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PIE SAFE, SOUTHWESTERN OHIO, mid 19th century, cherry and poplar. Two drawers over two doors with stylized foliate tins, on high legs. Refinished. 58"h. 40"w. 17 1/4"w. From the Shuler family farm outside of Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio,
Wear around the backsplash. There is an approx. 7" long repair on the left front leg and all of the legs have an approx. 3/8" hole in the front facing of them. The top has a few minor age splits. Sold at Garth's Auction May 20-21, 2011.
OHIO JACQUARD COVERLET, Jay A . Van Vleck, Gallipolis, Gallia County, 1845-1860, wool and cotton. Double weave, center seam. Grapevine foot border with town side borders and sawtooth medallion and foliate centerfield. Full fringe. 88" x 96". Ex Bernard Cluff, (Ohio).
Born in New York ca.1827, Van Vleck appears to have woven all his known coverlets in Gallipolis.
Good colors and heavy fringe. Very good condition with two small (1" and 1/2") holes in the cotton which do not go though to the wool side of the double weave. Stain. Sold at Garth's Auction May 20-21, 2011.
Price Realized: $844
MINIATURE SHERATON CHEST OF DRAWERS, Ohio, 2nd quarter-19th century, cherry, pine, and poplar. Four graduated, scratchbeaded drawers, resting on high, delicately turned feet. Retains its original finish and original brass pulls. 13 1/4"h. 12 1/2"w. 7 3/4"d. Ex Clark and Mary Garrett, sold at Mike Clum Auctions (Ohio), May 1992 (retains a page from the brochure for that auction in which this chest is illustrated).
Minor repair to a front corner, a couple of the pulls have later bolts securing them. Sold at Garth's Auction May 20-21, 2011.
Price Realized: $6,228
DECORATED WARDROBE OR SCHRANK, Bluffton, Allen and Hancock Counties, Ohio, ca.1860, poplar. One-piece with a lift-off cornice and a raised-panel door set on pintel hinges. Retains its original faux mahogany graining, green trim, and stars on the door. Imperfections. 75 1/4"h. 52 1/2"w. 19"d.
In the Swiss Mennonite settlement of Bluffton, faux mahogany-grained wardrobes were among the most popular form of storage furniture. Since many early Bluffton settlers had migrated from Sonnenberg in Wayne County, the design and construction of both one- and two-door wardrobes is similar in both communities. For a related two-drawer Bluffton wardrobe, see Equal in Goodness: Ohio Decorative Arts 1788-1860, entry 132; for a related one-door example from Sonnenberg, see Irwin and Locher, Artistry of the Cabinetmaker, fig. 200.
Interior has been altered, losses, wear. Sold at Garth's Auction May 20-21, 2011.
Price Realized: $6,345
WINDSOR SETTEE, Ohio River Valley, early 19th century, mixed woods. Shaped crest, bamboo-turned legs and stretchers, and old black paint over earlier green. Minor imperfections. 18"h. seat, 38"h. overall, 76"l. Descended in the Henderson Family (through Arthur T. Henderson) of Boaz, Virginia (now West Virginia), until consigned to this auction.
Crack to the crest, paint loss. Sold at Garth's Auction May 20-21, 2011.
Price Realized: $2,820
PIE SAFE, Attributed to Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, mid 19th century, walnut and poplar. One drawer over two doors, the sides with bird tins. Retains its original red wash with a crazed surface. 53"h. 45"w. 19"d. Sold at Garth's Auction May 20-21, 2011.
Price Realized: $2,115
EARLY FRAMED MEDALLION QUILT, Virginia or West Virginia, late 18th-early 19th century, cotton. Multiple borders of small tan and brown prints interspersed with pink florals in sawtooth, diamonds and star patterns surrounding an appliqued central panel of flowering branches. Fairly coarse plain backing. 82 1/2" x 95".
Descended in the George Washington Henderson family, builder of Henderson Hill, Wood County, West Virginia. According to family tradition, the quilt was made by his mother, Jane Hutchinson Lithgow (1780-1847), the second wife of Alexander Henderson Jr.(1778-1833). Born in Scotland, she married Henderson in 1801. The quilt descended in the Henderson family (through Arthur T. Henderson) until consigned to this auction.
All over toning, some print deterioration, small hole in center (3/4" x 1/2"). Case for hanging sewn to backing. Sold at Garth's Auction May 20-21, 2011.
Price Realized: $3,525
FINE CORNER CUPBOARD, Attributed to Tuscarawas County, Ohio, mid 19th century, curly maple and poplar. Two-piece, the upper section with two eight-pane doors, the lower section with double-panel doors. Retains an older finish with good color. 87 1/2"h. 57"w. 25"d., requires a 39" corner. Ex Kembles (Ohio).
Mullions appear to be original. Sold at Garth's Auction May 20-21, 2011.
Price Realized: $10-,281
PIE SAFE, MIDWESTERN, mid 19th century, walnut and poplar. One drawer over two doors with star tins. Retains an older brown paint with green paint on the tins. 52"h. 38 1/2"w. 17 1/2"d. Sold at Garth's Auction May 20-21, 2011.
