Palm Desert Estate

April 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Friday, April 30th & Saturday, May 1st – 8:00 to 4:00

Sunday May 2nd – 10:00 to 4:00

Monday May 3rd — Last Day – 9:00 to 3:00 

We are sorry most of our regulars couldn’t make it. We had a lot of fun in the desert. Very enjoyable people.


Join us for a ‘next weekend’ sale in Palm Desert. It is only two hours away from the San Fernando Valley and closer for others on that new extension of the 210 Freeway that now goes through San Bernardino & Redlands that joins the 10 Freeway. It is a lovely poolside home filled with lots of treasures, household and garage items. One of the former owners was Helen Hughes Reeves Pearson who was best known for her ‘At Home’ television show in the 1970’s in Los Angeles and other locales. The house reflects her entertainment skills as a hostess. The other owner is a well-known U.S. Coast Guard captain, boat owner & Trans Pac racer, USC graduate, businessman, a well-known L.A. philanthropist, honored with many charitable and City donation awards.  He will not be on site at this sale, and will have moved out to a fine, retirement home.

Their antiques include an ornate 19th c. French inlaid silk-lined armoire said to be owned by Fannie Brice of the Ziegfield Follies, pr gladiator figural lamps, a green painted curved glass china display cabinet, a 20’s gold camel back sofa, a pr. French children’s carved wood easy chairs, a turned stand, 19th c. mahogany mirror, Victorian castor set w/5 matching bottles, pr cameo ware vases, German colonial figurines stamped with a blue crown and an ‘S’, Victorian silver plate tea pot on warming stand & other old bric-a-brac.

The other furniture includes an ornate 8’carved and whitewashed dining table w/6 chairs & heavy glass top, a 6’whitewashed curved sideboard buffet, another rectangular dining table & chairs w/pedestal bases, 6 chairs & glass top, 8’Century cream silk damask sofa, gesso French mirror w/pr matching sconces, a green lacquered Japanned settee w/matching side chairs salon set, brown reclining leather chair, charcoal/gray striped club chair & ottoman, wood w/beveled glass parson’s table, dinette pedestal table whitewashed w/4 ornate carved chairs, lighted gold tone curio cabinet, side chairs, bed & side tables, entertainment unit, dresser, armoire, vintage painted dresser, glass & iron coffee table, shiny brass/glass coffee table, Chinese fish bowl on brass stand, another Chinese fishbowl on Rosewood stand, 60’s 24” x 42”ornate resin mirror, painted pine wood dual head & footboard w/mattresses, armoire/dresser, & side tables bedroom ensemble, 48” Pioneer floor model big screen TV, pr. ornate French electrified wall sconces, 60’s whitewashed credenza.

Lamps—standing, Asian mud men & man w/donkey, shell, rust ceramic, Chinese foo dog, bisque cherubs & horses. Other goodies are: birds figurine, 9’ x 12’rust and blue Chinese rug (soiled, for garage or out of doors only), 7’ blue Chinese runner, 5’ round green Chinese rug, 2’ x 3’oval Chinese rug, large machine made floral dhurrie style area rug, tubular plastic tea cart, chrome kitchen shelving & tea cart, decorative green iron bistro table (no chairs), small oval painted table, brass & crystal chandelier, 50’s painted china cabinet in white w/green trim, whitewashed office hutch & bookshelves, dark wood credenza/cabinet, 6’folding table, push button electronic lock gun safe by American Security, countertop wine racks, Whirlpool washer & gas dryer, single wide refrigerator w/top freezer, newer Haler wine cooler, 3 small under counter room or counter top refrigerators.

