GARTH’S KICKS OFF THE NEW YEAR WITH IMPRESSIVE AMERICANA AUCTION The January 12th auction at Garth's is an "outstanding assemblage of country Americana and folk art that is hard to find," recounts Garth's CEO Jeff Jeffers.
$1,000 - $1,500). A set of six decorated chairs attributed to Massachusetts (and probably by Jonathon Whitney) have well-shaped tablet-tops and original red and black graining, highlighted with yellow, gilt-stenciled grapevine with golden grapes on the crests. With a provenance that includes Susie & Rich Burmann (New Hampshire) and David Wheatcroft (Massachusetts), the set is estimated at $2,800 - $3,200. A particularly fine oil on canvas portrait by William Matthew Prior was completed in 1858 and depicts George C. Hodgson Jr. and Matilda Hodgson, each holding a flower, signed and dated on the reverse. Illustrated and discussed in Ebert and Ebert, American Folk Painters, the portrait is estimated to sell between $6,000 and $9,000.
Garth’s Country Americana: Painted Furniture & Accessories, Folk Art, and Textiles Auction catalog is available online at www.garths.com, or via mail for $30 (postage included). Preview hours will run from Monday, January, 7 through Saturday, January, 12 at Garth’s location at 2690 Stratford Road, Delaware, Ohio 43015. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 740.362.4771.