Palm Springs Estate

May 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Best Memorial Day Weekend Entertainment!

This will be a different and fun kind of sale. We will be displaying and selling in two large tents. The sale will be held on the grounds of the former famous Southern California pioneer’s home, Newhall family, estate built in 1921. Reportedly, the Newhall family, having lived on the coast of Spain for a season, had named the estate ‘La Chureya’ meaning ‘a roadrunner chickadee’.  In league with its romantic name, this beautiful Spanish style casita is placed on grounds dotted with palm trees and expansive green lawns.  The house will not be open to the public, but we have emptied nine storage units of items formerly embellishing the famous Orchid Tree Inn, opened in the 1930’s and displayed into 1600 sq. feet of tenting. The last owners of the hotel, hoteliers from 1986 to 2005, have stored many of the hotel’s furnishings and memorabilia since the Hotel’s closing.  These items are now for sale.

The following list will not be in any order, nor will it reflect the volume of this sale. There are too many boxes that we have not yet opened and we will be surprised and excited too at what you and we will discover.

Items that we know of and have seen are New West Thomas Molesworth style arm chairs, magazine racks & side tables, Gillian & Warren Hile Historic Lighting & Arroyo Craftsmen exterior lighting fixtures, Palachek wicker chairs & side tables, lamps & styles-rustic, standing, Santa Fe, Art Nouveau style Dale Tiffany lead & glass, rawhide shade w/rope base, wrought iron, ceramic, desk, mica, & Home Depot, hammered copper wall sconces.

There is glassware, a 1930’s oak Art Deco glass front cabinet w/pr closed side cabinets, luggage racks, pr tall decorative painted glass front display cabinets & side chest, planters & cactus plants, baskets, hampers, antique oak Craftsman side buffet w/embossed copper panels, Preachers pulpit, library/console table, chests, earlier Rodco & Brandt (Rodriquez & Brandt) 30’s/40’s Ranch chairs, desk, wastebaskets, side tables & magazine racks, electric coffee urns, room purifiers, cedar closet lining, desks, mirrors, much kitchen storage plastic, CD racks, vintage sheet music, dishes, microwave, hall trees, in-wall air conditioner, side tables & side chairs, (wood book shelves are not for sale and for display purposes only), cabinets, curtain rods, kitchen, Black & Decker Versapack electric brooms, iron fireplace tool set, antique dresser vanity w/marble top and attached mirror,  Victorian wall sconces, Monterey desk. Oil and water color paintings by Terry Masters, Marzo, Huertas, D.P. Humphry, Lukens, Peter Ullrich, and some by desert artists. Some signed and numbered lithos and prints by Harry Greene, Roy Croft, Paul Grumm, Peter Ullrich, R. Hockenberry. Walking Sticks–custom sumac inlaid/painted/carved. Mission Rockers, Portuguese Lavabo, Pipestone Mimbreno Indian Dishes, Reproductions of ATSF (Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe) Railroad dining car service dishes. 19th – 20th century English Craftsman cabinet w/copper embossing.

There are mirrors, chandeliers, bird houses, turntables, computer desks, oak bar, 3 head Lalique wall sconce, Santa Fe tables, Orchid Tree Inn memorabilia—chairs, mugs, stationery, and furnishing from the hotel, thousands of books, needlework, carpet steamers, wrought iron planters, vacuums, garage items, bric-a-brac, cleaning & cleansers, brooms, craft items & yarns, step ladders, large wrought iron terra cotta pot racks, lampshades, antique church pulpit, magazines, new radios, phones, office items, NCR register, hi-fi receivers, LPs, clocks, Dell computer, 40” TV & remote, many dozens of pictures & paintings, stainless flatware & other items, Mission chair from the California Store in Ventura, CA, 1920’s green and cream painted vanity, cabinet/closet, porcelain standing sinks, single wide refrigerator, 19th c. washstand, area rugs & runners, console TV’s, Craftsmen sewing machine/desk, file cabinets, dressers, cotton woven India rugs, garden tools, patio furniture, metal shelving, and so much more!

Please Note: The two 20’ x 40’ tents with windowed side walls WILL BE FOR SALE at $1000 each (make offer). They are to be picked up Tuesday or Wednesday or depending upon when our need for them is over. Yeah, party time!

Bel Air Estate

May 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Friday May 14th  & Saturday May 15th 8am-5 pm.   Sunday May 16th   10am-5pm.

Alright….Here are the final pictures. Thank you foryour patience.

