New Hancock Park Estate

October 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

June Street (East of Highland, North of 3rd Street)

Friday November 4th 9am to 4 pm                     Numbers Out at 8:00 AM Friday

Saturday November 5th 9am to 4 pm

Sunday November 6th 1 to 5pm

The owners have added diamonds, 14k gold, silver, sapphire & charms.

Very nice jewelry at this one.

For this next sale, we will be presenting another estate in Hancock Park on June Street. This is a large, gorgeous, one-story home.  The contents available at this address are antique, vintage and contemporary items. There are Chinese, Japanese, American and Continental furnishings, decorative accessories, porcelains, embroideries, and statuary.

The household is not full of bric-a-brac, but it has many beautiful small items…..the website photos will show you the middle of next week. Here, you will see: a newer grandfather clock, Samurai swords on stand, reversed painted glass Emperor in framed stand, 8-18” panel embroidered silk tall standing screen w/cranes, many antique & 20th C. tall, Asian baluster vases in pairs and singles 27” to 60” (figural handles in elephants, pomegranates), Chinese repousse’ silver plate on brass silent butler & brush, soapstone carvings, vintage simulated ivory figurines & vases, stone pictures, Chinese embroideries one w/copper embellished frame, Mt. Fuji painting, Victorian oak mirror, Asian lamp, octagonal carved antique mahogany side table, antique black & gold Chinese table vase, Fostoria punch bowl & other glass, mother & son bust on marble stand, pr. small floral dressing table lamps, many gorgeous 19th C. carved Asian rosewood chairs in pairs & singles, pr. marble topped Asian stools, a rare Chinese 19th C. standing drum, Chinese settee, coffee table, side tables, side chair & desk, 2 tea carts-mahogany & rattan, swords, antique 7’ Continental sideboard buffet and armoire, 5’ shell & flower French mirror, pr. Chinese ginger jars, Imari porcelain, copper pots & cookware, Williams-Sonoma Pot brass pot racks, antique electric copper chocolate syrup warmer, Japanese bronze lanterns & signed plates, china dishes, carved box w/coasters, lacquer box, 6 Sarah Total Floral live decorative plants, porcelain bowl, pr. 3’ x 5’ gilt mirrors, many foo dog figurines in bronze, ceramic, wood & porcelain, Japanese Samurai warrior doll, porcelain Japanese tea sets, rice bowls, plates & cups, Persian box & frame w/sketch, Asian bell, Emperor and Empress silk painted pictures, Chinese bronze censor, tall Victorian style floor lamp, 3’ x 4’ gilt mirror,  4 modern brass & black leather bar stools, round black marble pedestal table w/4 brass & black leather chairs, table gong, candle garden, CA king wood head & footboard, comforter,  6 pc. modern style desk unit, office chair, cloisonné enamel pieces, ant. dining table & 6 chairs, china dishes—vint Mikasa ‘Ming Green’ 10 place settings & Narumi china ‘Yellow Rose’, Large Continental cabinet, European carved oak wine cabinet, marquetry side board/buffet, folding bistro table w/2 chairs, 60” Pioneer Elite plasma HDMI TV, wood stand w/cabinets, 2 speakers. Garden—foo dogs, alabaster & other Buddha’s, Asian man & woman statues, 5 red pagodas 14”to 27”, red Japanese bridge, potted plants, ping pong table & more!

HISTORY note on the historical importance of the 19th and early 20th century Chinese antiques offered for sale in this lovely home. Theses pieces  are becoming more rare with each passing year. The destruction of so much of the treasures in China by the Communists and their desire to destroy the upper class or the bourgeoisie (the working class), has put Chinese antiques and collectibles at a premium.

During the 1920’s, rumblings of Communism, led by Mao-Tse-Tung were trying to gain foot holds in China. Having gained seats in government, there was a fight against them. In 1927, the Communists in the Kuomintang wing of government were forced out. Chiang Kai-shek and his battles with the Communists later sent Mao and Chu Teh on the Long March in 1934 to Yenan which became their base. The Chino-Japanese War began in 1931 with Japanese occupation of Manchuria. This continued, and even with allied aid, Chinese strength further faltered. In 1941, the Japanese attacks on U.S. and British bases started the Second World War in the Pacific. After WWII, in 1948, Chiang Kai-shek became the first constitutional president of China. In September 1949, the Communists proclaimed rule over all of China and established the Chinese People’s Republic with Mao as chairman. Chiang Kai-shek was driven from China and ruled over Taiwan and some offshore islands. But imagine, as doctors, professional people and intellectuals were terminated, so were the possessions they owned. Untold numbers of Chinese art and antiques were destroyed by the desire to control people, manipulate them, seize their property and dictate what they could or could not do. It must never happen again….anywhere.

