Estate Sale Roundup: April 24-27
Grab a tape measure and your pocketbook, we're estate sailin'
By Anne Harris,
3:40PM, Thu. Apr. 24, 2014
The weather is perfect, the work week is (almost) over, and it's time for other pleasures. Remember to take measurements before you leave the house, so you won't have any surprises when you drag home your loot.
International Multiple Estate Sale
From a Hummel collection to a plaid living room chair, this sale offers diversity as well as a Southwestern room with Western, Native American, and Mexican treasures including a 6 x 9 Mexican rug; square leather and glass coffee table; two mid-century leather chairs; floor lamp; horses (?); books; art, Frankoma; pottery, trunks, and boots. From China and Japan there are beautiful ceramics, art, and china. From Africa comes a large teak elephant, wooden stools, art, and an ironwood bust. From India there are brass trays; from the Middle East comes a gorgeous Persian wall hanging, and an inlaid mother of pearl side table. Another estate in the sale offers a mid-century gold velvet sofa, black print love seat, black print slipper chair, small black striped upholstered stool, two large wall mirrors, large oak grandfather clock, antique wall clock, small antique desk, dark oak small armoire, greenish gray mohair settee, antique bench, contemporary occasional and coffee tables, green sofa with matching loveseat, light oak dining table with four chairs, vintage Baker bookshelf, lamps, rugs, and art. A new book collection in the library along with art, a nice pine desk unit, a Denmark office chair, and a plaid living room chair. Bargainville: china, crystal, a small mahogany china cabinet, glass and brass coffee table, mid-century faux marble topped foyer table, Ashley Furniture white armoire, crystal lamps, kitchen items, trays, china, glass, small mahogany sewing chest, Easter items, and more. This room starts off at 50% off, then goes to 75% off on Sunday. Reduced: Vintage Baker pecan dining set with eight crewel upholstered chairs and a crewel upholstery sofa; two room-sized wool rugs, a 5 x 8 pastel wool rug; antique white wicker sofa, loveseat, and chair with floral cushions, white wicker rocker, antique child's wicker rocker; oak cabinet, Henry Link dresser with mirror, hand-painted Shoestring Creations chest, antique French pastry cart, antique humpback trunk, Eastlake chair, Century china cabinet, mid-century glass and brass side tables, antique pickled pine armoire, Spode china, brass trays on stands, mirrors, large vintage crystal chandelier. Will consider offers on items priced over $50. Cash and credit cards accepted. 8108 Mesa, 78759; Thu.-Sat., 9am-5pm, Sun., 11am-5pm.
Combo Sale in Crestview Cottage
A quaint cottage holds the leavings of two families, one with mid-century modern and antiques, while the other has great lake-house small wares and decor items. In the kitchen: A set of "boutonniere" pattern dishes; vases and jars; vintage salad maker; vintage sausage maker; electric skillet; juicer; as well as a full complement of other cooking utensils and equipment. In the living room: antique secretary desk; two spindle-back wooden chairs; white vinyl ottoman; wooden storage chest; encyclopedia set; books; mid-century tweed couch and mid-century tweed chair; vintage diner-style table with two chairs; floor lamps; Christmas items; vintage Life magazines; two brown fabric chairs; brown leather recliner with heat and vibrate modes; Shawnee globe; two small foot ottomans; four small framed pictures of Jesus. The bedrooms hold antique wardrobe; six Chippendale chairs; LP turntable; two desk fans; straw hats, purses, and miscellaneous clothing items; hospital bed; three walkers; shower chair; wheelchair, two folding cots; Outside: 16' Ozark fishing boat and trailer; table saw; two grinders; two vintage planers; two old lanterns; lawn mower; antique corm grinder; antique corn husker; vintage Igloo bait box. Other items include five bolts of fabric; MYott china; twelve mixed pieces of Fiesta ware; Fitz & Floyd cream & sugar; three Dansk enamel pots; Dansk fondue set; stuffed animals, two pairs of binoculars; waffle iron; cast iron ware; set of Johnson Brothers "The Adam" China; yellow chafing dish; three large tablecloths; two sleeping bags. Cash and credit cards with ID, no checks. 1515 Piedmont, 78757; Fri.-Sun., 10am-3pm.
Packed North Austin Estate Sale
This one starts early and we recommend getting there quickly. Furniture: Round antique pedestal oak dining table with six chairs; an antique oak curio cabinet; hip blonde retro bedroom set (dresser, tall chest of drawers, and full size headboard, queen mattress set also available); retro cool green velvet sofa; vintage Magnovox console stereo, china cabinet, full size mattress and headboard; twin size mattress; antique tiger oak vanity dresser; several old steamer trunks; deco desk and chest of drawers; mid-century bow front double dresser; several older accent tables and plant stands; formica top retro dining table; four primitive oak dining chairs; cedar chest; marble top retro coffee table; footstools; pair of pressback oak chairs, rocking chairs. Collectibles: a large collection of china cups and saucers; vintage toy trains and trucks, Tupperware; vintage typewriter and adding machine; ashtray collection; vintage embroidered linens and doilies; retro decor items including glass, ceramics, and wooden pieces; two pair of gravel bird pictures; large doll collection; many vintage clothing items from 40's to 70's including men's (suave resort swimwear sets!), several sets of beautiful china; religious items; vintage magazines and maps; games, including a Vince Lombardi board game; accent pillows; lamps; vintage barkcloth; and a large collection of vintage US state plates. Appliances include a microwave, upright freezer; refrigerator; sewing machines, including an antique Singer, vintage Singer, and newer Pfaff. There is also tons of crafting fabrics, crafting items, sewing notions, beads, and yarn by the bag and by the pound. 7501 Lobelia, 78729; Fri.-Sat., 8am-4pm.
Tools and Harley Sale
The Howells were avid Harley enthusiasts and Mr. Howell was a serious mechanic and handy man. There is a large number of tools and other equipment for sale, including lawn and garden tools. Also, as serious Harley buffs, the Howells amassed a large collection of unique Harley memorabilia. While the bikes have been sold, there are vintage leathers, jackets and rally shirts, including two signed by Willie G. There are unopened and unused touring packets and anniversary ticket kits, pins and patches. In this sale you will find the usual household goods, as well as a lovely Ethan Allen dining room suite, and a twin bedroom set. An extensive collection of Christmas, Halloween and Fall decor. Mr. Howell worked for a number of years for Anheuser Busch and has a large collection of beer steins and signs. Also find cast iron cookware; Pfaltzgraff Yorktowne dish set; Norman Rockwell collector's plates; concrete patio table and benches; 1899 bike carbide lamp; Seiko watch; vintage and foreign license plates; vintage wagon wheel hanging light fixture; collectible music boxes; scaffolding set; Ryobi electric tiller. Cash, checks with ID, and all major credit cards are accepted. 2311 Galway, 78758; Fri.-Sat., 9am-6pm, Sun., 11am-5pm.
Humongous Estate Sale
There isn't much of a preview for the one, but it includes three estates and one business. Three trailer loads of furniture, home decor, clothes, a washer & dryer, office furniture, antique dolls, and more. It is a private family sale, not through an estate service. 1551 CR 408, Spicewood, 78669; Fri.-Sat., 8am-2pm.