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The 60 Year Collection of Bruce & Vivalyn Knight at The Garth's Barn



One of the most significant collections to sell at The Garth's Auction Barn in many years, The Bruce & Vivalyn Knight Collection encompassed more than 800 lots of choice Americana, folk art, and fine decorative arts and attracted more than 4,000 bidders from all over the world.









Session  I: January 5, 2024, 11a

Session II: January 6, 2024, 11a

Session III: March 8, 2024, 11a 


Amelia Jeffers, Auctioneers & Appraisers

740.362.4771 / 740.815.7016

My team and I are honored to represent the auction of the personal Americana and Antiques Collection of Bruce & Vivalyn Knight of Springfield, Ohio. Well-known pillars and visionaries in the antiques community, the Knights not only filled their home with exceptional examples of antique American furniture as well as beautiful American and European antique decorative arts, they cultivated lasting friendships along the way. It is fitting that the Knights’ collection should sell at Garth Oberlander’s historical barn in Delaware, Ohio, where iconic pieces and industry legends have come together in a spirit of shared enthusiasm for decades. ~ Amelia Jeffers


The Knight Auction catalog is available in print for $25.

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email your mailing address and payment confirmation to info@ameliajeffers.com. And, reserve your seat in the Garth's Barn by emailing info@ameliajeffers.com

Read more about the Knights here.





LOT 53: INLAID TALL CASE CLOCK.

American (Pennsylvania), dated 1806. Walnut, figured walnut and tiger maple. Bonnet with broken arch pediment, rosettes, tulip finial, three quarter turned pilasters and arched door, case with cove moldings, scalloped trim, quarter round pilasters, door with shell carved crest, inlaid tulip, initials and date "IS 1806", oval mirror and fluted bottom. Base with shaped raised panel and ogee feet. Painted steel face with moon dial, brass works, weights and pendulum. Original finish has some wear and missing two turned finials on bonnet. 93"h. 20.75"w. 11"d. Ex Dard Hunter (Chillicothe, Ohio).

20,000 - 30,000



LOT 637: CIGAR STORE INDIAN ATTRIBUTED TO SAMUEL ROBB.

American, 1851-1928. Figure of a woman in a dress, holding cigars, tobacco leaves and signature rose. Old paint has age with age with flakes showing original colors underneath. Cork in head for adding water to prevent shrinkage. Attached to canted base. Wear, and age splits. 80"h. 26"w. 22"d. Ex Jane Murphy (OH).

20,000 - 35,000



LOT 257: CINCINNATI KINSEY COIN SILVER HOT WATER URN.

American (Ohio), mid 19th Century. Edward and David Kinsey. Grape vine decoration and mask spout. Insert with lid and iron ingot. Engraved "Thomas". 15"h. Approx. 86 ozt. (ingot removed).

4,000 - 8,000



LOT 205: PORTRAITS OF CHILDREN NEAR BENTHALL HALL.

English school, 1st quarter 19th Century. Oil on canvas, unsigned. Three children with hoop, stick and pet dog in an extended yard. The Benthall Hall and church are in the background. Restoration, rebacking on canvas, surface scuff and tear. 28"h. 32"w., framed, 33.25"h. 37.25"w. Sold at Brightwells, September, 2002, lot 969, noting the Benthall family seat in Shropshire was put into the National Trust in 1958.

8,000 - 12,000


LOT 103: STEPBACK CUPBOARD BY CHRISTIAN SHIVELY JR..

American (Montgomery County, Ohio), late 18th - early 19th Century. Cherry with poplar secondary. In two pieces. Top with stepped molded cornice, shaped ends, two nice pane doors and center three pane stile in old wavy glass, beaded edge opening, interior shelves one with spoon racks and pie shelf. Base with four overlapping dovetailed drawers, two doors and center stile with raised panels, beaded opening and ogee bracket feet. Nicely refinished, replaced hardware, age splits, repairs and replaced parts on feet. Top is keyed to bottom. 95.5"h. 68.25"w. 22"d.

30,000 - 50,000

LOT 114: CHILD'S SIZE REPLICA OF THE KNIGHT FAMILY CHRISTIAN SHIVELY JR. STEPBACK BY DAVID T. SMITH.

Late 20th Century, cherry. Two piece cupboard, top with stepped molded cornice, shaped ends, two nine door with center three pane stile. Interior shelf with spoon rocks and pie shelf. Base with four dovetailed drawers, two lower doors and center stile with raised panels and ogee bracket feet. David T. Smith stenciled label on back. Made for the Knight's daughter Abbey. One pane of cracked glass. 57"h. 40.5"w. 13"d.

2,000 - 4,000

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