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Garth’s Eclectic Auction Comes Alive with a Big Top Vibe

On Friday, April 3rd, Garth's Auctioneers & Appraisers will host their spring Eclectic auction where 900 items will be offered including: postcards, lighting, primitive furniture, Victorian, painted chairs, early chests, a Brunswick 9 foot pool table, paintings, a stickley bedroom suite, oriental rugs, stoneware, English Relief molded pitchers, sterling flatware, autographs, baskets, quilts, and coverlets, fountain pens, and autographs. Bidders are sure to be entertained with the carnivalesque atmosphere when 70 lots comprised of approximately 2,000 circus posters from a Northeast Ohio Collection and eighteen sideshow banners from two Ohio collectors all cross the block. The auctioneer will

Review of The 54th Annual Thanksgiving Americana Auction

You couldn’t make this stuff up if you wanted to. During the 54th annual Thanksgiving Americana sale, held by Garth’s Auctioneers on November 28, 2014, at Delaware, Ohio, one of the more intriguing lots didn’t even make it into the printed catalog. The item was a landscape painting attributed to Marcus Mote (1817-1898), from Ohio and Indiana, depicting a bird’s-eye view of the Mather farm near Lebanon, Ohio, with family members in the foreground. Oil on canvas, the unsigned work measured 30" x 40", plus it had its original frame. It came to Garth’s during a monthly appraisal day. Amelia Jeffers, president of the auction house, thought the piece looked familiar from the start. The owner said

Curating a Lifestyle: Into the Woods

Creating a beautiful environment - in which to live and entertain - should not be limited to inside your home. When inspiration blossoms beyond the four walls, expand your design aesthetic to the outdoors and give your guests (and yourself) an unexpected dose of warmth and sophistication with the addition of art and antiques to your landscape design. The most common material found in outdoor antiques is undoubtedly iron. In the 16th and 17th centuries, blacksmiths worked iron by hand and anvil to create fencing, gates, doors and window coverings that were as secure as they were aesthetically beautiful. When sealed to hedge against rust, iron was a great choice for architectural elements whic

Ohio Finds! Fascinating Objects from our Past: 1839 Stoneware Crock

In the mid-1820s, northeast Ohio was welcoming terrain for New England craftsmen. The sheer survival of the pioneer era had given way to small villages and larger urban centers, and as the population expanded, so did the demand for utilitarian kitchen containers and utensils. Kiln-fired stoneware was the preferred choice for food storage, and skilled potters moved westward from New York, Vermont and Connecticut to search for clay deposits that would provide ample opportunity for stoneware production. In northeast Ohio, the craftsmen found not only vast stores of rich clay, but also waterways that provided an efficient means of getting products to buyers. Common forms of their wares included

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