Garth’s Auctioneers & Appraisers

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Garth’s has been a national force in the world of antiques and fine art since its founding by Garth Oberlander in the 1950s. As Ohio’s oldest premier auction house, we specialize in American, Continental & Asian furniture, fine art, folk art, decorative accessories, as well as real estate. In recent years, thanks to robust and innovative marketing efforts, Garth’s has achieved a recognizable international status and is regarded as one of the top auction firms in North America with annual sales approaching $10 million. With an audience on nearly every continent, and ...Read More

a database of more than 60,000 clients, Garth’s has built strong customer loyalty through attention to detail, pro-active communication, and unparalleled transparency and integrity. No matter how large or small the consignment, Garth’s staff strives to achieve the best outcome for each client.

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    Country Americana & Decorative Arts Auction

    During the 18th and 19th centuries, indoor plumbing was a rarity. To maintain basic hygiene, dry sinks were considered a kitchen and washroom essential. The construction of dry sinks was simple, typically involving a hardwood cabinet with a basin on top. Available in the upcoming Country Americana & Decorative Arts Auction, presented by Garth’s Auctioneers & Appraisers, is an American dry sink from the 19th century. This piece features two bowfront dovetailed drawers above double doors. Beyond furniture, the sale also offers over 50 lots of fine art. Leading these is a painting by Alister Austen Deans, titled Mt. Sinclair & Mesopotamia Downs. A New Zealand painter, Deans is known for his landscapes and his combat work during the Second World War. The available piece shows the mountain in the background in blue, brown, and yellow hues. A Caucasian rug is also available. These rugs are best known for their bold geometric and tribal designs in primary colors. Explore the full catalog for this auction and register to bid on Invaluable.

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    April Eclectic Auction

    Giovanni Battista Piranesi was a leading Italian printmaker in the 18th century. An ardent lover of Roman architecture, Piranesi produced many etchings of the city, from prisons to architectural ruins. He helped pioneer the rediscovery of Roman remains and was a key figure in the development of the Neoclassical style. The upcoming April Eclectic Auction, presented by Garth’s Auctioneers & Appraisers, will offer two prints of Rome by Piranesi. They show the Trevi Fountain and the Roman Capitol, respectively. A Gibson Les Paul Deluxe guitar will also be highlighted in this auction. Named after the jazz guitarist and inventor Les Paul, this piece was created to compete with Fender's Telecaster. The available piece has a left-handed gold top. Also offered is a John Roger sculpture showing a group of people playing checkers. Titled Checkers Up At The Barn, the artist’s wife served as a model for the woman watching the game. Browse the full catalog for this sale and register to bid on Invaluable.

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    Country Americana

    Edmund Coates was a 19th-century landscape artist who participated in the Hudson River School artistic movement. Coates is also known for his marine landscapes and historical paintings. The upcoming Country Americana Auction, presented by Garth's Auctioneers & Appraisers, offers an 1856 work by Coates. This oil on canvas painting possibly depicts Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. An American mahogany lolling chair from the early 19th century is among the available period furniture. Made in the Georgian style, this piece has straight legs and geometric structures. An Italian Pyrographic dowry chest and an American Architectural corner cupboard are also featured.  The use of decorative cases made of pasteboard, called bandboxes, started during the 1500s to store ruffled collars. These bandboxes were typically lined with newspaper on the inside and adorned with wallpaper on the exterior. Included in this sale are several Massachusetts and Americana bandboxes. Also showcased is a Navajo rug from the second half of the 20th century. Designed by Effie Williams, this rug has storm patterns and a serrated edge. Collectors can also find silverware, needlework samplers, portraits, and Staffordshire porcelain. Explore the full listings and register to bid online on Invaluable

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    Asian, Continental, Decorative & Fine Arts

