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Estate Sale Roundup: February 28-March 2

By Anne Harris, February 27, 2014, 7:22pm, Chronique

Our heads are swimming with the treasures and detritus, that while new to us, have accumulated during one person's lifetime. Pondering the evidence of entertaining, hobbies, vacations, and family life provides voyeuristic fun, whether you are shopping or not. In fact, you may begin to think of these experiences as exhibits of human life.

Old Georgetown Estate Sale
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse and Betty Todd were longtime Georgetown residents who loved to collect and enjoyed old records (33's, 45's and 78's). Wander the rooms of this circa 1920 residence and find an unusual and large china cabinet, oak curved glass china cabinet, Victorian full-sized bed with 9' posts; a pair of Victorian walnut twin beds. Numerous other Victorian pieces; Eastlake dental cabinet; walnut dining room table with four leaves; Mission oak barrister bookcase and small display cabinet; art deco era bookcases. Next to the primitive tall walnut cabinet, open the drawers of a Federal chest of drawers, circa 1820, and see if you smell history, or old linens. You will also find an extra large set of Franciscan Desert Rose; a set of Copeland Spode Mayflower china; a set of Blue Ridge Lenox china; Oklahoma Sooner yearbooks and Georgetown high school yearbooks; a large selection of other books with some military theme; WWII-era military items including uniforms. Dealership-incentive model cars from the 1950's and 60's; numerous vintage quilts and blankets; several old clocks; vintage games and toys; several Roseville pottery pieces; vintage linens; loads of vintage glassware; several old trunks; two old iron gates; old copper fire extinguishers; as well as a huge bottle collection and many old mirrors.
Mrs. Todd collected quite an assortment of costume jewelry, clothing, hats, and handbags, but she did enjoy her crafting, sewing, and cooking: In addition to vintage cookbooks, there is a large room filled with hobby and craft items and supplies; lots of vintage fabric; picture frames and linens; and holiday items, including Christmas ornaments. There are some original art pieces and old prints; three spool cabinets (one large, one medium, and one small); and a kitchen full of vintage items. Be sure to duck out to the garage for old cabinets, a metal clothing rack, and arrowheads. To get on the list for the sale, sign up in person at the sale, or starting today, send an email to [email protected]. Cash and personal checks accepted. 1202 E. University Ave., Georgetown, 78626. Fri., 10am-5:30pm; Sat., 9am-2:30pm; Sun., 10:30am-2:30pm.

Antique Estate Sale in Bastrop
Rain or shine, Dixie's house-full of antiques and oddities goes on sale. Antique and vintage dressers, beds, and nightstands. Pairs of upholstered club chairs, in situ, with occasional tables and bric-a-brac in place. Framed art, some originals; decorative cobalt glass. Also offered are tools and home appliances; books, ephemera, and yard art. 503 Perkins, Bastrop, 78602. Fri.-Sat., 8am-4pm.

Living Estate Sale in South Austin, Part II

Come right in, Mr. Walter and Mrs. Helene Alt invite you to the second installment of this sale. 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 Cloisonné, 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-5pm; Sun., 10am-5pm.

Antique Dealer's Estate Sale
The homeowners were antique dealers and collectors for over fifty years, and left a house and garage packed with treasures that are priced to sell. The antique dining room suite includes a table with two leaves, chairs, cabinet, and sideboard that were purchased at Marshall Field's in Chicago in 1900. There is intricate carving on the back of each chair, the top corners of the table, the front of the buffet, and the front of the cabinet. They may be purchased separately or together. This suite is available for pre-sale, contact [email protected]. Cabinets: two curved glass bow-front cabinets; tall lighted wood and glass display cabinet; vintage tabletop wood and glass display cases, one is mid-century. Tables: Duncan Phyfe drop-leaf, vintage oak dining tables and chairs; several antique end tables and occasional tables; antique parlor table; small oak library table; and several coffee tables. Bedroom: Victorian dresser, marble top with mirror; oak dresser with mirror; mid-century lift-top vanity with interior mirror; organic twin bed; adjustable mattress; more antique dressers with mirrors; several antique twin and full-sized metal and wood headboards and footboards; vintage chests of drawers. Chairs: antique solid wood rocker; vintage wooden arm chair with storage; pair of large blue embroidered captain's  chairs; more than 15 antique chairs in different styles; small fabric stool with below-seat storage; vintage ball-and-clawfoot piano stool. Other furniture and lamps include glass and wood barristers bookcase; vintage wardrobe; wooden room dividers, as well as ornate carved Asian pieces; antique drop-leaf music stand; antique sewing machine table with with pull-out seat; several pieces of antique doll furniture; antique desks; small vintage flatware or jewelry cabinet; vintage hat tree; vintage magazine racks. Mirrors: stained glass; antique dual-light red glass; vintage leaded crystal; vintage Mary Gregory; antique brass eagle; German stein base; antique brass floor; vintage dual-globe floral porcelain; tall wooden floor lamp; red shade; crystal and brass; oval white shade; ornate brass floor lamp; hanging Tiffany; office lamps. Several vintage Singer sewing machines; hundreds of antique and vintage salt and pepper shakers; crystal, cut glass, cranberry glass, amber glass, white milk glass; blue glass, amethyst glass; cranberry Mary Gregory vase, depression (green & pink), cranberry. Don't miss the vintage Victrola. Doors open promptly at the start time; no children allowed. Cash, Paypal, and credit cards with an ID accepted. 10609 Fountainbleu Circle, 78750. Fri.-Sat., 9am-3pm, Sun., 11am-3pm.

Antiques Warehouse Liquidation
Perfume decanter collection; antique furniture, including armoires, occasional tables, beds, chests (some marble-topped); many chairs; porcelain and china sets. Also lamps, representational sculpture, and sconces. Cash and credit/debit cards accepted. Layaway for higher-priced items is available. 907 Prairie Trail, 78758. Fri.-Sat., 10am-5pm.

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