Bare, Virginia

A grain-painted step-back cupboard in poplar, having two glazed doors over three drawers over two paneled doors, possibly Ohio, early 19th century

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An American nineteenth century pine and poplar country primitive pewter cupboard

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A nineteenth century American miniature blanket chest in pine

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Virginia Bare, 18 February 1925 to 11 June 2011

Virginia Bare considered red her signature color. After all, red is the color of love, and Virginia loved deeply: her family, her friends, her antiques, and her houses. Over 50 years, Virginia traveled throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania and New England, often with her dear friend Sam Forsythe or beloved daughter Julie, seeking old and beautiful objects to sell in her shop or enjoy in her home. She read voraciously and became a trusted and knowledgeable resource on everything from redware to glass to furniture. Passionate and tireless in her dedication to the things she loved, Virginia always had time for one more joke, one more great find, and one more old house that needed to be restored. She is remembered as the epitome of class and integrity and her easy laugh and warm smile will be missed by those who loved and admired her.

Virginia Bare attended many auctions in the barn at Garth’s over the past 50 years. Some of the items she purchased in this salesroom are coming back across the block now…like old friends, we are happy to see them again. We appreciate our shared history, and her family’s trust in Garth’s.

Jeff & Amelia Jeffers, Garth’s Auctions.


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