Bric-a-brac and smalls include 4 framed angel prints, vintage 1978 Fitz & Floyd Empress white w/gold trim bar & table accessories-ice bucket, 8 gold goblets, 4 cream pots w/spoons, 2 pr candleholders, 3 duck pate’ dishes w/spreaders, Japanese Obi sash, pr Asian table runners, pr Chinese ceramic ducks on bases, vintage ceramic turkey platter, brass candlesticks and brass bird figurines, pr. 18” cloisonné Chinese bird figurines, lg Limoges colonial plate, Lladro bust of woman (lace mantilla as is), 2 Nadal figurines, Crystal Pieces–Orrefors crystal cat, Kosta Unica vase signed ‘2051 V. Lindstrand’, many goblet & wine sets, ice bucket, bowls, tall vases, & decanters, Silver Plate & Sterling Serving Hollowware–chafing dishes, samovar, ice bucket, wine corker, pr covered vegetable servers, many large handled trays, bowls, gold washed serving trays & 10 chargers, bar accessories and glassware & 20 matching etched glass dessert/salad plates, German tankards, kitchen, foodstuffs, dome clocks, custom wood cigar boxes/humidors, stone Buddha, coral pieces in Lucite boxes, Japanese mud men figurines, pr 5” Chinese or Korean chops, faux plants, picture frames, 2 white embossed platters- 16” & 24”, Mexican cat figurine/doorstop, place mats, linens, bath, and bedding, men’s clothes XXL, many great ties and 9 ½-10 ½ shoes (Mephisto, Cole Haan, Sperry), books, drummer items, jewelry-real & costume, large & small LPs (Shelley Manne, Louis Bellson, Hawaiian, etc.), Cassette tapes, lots of CDs, 28”sealed Bellavista Italy Brut in painted bottle, candles in boxes, vegetable wire cart, 4 card tables.

Ethnic items include boomerangs, carved ebony African woman approximately 20” tall, shark jaw, sea ray rostrum, Pacific Island war club, tusk, tikis, driftwood figurines, carved figural painted fish, beaded artifacts.

Paintings and prints, framed, include a California Plein Air style landscape painting (newer rather than older), 5 Greek framed prints inlaid wood frames, Mexican Cervantes watercolor, vintage ‘European Village’ oil, Ken L. Evan ‘Cabin by Lake’ oil, ‘Australian Snake’ by woman artist in Alice Springs, Australia. A Guy Buffet ‘Tahitian Bar” watercolor, signed litho #186/275 Eugene Valentia, A Barbara Foss copper painting, embossed leaves picture #105/200 and called ‘Indian Summer I’. R.V. McDonald signed duck print, another duck print, pr signed Japanese man and woman, 4 Asian floral silk paintings, an Enrico Caruso print, commemorative restaurant collages, large framed Batik fishes, framed floral, Lucite framed with 2 hats- French Foreign Legion & a Muslim cap, pr poker playing dog prints, signed floral pen & ink.

Patio items include a large propane Turbo BBQ with a grill and a griddle, 4 tubular plastic chaise lounges, tubular arm chairs, metal tables & chairs w/umbrellas, low white laminate cabinets, wrought iron baker’s shelf, tall bar table w/4 tall chairs, stools, 2 wall TVs, shell or Matchbox cars display wall cabinet, chandelier, 5 tall plastic garden cabinets tooled for padlocks, vintage birdcage wall decors.

The two garages are phenomenal. One is full of tools and the other with miscellaneous items & shelving. The TOOL garage is filled with many, many hand and electrical tools all in very good and excellent condition. There are 30 plastic tool boxes, 10 tall metal shelves, 5 tall white laminate cabinets, Delta drill press, Delta scroll saw, Delta joiner, 10” Delta miter saw, Delta sander, 7’ De Walt miter saw stand, Breuer ‘Tornado’ blower & cleaner, new tile saw, woodworker books, Makita sander, Porter Cable profile sander, disk sander, ¼ Porter Cable sanders, ¼ Porter Cable planer, Makita 9.6V cordless 3 3/8” saw, MK170 7” tile saw new in box, framing saw, Stanley router, power drills, hand jig saw, wood clamps, pipe clamps, table saw blades, sliding shaper jig, compressor & motor, machinist vise, 4’ &  6’ & 8’aluminum ladders, 2 pr sawhorses, square sawhorse, Workmate, router base, stack ‘n store bins, right angle drill, ratchet sets, hand tools, T-squares, levels, wrench sets, nails, screws, hardware in drawers and 3 drawer middle chest boxes, sand paper, heat gun, trowels, wood work bench, painting supplies, first aid kits & items, metal countertop tool boxes, woodworking & building books, multiple 4 wheel flat dollies, 2 marine radios in boxes, Navy and Coast Guard pictures, cleansers & chemicals.

The other garage contains 4 tall units tubular plastic garage shelving, Navy & Coast Guard pictures, 2 tall white laminate cabinets, 2 four-drawer short laminate units, two-drawer legal size metal file cabinet, 6’dinette table w/3 chairs on wheels, TV w/wall bracket, small lift top floor freezer about 24” x 30”, extra long Igloo camping cooler, travel bags, luggage, plastic tubs, plumbing fixtures, according files, office items, books, framed posters, gift wrap rack (homemade).

As we discover more items, we will add them to the list. Let’s have fun with many great deals! Let’s bargain! See you there!