Estate Sale Roundup: January 10-11
Baby, it's cold outside, but your holiday money is burning your pocket.
By Anne Harris,
4:46PM, Fri. Jan. 9, 2015
Don't let a little cold weather slow you down, warm up the wreck and visit a South Congress historic landmark, or head to Georgetown for mid-century finds.
Three Stories Packed in c. 1882 South Congress Home
This is the estate of Martha Lel Purcell Hawkins (1921-2012) in an Austin historic landmark residence built in 1882 by Charles A. Newning. The Red-Purcell House is packed with 2,930 sq. ft. of antique and vintage items, including a 1935 Baldwin 63" baby grand piano, Baldwin Orga-sonic organ, Harrison upright piano; antique 14'9"x11'3" handwoven oriental rug; cedar prie-dieu kneeler; hat rack with mirror; needlepoint fire screen; 11" Hubley 440 cast iron "Poppy Vase" doorstop with original E. M. Scarbrough & Sons hang tag, 1932 hand-cut silhouette of George Washington; ornately carved frames and other vintage and antique small items; original "Skookum Apples" wooden crate with paper label and seven others; silverplate; 1950's green kitchen table, red step stool, old Dixie gas stove and other kitchen and household items; women's vintage clothing and hats; Singer sewing machine with cabinet and three others; handmade American quilts, antique lace, 51" sq. Texas map tablecloth; antique cast iron cannon, Schoenhut toy piano and xylophone; Tonka, Ertl, Hubley and other vintage toys. Antique furniture include c. 1890 three-pc. mahogany parlour set (settee, platform rocker, and arm chair); c. 1890 walnut settee and platform rocker; c. 1875 walnut and burl walnut veneer secretary and one other; c. 1875 walnut American dining table with five leaves; Swedish corner chair with needlepoint, Mission rockers and recliners, 20-plus upholstered side chairs; 19th century walnut drop-leaf table with pedestal base and acanthus leaf detail; three oval Eastlake side tables with marble tops; pair of 1905 Macey glass-fronted barrister bookcases and other bookcases; 1844 black walnut, gum, and pine pie safe and one other; many chests of drawers, some with marble tops; Eastlake bed; late 19th century oak baby bed with mattress. Vintage and antique pottery and porcelain including red majolica portrait vase and cobalt ewer with dragon handles; 1930-36 Weller pink "Wild Rose" vase; 1940 Roseville blue "Bleeding Heart" vase; Dresden lace figurine, Hutschenreuther (Bavaria); 78 pcs. "Magnolia" dishes; Wood & Sons (England) "Venice" dishes; Homer Laughlin pink "Historical America" and other dinnerware. School yearbooks include Texas yearbooks 1910, 1916, 1924, 1929-31, 1935-38, 1941-44, 1947, 1949, 1957, 1964, 1968 UT "Cactus"; 1941, 1962, 1968 Austin High "Comet"; 1967 Reagan High "Spur"; 1903 Austin College (Sherman) "The Chromascope". Vintage glass and crystal includes Westmoreland "English Hobnail" punch bowl, underplate, ladle, cups, and dessert plates; Heisey "Lariat" platters and other platters; Fire King peach lustre "Laurel Leaf"; Fostoria and other pressed glass; Fenton; pair opalescent milk glass vases; "Yellow Rose of Texas" stained glass. 210 Academy Dr., 78704; Sat., 10am-3pm; Sun., 10am-1pm.
Mid-Century in Georgetown, Rain or Shine
Mid-Century modern sofa, several chairs, coffee and end tables all in excellent condition. Also, Danish modern dining table with six chairs and buffet/server. Vintage barber shop cabinet, old luggage, nice hunter green leather sofa and chair, numerous Middle Eastern vintage brass pieces, four Middle Eastern rattan chairs, numerous pieces of brass Moroccan lighting, many foreign coins, Singer sewing machine in cabinet, white wicker full bed, ther cream and one turquoise metal Simmons vintage chest of drawers, several antique pieces needing slight repair. Lots of fabric, including middle eastern silks, cutting table, notions, and many craft items, lots of yarn, three DMC wooden floss boxes, vintage leather, craft tools, and leather pieces. Folding table and four chair set, arrowheads and other collector items, large amount of square dance memorabilia including belt buckles and call magazines, vintage and other boots and ladies shoes, vintage and other ladies clothing, linens, china service for 12, old vinyl records, vintage plush animals, working computer and printer. Also bar ware, collectible German beer glasses, cup and saucer sets, numerous metal trunks, metal two-drawer desk, antique wardrobe, vintage and other Christmas decor including an aluminum Christmas tree and two color wheels, vintage costume jewelry, cigarette lighters, silver dollars, knives and lots of other small items. 212 Mourning Dove, 78626, Georgetown; Sat., 8am-3pm; Sun., 9am-2pm.