There are many other items here. There are two, unmatched English throne style chairs upholstered in beautiful silk damask and one ottoman, an antique Continental oak Moorish style cabinet about 7′ wide by 6 1/2′ tall, an antique handmade 8′ x 10′ plus antique Chinese rug with rust background and embellished w/green, yellow, purple and red flowers, 6 tiered garden fountain, pr. blue glazed pots w/pigmy date palms, 24″ x 24″ GE bar refrigerator, Hotpoint refrigerator w/top freezer (smaller), antique carved Chinese floor gong, towels, faux fish tank lamp, Satsuma style table lamp, small kitchen appliances, dishes, and garage and garden items. No books or LPs or DVDs.

See you there!

There are many more non-Asian items at this sale.

Hancock Park Estate

October 9, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

This is the estate of Recording Artist Norwood Young.

(At 3rd St., between Rossmore  Ave and Highland Ave)

Saturday, October 22nd, 9 to 4. Sunday, October 23rd, 12 to 5.

We will have 2 cashiers to speed up you check out time.

There is NO sale on Monday!

Today is a true Estate Sale Day.

No film shoot, or champagne or massages this weekend.

Come and enjoy the sale.

We have many gorgeous items for you.

Clothes and Shoes will also be available for you this weekend.

We will not give out numbers. Please line up nicely.

We are presenting to you, the Los Angeles landmark home of recording artist, humanitarian and Hollywood socialite, Norwood Young. The embellished exterior of the home is decorated with much ornate wrought iron fencing, gates, lion plaques, 60,000 lights at Christmas, and 18 statues of David lining the driveway of Youngwood Court. Those David statues are there for a reason. Norwood relates to the persona of King David, who also was a musician and a warrior. These too, are the traits that have helped transform Norwood’s life. He has run at, defeated, and conquered many Goliaths that were standing in his way. A week ago, October 12th, he appreared in Washington D.C. before the United States Congress as a celebrity spokesman for the National Coalition Against Violence. He represented abused children and domestic violence victims. He is truly in process of “Getting Back To My Me” as portrayed in his new book and song, and titled as such. His message is of God’s love & grace to His best creation, Mankind. This godly man is the “King of Hancock Park”.

The artwork is not for sale.

For sale is this partial list, more will be listed on the website: The 8’ Michael Jackson white gloved sequined hand from the Tribute to him by N.Y.!! 16 Norrywood letters 3 1/2′ tall encrusted with lights, Michael Jackson and Norwood Young cutouts of painted wood 9′ tall. Heal the world globe cut outs with Michael Jackson and Norwood Young, posters signed by Norwood and his CD’s. A Parrot cage. Also, the wrought iron fencing, gates, lion passant plaques, and statues listed above. Inside, this large home of six bedrooms is interior decoration by Norwood….. French Art Deco custom designed sofa and chaise, 2 ‘hanging’ dining tables & 10 Lucite chairs-2 are arm chairs, 3 matching curio cabinets, Lucite foyer table w/5’ bevel glass top, Yamaha white baby grand piano w/disklavier player piano mechanism (needs a part) $7500 OBO, 2 extra-oversize 6’4” Hepplewhite ‘Alice In Wonderland’ armchairs, pr. columns, 3-14” silvertone Swarovski crystal chandeliers, French provincial master suite includes a Cal-King head & footboard, mattresses (all purchased in France where Norwood had a Club years ago), lg. silvered wood & marble coffee table, gilt mirrors, lg. floral oil painting, candelabra, 9’ x 12’ & smaller machine rug(s), 3-14” brass Swarovski crystal chandeliers, smalls, concrete items—pr. urns on pedestals, man & woman torso reliefs, small wall reliefs, ‘Roman city w/chariots & citizens’ wall relief, decorative stands, frogs/birds/stones figural sink, Neptune statue.  Guest rooms include: pr. floral boudoir chairs, ant. Italian ceramic chandelier, bistro chair pairs, oval cheval floor mirror, double sleigh bed in sculptured velvet w/4 point net canopy, green wood/mirror cabinet, 7’ round ottoman/bed in brown suede & alligator look leather, figural fruit & vegie pillows,  3 pcs. Abstract furniture – 30”chest/side table, 72” paneled screen, 48” stand, figural maid table, desks & chairs, 6 leather theatre seats & platform, screen & projection equipment, crystal, bar & other glassware, books, 4’x 5’ leather shag rug, antique  14” gong on stand, Bibles, surveillance cameras & system, steer hide rug. Patio & yard statues— 2– 5’ African women water bearers, 2 small Buddha statues, pagoda, etc. There will be clothes owned by Norwood and many autographed pieces…..including the David Statues!  See the rest of the list on the website. This is only a fraction of it all!  Norwood will be at home most of Saturday. Stop by and say “Hello”.

