Lake Balboa/Van Nuys Estate

July 20, 2009 by  

These are some of the furnishings and possessions from Mr. & Mrs. Billy Eckstine (1914-1993). He was an “American singer of ballads & bandleader of the swing era. He broke down barriers throughout the 40’s as the first romantic black male in popular music.” He sang with Sarah Vaughn & Dizzy Gillespie. The items listed are from his estate and moved to this site from storage and are now for sale. There is no memorabilia. A wonderful history and history board will be on site! Plus shop to the music of Billy Eckstine singing many of his best and greatest songs!

19th C. to the 1960’s antique furniture and vintage items. Most is mahogany wood & burlwood. Side board buffet, lamps—pr new Waterford Belline crystal, pr brushed brass, pr 28” marble, pr 42” marble, wood, porcelain, ceramic, 20’s book stand, demi-lune hall table, pr Victorian Eastlake carved wood armchairs w/green leather, marquetry oval coffee, lamp, step & other side tables, side table w/candle wicking trim, Art Deco channel back club chair, wing chairs–fan yellow floral, white silk Damask, sky blue upholstered armchair & side chair,ottoman, carved wood hat/cane rack, 9’ English oak mirrored sideboard cabinet w/orig. brass hardware, 4’x5’ gilt/beveled mirror, Art Nouveau wall clock, pr French side bed stands w/marble tops, pr 25” gilt cathedral andirons, 5’ tall carved finial post or lampbase, Japanese koi fan,  china cabinets, carved wood/red velvet sleigh settee, 3 knotty pine nesting tables, 24” spelter bust of Britannicus, White wicker– sofa & 2 matching chairs & round side table, wicker sofa & chair, oval painted coffee table, wicker stand & rocker. 10’x14’ yellow & ivory machine made area rug, rose stained glass window, 3 chandeliers, 4’ etched brass table on modern wood stand, vintage ornate sculpted French fiberglass mirror w/painted flowers by Finesse Originals, Art Nouveau bedroom items, not matching head & foot board,  dresser w/7drawers & mirrored shelf unit, carved wood & turned English candleholders, 19th C. lg hall console table w/marble top, 19thc.square grand fold top desk, red Asian sculpted wool rug 5’10”x 7’10”, 6 ½’ flame mahogany 6 drawer dresser, French chifferobe cabinet armoire,  mirror, Abernathy 5 drawer dresser, lg framed needlepoint of ‘The Prodigal Son’, mahogany dining  table  6-20’s-30’s chairs, 4-19 th w/tapestry seats & back chairs and matching table base (marble top broke years ago), 20’s chair w/70’s  floral upholstery, 2 bookcases,  many lg picture frames, traveling armoire w/ormolu pieces, new just ‘out of box’ tall jewelry box, tall china cabinet w/clear glass door. Vintage Art oil paintings– S. Morgan oil of Europe, pr DeGrazia faux oil on linen framed prints, pr framed M.Gulon Asian prints in 40’s frames, S. Colby floral oil, Jean Keuterickx (1907-1969) 1950’s fruit still life & vegetable still life  & “After the Ball”, M. Dick abstract cityscape oil, Victorian Hudson River School lake scene oil-19th c, Marsen European oil, Tymonki Calif. Poppies, Vic Yineva? still life-50’s-60’s. Bric-a-brac, popcorn quilt, crystal, china, glass, amazing ladies hats-straw, ostrich & other feathers, wool, felt, cotton, white beaded dress worn to White House for the honoring of Duke Ellington during Richard Nixon’s term, fabrics, vintage clothes & newer—sizes 14, XL, 20w, fur pieces, furs. linens, leather purses, capes, coats and more!

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