Estate Sale Roundup: February 14-16
Look for treasures around every corner to capture your heart this week.
By Anne Harris, 4:59PM, Thu. Feb. 13
Stay out of the generic big-box stores this Valentine's and make a statement with treasures found.
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Friou Estate Sale
After four years in assisted living care, the time has come to disperse ladies clothing in petite sizes 4-6; handbags, size 8 ladies shoes; over fifty pairs of pajamas, silk scarves, handmade aprons. Vintage baby clothing, full- and king-sized bed linens; decorative pillows; Singer sewing machine and cabinet; linen cabinet, cedar chest, white cabinet with doors; Drexel dresser; Drexel desk; cedar chest; men's clothing; Drexel sofa table; framed needlepoint; area rugs; mahogany buffet; cookbooks, glassware, vintage mixers; Noritake china; pre-war Japanese christmas decorations, chandelier, Lionel trains; rocking chairs; three Stiffel lamps; comic books, baseball cards; two torch lamps. Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted. No loading assistance available. 6600 Knollwood Cove, 78731; Fri., 9am-3pm, Sat., 8am-3pm.
Valentine's Multiple Estate Sale
Shop for or with your partner for 14K gold and sterling silver jewelry and mid-century modern furniture, including an orange and yellow striped sofa with matching love seat, yellow wicker living room tables, blue green chaise glider with ottoman, server, barstools, superb blonde mahogany bedroom set with chest; double bed and nightstand, lamps; Candlewick crystal (priced individually); Lladro figurines; Herend animal figurines; Ethan Allen living room chairs; mahogany living room tables. In the "Vintage Kitchen" find a mid-century breakfast set with four yellow chairs and butcher block laminated table with matching server; great pine desk with hutch; vintage china; cookware, table linens, glassware, Pyrex, Corningware, Frankoma, and Russell Wright pottery. Visit the "Western Room" for a rustic dining table with six wrought iron and wood chairs, a large comfortable leather armchair, iron chandelier, and more. In "Bargainville" there is a Thomasville fruitwood china cabinet, a maple china cabinet, a pair of 19th century German Baroque chairs, mirrors, lamps, art, two sets of china, glassware, Frankoma, kitchen items, cookbooks, a small maple pedestal table, a small Turkish inlaid table. This room starts at 50% off, then goes to 75% off on Sunday. Cash and credit cards accepted. Offers considered on all items over $50. Delivery available for large items for a fee. Help loading into your own vehicle is gratis. 8108 Mesa, 78759; Fri.-Sun., 9am-5pm, Sun., 11am-5pm.
Living Persons Estate Sale in South Austin
It's perfectly all right, Mr. Walter and Mrs. Helene Alt will not be at home while you peruse their things. Mr. Alt was a military veteran, so through his and Mrs. Alt's travels and collecting, there are treasures from Japan and China, such as Cloisonne, Champleve, and assorted jade; as well as Carnelian, quartz, and glass Bonsai trees; an unusual drop-front secretary with a double serpentine front; an American antique curved front china cabinet; four Rosewood chairs; two corner chairs with mother of pearl inlay; six Duncan Phyfe chairs; four wooden high back chairs; laquer tables, chests, and fern stands; small occasional tables. Mrs Alt, who was President of the Austin Newcomers and an avid hostess, offers an enormous collection of English bone china cup and saucer sets; four china sets from Spode, Noritake, Hubschenreuther Gelb, and Johann Haviland; cut crystal and lead crystal by Waterford, Tiffany and Bacarrat; American Brilliant cut crystal punch bowl; abundance of silver serving pieces and hollow ware including a large selection of serving trays, a beautiful Samovar, and collectors spoons. As a model Mrs. Alt collected furs hats. mums. coats, and handbags by Louis Vuitton, Coach, Gucci, Prada, Michael Kors. A variety of sizes in ladies apparel is available. No early birds, take a number starting at 9:30am; credit cards accepted. 6110 Blanco River Pass, 78749; Fri., 10am-5pm; Sat., 10am-3pm; Sun., 10am-5pm.
Rollingwood/Westlake Estate Sale
Feather your nest with items from a showroom in Dallas that include Marble top/wrought iron dining table; set of eight Marshall Watson dining chairs, metal display cabinet; sectional sofa; several wing chairs, one in white leather with nailhead trim; 9' armoire; bunk beds; orange leather occasional chair; floor clock; sunflower dinnerware; butcher block kitchen island; snakeskin print leather ottoman; pair of houndstooth-check ottomans. setoff gold-trim crystal goblets; gold zebra-print sofa; Barbara Berry furnishing, inlaid-wood desk; kitchen table banquette set. There is also a pickled wood chest of drawers; art glass; antique drop-leaf barley twist table with two matching chairs. Cash and credit cards for purchases over $50, no checks. 5000 Timberline, 78746; Fri.-Sat., 9am-3pm.
Immaculate Home in Cat Hollow, Round Rock The lady of the house was an antiques dealer with an affinity for the Hill Country aesthetic. Chairs, tables, buffets, dressers, side tables, linen chests, and curio cabinets are featured. The quality furniture is a mix of Ethan Allen maple, reupholstered wing chairs, couches, and woods from cherry to mahogony. Collection of Franciscan Desert Rose, pressed glass, cake plates, miscellaneous glassware, English Spode Christmas Tree china, framed prints, signed books and first editions; an antique toy collection; jewelry, Victorian flatware and clean kitchen items and small appliances. Clean quilts and linens, crochet, and embroidery. Lamps of all sizes and prices, some antique and other great repros. Current ladies' clothing in sizes 10, 12, 14; shoes sizes 8-9. Flatscreen Samsung TV and DVDs. Limited entry; no numbers distributed; personal shopping bags not permitted; Cash, debit and credit cards accepted. 16835 Bailey Jean Dr., Round Rock, 78681; Fri., 11am-4pm, Sat., 9am-3pm, Sun., 11am-4pm.
Crestview Estate Sale
Vintage items including chairs, lamps; tools and gardening items; Haviland china, Rosepoint crystal, wrist watches; Daisy BB gun; digital camera and Argus film camera; refrigerator, washer, and dryer; maple bedroom set, Lane retro coffee table and end table, and dining room set. Shot glass collection. Cash accepted on items up to $25, credit cards accepted for purchases over $50, and checks accepted for purchases over $100. 6518 Laird Dr., 78757; Fri., 1-4pm, Sat., 9am-4pm, Sun., 9am-2pm