    The works of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux contain both Realism and rhythm. His sculptures depicting a Chinese man are among his most famous works. The upcoming Asian, Continental, Decorative & Fine Arts auction, presented by Garth’s Auctioneers & Appraisers, offers a version of Carpeaux’s Le Chinois figure in terracotta. Conceived in 1872, the Le Chinois No. 2 bust has many details around the mouth, nose, and eyes.  An oil painting, titled Moonlight San Juan Mission by Will Sparks, is also highlighted. Sparks was best known for his paintings of the Missions of California and nocturnal adobe scenes. The presented piece depicts two figures approaching a building. Among the available furniture lots, a mahogany sideboard is featured. The sideboard’s doors are decorated with medallions. Explore the full listings and register to bid for this auction online on Invaluable.

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    February Eclectic Auction

    The upcoming February Eclectic Auction presented by Garth’s Auctioneers & Appraisers offers an array of furniture, firearms, stoneware, collectibles, and more. Available in the sale is a breech-loading rifle by J.H. Hall. In 1811, New England gunsmith John H. Hall patented his newly developed breech-loading rifle. Eight years later, he signed a contract with the U.S. War Department to produce 1,000 of the rifles. Hall’s firearms were ahead of their time and were adopted in large numbers by the army. The present example is an 1832 model with a walnut stock and leather flask. A Victorian inlaid drop front desk is another key lot of the auction. This 19th-century ebonized mahogany desk includes four drawers, paneled ends, and bun feet. The drawer tops have floral motifs and line inlays. A framed print of Napoleon is also among the notable lots. The central image of the Emperor is surrounded by an outer border of smaller portraits. Many lots of stoneware are also presented, including cobalt crocks and jugs. Explore the full listings and register to bid online on Invaluable

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    American Historical, Political & Collectible Ephemera

    The upcoming American Historical, Political & Collectible Ephemera auction will be presented by Garth’s Auctioneers & Appraisers. This auction includes groups of Presidential books, a cabinet card of Confederate soldiers, and a set of 48 matchbook cases. Particularly highlighted in the auction is an advertising poster for a charity event. This poster shows a mother and two children embracing a man blinded by war. Made in 1917, this French color lithograph reads “Pret d'Honneur aux Aveugles de la Guerre," which translates to “debt of honor to the blinded of the war.”  Also showcased in this sale is a group of ten homoerotica and photography books. In this group, works from Bruce Weber is featured. An American fashion photographer, Weber has worked with luxury fashion brands in their advertisement campaigns and has been featured on Vogue, Vanity Fair, and Rolling Stone magazines. Other books presented in this lot include drawings of male nudes, short stories, and other pieces of LGBTQ art. Visit Invaluable to view the entire catalog and to place a bid.

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    The Americana Painted Collection of a New York Gentleman

    The upcoming Americana Painted Collection of a New York Gentleman offered by Garth’s Auctioneers & Appraisers offers insights into American culture. The auction features a wide array of furniture, fine art, decorative art, dolls and toys, and more. An 18th century gumwood piece is featured in this sale. Made in Long Island, New York, the cabinet has a red wash and ebonized feet. The top half has a raised panel construction, while the lower drawers are diamond paneled. Also highlighted in the auction is a Pennsylvania winter scene painting by Walter Emerson Baum, from around 1917. Widely celebrated for his Impressionist snow scenes, Baum belonged to an esteemed group of artists known as the artists of the New Hope school or the Bucks County Impressionists. Using the en plein air technique, Baum captured the Pennsylvania countryside and farmland with thick brushwork and bold colors. The sale also features several weathervanes. A late 19th century cow weathervane in copper by Boston’s Harris & Co. is among the notable lots. Additional pieces include an American redware face vessel with a handle and pouring spout, a gameboard with a painted checkerboard, and a sand bottle by Andrew Clemens. The latter depicts a fisherman, an eagle, and an American flag. Explore the full listings and register to bid online on Garth's Auctioneers & Appraisers.

