GARTH’S AMERICANA AUCTION MARCHES TOWARD SPRING IN TITANIC WAY… Over 500 lots of Americana will sell during Garth's Auctions March 31 sale. The annual March auction will offer a wonderful selection of antique formal and painted furniture and decorative arts.
News-Antique.com - Mar 20,2012 - Known as the time of year to reinvent one’s surroundings, the Spring season encourages us to clean, to move out the unwanted and bring in the new! What better place to search out the “new” than in an auction venue where one can just as easily find a prehistoric Mississippian pottery bowl, a set of Fancy Windsor chairs, or a Currier & Ives folio print to fit the bill and spruce up the home decor? In the world of antiques, “new” is just the latest find you bring home to enhance your collection…the latest story of discovery to share with your friends. Poet Alexander Pope said “Hope springs eternal” and Garth’s Auctions is more than hopeful bidders are enticed by over 500 lots of Americana to sell during its March 31 sale.
The annual March auction will offer a wonderful selection of antique formal and painted furniture and decorative arts including a colorful collection of mocha, a large collection of Currier lithographs, historic and prehistoric Americana Indian pottery, an outstanding assortment of oriental rugs, and more. A particular standout is the 30 lots from the Southwestern art collection consigned by a Midwestern Fortune 500 Corporation. About one hour into the day, lot 105, an oil on canvas depiction of a cowboy riding alongside his herd at sunset, will cross the block. Titled Lone Rider and estimated at $3,000-$6,000, the 14” x 18” work is by Donald Teague (California, 1897-1991), who was one of country’s top illustrators. According to the gallery label, this work was commissioned by Edward C. McCormick, an Ohio industrialist. Teague’s work was seen in magazines such as Saturday Evening Post, Colliers, McCall's, and more. Another scene of cowboys is lot 169, a watercolor titled Out at Dawn by Robert Pummill (Ohio/Texas, b. 1936). Estimated at $2,000-$4,000, it depicts several riders and a chuck wagon coming into view as they crest a hill. Other works of note include a dynamic 24” x 36” oil on canvas depicting a wagon train being attacked by Indians titled, Hostile Reception, by Jim Carson (New York/California, b. 1942) expected to bring $2,000-$4,000; the commanding pastel on paper titled The Chief by Harley Brown (Arizona/California, b. 1939) of a distinguished Americana Indian chief (estimate $2,000-$4,000); and A Distant Noise by Gary Lawrence Niblett (New Mexico/California, b. 1943), a watercolor on paper, signed and dated (19)68 lower left of three American Indians on horseback (estimate $2,000-$4,000).
Among the more typical Americana found at Garth’s such as the American blue painted pine hutch table dating to the late 18th-early 19th century (Ex John Henry, Maine and estimated $4,000-$6,000) or the fine New York Hepplewhite mahogany and pine serpentine-front sideboard featuring elaborate decoration with sawtooth edges, small flowers, and fourteen ovals (Ex Herbert Schiffer and estimated $3,000-$6,000), there is one even more historic item to sell. Lot 271 is a 19th-20th century gaming table used as a prop in the movie Titanic. The table from the Oscar-winning movie, which was directed by James Cameron, is also