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Not Just Another On-Site Estate Sale

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Posted by: Marilyn Bethany
Posted on: Sunday, July 24, 2011


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photograph by Lincoln Russell

This is not a yard sale posing as an estate sale, it’s the real thing, where we get to wander through a large, beautiful, nearly-empty house, picking through the evidence of lives well-lived, in the hope of taking something life-enhancing home.  Between Thursday and Saturday (maybe Sunday, too, if there’s anything left), Sawyer Antiques of West Stockbridge will conduct the on-site sale of an enormous range of furniture, art, linens, ceramics, silver plate (see examples of all these, below), decorative accessories (18th- and 19th-century andirons, brass fireplace fenders, hall lanterns, gilt valances with tie backs, Chinese lamps); cooking equipment (Le Creuset, fish poachers, casseroles, hundreds of dishes, sets of glasses and stemware); 165+ linear feet of books, several signed by the author; designer handbags (Chanel, Hermes, Gucci), and clothes (Pucci, Burberry), etc., etc.  Whether we score something lofty, such as a Russian icon (see Home page), or something mundane, such as some well-broken-in Le Creuset, we will always remember the context of its former life.   

A splendid black folk art textile.

Log cabin quilts

Furniture, including some English pine and several brass and iron beds.

Silver plate, including some Georg Jensen compotes
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Ceramics, including 10 of these Spode plates, plus some Wedgwood, Chinese, Dresden, Royal Copenhagen, and Black Knight (sixteen exquisite fish plates)

The Home of Hannah and Ray Schneider
29 Prospect Hill Road
Thursday - Saturday (and possibly Sunday)
July 28, 29 & (maybe) 30, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.