You will love this exquisite 5000 sq. ft. home filled with gorgeous antique furniture and decorative items, contemporary art & artifacts, textiles, and many other vintage and new treasures. A partial list of antique furniture include a 19th and 20th c. a tall mahogany English 5-drawer dresser & single side drop leaf desk w/chair, French—traditional sofa, parsons table, pr arm chairs, tapestries, mirrored armoires, tall tri-fold dresser mirror, sm. stove, pr twin beds, side tables & chairs, kidney shape desk. Lg roulette wheel, 2 secretary bookcases, birds eye desk, gladiator lamps, executive desk, Eastlake settee, 4 cotton & a silk quilts, quilt racks, 18th c. Scottish & a 19th c. grandfather’s clock, mirror, African chief carved door, candleholders, tall 5’ sideboard w/marble top, ink wells, ecclesiastical relief, grandmother’s clock, 5’4” Estey grand piano, lithos, 6’x 2’ Thai relief, pine—farmhouse cabinet & desk & chair & wash stand, & so much more! Contemporary & vintage items are Raymond Enkebol handcrafted parchment design buffet cabinet, coffee table, & columns, Balinese coconut wood deer, 1000 yr Chinese egg pot, painted chest w/faux marble top, Gesso mirror & two sconces, 2 painted kitchen stools, Henredon sleigh bedroom set, Shantung nested tables, Stuart Abelman glass pcs, Frederick Cooper brass cranes, Hsu Ju-Yung watercolors, Lladro ‘Madame Butterfly’ statue, flamed wood desk/dining table, Guatemalan textiles & clothes, stunning table & other linens, framed Ikat shawl, bric-a-brac—Asian, Indian, African, Middle Eastern, Ray Friesz Laguna Beach “Abstract Landscape” oil, Herman Miller Eames chair, lamps, bowl & pitcher, bistro table & 2 chairs, tilt dresser mirror, framed pictures—embroideries & memorabilia, picture frames, Mexican folk art—Nativity bowl, Last Supper, Adam & Eve w/Tree, 7 Nativity sets in tin & terra cotta, pr 24” 5-candle candelabras, Hercules & Protégé luggage, 1977 Lepe of Mexico original paintings—Puerto Villarta, Adam & Eve, Noah’s Ark. Also books, size 12 ladies clothes, size 10-11 ladies shoes, Christmas, kitchen, Thai silk pillowcases. I am out of room on this card; check the website for so much more…….

CORRECTION       There is no jewelry at this sale.

Here is more, but by no means all. There is just too much to list it all. These are in no particular order. Dozens of baskets, two tiered oak side board, Western cowboy watercolor and pr Indian village paintings, Thai stone carving, framed African ethnic paintings, ‘J’ hide-a-bed sofa with matching love seat sofa in chain stitch upholstery, decanters & bar accessories, stone pedestal w/rd glass table top, Kirmin rug vintage and signed, lg 19th c. Madonna & Jesus painting, bric-a-brac of all types, 19th c. French side tables w/matching pr of head & footboards, dozens of lamps—tall, Art Nouveau style lamp base w/lg Tiffany style shade, figural, Asian, brass, glass, porcelain, bisque, wood, pr Thai carved wood reliefs, German gerbel fur coat, clothes ladies & some men’s shirts, antique silver & glass trivets, drop leaf dining table, dozens of pictures, lithos, paintings and posters, antique round table, 4 oak captains chairs, antique wall shelf, sterling and silverplate holloware, dozens of cookbooks, ornate gilt mirror with sconces & other sconces, 2 automatic dual beds topped by a gorgeous tall, Rococo style carved & whitewashed headboard, iron wire chair, Venetian glass & other mirrors, ant. ribbon cabinet, small picture frames, many sets of antique & newer arm, easy, side chairs, books-antique and newer (many subjects), clocks—desk, hanging, mantle, grandfather, and grandmother, pre-Columbian repro statues, rocking chairs—Hitchcock and antique, round oak coffee table, San Francisco cable car bench, embossed silver plate plaque, tall silver plate ecclesiastical, 19th cathedral candleholder (only one), wall & door cherubs/angels, carved 19th c. wood pedestal carved by C. A. Looff famous carousel horse craftsman, Ruth Thorne-Thomsen “Dot Lady” silver gelatin photo, pr. 19th c. reverse painted apothecary jars 28″ to 30″ tall (in fair condition), umbrella urn, canes, bistro table & 2 chairs, 19th c. rect. wrought iron table, glassware, brass & glass oval coffee table, antique pot rack in brass, copper pots, iron pot stand, pillows—bed, throw, bolster, whitewashed—secretary bookcase, chair & expanding baby crib, white leather ‘L’ sofa, wood Korean apothecary drawers,  candle holders, masks, antique baby highchair w/tray, heart wrenching 1916 Hans Larwin ‘The Bread Line’ (portrays destitute citizens in World War I) oil painting about 6′ x 7′,  brass & crystal chandelier, framed needlepoint, area rugs—sheepskin in brown & white, Turkish, Dhurrie, silk, Persian, Mexican. Cotton combs, fireplace boot stools, checkers game, carved white washed table base & 6 chairs, pr cloisonné bird figurines, Tuamoto Island war club, 26 tooth ray rostrum, California Plein Air style oil (unsigned), Ken L. Evan ‘Cabin By the Lake’ oil, Australian snake pointillism acrylic on fabric painting by female artist in Alice Springs Australia, Guy Buffet ‘Tahitian Bar’, Barbara Foss copper embossed painting, Jenny Lind double head & footboard, pr black legal size double wide metal file cabinets, 3 drawer rolling desk unit, place mats, small appliances, Rondo Mikasa dishes, silverplate goblets, ceramics, tri-fold rattan screen, crochet trims, Thai & Indonesian silk pillow covers, sm. pcs. Liberty of London fabrics, McClaren foldable stroller, some toys, blankets, tablecloths, white lace pillow accessories, brass & copper bowls, pr blue upholstered scissor stools, William Morris upholstered camel back sofa, Cheval mirror, pr Frederick Cooper brass/wood standing crane statues, Villeroy & Boch coffee set, Asian glass top coffee table, 4 ceramic garden ducks, Asian side table, elephant stand, luggage racks, encyclopedias, book sets, canister set, casseroles, antique roulette wheel, chair cushions, antique pewter, French dining table w/9 chairs, French bombe’ china cabinet, Thomas Reed photos, kitchen . That is it, come and see……..there is more than I can list.