Price Realized: $1,410
KRAUT OR SLAW CUTTER, Signed "P.R. Martin Thor[n]ville, Ohio" (Perry County), mid 19th century, walnut. Heart cutout and applied turnings. Old finish. 24"l. Ex Bill Samaha (Ohio/Massachusetts). Kraut or slaw cutters such as this with applied turnings, are often attributed to the Helser family of Thornville. It is not known if this cutter was made by P.R. Martin, or if it was made by a Helser and Martin was simply an early owner. See Equal in Goodness: Ohio Decorative Arts 1788-1860, entry 14.
Tight age crack at the bottom. Sold at Garth's Auction May 20-21, 2011.
Price Realized: $1,410
PIE SAFE, MIDWESTERN, mid 19th century, poplar. One drawer over two doors, total of twelve tins punched with a "butterfly" pattern. Retains old grey paint. Minor imperfections. 57 1/2"h. 38 3/4"w. 17 1/2"d.
Paint worn with losses, door pull replaced, drawer pulls original. Sold at Garth's Auction May 20-21, 2011.
Price Realized: $1,410
OHIO STONEWARE JUG, J. Lambright, Newport, Tuscarawas County, 2nd half-19th century. Double handled with brushed cobalt flower on one side, signed and "8" on the other. 20 1/4"h. Sold at Garth's Auction May 20-21, 2011.
Price Realized: $1,880
DECORATED CHEST OF DRAWERS, Western Pennsylvania or the Midwest, dated 1872, cherry, walnut, and poplar. Three drawers over four drawers, a low backsplash, and resting on turned feet. Retains its original red and black paint with stenciled decoration including "P. Yoder" and "1872". Minor imperfections. 48 1/2"h. 39 1/2"w. 19"d. Sold at Garth's, November 2010, lot 360.
This chest is part of a group of decorated objects made in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan or western Pennsylvania (outside of Soap Hollow), but closely related to the work of Soap Hollow in Somerset County. The winged bowl of fruit on the lower drawer appears identical to that which appears on a number of Soap Hollow blanket chests, including one labeled by Jeremiah Stahl (who migrated to Kent County, Michigan, in 1870), as well as a chest of drawers by Peter K. Thomas (whose migration to Kent County, preceded Stahl's by three years). See Charles Muller, Soap Hollow: The Furniture and Its Makers, pages 38 and 43. Additionally, the stenciled tablet on the third long drawer appears the same as on a chest of drawers bearing other stencils used by both Stahl and Thomas. See Muller, page 76.
Replaced pulls, minor wear and losses. Sold at Garth's Auction May 20-21, 2011.
Price Realized: $5,288
FIVE BERRY BASKETS, Possibly Shaker, late 19th century. Pair of stave baskets, 3 1/2"h., and a pair of "clothes pin" baskets with metal rims, 4"h. Together with a single "picket fence" basket with bale handles, 3 1/4"h. Some splits. Sold at Garth's Auction May 20-21, 2011.
Price Realized: $470
MINIATURE DECORATED CHEST, American, mid 19th century, pine. Original grain painting in imitation of flame grain mahogany. Seven drawers. Appears all original. 14"h. 13"w. 8"d. Minor paint wear. Sold at Garth's Auction May 20-21, 2011.
Price Realized: $1,175
LANTERN, American, 19th century. Octagonal lantern in a wooden frame with glass panes and iron ring. Tin candle holder. 18"h. Sold at Garth's Auction May 20-21, 2011.
Price Realized: $1,528
DRY SINK, American, mid 19th century, pine. Unusual form with two lift lids, a one-board door, and old blue paint with good wear. Hinge repairs. 27 3/4"h. 40"w. 20"d.
Some age splits. Sold at Garth's Auction May 20-21, 2011.
Price Realized: $1,763
QUEEN ANNE WORK TABLE, American, 18th century, pine. One-board top over a single drawer, resting on turned legs. Scrubbed top with old red on the base. Imperfections. 28 1/2"h. 48"w. 25 1/2"d.
Feet ended out, replaced pull, right breadboard end is replaced. Sold at Garth's Auction May 20-21, 2011.
Price Realized: $1,687
YOUNG GIRL WITH CANARY (AMERICAN, MID 19TH CENTURY), Oil on canvas, unsigned. Oval portrait of a blue-eyed child in white dress, pet bird perched on her finger. Lace curtain and open window with the cage in the background. 27"h. 21 3/4"w., in a frame, 35 1/2"h. 30"w.
Lightly revarnished, old inpainting in forehead and cheeks, minimal inpainting in spots near cheek, shoulder and bottom edge. Sold at Garth's Auction May 20-21, 2011.
Price Realized: $3,055
CANDLEMOLD, American, 19th century, tin and maple. Thirty-six tubes in a maple frame that retains its original red wash. Minor losses. 11 1/2'h. 13 1/4'w. 10 3/4'd. All the rods are missing. Sold at Garth's Auction May 20-21, 2011.
Price Realized: $1,998
TWO MORTARS AND PESTLES, American, 19th century, hardwood. Ovoid with old green, 7"h., and shaped with original red and blue paint. Age split. 7 3/4"h. Sold at Garth's Auction May 20-21, 2011.
Price Realized: $999
SHAKER CHILD'S ARMCHAIR, Mt. Lebanon, New York, 19th century, maple. No. 0 chair with its original finish, stenciled label, and possibly its original tape seat. 7 1/2"h. seat, 22"h. overall. Well cataloged. Original tape seat has wear. Normal wear and scratches from use. Sold at Garth's Auction May 20-21, 2011.