AUSTINBURG, Ohio – DeFina Auctions’ fall antiques and fine arts event consisted of items from the trust of Salem, Ohio collectors, Don and Letha Votaw.
The highlight of the sale was a Dutch cupboard that commanded a bid of $27,000, not including the 15% buyer’s premium. Made of poplar, the cupboard also wore its original stippled paint and beaded frames on the upper doors with each having six lights.
This Dutch poplar cupboard brought $27,000, not including buyer’s premium. The cupboard has its original stippled paint and beaded frames on the upper doors.
A circa 1860 blanket box (23” high by 42?” long by 20” deep) attributed to Valentine Yoder of Sugar Creek, Ohio with original red paint, decorated on the front with a basket of fruit and flowers in yellow, green, black and white sold, for $7,500.
Votaw loved children’s furniture and the circa 1840 child’s four drawer tiger maple chest (28” high by 22” wide) that sold for $9,000 was a winner. Having split half columns and great tiger graining, the chest had been refinished and restored and wore replaced hardware.
A circa 1860 blanket box, attributed to Valentine Yoder of Sugar Creek, Ohio, brought $7,500 at DeFina’s fall auction.
A grouping of interesting smalls rounded out this sale including a late 19th century firkin selling for $3,750. With original green paint stenciling, with the words “From Dr. Saylor’s Great Philadelphia Oyster House 128 Dock St.,” the firkin also was marked with the maker’s name – B.F. Jenkins – stamped on top of the lid.
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