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    Folk Art & Textiles from the Collection of Two Sisters, Washington, DC Plus Addi

    Washington Crossing the Delaware by Emanuel Leutze is one of the most recognized American paintings of the 19th century. Completed in 1851, it depicts George Washington, along with his troops, crossing the Delaware River during the American Revolutionary War. The scene takes place on December 25, 1776, when the American troops staged a surprise attack on the Hessians at Trenton. An early replica of the painting is featured in the upcoming Folk Art & Textiles auction offered by Garth’s Auctioneers & Appraisers. A 20th century German shotgun is another highlight of the sale. This Heym model 33 deluxe rifle has a walnut stock with a checkered grip. Game scenes are engraved on the wood. The auction also offers several samplers; one notable lot among them depicts Adam and Eve and a fruit basket in a maple veneer frame. Other lots include a one-piece decorated wardrobe with two paneled doors and two dovetailed drawers, an early 20th century hooked rug depicting sheep and other farm animals, and a quilt bearing appliqued military symbols and crosses. Explore the full listings and register to bid online on  Invaluable 

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    October Eclectic Auction

    The October Eclectic Auction presented by Garth’s Auctioneers & Appraisers presents an opportunity to view the breadth of American culture. Its categories are diverse, yet connected by an underlying wonder about the past. Decorative art, furniture, dolls and toys, fine art, and much more is included in the sale. From the grandest statement pieces to the most unusual oddities, this auction reaches every corner of American history.  Vintage flatware takes center stage in this sale with an elegant set of Towle pieces. The “King Richard” pattern was patented in 1932, showing its timeless elegance to be in excellent condition. Cast iron toy motorcycles make a strong showing, with colorful toys marking the optimism of the early 20th century. Numerous antique dolls are also highlighted. Not every lot focuses on childhood’s playfulness, though, with several furniture and jewelry items available. Two vintage diamond rings are of particular interest, each with a blue stone center surrounded by small round diamonds. View these items and many more by visiting Invaluable. 

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    Country Americana Auction

    Alice Schille was an artist of various talents known to capture the character of her subjects. Her modernist styles range from post-impressionism to fauvism. Fauvism style of painting uses brilliant colors aggressively applied straight from the paint tubes to create a sense of an explosion on the canvas. Amongst many wonderful artworks, Schille’s oil on canvas depicting a woman in a black dress is being presented at Country Americana by Garth’s Auctioneers and Appraisers. The extensive collection is of 555 lots that blend diverse categories targeting the genre and interest of every collector. With furniture taking the greatest number of items, the auction offers collectibles, decorative art, fine art, automobiles and more. Among notable items is American Queen Anne high chest made out of walnut with pine from the Mid 18th century. It is a two-piece chest with broken arch pediment and central fan carvings on top and bottom. But more importantly, a rare piece that astonishes is the carousel horse with glass eyes, horsehair tail, jeweled tack and eagle cantle attributed to Charles Looff. Looff, as a carousel maker, rose to fame when he built for Coney Island’s first carousel at 1876. A maker that has worked in between two centuries, Looff’s piece is definitely one to watch out for. Find more of these items at Grath’s Auctioneers and Appraisers.

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    European, Asian & 20th Century

    European Asian & 20th Century Auction, offered by Garth’s Auctioneers & Appraisers, is the perfect fusion of royal antiques, fine arts, furniture, jewelry and more. Featuring 562 lots of items, George Owen Royal Worcester vase with the finest of hand-tooled reticulation is one of the highlights, as Asian arts and antiques are the auction’s center pieces. With the highest estimated value of $12,000, is a portrait of a man by Francis Newton Souza (signed 1959), depicting a modernist image of man on yellow ground. Ranging from antique Roman gold finger ring and Liberty head, double eagle gold coin, to antiques like an important English Queen Anne secretary bookcase, goes on to show the variety and diversification of the auction. For more details on the fascinating items, registrations and to view the full catalogue visit Garth’s.