Friday & Saturday, April 14 & 15 8am – 4pm
Just what is it that makes a Catherine’s Estate Sale Event so different, so appealing? Back by popular demand, the twin houses sale has been condensed into one, making it the most anticipated retread event of the season. April 14, 15 from 8am-4pm at 10801 E. Linden Street, Tucson, 85749, by Tanque Verde and Tanque Verde Loop Road. Signs are out. As you recall, this is an old moneyed, eclectic estate collection of a Father and a Daughter. He was a Commander who operated ice cutters in the Bering Sea during the Cold War Era. She was a UA Anthropology Professor and Rancher. They were world travelers and the breadth of the collection is extraordinary. Let’s begin with what is outside the house. Two garages beckon with a Pronto mobility chair, tools, tack, steel beams, swamp coolers, fire hydrants, horse troughs, power saws – you name it. And the inside only gets better. Barrister and old oak bookcases are filled with many older and first edition leather books. Our professor had a wonderful collection of Native American pottery, artifacts, and Meso American Antiquities. You can chart the families’ travels with a rare Joslin Boston Globe by Charles Copley, c. 1870 which is doubly desirable by its tripartite cast iron base. Chinoiserie (define that word to Catherine and get 10% off your purchase) – we’ve got it, from Qing to bling and that includes exceptional Asian inspired furniture, breakfronts, bedroom sets, Peking glass, cloisonné, Old Canton export ware, and a myriad of other items. There is collection of nautical and shipping collectibles with riggings, compasses, sextants, model ships, and lighting that includes vintage Coast Guard, and other nautical lights and lanterns. Further illumination is to be found with our GWTW lamps, Tiffany Style lamps, and a wonderful brass banker’s table lamp. And oh, there is glass! Baccarat and pressed glass animal figurines are only the start. The treasures are vast because we have condensed three houses from this estate into one. Choose a Copenhagen dining room set, a 19th c. oak dining table, or a mid-century modern walnut table worthy of a board room. Room size Gabbeh rugs with lucky goats and oriental carpets grace the floors. So much art, both fine and fun, dig in! Pressed glass, majolica, talavera pottery and figurines round out the collection. To date we have found originals by Santos Barbosa, Ross Stefan, Mark Daniels, plus many delicate Chinese and Japanese watercolors and wood block prints. Art isn’t just for the walls, we have a bronze library table by Phillip and Kelvin LaVerne. Fun furniture includes a 19th century carved Italian cabinet with images of Michelangelo and Donatello, plus an elaborate Pier Mirror and console table combo. This is only a summary, come prepared for the hunt! Dealers, this is your chance to buy in bulk. Most items are priced, but some bulk items in the garages (three of them) will be open for offers. There’s washers, dryers, freezers, mowers and more. There are many fine examples of fine porcelain, dishware, sterling, Staffordshire, indulgences of all types, and of course the good old fashioned kitchenalia. The goodness extends out into the garden with garden furniture, plants, pots, garden statuary, monumental amethysts, geodes, and more. Be prepared to be amazed! Plan for several visits because that’s what it’s going to take to take all this in. What a treat, don’t miss this sale!