Garth’s Offers Three-Day Auction of Fine & Decorative Arts, Paintings & More Garth’s Auctions (based in Delaware, Ohio) is keeping buyers busy with multiple sessions during the last weekend of January.
The sales will include over 900 lots offered in four sessions.
72.5” high has an estimate of $1,000-$2.000. A good looking William and Mary settee, from the 17th century will cross the block as lot 2016 with an estimate of $1,500-$3,000.
Several lots of quality silver will be offered including a George III two-handled cup, marked Dublin 1791 and Matthew West. The cup is a double-bellied form with double-scroll handles and features engraved sways and cartouches (estimate: $1,500-$3,000). A pair of George III silver baskets, marked London 1763-4, Septimus and James Crespell are ex The Antiquary (Illinois) and will be offered with an estimate of $1,000-$2,000. A mahogany Kittinger-style tea table from Colonial Williamsburg has an estimate of $400-800 and a pair of Kittinger Chippendale-style side chests could be snapped up for $500-$1,000.
A strong and diverse selection of 100+ lots of Fine Art will not disappoint those bidders attending the Saturday session. European and American works ranging from early Flemish through the American Impressionist movement, the Hudson River School and Ashcan School will be sold. Modernism, surrealism and contemporary works will also be represented.
Early in the day, The Duke of Beaufort Coach by James Pollard will be offered with an estimate of $3,000-$5.000. Lot 3009, a landscape with tree by David Johnson estimated at $3,000-$5,000, arrived at Garth’s during one of their monthly, complimentary walk-in appraisal days. Johnson is recognized as a second generation member of the Hudson River School painters and was known for naturalistic landscapes. Johnson first exhibited his work at the National Academy of Design in 1849 and was an elected member by 1860.
Three lots from a private Ohio collector with a well-rounded collection of art and antiques will tweak the interest of those seeking to add to contemporary collections. First to cross the block from this collection is an interior scene by Robert Henri, with an estimate of $1,000-3,000. Hommage by Marc Chagall (estimate $3,000-5,000), a colorful lithograph of figures and structures, will be followed by a woodcut of Sky and Water I, by Maurits Cornelis Escher, with an estimate of $10,000-20,000. The Escher woodcut is known as one of the artist’s transformation prints as it depicts a transition of birds to fish between the sky and water.
Lot 3041, the painting titled, Where to Now?, by Richard Evett Bishop, retains its original label from Abercrombie and Fitch, Madison Avenue NYC. The oil on canvas depicts a pheasant departing from a bundle of corn stalks on a clear winter’s day and is framed in a gilded and white-painted molded frame. Subsequently discovered and purchased for $40.00 at a local Columbus, Ohio thrift store, it now carries an estimate of $5,000-7,000. A winter landscape by George Garner Symons is from the collection of the late Dr. William and Jane Huffman, Cleveland, Ohio. The magical scene depicts a red barn high atop a hill with a river with snowy banks in the foreground (estimate $25,000-$40,000). Also from the Huffman’s’ collection is the painting, Lost River Road, by Chauncey Foster Ryder. This oil on canvas also depicts