FIREARMS & MEDICAL ANTIQUES HEADLINE GARTH’S ANNUAL LABOR DAY WEEKEND AMERICANA AUCTION With 150+ lots of firearms, bladed weapons and related material, 150+ lots of antique medical equipment, fine art and accessories, and 600+ lots of fine Americana including formal and painted furnitur
a drawer over a cabinet, it is decorated with a scene of General Washington reviewing his troops and the door with “Washington 1794” against a faux bird’s-eye maple ground (estimate $3,000-5,000). Martha Cahoon and her husband Ralph (1910-1982) were well-known furniture decorators in Cotuit, Massachusetts.
Of the fine art to cross the block, an oil on canvas springtime landscape by Adolph Robert Shulz (Wisconsin/Indiana, 1869-1963) depicts a rustic barn and wagon at center. At 30”h. 36”w., the work is anticipated to reach $4,000-8,000. With 40+ portraits to be sold during the Saturday session, eyes will likely be drawn to the several depicting children. An unsigned, but well-done, oil on canvas portrait of a young girl wearing a yellow dress with hat and whip seated on a portico should make $1,500-2,500. An oil on canvas, advertising illustration of a delivery man in his truck for Delaval Separator Company is quite graphic and in the style of advertising images by Norman Rockwell. This is most likely a work done for a company calendar and the vibrant 28”h. x 20”w. piece is estimated at $1,500-2,500.
Other attention-grabbing items will include a cast iron hunting dog-form lawn ornament. The 29 1/2”h. 48”l. figure has very good detail and was cast at the Gray Iron Foundry in Poultney, Vermont, ca. 1835-1850 (estimate $6,000-$9,000). A bonanza of eleven trade signs will be snapped up by bidders throughout the session. An American, late 19th century, soft wood carved pretzel with old gold paint measures 13”h. 22 1/2”w. (estimate $1,000-2,000). A large 29” high sheet zinc bell trade sign from Medina, Ohio should ring in at $300-500 and an American zinc oculist sign in the form of spectacles with eyeballs and the name “Oculists prescriptions Compounded, J. H. Bayley, OPT.D.” measures 36” w. and will easily reach $500-800 given the original polychrome paint with great color.
Load all your purchases up and head home in a 1966 Corvair Monza sport sedan! Appearing all original, the four door is estimated to go quickly at $1,500-2,500.
Garth's Labor Day Weekend Americana Auction catalog will be online at www.garths.com. Garth's, located at 2690 Stratford Road, Delaware, Ohio 43015, will have preview hours in its gallery from August 29 through September 3. For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 740-362-4771.
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