Estate Sale Roundup: July 24-27
Gas up the jalopy, it's your turn to drive.
By Anne Harris,
6:12PM, Thu. Jul. 24, 2014
You'll need the big truck this week, and some brawn. Everything but the kitchen sink awaits.
Shirley J. Spittler Living Estate Sale
Behold the secrets of family life in the nooks and crannies of the Spittler residence, occupied for more than thirty years. Collections reveal themselves from cabinet after cabinet and from closet to closet. You’ll find a ginormous kitchenware collection including vintage kitchenware such as Revere, Pyrex, Universal, CorningWare, Corelle, Wagner, and Fire King; a large collection of vintage tupperware, vintage kitchen utensils, tole trays, and bakeware. An unusual and sought-after vintage french violin by M. Couturieux, and an upright piano by Kimball. Vintage prints by artists Robert Wood, Windberg, Salinas, and Thomas Kincaid (great for painting over or modifying, eeeek!). You’ll be ready then, for a large selection of mid-century modern maple furniture such as modern beds, dressers, end tables, china cabinet, maple table with six chairs and one leaf, and an assortment of small occasional mid-century modern tables. Collections include a large selection of amber glass, includng Fostoria, milk glass, vintage domino collection, and old decks of playing cards. Ladies may appreciate a beautiful assortment of scarves, vintage purses, and gloves, many with price tags. nearly new Maytag washer and dryer, upright freezer, two refrigerators, as well a selection of garden furniture, decor, and gardening tools. Sstationary bike. No early birds – numbers will be out by 8:30am. Credit cards accepted for purchases over $50. 5133 Meadow Creek, 78745; Fri.-Sun., 10am-4pm.
Old Central Austin Estate
Antiques include a writing desk; set of four Windsor chairs; bedroom set with full-size headboard, vanity, and mirror; five-drawer chest; twin-size bed; several petite secretaries; several Lane cedar chests (one unusual mid-century style); Singer sewing machine with cabinet; large oak dresser with mirror; several oak lamp tables; three oak student chairs; and a large room-size floral carpet. Other furniture includes vintage sofas, rocking chairs, cabinet, and accents tables. Collectibles include pottery (including Roseville, Fulper, Weller, Hull, and a fine mid century pot with wrought iron stand), Glasswares (Fenton, Rosepoint, Candlewick, EAPG, and more), Crystal stemware in yellow (water and iced tea styles), Holmes & Edwards service for 8 silverplate flatware with storage chest, set of pink rosebud Theodore Haviland Limoge china, copper pieces including several clocks and horse figures, vintage Smith Corona Electric II typewriter, vintage RCA mini turntable, vintage cabinet radio and turntable, as well as a few older record albums and sets; lots of linens; sewing notions and yarn; and Texas maps dating back to 1959. Kitchen: vintage Blue Heaven dinnerware, Tupperware, Fire King and Pyrex pieces, cup and saucer collection (ncluding demitasse), teapots and tea sets, antique lemonade pitcher, CorningWware, enamelware, and two working stoves. Artwork includes original works dating back to the 1920’s and a number of Porfirio Salinas framed prints (two large and three smaller), and a number of art deco era prints. Ladies apparel includes clothing, hats, purses, gloves, scarves, and a large selection of vintage nightgowns and bed jackets. as for accessories, there are semi-precious stone rings, bracelets, and earrings; sterling pieces; and several designer pieces. Cash and credit cards for purchses over $50 are accepted. 202 W. 33rd, 78705; Fri.-Sat., 8am-4pm, Sun., 2-5pm.
Hyde Park Estate Sale
This early 1900’s home has some unique items including Roseville Pottery, a large Love Field Pottery crock, and antique Tiger Oak furniture. Check out the tube from the transmitter on the 7th floor of the University of Texas tower, removed in 1982. That’s just the beginning: Roseville blue Fuchsia vase, Roseville green Magnolia vase, pair of Hull Cornucopia vases, antique tiger paw bow-front cabinet, primitive child’s rocker, Victorian-era child’s rocker, Swarovski crystal miniatures, 1940’s sofa and matching armchair. American oak office desk, two Mission-style sofas, two Torche standing lamps, 1911 oak dining table with six chairs, antique oak dresser with mirror, antique oak washstand, Enterprise Cherry Stoner, Oreck “orbiter” floor machine, Hummel 1979 Tranquility plate, framed Mona Lisa tapestry, Fenton carnival plate, 1980 porcelain nativity set, antique sewing rocker, primary-colored mixing bowls, Hazel Atlas “early” canning jars, Pen & Ink “Woman’s Work is Never Done”, Art Deco toaster, Pfaltzgraff “Yorktown” dinnerware, antique/primitive trunks, Duncan Phyfe china hutch, Art Deco floor lamp, mid-century floor lamp, doilies, hankies. 19th Century straw-filled dog doll, early “Risk” board game, 1930’s small metal cabinet, king-size Mission-style bed, flat screen TV, landscaping bricks. Outside plants such as a 7’ x 6’ Sego palm, and a big hanging fern. Front porch glider, 1940’s mink stole, vintage Christmas ornaments, 1920’s metal wheelbarrow, tools, ladders, and tool boxes. Numbers given out one hour prior to opening; first come, first served. Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted. 308 E. 38th, 78705; Sat.-Sun., 9am-4pm.
North Central Austin Estate Sale
This sale offers a dining table and six chairs, with matching hutch; two Victorian chairs; Drexel furniture; Cash and checks accepted. Danish modern furniture; bedroom, living room, and dining room sets; patio furniture; jewelry; 1970 Coca Cola icebox; antiques and collectibles; bric a brac; books; prints and original paintings; and many household items. 3802 Bowhill, 78731; Fri.-Sat., 8am-3pm, Sun., 9am-3pm.