April was a thrill for all of us at MaxSold with memorable Estate Sale and Downsizing highlights across Canada and the US.
MaxSold followers enjoyed the Estate Sale Online Auction from a $1.5 Million dollar home (which was preserved like a Victorian time capsule). There is even a time lapse video of the tightly organized preview event.
MaxSold tackled several downsizing sales and estate sales in Colorado Springs (Colorado), West Vancouver and Surrey (British Columbia), and across New England, New York Tri State and Washington DC Metro. MaxSold followers had a laugh (and proceeded to bid competitively) when vintage mechanical size clowns (that talk and move!) went up for online auction with MaxSold along with the entire contents of a unique vintage business in Toronto.
Almost life-size mechanical clown with drum, Â from a carnival. Note damage. Still move a little when plugged in. 27x28x62. As is. See lots 402, 403, 404 for more clown band members! (Furniture platform on wheels not included- clown sits on blue wood box style base)
Feather Lite Singer sewing machine with foot pedal, case, and sewing machine table. 30x30x30.
Wallace sterling set, Grande Baroque pattern, with wooden salad fork and spoon. Appears to be about 90 pieces, in vintage case.
Blue enamel and 24k gold gilt Sarah Faberge egg signed in original box. It is one of a set of four Seasons – Spring. It is limited edition, number 148 or 250. Purchased in Russia from House of Faberge. Enclosed in green egg is a small Asprey clock and this piece comes with a brass stand.
12 pieces of high quality dollhouse miniatures. The furniture is wood and the chairs have fabric seats. The rug is silk. The pedestal tray sitting under the tiered dish is handcrafted in sterling silver.
Vintage automatic 14k gold Gruen wristwatch and leather strap. in working order.
Sold on MaxSold for $2550
Oil on linen. Signature illegible. 14X18. Artist John Hartman. Head Island Bay. 1992. Purchased from Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto.
Carved cabinet with dragon handles and claw feet, 33X21X60. Heavy. Was purchased in Thailand and shipped over.
Tiger-eye look bead necklace from Mexico, signed but illegible (possibly 501), with pouch Note: some broken beads. Silver necklace with blue stone, marked (shown in photo). Coin-style screwback earrings marked 14k, 18k gold bracelet with safety chain. 14k chain and pendant with dragon (Phoenix).
Box with large pitcher and small trays and more. All sterling silver.
Pair Ship oil on board with ornate frames, no signature visible, some age, 7X10 frame size 15X18.
Only four pieces of Birks sterling silver: tea pot, cream and sugar, and coffee pot. All other pieces are silver plate, including tilting tea pot with warming plate, salt and pepper, and heavy Sp tray with damage to centre, and one signed glass piece.
Made by the Glory Wooden Furniture MFG CO. Toronto. Top is approx 2 inches thick. Double pedestal base with 2 leaves. Measures 74X48X30 each leaf is 15X48 each. Seats 14 persons. Light oak finish and very good condition.
Very large area rug 240X120, lots of wear.
Brookstone, model OS-7430 uAstro. Working condition good. 60x30x27. Osim 2011.
Original oil on panel by Janice Mason Steeves, Lotus Series: 2, signed on back 45X45.
80.5X22.5X66 approx. Dove-tailed drawers. Centre and left cupboards have one shelf each, right cupboard has 2 slide out trays and one larger drawer. NOTE: left drawer has chips, top has some damage and missing finish in centre.
On casters, measures 66X51.5X28.5 without leaves. 3 approx. 17″ leaves included. Note: one leaf has a crack down the centre, table is missing some trim on the base, and has some chips and dents.
Two pieces. Bottom has 2 cupboard doors 46.5x16x41, top with glass doors and 2 drawers 45.5×10.5×38, overall height 81″.
7″, signed, with safety chain. Come to pickup at Category A time-slot.
Pine Spray. 8 each, knives, spoons, forks. 1 sauce spoon, 1 serving spoon, 1 butter knife. Comes in wood box. Come to pickup at Category A time-slot.
Oak desk with carved wood accents over front and back, 63X30X30. Some aged wear and scratches. Heavy.
Pine Harvest table 32x95x30.
1960’s Vintage 4 drawer, 2 shelf buffet 72X17.5X31 and hutch with sliding glass doors and adjustable shelves 47X12.5X27. Note minor wear.
Set of Fancy Poppy glass plates in box, a bronze coloured, metal, lidded urn and more.
Troy Built gas Briggs and Stratton operated 2in chipper with tow hitch.
Jewelery lot including Birks opera glasses, jade brooch, silver necklace and ear rings, pearl neck lace, rings, 14k gold rim jade earrings, sterling bracelet, carved Indian server.
Six leather and chrome dining chairs. Purchased at B and B Italia, Arcadia, designer Paolo Piva.
Villeroy and Boch, Intarsia pattern. Twelve pieces of each dinner, luncheon and side plates and cups and saucers.
Two panel stained glass and wood screen. Each panel. 19X1.5X80.
Large cabinet original to house, with four columns and appears to one piece. 54X13X102. Some pieces damaged and lots of scratches and wear. Appears to be modified for adjustable shelves.
