Cushing and White’s Goddess of Liberty and Lititz Springs Hotel-Rieker’s Beer Brewery Sign Highlight Upcoming SaleJan 14, 2023 11:00 EST
Detroit-based architect Elijah E. Myers designed the Goddess of Liberty in 1881, and the statue was installed atop the dome of the Texas Capitol in 1888. It was most likely inspired by Pallas Athena from ancient Greece and the State of Freedom on the National Capitol. A large weathervane based on Myers’ Goddess of Liberty design is a key highlight of the upcoming sale from New England Auctions. From the Americana collection of Pat and Rich Garthoeffner, this Cushing and White piece was designed around 1865. The weathervane retains its original oval brass plaque and has been molded in copper with a fine painted and gilded surface. Another significant lot is Lititz Springs Hotel-Rieker’s beer brewery sign. This double-sided piece is carved in wood and retains its original paint and iron hanging hardware. This signboard was removed in 1929 when the hotel was renovated.
The sale also features a striking presentation of 54 velvet fruits and vegetables in a vintage wire basket. The collectible set includes a butterfly, a two-faced moon, and a cat with glass eyes, all made of velvet. Assembled over 40 years, many of these Americana pieces date back to the 1860s. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Bidsquare and browse other online auctions.
Lot Categories:Decorative Arts (93), Fine Art (77), American Indian & Ethnographic (53), Collectibles (48)
# of Lots:292
Price Range:$20 - $7,500
Interesting lots include:
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|Goddess of Liberty Weathervane|| Estimate: |
|Lititz Springs Hotel Sign|| Estimate: |
|Important Velvet Fruit & Vegetable Collection|| Estimate: |
|Folk Art Portrait of a Boy with Rattle|| Estimate: |
|Horse with Four Wheel Sulky Weathervane|| Estimate: |
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