Round iron & wood w/ glass top dining table and 4 chairs, kitchen items, pots and pans, multiple china dish sets,  serving and entertaining items, Frigidaire brushed stainless side by side refrigerator w/ice maker(available when N.Y. moves out), silver plate including a 24” tall ornate vintage punchbowl w/cups, brown leather sofas, glass vases, tall metal Corinthian standing lamp, faux fur pillows & throw, burgundy area rug, expensive 5’ to 6’ rustic ship’s hatch style door coffee table, faux figural antique books side table, computer, Italian tall metal standing lamp, 2 pair bistro chairs, pr. metal U-design side tables w/glass tops, tufted brown suede bed bench, speakers & stands, modern brushed metal console table edged w/furniture brads, 2 ½’ ceramic vase on metal stand, cool party supplies & decorations, crystal vases & goblets, games, candles,  electronics, kidney table w/drawers & painted leopard design, figural Afro-American table & mantle statues, 36” porcelain black & white Great Dane statue, faux pearl poodle statues, wood carved & mirrored mirror, pr. decorated plaster column lamps, Christmas decorations including the 60,000 lights (strings are 3 for $1, 1940’s style Italian Art Deco marble pedestal w/embossed brass “Women” plaque (only 10 in the world-Michael Jackson had one and a Saudi prince), 3 ornate candleholders w/ faux candles, Mozart bust, 5’ Asian vase on 12” rosewood stand, 36” Toshiba Theatre wide floor TV & other TVs, many machine rug runners and small area rugs, iron side table, 20’s Afro-American flapper bisque porcelain lamp, bamboo side table, floral bed bench, 4 pc. silver plate dresser vanity set, 10  Versace style demitasse cup & saucer sets, decorative window covering that is flower- laced and made up of green lattice, modern tripod table lamp in glass/wood and gold glittered interior shade, many candlesticks, antique style wood tripod lamp, 24” ottoman, woven & pheasant feather balls, Italian wood upholstered sling club chair, cache pots & baskets, lg. carved Arte’ Mediterranean armoire, 6’ stone composition standing lamp, 3 wrought iron floor candle holders, Sharper Image message chair & foot massage ottoman, Italian metal folding tray side table, 36” bevel glass/brass cake chandelier,  decorative stands -18” 27” 36”, French gilt mirrors are 36”x42”-one is gilt and the other is cream and gilt, 18” x 24” Sanyo bar refrigerator, 6’ Arte’ wood entry bench, 8’ wood coffee table,  ornate beaded sconces,  men’s clothes & concert costumes -M & L and so much more!

Patio and other outside items: A Composition stone fountain, carved elephant stool,  pr. 5’ round tables w/4 chairs each,  pr arm chairs w/ottomans & matching side table, 4’ square glass & metal table, U-shape bar (it will need some new fabric) 4 bar stools & bar tender stool,  4 other tall bar stools, metal  table & 6 chairs, sundial, 28” round table w/2 arm chairs & 2 ottomans, 2- 7’ tall Endless Summer patio heaters,  potted plants & planters,  4- 10’ gilt painted columns w/planters on top surrounding the pool at each corner, metal patio chair, 6 Venus De Milo 69” statues, 10-12”x 10” lion head plaques, 3- 4 ½’ Julius Caesar statues, pr. 6’ flame stand statues, 16 – 6’ David statues Now $600 each. First come. First served.

Architectural fixtures outside include the antique wrought iron estate fencing consists of 12 panels (one panel has a single gate and another panel is the front door gate and is a double sided gate). Each panel is 8 feet wide and almost 12 feet tall…ornately embellished. There are also three gates. One is 20’ wide w/two side units and a foot on each side for the anchor pedestal for a total of 22’. That gate is up to 9’ tall. The other two gates are one unit each and measure 123” and 129”. The lower fencing in the front consists of 22 sections of 78” to 85 1/2”wide arched wrought iron about 4 ½’ to 5’ tall. This is all for sale.

Clothes include designers: Versace, John Paul Gauthier, Mondo, Nicole Miller, Fujiware, Onano, Caspar Saldanha, Toku, Giannelli, Ed Hardy, Museum Replicas, Cheap & Chic by Moschino. Sizes are 34″ & 36″ slacks with 32/33 inch inseam. Medium, Large and X-L. Size 10, 10 1/2, 11 shoes & boots & platforms. Shirts, Jackets–Leather & cloth, Leather and Denim Jeans, Slacks, Sweaters, Hoodies, Tees, Long Coats, Summer Suits, Designer Suits, Jackets and Vests in leather and cloth.

First come, first served! Check the list for more items Thursday night, the 20th!

Doing things in a BIG way, Sharon Tom and Kristen and our Efficient, Enabling Staff