Garth's Offers 53rd Annual Thanksgiving Americana Auction on Black Friday With a total of 662 lots selling Friday, November 29, the camaraderie left over from Thanksgiving (and stirred by a little friendly bidding competition) is sure to overflow in Garth’s historic barn.
1815-1865). The oil on canvas, estimated at $2,000-$3,000, shows the schooner flying the American flag and is ex Caroll and David Swope (Ohio). A large oil on board landscape by Jack Van Ryder (American, 1898-1968) is titled "Arizona Desert" on the frame, signed lower left, and measures 22"h. by 22"w. Ex Helen Porter (Ohio), the work should reach $2,000-$3,000.
A fine assortment of American furniture will be offered including an 18th century New York Chippendale tall case clock of walnut and poplar with an eight-day brass movement with a brass and silvered dial marked for Thomas Learsall, New York (estimate $2,000-$3,000). An inlaid Federal Pembroke Table attributed to the Goddard family, Newport, Rhode Island, ca. 1810, of typical form, with urn and bellflower inlay with period brass pulls is estimated $7,000-$9,000. Two Chippendale side chairs, both from Massachusetts will also cross the block. The later, a mahogany side chair with an owl's eye splat and shell crest is expected to sell for $1,500-$2,500. A Chester County, Pennsylvania Chippendale chest on chest dates to the late 18th century. The two-piece chest has six drawers flanked by fluted quarter columns and rests on bold, ogee bracket feet. At 66.5"high is a a very usable height. Estimated at $3,000-$6,000, it also carries a provenance ex Maud (d. 1942) and Herbert (d. 1927) Patteson, who lived in the Schuyler/Van Ness House and The Olde Mill in Riverdale, New Jersey.
A set of Six Federal mahogany chairs, attributed to Annapolis or Baltimore, Maryland, includes five side chairs and one armchair, each with round backs and bellflower-inlaid backs and legs. Estimated at $1,500-$2,500, the set relates to a chair in Baltimore Furniture: The Work of Baltimore and Annapolis Cabinetmakers from 1760 to 1810, catalog entry 54. A classic form, a Federal inlaid tilt-top candlestand will also be sold. Boston, ca.1790, this example has an octagonal top with crossbanding and central panel of flame birch surrounded by inlaid lunettes, on an urn shaft and tripod base. Although many cabinetmakers used lunette inlay, it was most famously used in the shop of John and Thomas Seymour (estimate $1,000-$2,000). Another important sampler from Annapolis will be featured in the sale. The sampler by Anne Arundel County, 1823, is silk on linen and depicts a substantial structure, possibly the Maryland State House or an impressive private home with dependences. The building is set on a carefully shaded lawn and flanked by willow trees. The maker prominently signed her work "Margaret Adams / Annapolis February 16 1823". A lengthy pious verse fills the upper portion and the whole is surrounded by a narrow inner border and strawberry vine outer border. This item has been professionally conserved and remounted in which appears to be the original gilt frame (estimate $2,500-$5,000).
It is the art of cartography that assisted the Pilgrims in their navigations to Plymouth Massachusetts, for the first documented modern Thanksgiving then it is apropos that this auction offers several quality maps. The variety is great from an early map of