Greengard Furniture, Millersburg

Rare advertising piece known in three double-handgrip plates, one single-handgrip plate, and the ruffled bowl shown here--all amethyst. The complete lettering reads "Greengard Furniture Co, 11020 Mich. Ave, Roseland, Ill." (a suburb of Chicago). One double-handgrip plate sold in 2001 for $5,500 and another in 2003 for $7,000. In 2009, the handgrip plate brought $12,000. In 2012, a double-handgrip plate brought $8,500.