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.
ladies 18K with prong set black pearl can be had for $500-$800.
Eclectic bidders love buying silver at these absolute auctions, and Garth’s staff has worked hard to offer some wonderful opportunities. An English sterling silver desk set hallmarked for Edward Barnard & Sons, London and 1898 is likely to be a star among the silver category. With a central box having a lamp on top and a snake handle, flanked by inkwells with flame finials, ram's heads and foliate swags, the whole set rests on a stepped base with pen trays and claw feet. While only 8" high, it weighs a hefty 113.17 ozt and is expected to sell for $3,000-$3,500. From the same fine silver collection as the desk set, the auctioneers will offer up several lots of flatware, Gorham & Towle sterling bowls (estimate $1,000-$1,200 and $700-$900), a Gorham sterling tea set ($1,300-$1,600), a pair of Kirk & Sons sterling urns ($1,200-$1,400) and a Tiffany sterling center bowl ($2,400-2,600). Another interesting piece is a silverplated caster set. It was presentation piece with a shield form medallion inscribed to Mr. James Barnes "by the Principal Servants of Glebe Mills, Hollinwood, August 1st 1901". A bit of research by Garth’s staffer Cheryl-Lynn May yielded information that Glebe Mills was a cotton mill located in England at the turn of the 20th century. May commented “What makes this little gem such a fascinating piece of history is that during the same year that this set was presented to Mr. Barnes, the film company Mitchell & Kenyon set up a camera at Glebe Mills and documented workers leaving the mill. This little caster set offers a thought provoking contrast to the mill workers, many of whom were children.” The piece will be sold with two other caster sets, one silverplate and one brass, with an estimate for the group of $200-$300.
Other decorative items requiring a special mention are a Gilbert mantle clock with eight day, time/strike mechanism, brass works and paper over tin dial. The case has carved accents, mirrored columns and a reverse painted door (estimate $400-$600). A Revere, green and white slag glass floor lamp will light up the podium thanks to the six sockets under the shade, four in the column and one in the base. Although unsigned, the 71” tall lamp with the 25” wide shade is expected to reach $700-$1,000. From the Doggett Collection there will be a pair of Christian Fischer vases ($300-$500), a Buffalo Pottery Roosevelt Bears pitcher ($700-$1,000), several walnut secretary bookcases ($400-$700 range), a mahogany breakdown display case ($600-$800), and an oak china cabinet with lion head ($400-$600).
DECORATIVE & FINE ARTS
From early Asian lacquered furniture, carved ivory figures & netsukes, and fine porcelains to American and Continental 19th century fine art, to classical to mid-century modern furniture, the 500+ lots to sell in the February 4th session will tempt many types of collectors. As with the Eclectic session, this Saturday sale features a great many items from the personal