sell for $35,000 - $45,000. Other top lots include a great stenciled Indiana cupboard in splashy hues of orange, red and green. Dated 1883 and initialed “SY” and “JY”, the two piece stepback features three drawers and a base resting on shaped feet (Est. $4,000 - $8,000). A bow front corner cupboard is sharp with dentil molded cornice, shaped and inlaid skirt and period brasses (Est. $3,500 - $7,000); and, an open work fruit Sandwich glass fruit basket is sweet at only 8.5” tall (Est. $2,000 - $4,000). An impressive bottle whimsy is sure to captivate bidders: with two levels, including a white clapboard farmhouse and a schoolhouse below, wonderful folksy decoration and a terrific provenance (made by Charles Hoke and ex Robert and Mary Merritt, The Merritt’s Museum of Childhood, Douglassville, PA) it is estimated to sell between $4,000 - $6,000.
It would not be a Garth’s Americana auction without choice gameboards, buckets, a variety of baskets and quality textiles (including several early and fine quilts and samplers). Other furniture choices offered over the two day auction include two sets of nicely decorated chairs, and a diverse selection of Chippendale, Queen Anne and Sheraton chests, stands and tables.
For more information about the auction, or to view the catalog in its entirety, visit garths.com or call 740.362.4771. Garth’s is accepting consignments for their summer and fall auctions now.