DOUBLE SHOT OF DECOR at GARTH’S DUO of FEBRUARY AUCTIONS Garth’s Auctions will present a double shot of decor for its bidders during the February 3rd Eclectic Auction and the February 4th Auction of Fine Art, Furniture and Decorative Arts.
News-Antique.com - Jan 19,2012 - Presenting over 1500 lots in two days, Garth’s will be looking to capitalize on the seasonal home decor consumer, strong bidder response generated at the January 6-7 Americana Auction, as well as a robust market for antique firearms.
The Friday February 3rd session will feature the typical array of fabulous furniture, porcelains, silver, jewelry and more, but the third installment of the firearms and accoutrement collection from the late Stephen H. Romanoff of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania will bring additional excitement. With parts one and two of the collection having headlined two previous auction sessions which earned just over $900,000, this session still has surprises and should offer some sweet bargains. A Springfield Model 1898 Krag rifle with a 30” round barrel, walnut stock and brass muzzle protector should bring $400-$600. A "Henry Parker Warranted" .44 caliber percussion rifle with half-stock, 35" octagonal barrel, brass accoutrement's and patch box is estimated at $200-400. Several Smith & Wesson revolvers featuring 1 1/2, 2nd & 4th models & a 1st Model aka “Baby Russian” are each estimated on the $400–$800 range, while a Connecticut Arms Co. Pocket Revolver is gauged to be worth about $400–$600. These are just a few of approximately 200+ firearms selling. Additionally a group of Nazi memorabilia will cross the block. A German Reich chancellery tapestry measuring 67" x 58 1/2" is considered to be one of the more special pieces. Made of a heavy red pile with a gold outlined, black swastika surrounded by a gold oak leaf wreath, all within a gold, black and white border, the piece was reportedly acquired by a Captain in the US Army while stationed in Europe (estimate $1,000-$2,000). Other Nazi memorabilia includes U-Boat badges, coins, a stadium size banner (12'6" x 7'5", estimate $125-$225), and SS daggers (estimate $300-$500 each). A lot comprised of a flag, an arm band, a pennant, and a funeral sash should sell for $150-250.
There was enough jewelry of note in this auction to warrant the production by Garth’s staff of a special girls’ night out event called Bling and Beverages in late January. If you don’t have the time to jet in for the night, you can still preview online. Don’t miss the fabulous three stone diamond ring estimated at $2,000-$3,000. Set in a 14K white gold band, the ring features prong set diamonds with the center oval stone 1.31ct, SI3, H color, flanked by old European round side stones, .80 ct total weight, SI1-SI2, I-J color. Other items of interest include a suite of jewelry by Mark Patterson. The "Rose Petal" style pin/pendant and earrings each have pink sapphires and diamonds and are marked "750". Together with a "14K Italy" chain, 18"long, the lot is expected to reach $400-$600. A group of gold jewelry comprised of a heavy rope necklace marked "Krementz" with a flower/diamond pendant marked "14K", 30"long, and a ladies dome-style "14K" white gold ring with multiple rows of small stones, probably diamonds, is estimated at $600-$1,000. Fancy a special ring? A