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Americana Auction

There’s no shame in admitting that the Americana sale held by Garth’s on March 19 in Delaware, Ohio, wasn’t the company’s best offering. Good material, yes. Solid antiques, absolutely. Best stuff ever? Not so much. Amelia Jeffers, president of Garth’s, put it in perspective. “I’m a collector. Every piece in my house is not a ten,” she said. “That was this auction.” Although it wasn’t slap-your-head great, the sale provided a reliable yardstick for measuring the marketplace. Indeed, it did measure up, with a few unlikely surprises along the way. The top lot of the day was a folk art bust of a woman, carved and painted by Shields Landon “S.L.” Jones of West Virginia (1901-1997), that sold for

Photo Tour: Future Home of Garth's Auctioneers

Two days after being awarded a $2 million state tax credit to rehabilitate Columbus’ 113-year-old former municipal light plant, developer Brad DeHayswalked through the dimly lit complex, touting all the features that will make it one of the city’s most-remarkable office environments. It takes some imagination. “You’re going to have this massive 40-ton crane as the centerpiece,” DeHays told me while touring the 555 W. Nationwide Blvd. facility recently, pointing to what looks like a massive fish hook hanging from tracks high above what’s to become the building’s glass-walled atrium. “It’s a 50-foot ceiling.” DeHays’ Connect Realty and project partner Schiff Capital Group LLC will preserve as

Curating A Lifestyle: Bespoke Bargains

A regular misconception about the art and antiques market is that prices are always going up. In fact, economic realities like “supply and demand” affect prices of paintings, collectibles and antique furniture as much as anything else. Additionally, small differences between unique items can offer big savings to savvy buyers. Here are a few examples in the collecting world that offer great buying opportunities right now. Slant-front desks As bulky personal computers with their unruly cables and peripheral attachments became commonplace in the 1980’s and 1990’s, drop-front desks from the late 18th Century became all but obsolete. When demand dropped, prices for this beautiful form realized a

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