3 door cabinet with 3 shelf storage on each end. Centre has 5 lined dove-tailed drawers for flatware. Note: one door sticks. 79X18.5X46.5.
Very large mantel mirror, 71X77, some damage to frame. Must unscrew from wall. Very heavy, and bring lots of help.
Flower 2.25″ with 10 untested stones. Figure 2.25″ approx, with 4 green stones (untested). Come to pickup at Category A time-slot.
Almost life-sized mechanical clown from a carnival- , Standing tall,Â he must be the singer in this band! Has some sort of horn/trumpet instrument that he once perhaps held. Note damage. Still move a little when plugged in. 28x30x68. As is. See lots 402, 404, 405 for more clown band members! Â (Furniture platform on wheels not included- clown sits on blue wood box style base)
Concept 2 Model indoor rower, 92X25X40
Tissot lived from 1836 to 1902. Frame 24×19. Art 14×8.
Sold on MaxSold for $480
Signed Frank Swift Chase, 1886 to 1958. Oil on board. 16X16.
Sold on MaxSold for $475
Area rug 108X147. Note dirt, wear, and stains.
Lion mounted on blue stone, features ruby eye, and green stone on chest (untested). Pendant 3″, box chain 23″, marked 750.
Very large with carved wood accents and claw feet. 72X48X15. Some staining on top. Was purchased in Thailand and shipped over.
Restoration Hardware Mitchell Gold leather chair, 36X38X37 and ottoman, 25X20X17 includes pillow and blanket Note: chair is faded.
Big Green Egg Smoker and Grille with cookbook instructions and cover. Some wear. Also charcoal and rotisserie basket.
177X131, beige, pink and blue tones. Note: very worn except for centre, damaged spots, most fringe is missing.
3 Art Pieces
Sold on MaxSold for $440
Oil on canvas signed M Dufour 1987 (15.5X19), print by Trottier 1971 (8X8), print by Germann 1976 (14X17). Note wear.
Original framed oil painting on canvas 35X23 signed Henry T. Harvey, born 1908, listed American landscape artist.
Sold on MaxSold for $421
One numbered print. Signature illegible. One print that signature may be behind matting. 34X44.
Oak china cabinet, four shelves, rounded glass, nice condition, 34X13X60. Contents not included.
Large ship wreck scene 29X23. Canvas looks good but frame has lots of damage.
20 signed Waterford crystal wine glasses, and 12 additional wine glasses.
Snowthrower; 4-Cycle engine; excellent condition.
Solid brass table lamp with shade. Working. Requires European plug which is included. The other table lamp is 21.5 and includes shade.
Area rug 60X37.
Includes 2 arm chairs and 8 side chairs, Windsor style, 38″.
Numbered print. 26 of 250. Signature illegible. 27X32. Artist Tarkay.
Four drawer barrister bookcase. Functions well. One pane missing on bottom shelf. Top veneer peeled in corner. Books not included. 34X12X65.
Set of 4 teak dining chairs with vinyl seats. 20X18X29. One chair needs tightening at joint and one has damage to the vinyl.
CPAP machine complete in carry bag. H5i and S9 unit comes with SD card. Unit is in like new condition. Comes with existing hose and mask with 2 additional hoses new in packages, 2 bottles of mask cleaner, power pack, manuals, and more. Unit powers up and runs, goes through screens as shown, untested beyond that.
3-Piece gold-look set with emerald-like stones. Necklace, ring, and screwback earrings. Chain marked 333 on clasp, 24″, but otherwise no discernible markings on any pieces. Pendant 2.5″ long, earrings 2″.
Captains chair extra wide 24in, and two matching chairs with woven seat 17in wide. Some aged wear.
Oil on Board
Sold on MaxSold for $375
Signed by Verona desert scene 19X24. Some damage to frame.
Inuit oil painting by S. Pamamuk, 3 flying geese, 24X20, Come to pickup at Category A time-slot.<
6 side plates, 8 deep saucers, 1 cup, 1 egg cup, creamer (chipped rim), sugar, 1 bowl, 1 oval dish, 1 lidded dish (old stapled repair), 1 footed dessert stand, 5 odd saucers.
9×11 Sailboat Watercolour with Artist tag.
Mechanical clown from a carnival. Almost lifesize. Â Note damage. Still move a little when plugged in. 28x40x65. As is. See lots 403, 404, 405 for more clown band members!Â (Furniture platform on wheels not included- clown sits on blue wood box style base)
Sold on MaxSold for $340
10X5 foot metal frame hammock by Air Lounge, includes hammock. Can be dismantled. Come to pickup at Category B time-slot.<
Set of Bernardaud porcelain dinnerware by Limoges. Platter, 10 soup bowls, 12 dinner plates, 10 salad plates, 10 bread and butter plates, gravy boat, serving bowl and covered casserole dish. Madison pattern, retired.
Sold on MaxSold for $300
Sterling silver miniatures. Pieces shown in the boxes are marked sterling and are handcrafted by a professional silversmith specializing in miniatures.