with a horn atop marble pedestals. The pair is expected to reach $3000-5000.
Fine formal furniture from the 19th century will include a selection of carved Classical, Empire and Victorian Renaissance pieces. A carved center table attributed to RJ Horner of New York is especially fine with the carved griffin legs supporting an oval top with one drawer (Est. $1500-2500). A Classical sideboard attributed to Philadelphia has wonderfully figured mahogany veneers, a cornucopia carved backsplash, four drawers, four doors and paw feet (Est. $1000-2000). A good pair of American Rococo Revival rosewood servers is comprised of a set that is 98% matching. With mirrored backsplashes and doors, pink marble tops, and attractive carving of ribbons and other foliate designs, the pair is estimated at $5000-9000. An empire secretary desk, possibly from Belgium, positively glows from the book-matched mahogany veneer and detailed inlays (Est. $1200-1800). The Biedermeier commode (Est. $700-900), sofa (Est. $1000-1500), and pair of chairs to be sold are also alluring.
If you are more of a 20th century collector, the offerings and budget necessary will still inspire you. A last minute consignment of a glass sculpture by Dale Chihuly eye catching. Signed “Chihuly PP 1999”, the red and blue piece has gold flecks and was designed in 1989. At 16 ½” high and an estimate of $4000-6000, it is a bit more manageable than some of Chihuly’s major installations. Mid-century Danish modern furniture is also available by a variety of makers. A beautiful set of eight teak chairs by Neils Otto Moller for J.L. Moller in models 55 and 71 are each pencil signed and a wise investment for $1000-1500. A walnut veneer Danish bedroom suite in the style of George Nelson’s “Thin Edge” line is quite streamlined with black pulls on both the six-drawer chest and two armoires (Est. $400-800). A pair of chromed steel and wool “Diamond” chairs designed by Harry Bertoia for Knoll has red covers and a style that would add “pop” to the most