Thursday, 21 August 2008

Look Book - The New England F-Off

Garth's Annual Labor Day Weekend Auction
August 29/30, 2008
Delaware, Ohio

Lot No 2062
FOLKY NORTH CAROLINA NEEDLEWORK. Kate "Granny" Donaldson, Cherokee County, 1930s-1940s, wool and cotton. Crocheted barnyard animals, a couple with a child, fanciful tree and vase of flowers on a grey tweed background.

Lot No 2183
SET OF SIX FANCY CHAIRS. Probably Massachusetts, Ca.1815-1835, pine and mixed wood. Retains original painted decoration consisting of yellow ground with freehand stripes and stenciled gilt grapes on the crests.

Lot No 2025
BOATS IN HARBOR BY HAYLEY LEVER (AMERICAN, 1876-1958). Oil on canvas, signed lower left.

Lot No 2035
FOLDING LOW POST ROPE BED. American, late 18th-early 19th century, walnut and pine retaining old dry finish.
Could be easily turned into a sofa with a few additions.

Lot No 2280
DECORATED ARMCHAIR ROCKER. American, 2nd quarter-19th century, mixed woods including pine. Boston style in old black paint with handpainted pink roses on crest and splat.

Lot No 2150
CHIPPENDALE MIRROR. American or English, late 18th-early 19th century, mahogany, pine and glass.

Lot No 2056
PAINTED MULE CHEST. Probably New England, early 19th century, pine and maple.

Now playing: Joni Mitchell - All I Want
via FoxyTunes


Easy and Elegant Life said...

How do you feel about early American painted furniture? We were given a New England bedroom suite done in a sort of acid-y green with painted flowers and ribbons (pinks, cream , taupe.) Something that old deserves to be well-treated. At the moment, it is destined for my daughter's room, but for the life of me, I can't figure out how it fits into our "scheme of things." Still, its fun being out of my deco/nouveau comfort zone.

HOBAC said...

E&EL - Love early American painted furniture. The look of the 30s works really well with the Yankee look (that's what I call it).
The usual treatment of such pieces is to play up the "folksiness". I prefer to go in the other direction as the pieces have an inherent sophistication in their naïveté.