There were no huge surprises during the 59th annual Thanksgiving Americana sale held by Garth’s Auctions in Columbus, Ohio, on November 29, 2019. That likely reflected the stability of the market as well as the selection of antiques offered. “It was as expected,” said Jeff Jeffers, Garth’s chief executive officer and principal auctioneer. “It was a good healthy mix. I think there were, in all categories, objects people want in today’s marketplace: brown furniture with surface and form, folk art, rarities, painted objects. It went as expected.” The top lot of the sale was a paint-decorated lidded sugar box in pine, a square form having canted sides decorated with incised and painted designs d
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