Palm Springs Estate

May 21, 2010 by  

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!

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