Studio City – Valley Village

March 17, 2012 by  

Friday, March 23 — 9:00 to 4:00

Saturday, March 24 — 9:00 to 4:00

Sunday, March 25 — 12:00 to 5:00

Monday, March 26 — 10:00 to 4:00

Tuesday, March 27 — 10:00 to 4:00

***** Riverside Drive at Laurel Canyon Blvd.

Laurel Canyon Blvd. off ramp and North from the 101 Freeway

Then two blocks north then right on Riverside Drive.

First driveway passed the brown building. Next door to Gelson’s Market


****The proportional to scale standing male lions of white Italian marble were $35,000. We have now reduced them to $20,000 OBO. Come by and get them for less than that and let them guard and embellish your home*****

We also have the two Grecian statues that were $15,000. They are reduced to $7500 OBO for the pair.

We have crating and the moving men to get them to you, so come on by and snatch them up.

This is truly one of five of our largest projects. Three months ago, a moving van lines company contacted me asking me if I could help sell a classy 5500 sq. ft. La Jolla home. They felt that the household was so high end that an auction would not realize a tenth of its value. I concurred through seeing pictures on photo bucket.

Kristen & I spent all day Tuesday in San Diego & all day Wednesday unloading in Los Angeles. We have a sale that you will really enjoy. This home is displayed and organized in a tailor-made, 20 room brown w/white trim office building that is on the corner of Riverside Dr. & Laurel Canyon Blvd. with lots of parking in rear. (This is a courtesy of one of our best buyers). The furnishings are gorgeous, high end made in the U.S.A. (Marge Carson, Kravet, Henredon, Hickory Chair, Fine Art Lamps, Connor Prairie Collection, Natuzzi, Gabrielli Ironworks, Braddington Young of North Carolina ), as well as India and Argentine Adriana Hoya of Ahcorp.  Please note there is something for everyone here….all prices ranges and we bargain all five days.

But again, I am humbled by how well it fits and how scary it looked when we first unloaded. After the storage fees are satisfied, the owner will not lose it all, but regain many items that looked like would be lost to him forever. It is an entire household packed in a hurry and stored for 3 ½ yrs. The kitchen had to be massive.

The most stunning are the  pair of huge white marble 5’standing lions in perfect matching size, complete with detailed sinews, face and claws & a pair of 6’ travertine Grecian women statues and the bronze and antique inkwell collection. There are dozens of amazing custom made plants, trees, & floral arrangements; dozens of exquisitely framed prints w/some signed & numbered,  oil paintings–Japanese, American artists; 4 custom Victorian style iron queen beds w/pillow top Posturpedic mattresses & much plush crafted Court of Versailles bed covers from Bloomingdale’s (No longer made);many side tables, pr. Kravat wood/upholstered club chairs, leather sofa, coconut fascia/wood cabinet, handcrafted antique India items– pr. ornately painted doors, dowry chest, temple donations box & a door made into a coffee table in brass & copper, Natuzzi 7’ black leather sofa w/2 built-in recliners, loveseat, & reclining chair (all new), hall console/sofa tables in custom iron or wood, 15’ L-shape in camel, chests, tall dresser, oval all-glass vitrine, Hickory Chair Co. desk & other desks, desk chairs, gorgeous custom bookcase unit, sheets-new in pkg. & many used sets, blankets, table linens, foodstuffs, small kitchen appliances (most unused), cream antique repro kitchen table, shelving, dishes, draperies & rods, glassware, games, patio tables & furniture-all designer, chandelier, treadmill, lamps w/crystal & glass embellishments, several area rugs, bric-a-brac, armoires, new Calphalon pots and so much more. Some antiques and pictures from other clients. It is really a beauty sale!

Here is a further list of items that are for sale. The antique bronze and crystal inkwells from a client’s family, the CEO of First Interstate Bank, are there and range from early to middle 19th C. English and range from 3 to 4 figures. Bronze finish base with glass bevel top coffee table, dining table with thick glass top & iron base & 6 upholstered silk chairs, travertine patio coffee table, large 36″ pot in black with tall bamboo sticks, custom Gabrielli iron geometric open cylinder game or dinette table base, glass top and 4 Henredon chairs in woven leather,   2 Hickory Chair white-washed armoire/entertainment cabinets, 2 pairs Thomas O’Brien of Hickory Chair Co. U.S.A. side tables in white Chippendale style, pr. black side chests w/gilt design borders, 18″ black wood contemporary and a 2 tiered 28″ mahogany round side table, several antique books sets, boudoir chair in floral brown, green and pink. There are posters, paintings, watercolors and prints.

The lamps are from Fine Arts Lamp Co. and include urns embellished with crystals, burnished bronze finishes, beaded glass, ceramic geometric and great shades. Sheets–Ralph Lauren, Royal Sateen, Calvin Klein, Fieldcrest and fabulous Court of Versailles (many hand done from Bloomingdale’s), high end curtains & rods, suitcases, an antique steamer trunk in mint condition, bed & throw pillows, blankets, director chairs-tall & short 2 of each, pine table with India stone top like stones from the Taj Mahal, two large Maharani and Maharajah silk and bead embellished paintings, Lenox Westchester Presidential pattern 24 kt. gold tone dishes–12- 6 piece place settings plus 9 serving dishes, Waterford flatware, 2 Rossignol snowboards, wall floor heater, 2 Bioaire standing units, 2 Boston subwoofers, 2 large speakers, modern coffee tables, high end electronics and cables,  and many many spices, oil, cleansers, bags, and more.

There are 3 Japanese abstract oil paintings,  console cabinet in mahogany w/woven wicker panels, bottles—Veuve Clicquot commemorative tall bottle wrapped in alligator (sells for $1300 now on eBay, Dom Perignon 1998, 1999 & 2002, Ferrari- Carano Chardonnay 2004, office desk by Hickory Chair of S.C. & upholstered desk chair, desk lamp, 6 pcs. bookshelves in black/brown 78″ tall, 12″ deep and 66″ wide,   3 upholstered bar chairs w/brass on front foot bar, Accents Beyond hall chest, antique 19th century cabinet, 14  Reidel crystal goblets, silver plate chafing dishes from Brazil and USA & pr. tureens. Many bath rugs and towels.

Chandeliers–8 lite  pewter over wrought iron, leaded/slag glass in cream & gilt metal, 38″ wagon wheel lamp from the 1920s/30s 14 lites. Place mats, napkins, 7 drawer Hickory Chair dresser, Italian bench, Tropitone Patio Furniture– tile topped coffee table  patio dining table for 8, matching coffee table, 3 chaises, 2 umbrellas,  2 small side tables. There is bric-a-brac, stuffed animals, games, dishes, puzzles, garden hoses, movie scripts, Native American Indian items and so much more. Maytag washer and gas dryer at $200 and a stackable set. The jewelry is gold, diamonds, gemstones, and costume jewelry. Plus lots of smalls in the case that are superb.

There are no clothes, records, shoes or DVDs or CDs. Come on by and take a good look and say ‘Hello”!

We have parking in the rear of the site for 20 autos on Friday, Saturday, Monday and Tuesday. On Sunday, we have close to 45. Please respect the parking attendant. See you there in zip code 91601 Valley Village/ Studio City!

We accept most credit cards and check, as well as the old favorite…cash. We will have a purse check in if you don’t want to leave your purse in your car.
We do not hold pre-sales. Friday morning is fresh territory. We also cannot quote prices by phone or email. We are working on the pricing up through Thursday night.
We do charge sales tax. We have to keep our government happy.



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