Garth’s Auctioneers & Appraisers Is A Hidden Gem Full Of Unique Treasures

Let’s talk about shopping at auctions.

Not only is buying secondhand better for the environment, but you can also get some really incredible deals.

The idea of shopping at an auction may seem daunting, but it’s actually fun. At Garth’s, and other auction houses, you can shop online. You can put in bids on items before the live auction opens, or you can wait to get it on the action day of. It’s really a choose your own adventure style of shopping.

Garth’s Auctioneers & Appraisers, located at 589 W. Nationwide Blvd, has been a go-to for antique and fine art lovers since it was founded back in the 1950s by Garth Oberland. The auction house specializes in American, Continental, and Asian furniture, fine art, folk art, accessories, and even real estate.

There are so many unique items that you could genuinely kill an hour or two just by scrolling through, and getting inspired by, the inventory. With everything from home decor to jewelry, you can snag purchases for yourself or buy some super unique gifts for friends and family.

To give you a little taste, we’ve rounded up several of our favorite items up for auction right now. The prices listed are estimates only.

Everyone needs a pair of European Renaissance revival armchairs.

via Garth’s

Description: Early 20th century. Carved walnut frames, scrolled arms and feet with “H” stretchers. Contemporary machine made tapestry upholstery. 19″ seat, 44″h.
Estimate: $200 to $400

Snag some real statement pieces for your home like this 8-piece set of American Blenko Glass.

via Garth’s

Description: Second half 20th century. Orange amber. Tall decanter, 24.5h., ribbed decanter, 12.5″h., squat vase, 5″h., ewer with clear applied handle, 9.5″h., decanter with pinched tooling (missing stopper), 12.25″h., footed base with controlled bubbles, 9.5″h. and two with crackle finish, rose bowl, 6.5″h. and vase with ruffled rim, 10″h.
Estimate: $150 to $300

Looking for the perfect gift for that special lady in your life? This gold-filled pocket watch is a stunner.

via Garth’s

Description: American, early 20th century. Ladies Waltham gold-filled, fully engraved, hunting case watch, white dial with black Roman numerals, sunken second hand dial, gold hands. B & B Royal 20 year case. Serial # 14725463, ca 1907, 0 size, 7J. Withgold filled watch chain. Wear to watch commensurate with age, runs for short periods of time (no guarantee).
Estimate: $100 to $200

I’m a sucker for a cool rug, and this old school American penny rug is a whole vibe.

via Garth’s

Description: Ca. 1900. Hexagonal hand-stitched felt with multicolored circles on black ground. 43″d.
Estimate: $125 to $250

I have a dream for my home office and in that dream, this three-piece sofa is the star of the show.

via Garth’s

Description: American, 2nd quarter 20th century. Fruitwood frame with pierced carving and line carving, and three curved front legs. 18″ seat ht. 37″h. 72″w.
Estimate: $100 to $200

Put your hair back and get to work with these charming vintage hair accessories.

via Garth’s

Description: American, 20th century. Two brown plastic hair combs with engraved sterling silver plate across top, possibly Navajo. Together with four assorted stick pins, one with carved coral cameo. Yellow plastic combs with applied sterling silver.
Estimate: $40 to $80

Did you think there’d only be one rug? Silly. Here’s a wool runner that would look perfect in your hallway.

via Garth’s

Description: Second half 20th century, wool. Coral field and multicolored floral pattern. 2’6″ x 20′.
Estimate: $150 to $300

This Dominick and Haff antique flatware is making me feel things about forks and spoons that I didn’t know were possible.

via Garth’s

Description: American, patented 1890. Seven hollow handled dinner knives, five luncheon knives and five butter spreaders, six each dinner forks, luncheon forks, salad forks, iced tea spoons, teaspoons, soup spoons, dessert spoons, bullion spoons, demitasse spoons, and ice cream forks, ten seafood forks (four have differing tines), three hollow handled serving pieces and six serving pieces. Monogrammed. Approx. 94 ozt.
Estimate: $1,600 to $2,200

If the medieval-inspired chairs weren’t your style, maybe these chic, American Victorian chairs will be what you’re looking for.

via Garth’s

Description: Second half 19th century, rosewood frames. Low backed with finger carved front legs and apron and tufted mottled grey upholstery. 17″ seat, 37″h.
Estimate: $100 to $200

Nothing says “Welcome to my home” quite like a massive, European brass chandelier.

via Garth’s

Description: First half 20th century. Gilded brass with three tiers, eight twisted arms, beaded jewels, cut tear drop and clear tear drop prisms and cut prism in the usual form. Approx. 31″h. 30″d.
Estimate: $250 to $450

If you’d like to do some shopping, you can view Garth’s current and upcoming auctions here.

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