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.
collection of the late Ronnie Doggett of Louisville, Kentucky as well as the business inventory of his shop Tin Horse Antiques. After 50 years as a successful antiques dealer, Doggett owned shops in Missouri, Indiana and his beloved Louisville, Kentucky, where his shop was a favorite gathering place for friends, dealers, decorators and his faithful clients.
Approximately 125 lots from the Doggett Collection will be featured throughout the day. Of the furniture, a Regency mahogany chest on chest has its original turned pulls with nacre inlay ($1,000-$2,000). Several lots of boulle furniture include a particularly fine French library table from the late 19th century ($1,500-$2,500). The black lacquer frame is adorned with engraved brass and tortoise shell inlays supported by legs with cast brass trim with applied figural women with headdresses on the knees and paw feet. A rosewood marquetry corner cupboard with floral inlay and a marquetry bombe slant-front desk decorated with elaborate figural inlay including birds and flowers are estimated at $1,200-$1,500 and $800-$1,200, respectively.
Those seeking Georgian furniture, tall case clocks and wall clocks have a bounty from which to choose and bid. All consigned from a single collection, a George III mahogany tall clock dating to the third quarter of the 18th century has a London-made case with pagoda pediment and fluted quarter columns with brass stop fluting. The brass eight-day movement by Edward May of Henly, with silvered and cast brass face surmounted by painted phases of the moon dial, is stately at 92 1/2"high ($2,000-$4,000). Select items from the Lifetime Collection of Carl & Joyce Mueller of Tallmadge, Ohio remain from their highly successful January Americana sale. Two featured lots are a Louis XV-style parlor suite and center table. Both made by Karpen Brothers of Chicago, Illinois in the early 20th century, the three-piece softwood suite, includes a settee, 56"long, an armchair, and a side chair, all with rococo carving, gilt surface, and matching upholstery. Having one belonged to the Renner family (owners of Renner Brewing, Akron, Ohio) a $1,000-$2,000 estimate seems quite reasonable. The matching, square center table is expected to reach $300-$600.
More modern furniture will be sold too. Eight lots manufactured by Widdicomb include a bookcase estimated at $250-$500. A wonderful mid-century modern chair and ottoman designed by Charles and Ray Eames and manufactured by Herman Miller, Zeeland, Michigan(1965-1975) is a fine mix of leather and laminated rosewood. The estimate of $1,000-$2,000 makes acquiring this style a reasonable way to collect. A Paris travel poster by Adolphe Mouron Cassandre estimated at $2,000-$3,000 or a wall clock by George Nelson ($300-$500) would each be a nice accent piece.
Given the pre-sale reviews, it will not be a surprise if a monumental 35” high silver centerpiece turns out to be the top lot of the sale. Marked for London, 1875-6, and Stephen Smith, the top-most of three tiers is surmounted by a classical boy holding fruit, while the lower tier is flanked by shell-form trays. The central column is flanked by ram heads