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Top lots from different sessions had an interesting connection during the sale held by Garth’s in Delaware, Ohio, on May 12 and 13. The link—longtime collections. While high-quality items remained in demand, the event underscored the added appeal of desirable antiques that have been in private hands for decades.

The au...

Analyze the country Americana sale held in Delaware, Ohio, by Garth’s Auctions on March 18, and three things stick out. 1) When it comes to furniture, sometimes brown is beautiful. 2) In an already soft market for Oriental rugs, too much is certainly not a good thing. 3) People throw away the darndest things.

The brown...

The first sale each year for Garth’s Auctions in Delaware, Ohio, tends to be not only a mixed affair but also a mouthful. Described by the company as offering “American Antiques and European & Asian Furniture & Decorative Arts,” the January 14 event included all the above, but the day belonged largely to the American...

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...

 

Paint played a pivotal role during the 55th annual Thanksgiving Americana sale held by Garth’s Auctions on November 27, 2015, in Delaware, Ohio. Not that anyone was surprised. Garth’s is known for great pieces in early paint, and on Black Friday color was king.

 

Topping the sale was a document box with its original de...

September 11, 2015

A portrait of a man by self-taught Alabama artist Bill Traylor (circa 1854-1949), mixed media on paperboard, sold for $31,200 (includes buyer’s premium) to top the country Americana sale held by Garth’s Auctions on September 11 in Delaware, Ohio. 

 

 Although sources disagree on his birth and death dates, fudging a year...

In a way, it came down to lagniappe.

 

During the country Americana session held at Garth’s on March 13, lagniappe seemed in play. A word used chiefly in the Gulf Coast region, especially the New Orleans area, lagniappe (pronounced LAN-yap) traditionally refers to a small gift given to a customer by a merchant at the ti...

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